Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Butterworth, M. (Ed.). (1992). Women in Leadership National Conference 1992: Women, communication and power. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


Victorian feminist lawyer and social activist, Dr. Jocelynne Scutt, confronted the issue of women and power by drawing upon a powerful reading of stories from women. These stories, drawn from ordinary and not so ordinary women, showed the barriers that face women as they attempt to deal with a daily reality infused with masculine power, violence, fright, shame, and self-realization. She spoke poignantly of a world that is all to familiar to women; women whose capacities have been curbed sharply by a common theme in their lives: domination and coercion...