Damned Whores And God's Police: The Colonization Of Women In Australia
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Damned Whores And God's Police: The Colonization Of Women In Australia

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Published (first published January 1st 2002)
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Feb 25, 2014 Stephanie marked it as to-read
Lest anyone fear for my moral decay, I'm interested in reading this because it was quoted in a Bruce C. Hafen speech to the world Congress on families. He cited it as an example of the moral force of women.
Karen Price
good book now a bit old but sadly STILL relevant regarding cultural stereotypes towards women in the West. Damned whores refer to those women who break stereotypes and dont play by the rules and Gods police refers to the more stereotypically programmed women who POLICE the infringements on the status quo. Whilst Feminism often recounts narratives of male originators of sexism, this book details some of the issues relating to female to female sexism. Its probably something every go getting woman...more
Jennifer Rolfe
Read this when it first came out and it was such a relief at the time to have this. I didn't feel so alone in my appraisal of society at the time.
Excellent essay on the roles assigned to early Australian female settlers and the social contradictions arising. Terrific.
Only read the introduction.

Interesting to provide a backdrop for culture and values.
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