how the Australian press frames female politicians
Julia Baird's Media Tarts is a gripping account of how the media have treated women politicians. While the tone of the book is even-handed, reading the history is at times gruesome, like watching a demolition derby. … In Baird's hands, it is a great political story.
Elspeth Proben (Sydney Morning Herald)
Julia Baird has interviewed dozens of women in politics, as well as columnists and opinion leaders in the press gallery for this readable, authoritative and thought-provoking book (it has a great cover too).
Pamela Bone (The Age
Julia Baird has worked as a weekly columnist and as the opinion editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. Her career at the Herald began in 1998. She has a PhD in history from Sydney University and has worked as a history tutor and in radio. She now works as a senior editor at Newsweek, and lives in New York.