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Media Tarts (MP3)
Written by:
Julia Baird 
Read by:
Danielle Carter 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
11 hours 37 minutes 
MP3 size:
503 MB 
February 14 2022 
Available Date:
February 14 2022 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; 20th Century; Australian; Current Affairs & Politics 
ABC Audio 
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NZD$ 44.95
NZD$ 44.95

Bestselling author
Australian author
Award winning journalist

With an introduction read by the author, one of our foremost journalists and political commentators, a powerful insight into how the media treats female politicians – now revised and updated with a new foreword by Annabel Crabb.

'History is crucial. We need to know that treating women as decorations, subordinates and playthings, even and sometimes especially in our houses of power, is not new. We know that from the moment women walked into parliament and took up space alongside men, they have been treated as objects ... When men were featured often in the press, they were rising stars. When women were featured often in the press, they were media tarts.' Julia Baird's seminal work, Media Tarts, was originally published in 2004. Based on a series of extensive interviews, this audiobook provides an in-depth analysis of the influence of a generation of prominent female politicians on the Australian political system, exploring the part played by the press in their downfall. Almost two decades later, it is evident how little has changed. Now revisited and updated with a new foreword from Annabel Crabb, Media Tarts is an essential listen from one of our foremost journalists and political commentators, providing a powerful, sobering and incisive insight into how deep the currents of misogyny run and how the media continues to treat female politicians. If we want to understand what is happening today, and avoid the endless repeating of the same story, we need to reckon with our past.

'Julia Baird's Media Tarts is a gripping account of how the media have treated women politicians. While the tone of the book is even-handed, reading the history is at times gruesome, like watching a demolition derby ... In Baird's hands, it is a great political story.'
Sydney Morning Herald

'Readable, authoritative and thought-provoking.'
The Age