Women are each others' harshest critics. The standards of beauty and appearance that can cripple women and damage their self-esteem are policed by other women. When UK journalist Samantha Brick wrote a story about how other women hated her for being beautiful the response was a violent online torrent, with more than a million hits on Twitter, criticising her for being ugly, arrogant and deluded.
Women were harshest and most hateful, revealing that nothing is more challenging than someone who has escaped the corrosive insecurity about appearance that is most women's lot. With this level of self-hatred, is it any wonder that women hate each other?
Speakers - Eva Cox, Germaine Greer, Tara Moss, Dannielle Miller Chair - Jenny Brockie