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    Editor's Note Victorian Womens Trust annual report 2010 Welcome Sheilas Readers! G’day, and welcome to the very first edition of Sheilas – a monthly, national e-publication brought to you by the Victorian Women’s Trust. Sheilas aims to provide high quality analysis through top shelf contributors not beholden to a 24-hour kneejerk reactive news cycle. We pledge to inform, inspire, and engage with readers on critical issues … and provide some light relief along the way. Read more →
    Horacek! VWT Animal Impersonations_1 Horacek! We’re delighted to be showcasing regular artwork by world-renowned cartoonist Judy Horacek. Each month we will include a mix of original Sheilas pieces and classic Horacek cartoons. Read more →
    A Bonza Sheila Preg 2 A Bonza Sheila A Bonza Sheila is a regular interview section in which we pay tribute to a good woman. Our inaugural inductee is comedian and author Nelly Thomas. Read more →
    Culture Club Nelly Thomas Book cover What Women Want by Nelly Thomas (excerpt) Nelly Thomas's memoir/manifesto What Women Want was published by Random House in April. With her permission, we include this excerpt from the book. Read more →
    Polly Ticks Political Footballs & Hollywood For Ugly People Writer Sarah Capper looks at the recent debate around asylum seekers (and other political footballs). Following this, she finds some spooky similarities between high profile… Read more →
    Keeping It Reel lizbyAliBApril2012 Keeping It Reel Keeping it Reel is an "up yours" to the nipped, tucked, barbie-mimicking photoshop-frenzied images that saturate our world. Read more →
    Next Edition Sneak Peek! Shh! The Sky Isn’t Falling In IN NEXT MONTH’S EDITION: Anna Skarbek provides an impressive and timely analysis of putting a price on carbon … stay tuned! Read more →
    News by photographer In the Name of the Father Lawyer Viv Waller (representing victims of the Christian Brothers) examines the sinister realities of child sex abuse - the offences, the cover-ups and the untold damage done. Read more →
    News Pursuing Complaints of Workplace Sexual Harassment Academics Sarah Charlesworth and Paula McDonald have conducted a study providing a rare glimpse into formal workplace sexual harrassment complaints. Their research outlines the types of sexual harrassment reported and complaint outcomes. In this piece, Sara and Paula share some of the real stories they have encountered and outline findings from their report. Read more →