UQU and the National Tertiary Education Union are proud to present UQ Bluestocking Week 2015.
Celebrate the achievements of women at UQ.
Where: Union Complex
When: Tuesday 11th August, 12noon - 1pm
Join us in the Union Complex for live music, food, beverages and special guest speakers: NTEU President, Jeannie Rea, and UQU President, Kathryn Cramp.
History of Bluestocking Week
From the late 1980s through to the last decade Australian women students held Bluestocking Week across the country to draw attention to what women had won and were still fighting for in higher education.
While primarily focused directly on education, Bluestocking Week often provided a vehicle for other key campaigns including: sexual violence, reproductive rights, international solidarity, paid parental leave, equal rights at work and the right for women to go anywhere, anytime and speak out - whoever you are and however you look.
The Bluestocking Woman
The first generations of women university students were called Bluestockings. This was widely used and whilst originally quite pejorative, probably became quite affectionate as women used the expression themselves to identify with being scholarly, inquisitive and clever.
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