Category Archives: Inspirational women

Working inside the system: Elizabeth Reid, the Whitlam government, and the women’s movement

Michelle Arrow reflects on the career of feminist activist Elizabeth Reid as part of VIDA blog’s series on Inspirational Women. Asked to name a famous women’s liberationist from 1970s Australia, most people would probably answer Anne Summers or Germaine Greer. … Continue reading

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Catherine Helen Spence: ‘The most distinguished woman they had had in Australia’

Susan Magarey reflects on the life of Catherine Helen Spence as part of VIDA’s Inspirational Women series for Women’s History Month. A charismatic public speaker at a time when women were supposed to speak only at their own firesides; a … Continue reading

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