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?
In #metoo: Stories from the Australian movement, 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. It's a conversation starter, not the last word.
Meet one of the anthology’s co-editors, Miriam Sved in conversation with HerCanberra Associate Editor Emma Macdonald, along with Canberra contributor Ginger Gorman.
Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or juice)
Miriam Sved is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. She is co-editor with Natalie Kon-yu, Christie Nieman, and Maggie Scott of #metoo: Stories from the Australian movement, as well as the previous anthologies, Mothers & Others and Just Between Us: Australian writers tell the truth about female friendship. Her latest, and second, novel is A Universe of Sufficient Size.
Ginger Gorman is an award-winning social-justice journalist based in Canberra, Australia. In 2013, Ginger and her family suffered the effects of online hate first-hand, and it was this experience that set Ginger on her professional journey into the world of trolls. In 2017 her series of articles on trolling for Fairfax newspapers in Australia went viral, and became some of the most read Australian stories of the year. She is now in demand as an expert on online hate, and has written and spoken extensively about trolling and social media self-defence in Australian and global contexts. Her first book, Troll Hunting, was published in February 2019.
Emma Macdonald was on the frontline of daily newspaper journalism for 23 years before moving to the ‘new media’ of online and magazine platform HerCanberra in 2016 where she is Associate Editor. She has written on a huge range of issues, from politics to education, social affairs, health, and women's affairs, and has won numerous awards for her work, including two Walkely Awards.