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Women's voices need to be heard in the media

By Blair Williams
November 19 2021 - 6:25pm
Journalists at a press conference in Canberra in 2019. Picture: Getty Images

2021 has been a year of reckoning against sexism and misogyny in Australia. From the selection of Grace Tame as Australian of the Year in recognition of her advocacy for fellow survivors of sexual assault, to the nationwide movement and revelations about Parliament sparked by former political staffer Brittany Higgins' rape allegations, to the courage shown by the women journalists who broke these stories - it has been a momentous year. Nevertheless, women's voices remain overwhelmingly underrepresented in the mainstream media.