The Problem With The 'Mean Girls' Narrative

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The Problem With The 'Mean Girls' Narrative

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Today, a prominent Australian woman is being laid to rest at a funeral filled with her loved ones and peers as the spotlight turns, yet again, to workplace culture in Parliament. Do we find the idea of an aggressive or toxic working environment harder to swallow when it is - allegedly - women involved?

Plus, a famous woman has been photographed eating alone. What does it tell us about the objectification of not just women’s bodies, but their behaviour, too?

And… a new make-up campaign claims lipstick makes everything better. Really?

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Hosts: Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens

Producer: Emma Gillespie

Audio Producer: Leah Porges


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