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#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

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'An extremely important anthology' Tracey Spicer

In October 2017, the hashtag MeToo went viral.


Since then we've watched controversy erupt around Geoffrey Rush, Germaine Greer and Junot Díaz. We've talked about tracking the movement back via Helen Garner, Rosie Batty and Hannah Gadsby. We've discussed #NotAllMen, toxic masculinity and trolls. We've seen the #MeToo movement ev/> ...more
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Published April 23rd 2019 by Picador Australia
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Kris McCracken
A worthwhile collection from Australian women on the antecedents, necessity and impact of the #MeToo movement. A mix of essays, poetry, comic and prose is an eclectic way to explore what is tricky and unfamiliar terrain, particularly in those areas that give primacy to inter-sectional lived experience of difference.

As a whole though, I got a lot from it. The inter-generational aspect was enlightening, and I appreciated hearing the voice of a host of women that are often overlooked. Of particula
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An important anthology - see my full review https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/c...
Verushka
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What is this about?: This book is a collection of essays from women, and a man, in Australia who experienced sexual abuse, harassment at work and at home.

What else is this about?: The stories are written by diverse women, in diverse fields and yet their experiences are much the same.

#Me Too: Stories from the Australian Movement is a collection of essays from diverse Australian women, who work and play in diverse fields and their experiences of exclusion, harassment, abuse and the misogyny th/>What
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Cameron
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a brilliantly curated selection of pieces, from a commendable variety of voices. Together, they provide what can only be described as wake-up call to those unaware of the sexism inherent in society. It's shocking, sad, moving, angry, fierce, poetic and beautiful. All men should read this to grasp some idea of what women go through, and have always gone through. The quartet of editors should be extremely proud of what they have put together, it's a hugely impressive piece of work.
Esther King
Sep 14, 2019 rated it liked it
#metoo is a conversation that we never wanted to have, but had to. This is a thought provoking and fascinating series of essays, comics, poems, and other miscellanea that have been collected on the subject. With heartfelt and personal messages to instructions on how to approach the topic of sexual assault, this was a good read. The only thing lacking was perhaps some more pieces, and in some cases, slightly more developed ones. An important read for anyone looking to understand the implications ...more
Nicole Maree Foster
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the wake of the #metoo movement that started in America 2017 comes a collection of Australian intersecting women who are sharing their experiences in the forms of essays, stories, poetry and comics, telling their encounters of sexual harassment and violence in every day life.
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Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was filled with a rich variety of thoughtful and informed perspectives on a complex matter. Not the easiest read, but a worthwhile one.
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Miriam Sved is a Melbourne-based writer who grew up in Sydney, where she was largely oblivious to football or sport of any kind. Game Day is her first published novel. Her fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies including Meanjin, Overland and Best Australian Stories, and she is a contributing co-editor of the anthologies Just Between Us: Australian writers tell the truth about female fri ...more