At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I can't remember not being a feminist. I was aware as a small child that my opportunities in life were less than a boy's.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
I am mostly self taught. Germaine Greer was a formative thinker for me.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
My union activism is informed by a feminist belief in collective action to solve societal, workplace and individual inequities.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
Social media, union work, my research and teaching.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
A feminist world would recognise that we all experience the world differently. Our race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, sexuality, class all influence how our gender is relevant in our daily lives. A feminist world is one which would not rely on poverty to reinforce the position of privileged women and men. Women everywhere would have access to education, bodily integrity and men would be free to live a richer life, with more love, compassion and joy.
How I Define Feminism:
A recognition that women remain an oppressed group in society, and women of colour, disabled women, trans women, working class women, lesbian/bisexual/asexual women face complex and greater disadvantages.
An Associate Professor of Management specialising in gender discrimination at work. My teaching and research challenges assumptions of privilege and disadvantage in the workplace. Cat lover. Thrift shop enthusiast. Hoping for a better world for all.