Category: Feminism

Babe, it’s a new world

First published by The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2005 What, No Baby? By Leslie Cannold Curtin University Books, 333pp, $29.95 When I told a close friend that this book was about how women need real freedom to choose both motherhood and a career (not one or the other), she quickly sputtered out: “But that’s just being greedy!” This friend is one of the … Read More Babe, it’s a new world

Babies, literary tics and ritalin

First published by¬†Arena Magazine,¬†August-September 2002 Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Baby Hunger: The New Battle for Motherhood, Atlantic Books, 2002 Elizabeth Wurtzel, More, Now, Again, Virago Press, 2002 Tara Brabazon, Ladies who Lunge, UNSW Press, 2002   Half a century ago a young journalist knocked on the doors of middle class American suburbia and interviewed the most educated (and medicated) housewives the world had ever seen. … Read More Babies, literary tics and ritalin

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