ED’S LET­TER

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Con­tents - Sar­rah

It pains me as a jour­nal­ist to ad­mit this, but let’s face it: the me­dia isn’t al­ways very kind to women. Whether it’s the re­cent vic­tory by Rebel Wilson in a defama­tion case against a mag­a­zine pub­lisher over a se­ries of neg­a­tive ar­ti­cles, or Karl Ste­fanovic’s with­er­ing de­scrip­tion of a tabloid web­site for its “de­spi­ca­ble track record of den­i­grat­ing women for who they are”, you don’t have to look too far to find an un­flat­ter­ing de­pic­tion of fe­male pub­lic fig­ures. Here at Stel­lar, we have al­ways taken pride in cel­e­brat­ing women from all walks of life, and the feed­back we have re­ceived from you has con­firmed there is far more in­ter­est in shar­ing fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries and cham­pi­oning suc­cess and tri­umph over ad­ver­sity than there is in tear­ing one another apart. This week’s di­verse group of sub­jects – in­clud­ing TV pre­sen­ter Re­becca Mad­dern, com­men­ta­tor Jamila Rizvi, busi­ness­woman Jane Lauder, ac­tor Lily James, mu­si­cian ClareC Bowen and writer Brodie Lan­cast­erL – is tes­ta­ment to that. AndA no, Shane Ja­cob­son, I haven’t for­got­ten you – there’s al­ways plenty of room for a few good men in Stel­lar too.

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