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.
This month on On the Rag, we’ll be stirring the cauldron and murmuring about witch hunts, lighting a candle for the plight of the old white man and falling in love with New Zealand’s finest love stories. How many bad cartoons can one dude do in a month? Why is everyone terrified about #MeTooNZ? And why is someone lodging a complaint against Julie Anne Genter for stating the facts?
Beyond that, we make our own bad feminist confessions, share our useful tips for surviving in the world and gush over Michele’s new book about falling (and staying) in love. Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win How We Met, and for further Book Club suggestions please enjoy The Women’s Bookshop top 10 bestsellers for March.
1. Dear Oliver by Peter Wells
2. Short Life & Mysterious Death of Jane Furlong by Kelly Dennett
3. How We Met: The Ways Great Love Begins by Michele A’Court
4. After Alexander: The Legacy of a Son by Jan Prior
5. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli
6. The Actresses by Barbara Ewing
7. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
8. All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth Church
9. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
10. Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
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