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Destroying the Joint:
Why Women Have to Change the World


A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint.

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Early in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said: ‘She [Gillard] said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating. Women are destroying the joint – Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly.’

The twitterverse exploded with passionate, disbelieving and hilarious responses, and now here in Destroying the Joint women reply to this comment and the broader issues of sexism and misogyny in our culture. With Jane Caro editing, this entertaining and thought-provoking collection consists of essays, analysis, memoir, fiction and more, from:

Penny Wong
Christine Milne
Tara Moss
Corinne Grant
Clementine Ford
Carmen Lawrence
Wendy Harmer
Catherine Deveny
Steph Bowe
Emily Maguire
Leslie Cannold
Stella Young
Monica Dux
Catherine Fox
Nina Funnell
Susan Johnson
Jennifer Mills
Michelle Law
Melissa Lucashenko
Krissy Kneen
Paula McDonald
Abby Cathcart
Dannielle Miller
Jenna Price
Lily Edelstein
Jill Tomlinson
Yvette Vignando

Jane Caro, editor of Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World; and Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope; author of Just a Girl, Just a Queen, and Just Flesh & Blood

Jane Caro

Jane Caro is an author, columnist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker and social commentator. She has published ten books, including a memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane, as well as Just a Girl and Just a Queen, the first two novels in the Elizabeth Tudor trilogy. Just Flesh & Blood is the third and final book in the series. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum, Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise. She has created and presented three documentary series for the ABC’s Compass, with another in production. A frequent ad hoc columnist, she writes regular columns for Sunday Life and Leadership Matters. Jane divides her time between Sydney and a cattle property in the Upper Hunter. She is married, with two daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter. In 2018, Jane won the Walkley Award – Walkley Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Media Award for a Non-Fiction Book Editing for her bestseller, Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope.