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Abigail Bray, Melinda Tankard Reist and

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"Melinda Tankard Reist is a writer, speaker, blogger, media commentator and activist against violence against women, objectification of women and sexualisation of girls. Melinda is author/editor of 4 books including Defiant Birth: Women who resist medical eugenics (Spinifex Press, 2006) and Getting Real: Challenging the sexualisation of girls (Spinifex Press, 2009). Melinda’s opinion pieces appear frequently in Australian media and she is a regular on morning television and current affairs programs. Melinda is named in the Who’s Who of Australian Women and the World Who’s Who of Women. Her Website is melindatankardreist.com.Dr Abigail Bray is a Research Fellow at the Social Justice Research Centre at Edith Cowan University. She has published widely in leading international academic journals on anorexia, child sexual abuse, moral panics, and child pornography. She is the author of Hélène Cixous: Writing and Sexual Difference (2004) and Body Talk: A Power Guide for Girls with Elizabeth Reid Boyd (2005). She was an inaugural inductee into the Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Her forthcoming book Misogyny Re-Loaded will be published by Spinifex in 2012.

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