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Fixed It - Jane Gilmore with Wendy Harmer
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Fixed It by Jane Gilmore undercuts the myths we’re unconsciously sold about violence against women. It's a bold, powerful look at the stories we're told – and tell ourselves – about gender and power, and is a call to action for all us to think harder and do better.
Jane is in-conversation with Wendy Harmer.
Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
About The Book
On average, at least one woman is murdered by a current or former partner every week in Australia. Far too many Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence. Only rarely do these women capture the attention of the media and the public. What can we do to stem the tide of violence and tragedy?
Finally, we are starting to talk about this epidemic of gendered violence, but too often we are doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by rapid churn and the 24 hour news cycle journalists and editors often don't have the time or resources bring new ways of thinking into their newsrooms.
Fixed It by Jane Gilmore demonstrates the myths that we’re unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told – and the stories we tell ourselves – about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.
“With her razor sharp wit and impeccable research skills, Jane Gilmore's Fixed It has delivered into the world a text that is essential to understanding the insidious ways our media minimises the impact of men's violence against women. #FixedIt won't just change lives - it will change society."” - Clementine Ford, author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys.
About The Author
Jane Gilmore was the founding editor of The King’s Tribune. She is now a freelance journalist and a regular columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Jane is currently completing a Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne and has a particular interest in feminism, media and data journalism.
A Note on the Venue:
The Vanguard is a strictly adults only venue.