Title

Women and work: Gender disparity in Australian universities

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Queensland University of Technology * Creative Industries Faculty

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Accounting, Finance and Business Economics

RAS ID

471

Comments

Originally published as: Ellis-Newman, J. (2001). Women and work: Gender disparity in Australian universities. Media culture journal , 4(5), 380-390. Original article available here

Abstract

Women have been fighting for the right to participate in universities since 1873, when Sophia Jex Blake went to court with her fight to enrol at Edinburgh University. In rejecting her application, one of the judges stated: It is a belief, widely entertained, that there is a great difference in the mental constitution of the two sexes, just as there is in their physical conformation. The powers and susceptibilities of women are as noble as those of men; but they are thought to be different, and, in particular, it is considered that they have not the same power of intense labour as men.

 
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