About Dissent

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What is Dissent?

Dissent is a publication brought to you by the Women's Department dedicated to giving a voice to the women of Monash by providing a stage to voice their reality, experiences, opinions, frustrations, wants and needs. We invite you to contribute by designing and submitting your own work to msa-womens@monash.edu

How did Dissent begin?

The first edition of Dissent was published by the Women’s Campaign, in conjunction with the Public Affairs Committee of the MAS (MSA) and Monash University Union in 1993. It shared news of the controversy surrounding a Women’s Department and the right to a Women’s Officer as well as other poems, articles, comics, images and essays on topics including menstrual products, shopping centres, beauty standards, sex work, violence against women, HIV and more.


Dissent has been published in:

  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

at the discretion of the women’s officers and their budget capability.

This year, the Women's Department and Lot's Wife have teamed up, presenting the 2017 Dissent pages as double-page features in Editions 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Lot's Wife. As an added bonus, you can find more Dissent content in Edition 5: the Feminist Edition. This decision has been made to increase awareness and readership of Dissent throughout the student body.


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