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En Garde

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In the era of wolf-whistle politics, women are sick of being degraded.

When Sarah Hanson-Young called out the abuse she received from male parliamentarians as slut-shaming, she sparked a national conversation about the rampant sexism in politics. Placing the responsibility on women to defend themselves is the same cheap trick as asking, why didn’t she just fight back? Afte
Kindle Edition, 52 pages
Published September 30th 2018 by Melbourne University Press Digital
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Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: australian, memoir
Hahahaha, I had to laugh out loud when I picked my hold up from the library to discover the most wee adult book I’ve ever read.

Let the giggles subside for a serving of truth and politics, and a call to arms for Australian women to get into the House.

May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Food for thought and discussion.
Maha Abed
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: politics
Truly disgusting what Hanson-Young and other women in the Australian parliament have had to endure. Not surprising, but sickening nevertheless. Worthwhile to read for the details that don’t make it to the headlines easily and drift under the radar for scrutiny by the public. Ultimately, I wholeheartedly concur with Hanson-Young’s main contention - if women don’t continue to relentlessly call out sexism and slut-shaming when it happens, nothing will change. We all need to admit that it is a probl ...more
Nicole Foster
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sarah writes this essay after she stood up in The Senate exposing the workplace bullying she has been subjected to during the past decade. She exposes the bullying, harassment and abuse that’s not only been thrown her way but also the direction of other female politicians, often instigated by the older white males of the parliament. Insults are hurled across the chamber and the corridors of Parliment House in the form of personal attacks such as slut and body shaming and through the questioning ...more
Sean Harding
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short, yet very powerful and whilst some may find it confronting, it is never demeaning, always engaging, and very inspirational as well as challenging. Hanson-Young rightly calls out the troglodytes of society, and in particular the parliament and the media for rampant sexism and abuse of women and their positions.
A beautifully written piece, this senator, has much to say, and she does it well. I do not agree with all of her political views (I don't know anyone I agree with 100% but I find her
"What is clear is that as more women stand up and call [aggression] out, our collective courage grows. It puts the men behaving badly on notice, but more importantly, it sends a message to the rest of the community that women and girls do have a right to be heard and respected, wherever they are."

Hanson-Young's take on the 'boys club' of Australian politics, and the blatant sexism and disrespect that takes place is moving and eye-opening. As someone beginning a study and career in politics and a
Toni Kely-Brown
At 52 pages I read this in one sitting. I admire Hanson-Young for writing this and calling out the terrible sexist, bullying and discriminatory behaviour she has been subjected to as a woman that is not acceptable in any workplace in Australia legislatively but seems to be acceptable in parliament! I would encourage men and women to read this to understand and call out sexism when it happens. We need more women in politics, especially women like Sarah Hanson-Young.
Quick easy read documenting SHY's experience of sexism in Australian politics, that echoes much of what happens in Australian society.
Hadi Ali
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every woman and men in Australia should read it.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is great at looking into the real struggles that women face (particularly in politics). Sarah is brave for speaking out about her own experiences.
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