Damned Whores and God’s Police: The Updated Edition of the Classic Study of Women in Australian Society
Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God’s Police was first published in 1975. That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before large numbers of women became visible in employment, in politics and elsewhere across society. It was in this climate that Anne Summers identified ‘damned whores’ and ‘God’s police’, the stereotypes that characterized all women as being either virtuous mothers whose function was to civilize society or bad girls who refused, or were unable, to conform to that norm and who were thus spurned and rejected. These stereotypes persist to this day, argues Anne Summers in this updated version of her classic book.
Date Published: 1994
Book Condition: Very good soft cover with surface wear, corner creasing and edge wear to covers. Some mild tanning to inside covers and page edges. Otherwise, an unmarked copy internally.
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