Anne Manne is the author of Motherhood, the Quarterly Essay ‘Love & Money’ and the memoir So This Is Life. Her most recent book is The Life of I: The new culture of narcissism.
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The sentencing of George Pell
It took a judge to explain power to a cardinal
Rape among the lamingtons
Tragic evidence of child sexual abuse in the Newcastle Anglican Church
Making women’s unpaid work count
Feminist economics pioneer Marilyn Waring on care and the unfinished feminist revolution
A companionable rooster
Why are our pets so pampered?
On Stan Grant’s radical hope
Joker in the pack
On the road with the irrepressible Nick Xenophon
In defence of the rat
The many talents of a much-maligned rodent
The wife and times
Family and relationships
Annabel Crabb’s ‘The Wife Drought’
Confident white males - and other profiles of denialism
"We are vaguely aware of choosing not to look at the facts, but not quite conscious of what it is we are evading." - Stanley Cohen, State of Denial
The ‘facts’ on climate change could not be clearer. There …
Elisabeth Badinter’s 'The Conflict: Woman and Mother'
The case for a national disability insurance scheme
How not to win the Melbourne Cup
In sentimental movies about horseracing, such as National Velvet and Seabiscuit, there is a recurring theme. A rough diamond with potential slowly becomes a champion, transforming the lives of all those associated with it. The ending …
A decade ago I wrote a newspaper article about Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s controversial book Mother Nature: Natural Selection and the Female of the Species. Halfway through I came across a photo that has haunted me ever since. A Pakistani mother …
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