#MeToo Anthology

Some stories are regrettably timeless. I am honoured and, in some strange ways, emboldened to share a story within this anthology, which was released earlier this year. You’ll find it in good book stories and online via PanMacMillan.

In October 2017, the hashtag MeToo went viral.

Since then we’ve watched controversy erupt around Geoffrey Rush, Germaine Greer and Junot Díaz. We’ve talked about tracking the movement back via Helen Garner, Rosie Batty and Hannah Gadsby. We’ve discussed #NotAllMen, toxic masculinity and trolls. We’ve seen the #MeToo movement evolve and start to accuse itself – has it gone too far? Is it enough? What does it mean in this country?

And still, women are not safe from daily, casual sexual harassment and violence.

In this collection thirty-five contributors share their own #MeToo stories, analysis and commentary to survey the movement in an Australian context.

This collection resists victimhood. It resists silence. It insists on change.

Timmah Ball # Arielle Cottingham # Alison Croggon # Carly Findlay # Sarah Firth # Eugenia Flynn # Ginger Gorman # Jenna Guillaume # Liz Hall-Downs # Nicole Hayes # Shakira Hussein # Eleanor Jackson # Kath Kenny # Natalie Kon-yu # Sylvie Leber # Rebecca Lim # Jenni Mazaraki # Fleur McDonald # Christie Nieman # Greta Parry # Rashmi Patel # Fiona Patten # Ruby Pivet # Natasha Rai # Candy Royalle # Kerri Sackville # Simone Sheridan and Ailsa Wild # Maggie Scott # Harriet Shing # Miriam Sved # Maria Takolander # Heather Taylor-Johnson # Helen Thurloe # Kaya Wilson

PRAISE FOR #METOO

‘For the Australian #MeToo movement, this book feels like both war-cry and manifesto – a comfort, a realisation and a reckoning.’ Maxine Beneba Clarke

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement should be essential reading for anyone with an interest in positively transforming our workplaces, relationships, and wider culture.’ Australian Book Review

Pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of tea and buckle up, you will be moved, and maybe to action.’ Arts Hub Australia

This is a brave book. It wades into all the difficult areas…’ The Conversation

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-Yu and Miriam Sved are a Melbourne-based feminist group of writers, editors and academics. They have published two previous anthologies on the female experience, Mothers & Others and Just Between Us.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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