Let’s celebrate our first Muse of 2018

So this week I am refining my PhD topic which will focus on how the criminal justice system recognises (or more often overlooks), responds to and often exacerbates trauma. As it happens my lovely friend Rosemary from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in Canberra introduced me to Karyn McCluskey this week. (Not literally. Read More

Let me mansplain to you why women need to shut up.

I read this article in The Conversation by Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle with interest. It focuses on how classical literature shows that women’s voices have been silenced over the centuries; such that women’s opinions and expertise is overlooked and undervalued. There are many comments on the post, but one states: Women shut men down by accusing Read More