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'with men I feel like a very sharp, glittering blade' – when 5 liberated women spoke the truth

  • Written by Kath Kenny, Sessional academic, Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature, Macquarie University
'with men I feel like a very sharp, glittering blade' – when 5 liberated women spoke the truthHelen Garner on stage in Betty Can Jump at The Pram Factory in 1972.Photo courtesy of the Betty Can Jump collective

There’s a climactic scene in Helen Garner’s third and latest diary where she describes tipping a box of her then husband’s cigars into a pot of soup, picking up a pair of scissors, slashing a straw hat that belongs...



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