Women, economics and language

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  • Published 20210803
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-62-7
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

…is the economics profession a functionary and tool of patriarchy – or is patriarchy a functionary and tool of economics?
Marilyn Waring

THE DAY I was completing this essay, I joined tens of thousands across Australia to March 4 Justice against sexual assault and gendered violence in the wake of two events that struck at the heart of our democracy: former Liberal adviser Brittany Higgins alleging she was raped inside Parliament House and the historical rape accusation against then Attorney-General Christian Porter, which he has denied. The energy of the crowd was resolute and massing. Women had had enough of silence. We were speaking our truth and making change. Suddenly a new and better world seemed possible, imminent.

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