Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Madeleine Chapman tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop.
This month Madeleine Chapman steps in for Michele A’Court as we dissect the October in womanhood. The fancy royal couple were here for a bit, the government is finally pushing abortion reform along and one Otago girls’ school is finally wearing the pants. In sporting news, Black Ferns merch is still incredibly hard to come by – unless you are Trevor Mallard.
Beyond that, we share our favourite things to watch and read this month, confess to our feminist sins and talk about the perils of shaving our legs for the summer months. Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford and enjoy The Women’s Bookshop bestsellers for October below.
For even more literary goodness, snap yourself up a ticket for Ladies Litera-tea in November. We might see you there!
- Hudson & Halls: The Food of Love by Joanne Drayton
- I Have Loved Me A Man: The Life and Times of Mika by Sharon Mazer
- The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy
- Milkman by Anna Burns
- Happiness by Aminatta Forna
- Transcription by Kate Atkinson
- Women, Equality & Power by Helen Clark
- Dare to Lead: Bold Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brene Brown
- Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
- Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship by Clementine Ford
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