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  • Down Girl

    The Logic of Misogyny

    by Kate Manne

    Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues that misogyny should ... Read more

    $14.62 AUD

  • In Your Defence

    True Stories of Life and Law

    by Sarah Langford

    'As thrilling as a detective novel.' The Times'Powerful, moving and often captivating.' Financial Times'A compelling read for anyone who cares about fairness, justice and humanity.' ObserverThe Sunday Times bestseller___Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voi... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Why Women Are Blamed For Everything

    Exposing the Culture of Victim-Blaming

    by Dr Jessica Taylor

    'The kind of book that has you screaming "Yes! Yes! Yes! Now I get it!" on almost every page' Caitlin Moran'Dr Taylor sets out a compelling case . . . gives voice and agency to women who have experienced trauma and violence' Morning StarShe asked for it. She was flirting. She was drinking. She was wearing a revealing dress. She was too confident. She walked home alone. She stayed in that ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

    by Sohaila Abdulali

    Except for the foundational belief that rape is a crime, with a criminal and a victim, I will not take anything else for granted.Sohaila Abdulali was gang-raped as a teenager in Bombay. Indignant at the silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a woman’s magazine challenging the way in which rape and rape victims were perceived. Thirty years later her story went viral in the wake of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The End Of Equality

    Work, Babies and Women's Choices in 21st Century Australia

    by Anne Summers

    A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century.In 1975, Anne Summers’ groundbreaking book Damned Whores and God's Police changed forever the way we thought about women and their place in Australian history and society. In 2003 Summers’ new book, The End ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Guilt by Accusation

    The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo

    by Alan Dershowitz

    A Wall Street Journal Besteller! Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most respected legal scholars and a New York Times bestselling author proves—with incontrovertible evidence—that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society.“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz ... Read more


  • Generation F

    Why we still struggle with sex and power

    by Virginia Trioli

    ‘For me these Ormond College women were, and are, the first voices of the revolution that is #MeToo in Australia.’Twenty-five years ago, Australia was in the grip of another debate about sex and power.The Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne had been acquitted of indecent assault after complaints by two female students. Helen Garner’s bestselling book about the case, The First ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Pistols and Petticoats

    175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction

    by Erika Janik

    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 yearsIn 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn’t the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement’s most visible voice.Police work from its ... Read more

    $31.89 AUD

  • Down Girl

    The Logic of Misogyny

    by Kate Manne

    'An important and compelling analysis of a phenomenon that's everywhere' Cordelia Fine, Big Issue'Offers a sharply cut prism through which to view our everyday experience' Afua Hirsch, The TLSA powerful, lucid analysis of the logic of misogyny from a remarkable feminist thinker, Down Girl is essential reading for the #MeToo era.Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    a life

    by Jane Sherron De Hart

    The definitive account of an icon who shaped gender equality for all women.In this comprehensive, revelatory biography — fifteen years of interviews and research in the making — historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence. At the heart of her story and ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

    A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence

    by Leigh Goodmark

    series Gender and Justice #7
    Decriminalizing Domestic Violence asks the crucial, yet often overlooked, question of why and how the criminal legal system became the primary response to intimate partner violence in the United States. It introduces readers, both new and well versed in the subject, to the ways in which the criminal legal system harms rather than helps those who are subjected to abuse and violence in their homes ... Read more

    $39.15 AUD

  • The Seductions of Quantification

    Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking

    by Sally Engle Merry

    series Chicago Series in Law and Society
    We live in a world where seemingly everything can be measured. We rely on indicators to translate social phenomena into simple, quantified terms, which in turn can be used to guide individuals, organizations, and governments in establishing policy. Yet counting things requires finding a way to make them comparable. And in the process of translating the confusion of social life into neat categories ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • Feminist Legal History

    Essays on Women and Law

    by Tracy A. Thomas and 1 more

    Attuned to the social contexts within which laws are created, feminist lawyers, historians, and activists have long recognized the discontinuities and contradictions that lie at the heart of efforts to transform the law in ways that fully serve women’s interests. At its core, the nascent field of feminist legal history is driven by a commitment to uncover women’s legal agency and how women, both ... Read more

    $38.71 AUD

  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity

    by Vanessa Baird

    series No-Nonsense Guides
    The treatment of sexual minorities—whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender—varies significantly in different parts of the world. In some countries, equal rights have been achieved and progress is being made against discrimination; in others, being gay still incurs the death penalty.This guide examines all the colors of the sexual rainbow, unearths hidden histories, and looks at ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • Anarchism & Sexuality

    Ethics, Relationships and Power

    by Jamie Heckert and 1 more

    series Social Justice
    Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and overflow authoritarian divisions between the personal and political; between sexual desires categorised as ... Read more

    $83.92 AUD

  • The Bronte Sisters Collection

    by Anne Bronte and 3 more

    The Bronte Sisters were a nineteenth-century literary family, born in the village of Thornton and later associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers, they originally published their poems and novels under male ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Clinical Aspects of Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

    Psychological Consequences and Treatment Interventions

    by Sharyn Ann Lenhart

    This book addresses the psychological impact of sexual harassment and gender discrimination from both a clinical and theoretical perspective, whereas previous literature on the topic has emphasized legal and employment consequences. To start, Lenhart provides a comprehensive summary and integration of existing literature and discusses relevant aspects of the workplace and legal environments. The ... Read more

    $76.77 AUD

  • Eve Was Framed

    Women and British Justice

    by Helena Kennedy

    Eve Was Framed offers an impassioned, personal critique of the British legal system. Helena Kennedy focuses on the treatment of women in our courts - at the prejudices of judges, the misconceptions of jurors, the labyrinths of court procedures and the influence of the media. But the inequities she uncovers could apply equally to any disadvantaged group - to those whose cases are subtly affected by ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Australian Feminist Judgments

    Righting and Rewriting Law

    by Professor Heather Douglas and 3 more

    This book brings together feminist academics and lawyers to present an impressive collection of alternative judgments in a series of Australian legal cases. By re-imagining original legal decisions through a feminist lens, the collection explores the possibilities, limits and implications of feminist approaches to legal decision-making. Each case is accompanied by a brief commentary that places it ... Read more

    $68.85 AUD

  • In Black and White

    A Young Barrister's Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System

    by Alexandra Wilson

    **NOW WITH NEW AFTERWORD AND READING GROUP QUESTIONS**'An absolute triumph; a compelling and courageous memoir forcing the legal profession to confront uncomfortable truths about race and class. Alexandra Wilson is a bold and vital voice. This is a book that urgently needs to be read by everyone inside, and outside, the justice system.' THE SECRET BARRISTER'A riveting book in the best tradition of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Trans

    When Ideology Meets Reality

    by Helen Joyce

    Knowing more has never meant more.Gender identity ideology is about more than twitter storms and using the right pronouns. In just ten years, laws, company policies, school and university curricula, sport, medical protocols, and the media have been reshaped to privilege self-declared gender identity over biological sex.People are being sacked and silenced for attempting to understand the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Misjustice

    How British Law is Failing Women

    by Helena Kennedy

    Two women a week are killed by a spouse or partner. Every seven minutes a woman is raped. Now is the time for change.‘Fascinating and chilling’ Caroline Criado Perez, bestselling author of Invisible WomenHelena Kennedy, one of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights, examines the pressing new evidence that women are being discriminated against when it comes to the law. From the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Øjeblikke af frihed

    Kvinderådets festskrift for 100 års valgret

    by Christine Antorini and 22 more

    Det kan opleves som en selvfølge, at alle danskere over 18 år har valgret, og at vi sammen bestemmer, hvilken politik landet skal styres med. Men det er ikke en ret, der er kommet af sig selv. De rettigheder, der øger ligestillingen, er opnået gennem kamp. Sådan er det, og sådan har det altid været. Kvinders stemmeret blev skrevet ind i den danske grundlov for 100 år siden. Det var resultatet af ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • The Politics of Virtue

    Is Abortion Debatable?

    by Elizabeth Mensch and 1 more

    Fiercely committed to the separation of church and state, thoroughly pluralistic, largely secular: Where does a society like ours find common terms for conducting a moral debate? In view of the crises surrounding the issue of abortion, it is tempting to answer: nowhere. In this timely and provocative book, Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman urge that we challenge the extremes of both the "pro-life" ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD