author={Michelle Arrow},
  journal={Australian Feminist Studies},
  pages={213 - 230}
  • Michelle Arrow
  • Published 14 June 2007
  • Education
  • Australian Feminist Studies
Well! You would have thought I had suggested we look for the lost city and relocate. You can’t do that I was told. Women don’t do those sorts of things. It isn’t lady-like to drive a truck, and on and on they went. Then one morning (in a deep depression) not knowing where I would get the money to pay the mortgage payment I was listening to the radio and lo and behold ‘I Am Woman’ came out of the little black box in the kitchen. I found that [. . .] all the obstacles put in my way were of little… 
In May 1979, a young Kaye Brown found herself alongside many other women at the time immersed in a ‘feminist scene’ intent on social transformation. Brown began working at the Rape Crisis Centre in
Subculture and myth: the case of Robert Johnson in the 1920s–1930s US South
This paper focuses on the role of myth in group identity maintenance. It begins by looking at the occupational group, but broadens to show how subsociety and the larger society affected the group's
Controversies and contentions: a gay man conducting research with women about their understandings of sexuality, sex and sexual problems
This paper draws on data from research interviews that explored women's understandings of sexuality, sex and sexual problems to discuss participants' views of being interviewed by a gay man, and highlights that the shared experience of marginality was a key influence upon the interview interaction, particularly regarding levels of empathy, and this facilitated disclosure.
Do feminists still respond negatively to female nudity in advertising? Investigating the influence of feminist attitudes on reactions to sexual appeals
To test the belief that feminism and sexualization of women in advertising stand in opposition, this study employed a large US national sample (N = 1298) to examine how consumers’ feminist attitudes
Feminism in Sydney’s Suburbs: ‘Speaking Out’, Listening and ‘Sisterhood’ at the 1975 Women’s Commissions
ABSTRACTIn 1975, Sydney women’s liberation activists received an International Women’s Year grant to organise a series of suburban ‘women’s commissions’. Close to 500 women attended events in Liver...
Feminism and Advertising: Responses To Sexual Ads Featuring Women
ABSTRACT Recent studies indicate that U.S. consumers' feminist attitudes can influence positively their evaluations of sexual images of women in advertisements. This study tested the generalizability
Feminism in Sydney’s Suburbs: ‘Speaking Out’, Listening and ‘Sisterhood’ at the 1975 Women’s Commissions
ABSTRACT In 1975, Sydney women’s liberation activists received an International Women’s Year grant to organise a series of suburban ‘women’s commissions’. Close to 500 women attended events in


Could you be a real feminist in 1970s Australia and enjoy reading Cleo? Could you find feminism there? Within the parameters of more radical feminisms, the answer was no. To be an oppositional
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The value of music for social movements is often asserted but rarely examined. Exactly what functions does music provide for social movements and how does it accomplish these tasks? Mention "movement
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In the winter of 1972, the first issue of Ms. magazine hit the newsstands. For some activists in the women's movement, the birth of this new publication heralded feminism's coming of age; for others,
She bop : the definitive history of women in rock, pop, and soul
Riffin' the scotch - from blues to the Jazz Age stupid cupid - dream babes in '50s pop the real thing - Motown, Spector and the '60s svengalis can the can - whatever happened to the rock chick? final
It changed my life : writings on the women's movement : with a new introduction
Introduction, 1998 Introduction Consciousness Breaking Through the Feminine Mystique The Way We Were--1949 (1974) Angry Letters, Relieved Letters (1963) Woman: The Fourth Dimension (1964) Television
If she’s so great, how come so many pigs dig her? Germaine greer and the malestream press
Abstract The quotation in the title has been attributed as Robyn Morgan's response to Germaine Greer's television debate with Norman Mailer. This paper will explore Germaine Greer's turbulent
Star Gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship.
In a historical investigation of the pleasures of cinema, Star Gazing puts female spectators back into theories of spectatorship. Combining film theory with a rich body of ethnographic research,
Stand Up and Be Counted
The purpose of this article is to investigate how numbers come to be part of the political fabric of an ongoing debate to build a new stadium with public funds. We begin by briefly outlining the
Representations of feminism in the Australian print media: the case of Pat O’Shane
Forward Research for this paper is drawn from a large ARC funded project that considers the politics of representing feminism for popular consumption in the Australian print media from 1970 to 1995.
She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll
A lively history of women in rock and pop, featuring interviews with dozens of performers and a behind-the-scenes look at the music industry. From Big Mama Thornton, who topped the charts with Hound