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    Culture Club Jess Feminist Burn Out By Jessamy Gleeson I have a confession to make: over the last six months, I pushed myself too far. This doesn’t seem like that much… Read more →
    Culture Club Jess When Your Identity Isn’t So Black and White By Jessamy Gleeson There’s a certain powerlessness that comes with not knowing your family history, and where you come from. For most, it’s easy enough… Read more →
    Culture Club Picture1 Public Space – It’s For All of Us By Jessamy Gleeson I’ve recently taken up a new pastime called “walking in a straight line down a sidewalk”, and it’s been interesting to see… Read more →
    Culture Club MAC For Every Anonymous Internet Troll Comes An Online Platform Sanctioning That Abuse By Jessamy Gleeson. If you’re a woman, hospital chances are high that at some stage in your life, your physical appearance has been remarked upon… Read more →
    Culture Club Ss-mad-max-fury-road-122 Segregating Our Public Transport Jessamy Gleeson, our wonderful Culture Club contributor, works in and researches social media, feminism, online activism, and gender studies. This month for Sheilas, Jessamy deconstructs why… Read more →
    Culture Club RackMultipart20140918-8901-57kpra Unsung Feminist Defenders Jessamy Gleeson is a PhD student originally from Wodonga, but she’s now been in Melbourne for almost 10 years. She both works in and researches… Read more →
    Culture Club womankind Festive Feminist Gift Guide Well it appears to be that time of year again. So why not take the festive season as an excuse to bestow some glad feminist tidings, and giftware, onto… Read more →
    Culture Club TENNIS-AUS-OPEN The Serena Phenomenon Once again, Sheilas regular Culture Club contributor Karen Pickering, of Cherchez la Femme delivers a ripper article on the phenomenon that is Serena Williams and the… Read more →
    Culture Club nannas2 Knitting Nannas Against Gas This month we’ve got the wonderfully talented Karen Pickering, host of Melbourne’s monthly feminist talk show, Cherchez la Femme, writing in our Culture Club corner… Read more →
    Culture Club Radiance Film Revisiting Radiance Our Culture Club contributor for July (and for months continued, thumb yay) Karen Pickering revisits an Australian classic, unhealthy  the 1998 Rachel Perkins film, ailment… Read more →
    Culture Club the killing season What ‘The Killing Season’ Has Shown Us Prodigiously talented Culture Club stalwart Karen Pickering this month faces her fears and takes a fresh look at a topsy turvy time in federal politics… Read more →
    Culture Club Charlotte Stepphen I Will Not Be Silenced We’re delighted to welcome back the talented Karen Pickering to our ‘Culture Club’ section as a regular contributor. Very exciting! This month, Karen is talking… Read more →
    Culture Club Amandla Stenberg Don’t Cash Crop On My Corn Rows Cultural appropriation is a term that isn’t often heard in daily conversation, which means it’s inevitably misunderstood by many people, majority of them Westerners, failing… Read more →
    Culture Club Rosie_Award_Video_Still The Rosie Creators Award – Now Open! Rosie – our info hub for teenage girls – presents the Rosie Creators Award! The Rosie Creators Award launched Sunday 8 March, pills International Women’s… Read more →
    Culture Club My Place - Sally Morgan Ruby Journeys to ‘My Place’ This month in Culture Club, clinic Ruby Bell has written about her ambition to read literature by a wider demographic of authors, specifically women of… Read more →
    Culture Club image Garner Book Fuels Filicide Myths While Helen Garner's latest book 'The House of Grief' is drawing praise from some circles, DVRCV's Mandy McKenzie argues it provides little in the way of understanding gender dynamics involved in domestic homicides and filicides. Rather, it perpetuates myths of men as victims as opposed to perpetrators in such cases. Read more →
    Culture Club Gone-Girl-poster-3 Good Grief Gone Girl Karen Pickering provides a review of box office smash ‘Gone Girl’, an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name, which, along with setting… Read more →
    Culture Club Karen-Pickering-Publicity-Image-162x162 Reflections of GOFF Last weekend, regular Sheilas’ Culture Club columnist (now that’s a mouthful!) Karen Pickering organised the first ever ‘Girls on Film Festival’, held at the Northcote… Read more →
    Culture Club Alice Bechel Image Get Your GOFF On! The Girls on Film Festival kicks off mid-September, so what better way to celebrate Culture Club this month by having the Festival's Director Karen Pickering provide Sheilas readers with an armchair ride through the Festival program ... Read more →
    Culture Club tara book GOOD The Fictional Woman – Tara Moss This month, our regular ‘Culture Club’ Connoisseur Karen Pickering reviews the latest book by best-selling author Tara Moss – The Fictional Woman – which is… Read more →
    Culture Club © Melissa Hobbs 2012 52 Tuesdays Karen Pickering talks gender, identity and feminism in Australian director and co-writer Sophie Hyde's new film 52 Tuesdays. Read more →
    Culture Club KP-article-shot Remote Control Rape Television shows featuring powerful and complex women characters are irresistible to a female audience, as long as they aren’t misusing sexual violence as an empty… Read more →
    Culture Club BHB (un-)Conference 2013 2 Big Hearted Clare Bowditch The very talented singer song-writer and actor Clare Bowditch is the founder of Big Hearted Business, which is hosting a conference for creative types in… Read more →
    Culture Club Photo: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos via Wikimedia Commons. The Culture of Leadership Women in public leadership positions are still all too rare, and those that do crack the glass ceiling have more than their fair share of… Read more →
    Culture Club © Melissa Hobbs 2012 Revolution Girl Style Now: the Life and Times of a Pioneering Punk Singer Few people are more synonymous with ‘90s feminism than pioneering musician frontwoman Kathleen Hanna. Hanna was the reluctant figurehead of underground punk movement Riot Grrrl,… Read more →
    Culture Club Jennifer Lawrence My Femme Crush on Jennifer Lawrence Beth Nokes is Communications Officer at the VWT and has a massive crush on Jennifer Lawrence. Read more →
    Culture Club MRLcover Misogyny Reloaded Our friends at feminist publishers Spinifex Press have sent us an excerpt from their latest publication by Abigail Bray of the book ‘Misogyny Re-Loaded’. This… Read more →
    Culture Club elisabeth-for-sheilas October Poetry Corner Since Sheilas inception, Elisabeth Morgan has provided invaluable support to the Editor Sarah Capper and to the project itself in the role of communications support.… Read more →
    Culture Club Paid For Cover Paid For The following is an excerpt from chapter 7 of Rachel Moran’s Paid For, a memoir of the author’s harrowing years as a young teenage prostitute in… Read more →
    Culture Club town of love The Girl from Chhukha With author Anne Ostby’s permission, we have included an excerpt from the new book Town of Love, published by Spinifex Press. The novel paints a vivid… Read more →
    Culture Club 378px-While_the_Billy_Boils,_1913_-_The_Drover's_Wife A Fearsome Interlocutor In this edition of Culture Club, Lucas Smith looks into the life and work of Barbara Baynton – a mostly forgotten Australian writer who Smith… Read more →
    Culture Club Driving to Saturday’s Rally for Refugees This month, Jennifer Strauss is gifting Culture Club with its very first poem! Sheilas poets of all persuasions are hereby ordered to follow Jennifer’s lead… Read more →
    Culture Club Girls_logo Linked up on GIRLS For this month’s Culture Club, Elisabeth Morgan helps us unpack some of the hype surrounding HBO series Girls. This article was written in the style… Read more →
    Culture Club i love lucy She Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best In this month’s edition of Culture Club, Bree Turner takes a look at women and comedy throughout the ages – from I Love Lucy and… Read more →
    Culture Club Mateship_with_Birds_cover The Stella Prize Long List Part of the ethos of the Victorian Women’s Trust (publisher of Sheilas) is to “showcase women’s talents in exchange for skills, ideas and information”. In… Read more →
    Culture Club silver-linings-poster Silver Screen Lined With Gold Stars Silver Linings Playbook is a film receiving a swag of nominations, awards, and accolades. VWT Communications and Project Support officer Elisabeth Morgan was lucky enough to take a few hours off work, catch the flick and provide this commendatory review. Read more →
    Culture Club diana vreeland Film Review – Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel "Vreeland revelled in the fashion shoot, demanding that it ‘tell a story,’ and briefed her photographers in such a way that brought out the best in them. The results were often extraordinary – lavish, exotic and escapist." Read more →
    Culture Club 220px-Bachelorette_FilmPoster Female Chauvinist Pigs: Bachelorette Review "So how should we take these films? Failed attempts at joining the gender divide to the lowest common denominator, or small steps forward for girls-on-film-kind?" Elisabeth Morgan reviews 'Bachelorette' movie. 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 →
    Culture Club LaBarbe_NickMead Sweetening the Fibre of Feminism   In this edition of Culture Club, Elisabeth Morgan and Tanya Rao examine creative and humorous ways to further the feminist cause, both in Australia… Read more →
    Culture Club Funder Anna Funder – Miles Franklin Acceptance Speech In this edition of Culture Club, we reproduce author Anna Funder's acceptance speech upon winning Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award, for her debut novel 'All that I am'. 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 →