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 t 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, eugh. Edited by rewned 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 thing 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 Emily Maguire Clem Bastow Jax Jacki Brown Amy Gray Van Badham Amy Middleton Adrienne Truscott Maria Lewis Tilly Lawless Jenna Price Deirdre Fidge Jane Gilmore Brigitte Lewis Michelle Law Simona Castricum Rosanna Beatrice Anne-Frances Watson Jessamy Gleeson Sinead Stubbins Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen Fiona Patten
Karen Pickering is a feminist presenter, writer and educator. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Age and other media outlets. She is the creator and host of Cherchez la Femme, Melbourne's monthly feminist talkshow in the pub, held on the first Tuesday of every month. She is also the founder and the 2014-2015 Director of Girls On Film Festival.