Alan Jones and contempt for women in the public sphere: vilification?

Galloway, Kathrine (2012) Alan Jones and contempt for women in the public sphere: vilification? Women's Agenda, 3 September 2012.

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[Extract] Feelings are still running high about Shock Jock Alan Jones' comment on Friday that women (ie the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Sydney Mayor Clover Moore, former Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon) are "destroying the joint".

Tory Maguire, writing in The Punch, suggests that feminists should save their energy for "battles that might change something". I agree with her that it is unsurprising to hear Alan Jones make derogatory statements about women, and I agree that it becomes wearing to expend our energy on each insult leveled at women in the public sphere. (And there have been a number of them this week.)

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From the website: WOMEN'S AGENDA "the digital destination for career-minded women, where women (and men) help women achieve. We support women in business, women on boards, women in media, women in leadership and all aspirational women in the workplace." Women's Agenda is available at http://www.womensagenda.com.au/ (03 Sept 2012)

Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2012 05:39
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