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Cherchez la Femme: Feminism and Sex // Doing It Launch

  • The Melba Spiegeltent 35 Johnston Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia (map)

Karen Pickering, founder of Melbourne's monthly live feminist talkshow Cherchez La Femme, will return to the host's chair onSeptember 6 for a discussion on  'Feminism and Sex', and the launch of her new sex-positive anthology Doing It: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex (out on August 29). 

Doing It celebrates women taking control of their sexual lives, with some brilliant writing on intimacy, physicality, gender and power. These stories encourage honest discussions about sex and remind us of simple truths: women’s bodies are their own, everybody’s idea of good sex is different, and loving sex is nothing to be ashamed of.

Four contributing authors - Amy Gray, Jax Jacki Brown, Giselle Nguyen and Jessamy Gleeson - will be in conversation with Karen at the live event on Sept 6.


Doing It: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex

Edited by Karen Pickering

Women love sex. So why do we have such a difficult time accepting them as sexual creatures?

For a society that loves to project sex onto women, we’re not so keen on their free sexual expression. Doing It brings together some incredible female writers to reflect on why that might be, how they feel about sex, and why they love it. Women don’t get to talk about this, or hear it, enough.

Edited by renowned feminist Karen Pickering, Doing It celebrates women taking control of their sexual lives, with some brilliant writing on intimacy, physicality, gender and power. These stories encourage honest discussions about sex and remind us of simple truths: women’s bodies are their own, everybody’s idea of good sex is different, and loving sex is nothing to be ashamed of.

Featuring some of Australia’s most engaging voices, and some international stars, this exceptional collection combines the serious, the hilarious, the satirical, the personal, the political, and the downright sexy.

Contributors include:
Hanne Blank
Tilly Lawless
Van Badham
Anne-Frances Watson
Jenna Price
Jessamy Gleeson
Jane Gilmore
Amy Middleton
Rosanna Beatrice
Simona Castricum
Michelle Law
Deirdre Fidge
Maria Lewis
Brigitte Lewis

Doing It: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex, out August 29