Tackling this challenging topic with respect, breadth and depth of experience David Leser, Yves Rees, Mariam Veiszadeh together with Jess Hill consider patriarchy and how it affects us all. Through the lens of history, non-binary perspectives and cultures around the world, we are presented with hope and practical tools to become aware of patriarchy – external and internal, and the idea of change and how to achieve it. Smash the patriarchy? Let it ‘die out’? Or are there other ways to reform the system?
David Leser is an award-winning journalist and author of seven books, including Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing, which explores patriarchy and misogyny in the age of #MeToo.
Dr Yves Rees is a historian at La Trobe University, co-host of Archive Fever podcast, and author of All About Yves: Notes from a Transition.
Mariam Veiszadeh is a human rights advocate, lawyer, writer and media commentator. Born in Afghanistan, Mariam came to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1990.
Jess Hill is a Walkley award-winning journalist and the author of See What You Made Me Do, and The Reckoning in Quarterly Essay 84.
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