Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop.
Join us as we reconvene for the monthly women’s summit known to many as On the Rag. There is mucho good news to yarn about this month, including New Zealand passing a world-first bill to give domestic violence leave, Countdown slashing the price of sanitary products and the Pop Up Globe realising that an all-male feminist production maybe isn’t a great idea after all. We also take a look at the real meaning of “free speech” and Paula Bennett’s idea of a worthy woman.
Beyond that, there’s a lot of discussion about Korean skincare, the joys of syncing cycles with a flat and the perils of Meet the Parents. Also: some terrible feminist confessions. Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman, and enjoy The Women’s Bookshop bestsellers for July below. For even more literary goodness, snap yourself up a ticket for Ladies Litera-tea over the next two months in Auckland. We might see you there!
- Happiness by Aminatta Forna
- Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
- This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman
- The New Ships by Kate Duignan
- White Houses by Amy Bloom
- Tin Man by Sarah Winman
- The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
- See No Evil: New Zealand’s Betrayal of the People of West Papua by Maire Leadbeater
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