Friday, November 6, 2009

Congratulations, sister!

This morning, my younger sister was interviewed on Radio National, about her latest article in Eureka Street.

The central point of her article is that women, including those `liberated' in the sense they are allowed to show more skin, are really subjected to much the same kind of pressures women face in less `liberal' societies. The Brownlow medal ceremony is a great example: the wives and girlfriends are decoration, and there exists no equivalent institution where the "husbands and boyfriends" of prominent women are objectified in the same sense.

Given the fairly real content of Ellie's article, though, it was a bit disappointing that the discussion on RN focussed on the difference between dressing skankily and suavely, rather than the more meaty problems.

Congratulations, Ellie!

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