Ed’s Note

1 / 07 / 2016

Happy Friday Sheilas readers! Hope you’re all keeping warm as we brave the depths of a Melbourne Winter (or at least a bit warmer wherever you are!)

In this edition of Sheilas, we welcome back Amal Awad, writing about how the online media sphere makes us definitely louder, but not necessarily smarter. We also welcome first-time contributor, Esther Levy-Fenner discussing how the budget impacts crucial mental health support services, what the prominent parties are offering come election time, and why we can’t let this fall through the cracks.

Horacek and Jessamy Gleeson take on women’s experiences in public space – and WHY oh WHY women are subjected to a lack of entitlement to public space – note: it’s public, it’s for everyone.

And, for the FIRST TIME(!) we are super excited to have had the opportunity to feature a bonza BLOKE and interview one of our greatest allies, Associate Professor Michael Flood, internationally recognised researcher on men, masculinities, and violence prevention.

Finally, our wonderful VWT volunteer Esther Davies-Brown for First Person, talks about why her femininity does not make her a bad feminist, and how it’s helped her (for all it’s marvellous traits) in her daily life.

Remember, Sheilas is always on the lookout for contributors! Even if you aren’t an experienced writer, please feel free to contact our editor (beth@vwt.org.au) to discuss a pitch or an idea you’ve been sitting on, especially for our ‘First Person’ section – where everything is welcome 🙂

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