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  • Published: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747996
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 333

The End Of Equality

Work, Babies and Women's Choices in 21st Century Australia




A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century.

A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century.

In 1975, Anne Summers’ groundbreaking book Damned Whores and God's Police changed forever the way we thought about women and their place in Australian history and society. In 2003 Summers’ new book, The End of Equality promises to do for a new age and a new generation of women what Damned Whores and God's Police did for women in the 1970s and ‘80s. Prepare for the revolution! Among the most contentious issues Australia faces at the beginning of the 21st century is one that many thought had been dealt with in the 70s: the condition of Australian women.

Debate still rages over their position in the workplace, their alleged failure to 'breed' sufficiently, their lack of true economic equality, and their inability to penetrate in any real numbers the proverbial glass ceilings in corporate and public life. What happened to the so-called feminist revolution? Why do most women feel exhausted and trapped? Is there real choice in women's lives today? Bestselling author of Damned Whores and God's Police , Anne Summers blows this issue wide open in The End of Equality, a work of formidable political and economic analysis, as well as a passionate and personal one. Threading through its pages are the voices and experiences of many Australian women of different ages and backgrounds. Their words, and Summer's startling conclusions, will shock, inspire and lead to a new revolution.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747996
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 333

About the Author

Anne Summers

Anne Summers is a bestselling author and columnist who has had a long career in politics and the media. Her political background includes her time as a political advisor to Prime Minister Paul Keating, and head of the Office of the Status of Women from 1983 to 1986. As a journalist she has been editor of the Good Weekend, and has written for the Financial Review, Le Monde and the National Times. Her books include the classic Australian book, Damned Whores and God's Police, still in print 28 years after publication in 1975, and a bestseller over three editions. Anne writes an opinion column for the Sydney Morning Herald.


Praise for The End Of Equality

“The End of Equality, with its stirring call for women, in a practical fashion, to “restart the revolution”, is a welcome return to reality.”

The Weekend Australian

“Take a note of Summers’ final chapter, entitled: “What you can do.” An important book about Australia in the 21st century.”

Sunday Telegraph


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