Introducing Mamamia Live – a frank conversation between two of Australia’s most outspoken women
Mia talks to Rosie about her best-selling new memoir The Anti Cool Girl and of course, The Bachelor. It will be as raw and moving as it is hilarious and you can meet Rosie in person afterwards as she signs copies of her book (which will also be available to buy if you haven’t got one yet!).
Catch them at the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay on Monday 14th September at 6pm. Grab your tickets here.
When it comes to describing Amal Clooney, there’s an abundance of titles that could be used: human rights lawyer, activist, accomplished author, barrister, even university lecturer.
As someone who has represented defendants in many of the world’s biggest human rights cases (ahem, Julian Assange or Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Fahmy) Amal could easily be considered one of the world’s most accomplished women in the legal sphere and yet The Associated Press decided to ignore all of these titles when they described Clooney in a recent tweet.
What did they decide to go with instead? Actor’s wife – yep that’s right.
Amal Clooney, actor’s wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists http://t.co/i6nQg0xPg3
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2015
Yes, Amal is married to Hollywood actor George Clooney and – but on a day where Amal was busy representing her client, Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy, diminishing all of her achievements down to ‘actor’s wife’ is a sexist slur against Clooney and the tireless work she is doing to keep Fahmy out of prison.Sadly, Fahmy and his colleagues, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste, were jailed yesterday for three years for aiding a “terrorist organisation” (the Muslim Brotherhood). That is what the real story is here today, a great injustice of freedom of speech and human rights, not the fact that Amal Clooney happens to also be an “actor’s wife”. The Associated Press was quick to receive much criticism from their readers on Twitter.