Challenging women : towards equality in the Parliament of Victoria / Madeline Grey.Publication details: North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009Description: 358 p. : ill., ; 21 cmISBN: 9781921509049Subject(s): Women -- Political activity -- Victoria | Women politicians -- Victoria | Feminism -- Victoria -- 20th century | Victoria -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Women in politics - Victoria | Women politicians - Victoria | Feminism - Victoria - 20th century | Victoria - Politics and government - 20th centuryDDC classification: 320.08209945 LOC classification: HQ1391.A8 | G73 2009
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Includes bibliographical references.
Includes bibliographic references (p. 306-352) and index.
Women in Parliament -- Women's Electoral Lobby -- Women in political parties -- MP's perceptions -- 'Feminisation' of politics -- Challenging the traditional model of political representation -- Twenty five years of women in Victorian politics -- Four decades of challenging women.
Examines the push by political activists to get women into Victorian Parliament and then gives women MPs the chance to reflect on the experience of getting into Parliament. They share their insights into the experiences of being challenged by the traditional male domain and their strategies for challenging it.