When Damned Whores and God’s Police was first published in 1975, I was in my first year at university, and just about every young woman I knew raved about it. But it wasn’t until several years later, when Anne Summers’ groundbreaking work was prescribed reading for a post-graduate unit on Australian political culture, that I read the book and realised what all the fuss was about. Summers skillfully captured Australia’s unique and troubled attitude towards women, tracing it back to our colonial b...more
Since having my son and then entering the profession I am always so utterly flabbergasted and enraged by MiddleClass White Mummies who seem to just overlook that the majority of people (STILL) who care for their children are women... and more often than not women who are n ...more
Dr Anne Summers AO is a best-selling author, journalist and thought-leader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia, Europe and the United States.
She is author of eight books, including the classic Damned Whores and God’s Police, first published in 1975. This bestseller was updated in 1994 and, again, in 2002 and stayed continuously ...more