Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro
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Accidental Feminists

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5 February 2019

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9780522872842

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Melbourne University Press

Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro
How one generation became feminists—by accident
Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now.

Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in—with the pill and a regular pay cheque—transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.
Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now.

Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in—with the pill and a regular pay cheque—transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.
Jane Caro with Georgie Gardner on the Today show

This is a book that everyone should read—men and women.”
Georgie Gardner, The Today Show

A humane and important book about contemporary women’s lives, including the perilous economic predicament of many older women, written in a way that is warm, funny and accessible”
Anne Manne

Caro helps us see the astonishing achievement of these revolutionaries dwelling amongst us and reveals why the world has never known anything like them.”
Ellen Fanning

Caro offers a generational bridge for readers who identify across all three waves of feminism: a way to understand what came before, to better see where to go from here.”
Melissa Cranenburgh, Books + Publishing

A great read, one full of hope and ideas, it’s warm and funny as Caro catches up with women of her generation, recounting their stories, weaving them into facts and figures.”
Karen Hardy, The Canberra Times

Accidental Feminists deserves to be widely consumed by women and men, of the baby boomer generation and beyond. It’s a window into the experience of others; the events and trends that shaped their lives and their personalities. Older women are too often absent from the public sphere.”
Jamilia Risvi, Future Women

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Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator. She was awarded the 2018 Walkley for Women’s Leadership.

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