non-fiction

Your Skirt’s Too Short

Emily Maguire


After many waves of feminism, where are we? Are young women really either sluts or helpless dolls? Your Skirt’s Too Short seeks to enable young women and men to understand the history of gender politics and what lies ahead of them.

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Anna Krien


CW: rape

What does a young footballer do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games: night games with women. Sometimes those involve consensual sex, sometimes not, and often the lines are blurred.

‘Fuckability: Exploring My Disability and Queer Sexuality’ (in Doing It, edited by Karen Pickering)

Jax Jacki Brown


In this essay, from a collection of essays by Australian women on sexual empowerment, Jax Jacki Brown explores love and desire within – and beyond – the confines of the current social understanding of disability.

We Are the Rebels

Clare Wright


How would the oft-told stories about Eureka have been different if women had been included? Clare Wright interrogates this omission and brings women to the forefront in her powerful history book for young adults.

Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi


Australian women are suffering from a crisis of confidence about work. Accustomed to being overlooked and undervalued, even when women do get to the top, they explain their success away as ‘luck’. But it’s not. Not Just Lucky exposes the structural and cultural disadvantages that rob women of their confidence.

I Call Myself a Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty

ed. Victoria Pepe et al


Is feminism still a dirty word? Is feminism still thought of as anti-men rather than pro-human? Twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women explore what being a feminist means to them.

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford


Fight Like a Girl exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. It is a call to arms for women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

Not Just Black and White

Lesley and Tammy Williams


Lesley Williams was forced to leave her family at a young age to work as a domestic servant. Lesley never saw her wages – they were kept ‘safe’ for her. She was taught not to question her life, until desperation made her start to wonder. So began a nine-year journey for answers.