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Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

Destroying the Joint Why Women Have to Change the World Early in September commentator Alan Jones responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Gillard said that We know societies only reach their full potential if women are politica

  • Title: Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World
  • Author: Jane Caro Penny Wong Carmen Lawrence Christine Milne Clementine Ford Tara Moss Nina Funnell Corinne Grant
  • ISBN: 9780702249907
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Early in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said Gillard said that We know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating Women are destroying the joint Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here Honestly The twitterverse exploded with passionate, disbelieving anEarly in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said Gillard said that We know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating Women are destroying the joint Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here Honestly The twitterverse exploded with passionate, disbelieving and hilarious responses, and now here in Destroying the Joint women reply to his comment and the broader issues of sexism and misogyny in our culture.With Jane Caro editing, this entertaining and thought provoking collection consists of essays, analysis, memoir, fiction and , from some of our best and brightest.

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    1 thought on “Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

    1. Sensational. An inspiring collection of essays that came out of Alan Jone's contention that women in power in Australia are 'destroying the joint'. Some of the essays were inspiring, others were just plain depressing, highlighting in no uncertain terms exactly how far women in Australia have to go before we can truly say we're 'equal'. The 'Leaky Womb' essay was a particularly powerful case in point. I finished the book loving the fact that Jones probably hates the overt display of female intell [...]

    2. I never thought I'd read a transcript of a political speech, but this book inspires you to research more, to look further, to open your eyes wider. I loved it and yet feel sad and disheartened by much of the message within. However, it is also incredibly inspiring and a must-read for every woman and man in Australia.

    3. We were joined by Jane Caro to talk about Destroying the Joint, the book and the broader idea. Originally broadcast on 25/04/2013, the podcast is available at zedbookclubWhat began as a Twitter hashtag has become a movement. At the end of August, 2012, in response to an announcement by Prime Minister Gillard that Australia would donate $300 million to train women in the Pacific region in leadership, radio host Alan Jones declared that women were doing enough harm already and signaled out two – [...]

    4. This book was significant. It is most relevant to Australian readers, but many of the writers in it speak generally enough, or intentionally look wider than our national borders so that it may also be of interest to some overseas readers. It is written in a popular, easy to access style in some ways forgoing depth (but generally giving ideas where the opinions are coming from if people want to learn more).There is a lot of diversity of voice and many different issues are covered in the book. Som [...]

    5. This collection of essays inspired by a throwaway comment by alan jones, and a tweet by Jane Caro is fine and all, but it grows tiresome. Some are great (Celeste Liddle, Clementine Ford, Stella Young). Some miss the mark and I ended up skipping over them(Corrine Grant for me, and it pains me to say that).I was frustrated by the lack of inclusivity in the book as a whole. A token essay on Indigenous women, a token essay on disability, a token essay on racism, and a whole lot of cis white female p [...]

    6. Really hit and miss. Some of the contributions are good, some seem very dated (even just four years later), some seem like they were probably written for other purposes and then hastily edited for inclusion here, some are just not very well written or interesting. I will say that there were a few pieces that I really liked, but not enough to recommend the book.

    7. Interesting collection of writing by an interesting group of women. Highlights are Penny Wong, Stella Young.

    8. Very brief short chapters written by a host of different Australian women, from politicians, to journalists, to writers, activists and comedians. The book's subtitle is misleading, 'Why women have to change the world'. Unfortunately, the book does not delve into this point, and instead the chapters are filled with fluffy and often repetitive criticisms of radio host Alan Jones. Would only recommend a select few chapters. Very elementary book, would not recommend to those familiar with feminist w [...]

    9. What a fantastic collection of essays! I often wonder if Alan Jones regrets uttering those words - women are destroying the joint. A comment that was meant to put us firmly back in our place instead encouraged us to speak out, stand up and call out misogynistic crap that all too often comes out of the mouths of Jones and his contemporaries. A wide range of women contributed to this collection - young, old, new feminists, old feminists, abled bodied, disabled, privileged, disadvantaged - a whole [...]

    10. An engaging, relevant and diverse read - personal messages of resistance against society's pigeon-holing of young girls' femininity, a call-to-arms in support of our country's environment, an in-depth revelation of the toxic relationship between politics and the media, etc. This is the kind of text that all girls and women should read. Obviously some contributions I found more interesting than others, and that has everything to do with personal preferences and not at all to do with their relevan [...]

    11. Disclaimer: I won this book from .Wow! To be honest I wasn't sure I would enjoy this collection of essays. But I did. Very much. I loved the very different perspectives presented. I must be one of the few people in Australia that didn't hear about the 'Destroy the Joint' furore, so I wasn't prepared for the depth of feeling connected with this topic. It is heartfelt and genuine. Some chapters were more enjoyable than others, but all were valuable in creating a comprehensive picture of what it is [...]

    12. This book was written prior to the Abbott Government. I wonder what the writers must now think. Australia has taken a mighty step backwards so I hope social media does have the power indicated in this book.Some of the essays talks about the actual DtJ movement. Others relate the challenges of being female and disabled, or a female in the media, or being aboriginal and a female. Mainly it is about the privileged world of the White Australian Man and how they react to when the long term status quo [...]

    13. This powerful collection of women's views on how we have / can destroy the joint was written before the current government. How far have we come in the last few years? Despite the high number of women represented at this year's Australian of the year, I think we've got a LONG way to go. I have passed this book onto my 15 year old daughter who is making fast tracks as a young feminist. I hope she will set an example to her younger two sisters who too can help destroy the joint when they grow a li [...]

    14. Mostly middle-class, heterosexual, able-bodied cis white lady feminism. Some really suspect "feminists" included in the list. Lots of nice, polite "feminism".The standout piece was that by Stella Young, which said a few home truths and made me question my own privilege.Krissy Kneen's piece was refreshingly confronting, but not my cup of tea, so to speak.Not sure the world is going to be changed by many of these pieces.

    15. A decent summary of mainstream, contemporary Australian feminist thinking, particularly for the uninitiated. The standout pieces were by women of more diverse backgrounds (particularly Stella Young and Michelle Law) and had the anthology included more of these views, it might have presented a more novel and challenging approach to the issues discussed.

    16. Loved this. When I finished I wrote my own mini 'Destroy the Joint' essay about inequality in the world of bike riding. You can read it here: margotmcgovern.wordpress/2

    17. Interesting and diverse reflections about 'destroying the joint' from a range of Australian women in the aftermath of a radio shock jock's foolish comments and the subsequent initiation of a continuing movement to ensure women are heard and recognised.

    18. Oh Alan. Just another dim-witted diatribe that unleashed a campaign even you began to be afraid of. An impressive and inspirational collection of essays that emboldens all women to well and truly #destroythejoint.

    19. Interesting range of women writing in response to shock jock, Alan Jones's whinge "women are destroying the jointhonestly". Following-on from Anne Summer's book, The Mysogyny Factor, it presents a range of feminist perspectives and is very timely, particularly since Kevin Rudd's coup.

    20. A collection of responses to the comment of a radio broadcaster who said that women were "destroying the joint". It's a wildly uneven selection of articles but interesting nevertheless. A usueful reminder of why it's important to keep fighting for women's rights.

    21. Interesting collection of responses to Alan Jones' infamous comment last year that women were "destroying the joint".

    22. Interesting. Engaging. Inspiring. A thoroughly engaging collection of essays that I know I will always be able to re-read for inspiration to go one better in life.

    23. A great compilation of essays written by women regarding Alan Jones' statement that "women are destroying the joint" made on his radio show regarding Julia Gillard and her misogyny speech in 2012.

    24. This book was so eye opening. I thought I knew feminism when I sat down to read this, but there were so many things I didn't know. This is truly a great read.

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