On Merit

Paula Matthewson
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On Merit

Published

5 February 2019

ISBN

9780522875751

Weight

68g

Size

150mm x 108mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

On Merit

Paula Matthewson
How the red shoe resistance is busting the merit myth in the Liberal Party
'Real equality is when a female mediocre fool gets the same job that a male mediocre fool has now.' Amanda Vanstone Merit has very little to do with the increasing dominance of men in the modern Liberal Party. Yet Liberal women continue to defend it. Until now. On Merit explores this imbalance, its implications for the party's future, and how a pair of red shoes may spark a rebellion against the merit myth.
'Real equality is when a female mediocre fool gets the same job that a male mediocre fool has now.' Amanda Vanstone Merit has very little to do with the increasing dominance of men in the modern Liberal Party. Yet Liberal women continue to defend it. Until now. On Merit explores this imbalance, its implications for the party's future, and how a pair of red shoes may spark a rebellion against the merit myth.

Real equality is when a female mediocre fool gets the same job that a male mediocre fool has now”
Amanda Vanstone

Paula Matthewson

Paula Matthewson

Paula Matthewson is a political columnist with The New Daily and editor of Despatches. Her commentary and analysis of Australian federal politics have been published widely since she set aside a long career in politics and advocacy in 2010 to become a freelance writer. During that previous life, Matthewson worked for four years as a Liberal media adviser.

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