Carlton, Victoria, Australia : Melbourne University Press, 2019.
Book — 233 pages ; 24 cm
Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now. Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in - with the pill and a regular pay cheque - transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2017.
Book — 1 online resource
Cover ; Editor biography; Title Page; Contents; Publisher's note; Foreword; Introduction: The Power to Shame; I Believe You; Fighting Cyberhate; The Lost Years; The Cold Marble Slab; Is the Personal Still Political?; The Survivor; Uncensored; Cool Girl; Countdown; Not a Lady; Good Migrant Girl; Miscarriage; Ladies, Check Your Privilege; A Living Movement; Rewriting the Headlines; Such a Small Thing; Risk and Desire; Contributors; Notes; Imprint page.
Every woman has a story. Every woman has a story of survival. In this revealingly honest collection, successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, depression and loss, and how they let the past go to move forward with their lives. Courageously, the contributors delve deep into how these experiences made them feel, what the personal cost was and why they may have chosen to remain quiet until now. In a time when bragging about sexual assault doesn't preclude being elected President of the United States, women must stand together and speak out against violence against women. Unbreakable shows that every woman, no matter her success, has a story, and that together we are stronger. In Jane Caro's words: I want to pass on courage and hope to women who have also gone through such things by all of us speaking up about our own experiences. These things do not need to either define us or destroy us. We can find the strength to move forward, and this book shows how successful women have done just that.