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    Editor's Note Editor’s Note It's been a huge month at the Victorian Women's Trust, with the launch of a new publication, A Switch in Time, which calls for more respect to be shown in our political institutions, processes, debates and public policy at large. Read more →
    Horacek! Reclaim the Night Horacek! Our October Horacek! is a classic cartoon of Judy’s with a nod to Reclaim the Night – an international women’s march originating in the 1970s,… Read more →
    News photo danielle tyson Provocation and Narratives of Victim Blaming In this piece, Monash University's Dr Danielle Tyson looks at the history of the defence of provocation and its use around Australia. She also points to her recently published book 'Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation' (Routledge). Read more →
    News Beth Apr 2012-2 Questioning Cancer Quacks Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Victoria's Health Services Commisioner Beth Wilson writes on the dangers of 'cancer quacks' and Victoria's need for stronger preventative legislation. Read more →
    Polly Ticks And now the news in a Parallel Universe… It looks as though a nationwide, mastermind computer hacking operation tore through the cyber corridors of Canberra’s all-powerful Press Gallery last week, radically altering the reporting on a landmark speech by Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Read more →
    Keeping It Reel ruth Keeping it Reel with Ruth Rogers-Wright Keeping it Reel is a regular image section celebrating ‘Pictures of You’ – the lived experience of women and all the smile lines it generates.… Read more →
    A Bonza Sheila Brennan9s A Totally Bonza Susan Brennan A ‘Bonza Sheila’ is a regular Sheilas section paying tribute to a damn good woman, in which Sheilas Editor Sarah Capper asks a range of questions about their life. This October’s Bonza Sheila is Melbourne barrister Susan Brennan, who has a long (impressive) association with a range of women’s and community organisations. Read more →
    Culture Club TV_Shows_We_Used_To_Watch_-_1955_Television_advertising Embracing Don Draper: can feminists love Mad Men? Despite 17 nominations, Mad Men went home empty handed at the Emmy Awards recently. A vastly popular show, it also causes us to reflect on what has changed since the drama was set in the '60s. Emily Lee-Ack takes on Culture Club this month with her analysis of the series. Read more →
    Next Edition Sneak Peek! Shh! Sneak Peek Next month we have Adam Smith writing on education (the first male contributor to Sheilas, which we’re a bit excited about!), and Carole Ford follows… Read more →