Mother Knows Best? Bridging Feminism's Generation Gap

Taylor and Francis
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Australian Feminist Studies, 1997, 12 (26), pp. 257 - 263
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At the beginning of 1995 a mini-storm erupted in the Australian press over the publication of Helen Garner's text The First Stone. I was perhaps more aware of this than most people. It was my first semester in a new university, having shifted from a job in women's studies back into history. I was the youngest in my new department by twenty years and both my other female colleagues were on leave. Surrounded by greying men in cardigans who were somewhat bemused by the new feminist historian, I came to hear a lot about The First Stone, long before I read it.
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