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Don't be too polite, girls : a memoir /

by McCarthy, Wendy, Published by : Allen & Unwin, (Crows Nest, NSW :) , 2022 Physical details: 507 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781760878306. List(s) this item appears in: April 2022 Australian Titles | April 2022 Biography | Australian Biography
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New book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Biography 305.42 MCC Issued 01/06/2022 063954
New book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Biography 305.42 MCC Issued 02/06/2022 063972
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Includes index.

'McCarthy's advocacy and passion for women's rights has spurred a new generation. We wouldn't be where we are without her.' Sydney Morning Herald, 'Who Mattered in 2019' 'A woman of kindness and strength and a feminist who has helped the careers and lives of so many strangers and many dear friends. She is a bright star in the Sydney community. A woman who believes in life-long learning and is not afraid to take risks.' Sydney Community Foundation 'A day hasn't passed this year where I haven't thanked my lucky stars for her wisdom, humour, counsel, support & encouragement. A legend. May we all aspire to live like Wendy McCarthy.' Georgie Dent, Executive Director, The Parenthood Wendy McCarthy has made her mark on this country in many extraordinary ways. For more than 50 years, she has been on the leading edge of feminism and corporate and public life in Australia and her trail-blazing advocacy and leadership have made her a widely respected and revered figure. Wendy is a woman who shaped her times as much as she was shaped by them, and now at 80 years of age, she shares her remarkable life and achievements, and the lessons she learned - and taught us all. From sheltered country schoolgirl to relentless campaigner for abortion and contraception, from passionate teacher to lifelong advocate for education, to smashing that glass ceiling again and again and showing the way to subsequent generations of women, Wendy has championed change across the public, private and community sectors, in education, family planning, human rights, public health, overseas aid and development, conservation, heritage, media and the Arts.

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