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Damned Whores and God's Police
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In 1975 Anne Summers identified 'damned whores' and 'God's police' - stereotypes that characterised Australian women as being either virtuous mothers, whose function was to civilise society, or bad girls who failed to conform and were spurned and vilified as a result. Her book became a landmark publication and one of the most influential bestsellers of the past 40 years.

In this updated and fully comprehensive version of her classic book, she argues that these stereotypes persist. This new edition contains the prefaces from each printing over 40 years, including the controversial 'Letter to the next generation' from 1994, and an updated timeline of key milestones and achievements by and for women from 1788 to 2015.

It is as insightful and relevant as ever in its powerful analysis of what continues to prevent Australian women from achieving full equality. Anne Summers identifies violence against women as one major factor and argues that our inability to deal with women holding power, especially in politics, is another.

This remarkable book will energise and inspire a new generation of Australians.


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