However hard it might be for women in senior positions in Australian politics, their rough road pales in significance beside the actual dangers that face women who aspire to the top job in Pakistani politics.
Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s first and so far only woman prime minister was assassinated in December 2007. Now Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has declared she is determined to follow in Bhutto into politics.
Continue reading Malala Yousafzai: when a teenage ambition to change the world might actually work
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• Meet Warren Truss, Deputy PM and responsible for some of the government’s most controversial decisions.
• The Australian book trade is back in business—for keeps, we hope.
• Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban for going to school, now plans to return to Pakistan and enter politics.
• Why are there so few women in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”?
• Schoolgirls in Kenya are denied an education because they can’t afford sanitary products.
• Why is Truman Capote, “the most perfect writer” of Norman Mailer’s generation, almost forgotten today?
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A painting by a young Melbourne artist that was highly praised by the great master Arthur Streeton when it was first shown in 1930 will be on display this weekend for the first time in 84 years.
Its showing is the result of determined sleuthing by the artist’s daughter, who has succeeded in discovering its whereabouts and persuading its current owners to allow it to be exhibited.
Continue reading Russian ballerina portrait still an unsolved mystery