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F-Word Address: Jane Gilmore (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]




F-Word Address: Jane Gilmore (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information

AUSLAN-INTERPRETED SHOW


Date/Time:

Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Location:

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Australia

Tickets:

This is a free event. Bookings are essential. PLS contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or email: reception@wheelercentre.com.

Interpreter:

Kirri Dangerfield

Language/ Cultural Consultant:

Website:

https://www.wheelercentre.com/events/the-f-word-address-jane-gilmore



About the Show

SPEAKERS: Jane Gilmore (talk), then chat with Sophie Black

Here’s a list of things that don’t cause murder. Stiletto-heel shoes. Mothers. Selfies. Broken hearts. Romance. Sex romps … Here’s a list of things that do cause murder: the decision to murder someone.’

Feminist journalist Jane Gilmore started her #FixedIt project in 2013 to hold the media to account in their portrayal of victims of rape and child abuse. For the Wheeler Centre’s annual F Word Address, Gilmore will evaluate the Australian media and how they have performed in 2017 in their depiction of women – whether it’s in politics, the arts, sport or in the reporting of domestic violence.

Today, thanks to social media, audiences have increasing power to force change in the way the news is presented. But are public perceptions still being shaped by such reporting? And how can a simple correction – a better image, another choice of words or laying blame where it belongs – make a difference?

Part feminist stocktake, part personal reflection, Gilmore tackles the year that was, as she examines how the media has chosen to represent – or misrepresent – women in 2017.