Sunday, September 11, 2011

My questions to Q&A for tonight

I've sent these questions in for tonight's show. I'll let you know if they're shortlisted.

Melinda Tankard Reist

You lobby for respectful images of women in the media. In spite of decades of talking about gender issues, and women’s rights, women and girls are disrespected by images on billboards, and now also on t shirts. A few years ago the NSW Police Commissioner said that women are fundamentally disrespected in our society. What is it going to take to change our culture so that women are fundamentally respected?

Melinda Tankard Reist

At the end of each year we read stories about dance concerts where scantily clad little girls are bumping and grinding. My family was asked to leave our dance school when I suggested that having children dance to songs about sex when they don’t know it is about sex is exploitation. How do we educate dance schools to be more aware of their gendered messages, and to have more respect for children?

Prof Greer

You once said that mothers need a union. Given the aims of the women's movement have not been met - we still don't value care work, we don't equally share domestic work and women are not fairly represented in positions of power - how can we activate mothers for social change?

There is a limit of 80 words for the questions, so you have to keep it snappy. You can submit your questions here:


Jenny said...

good question - I'll look out for it!

Motherhugger said...

They've posted some possible questions for tonight on the website - including ones about the At Home With Julia program, the anti-Labour cartoons of our Prime Minister, and one to Prof Greer: What is more important to you - being right or stimulating discussion? We need more for Melinda Tankard Reist.
Looks like a good night for feminism.