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University women from across Melbourne weren’t afraid of showing a bit of leg for Bluestocking Week, 13-17 August, re-launched today (Friday 10 August) at the State Library of Victoria by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the National Union of Students (NUS).
NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea, told the crowd that Bluestocking Week had previously been held in campuses across Australia from the 1980s through to the last decade when the Howard Government’s anti-student organisation legislation killed off most student activities.
“This was a real loss because Bluestocking Week drew attention to what women had won and were still fighting for in higher education. It was not just about access and numbers of women at universities, but also about what was being taught and researched, and by