‘Women are a colonised sex’: Elizabeth reid, human rights and international women’s year 1975

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Piccini, Jon. (2018) ‘Women are a colonised sex’: Elizabeth reid, human rights and international women’s year 1975. Australian Historical Studies. 49(3), pp. 307 - 323. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2018.1482931
AuthorsPiccini, Jon
Abstract

This article situates Australian Elizabeth Reid’s contribution to International Women’s Year (IWY) (1975) within ongoing historiographical discussions on development and human rights. The world’s first advisor on women’s affairs to a head of government, Reid used the burgeoning Women’s Liberation Movement’s critique of ‘sexism’ to challenge IWY’s goals of formal equality, a limited and undesirable outcomes that prevented women and men from instead becoming ‘more human’. These ideas were then used to challenge the dominance of economic development over individual and collective rights at the 1975 Mexico City conference, placing Reid as a participant in the 1970s human rights ‘breakthrough’.

Year2018
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Journal citation49 (3), pp. 307 - 323
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1031-461X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2018.1482931
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85051692717
Page range307 - 323
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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