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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

2014

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Dowry In Bangladesh: A Search From An International Perspective For An Effective Legal Approach To Mitigate Women’S Experiences, Afroza Begum Jan 2014

Dowry In Bangladesh: A Search From An International Perspective For An Effective Legal Approach To Mitigate Women’S Experiences, Afroza Begum

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

For some 40 years, Bangladesh has fought a losing battle against the existence of dowries and their associated abuse with no indication of even a minimal impact as dowry demands inflate and violence increases. In one year alone, dowry related violence claimed the lives of 325 women and contributed to 66.7 per cent of the violent incidents against women. This article aims to investigate the appropriateness and effectiveness of legal approaches to dowry and propose a different standard for redressing women’s disadvantaged situation in the traditional culture of Bangladesh.


Engendering 'Rural' Practice: Women’S Lived Experience Of Legal Practice In Regional, Rural And Remote Communities In Queensland, Trish Mundy Jan 2014

Engendering 'Rural' Practice: Women’S Lived Experience Of Legal Practice In Regional, Rural And Remote Communities In Queensland, Trish Mundy

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The experience and marginalised status of women lawyers within the Australian legal profession has been well documented over the past two decades. However, very little is known empirically about the ways in which 'rural' space and place might transform or impact that experience, and their relationship with the retention of women in rural, regional and remote (RRR) practice. This article reports on a phenomenological study of the lived experience of female solicitors practising in RRR communities in Queensland. The study asked 23 solicitors (male and female) about their experience of life and legal practice in their communities. This article concludes ...


Shame And The Anti-Suffragist In Britain And Ireland: Drawing Women Back Into The Fold?, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa Jan 2014

Shame And The Anti-Suffragist In Britain And Ireland: Drawing Women Back Into The Fold?, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

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Shame has been heavily relied on as a political tool in the modern world and yet it is still a much under-historicised emotion. Using the examples of early twentieth-century Britain and Ireland, I examine how women opposed to the campaign for female suffrage used shame instrumentally in their writing. Exploring the versatility of this political device, I find that shame was used with the oppositional intentions of binding and excluding. Whereas British conservatives used it to protect an already well-established imagined community of good imperial women, Irish radicals drew on it to invite women to take part in the construction ...


A Suitable Job For A Woman: Women, Work And The Television Crime Drama, Sue Turnbull Jan 2014

A Suitable Job For A Woman: Women, Work And The Television Crime Drama, Sue Turnbull

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The first series of the Channel Nine crime drama series, Underbelly, is the starting point for a reflection on the relationship between women, work, crime and feminism. Following a brief description of the episode 'Wise Monkeys' written by Felicity \Packard which features three of the 'real' women involved in Melbourne's gangland murders, the essay considers the significant role women have played in the depiction of crime on television as creators, writers and actors. In the end, it all comes down to power and control, who wins and who loses in what Gregg and Wilson (2010) have identified as the ...


Women And Leadership: Theatre, Sarah Miller Jan 2014

Women And Leadership: Theatre, Sarah Miller

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

"We have something of the utmost importance to contribute: the sensibility, the experience and the expertise of one half of humanity. All we ask is that we are able to do this in conditions of complete equality." (Dorothy Hewitt, launching the Australia Council's 'Women in the Arts' report, 1983) Published in 2005, Rachel Fensham and Denise Varney's important book, The Doll's Revolution: Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination, argues that the 1990s was a period in which women entered the theatrical mainstream and radically changed not just theatre but the way in which we think about Australian culture ...


Preventing Violence Against Women And Girls, Michael Flood Jan 2014

Preventing Violence Against Women And Girls, Michael Flood

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Men’s violence against women and girls is a blunt expression of the pervasive gender inequalities that characterize countries across the globe. Men’s violence against women both expresses and maintains men’s power over women. Indeed, rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence have been seen as paradigmatic expressions of the operation of male power over women (Miller and Biele 1993, p. 53). Whether in workplaces or elsewhere, efforts to build gender equality must reckon with men’s violence against women.