The Most Influential Female Voices

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2. Anne Summers: It is Summers’ past and present research and writing on misogyny that helped create the fertile conditions for Julia Gillard's speech. Her report ''Her Rights at Work: The Political Persecution of Australia's First Female Prime Minister'' was widely reproduced, debated and quoted in publications across the country. It perfectly articulated our discomfort with, not only the sexism directed at Gillard, but its presence in our own lives.  Summers' writing, media appearances and presence on social media gives a consistent, intellectual, reasoned and powerful voice to women’s issues in Australia that is so often missing from public debate in Australia.

2. Anne Summers: It is Summers’ past and present research and writing on misogyny that helped create the fertile conditions for Julia Gillard's speech. Her report ''Her Rights at Work: The Political Persecution of Australia's First Female Prime Minister'' was widely reproduced, debated and quoted in publications across the country. It perfectly articulated our discomfort with, not only the sexism directed at Gillard, but its presence in our own lives. Summers' writing, media appearances and presence on social media gives a consistent, intellectual, reasoned and powerful voice to women’s issues in Australia that is so often missing from public debate in Australia.

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