The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Thank you to the several hundred members who entered our The Good girls Stripped Bare giveaway.

The winners are:

  • Ana from DVA in South Australia
  • Raelene from DHS in Victoria
  • Kellie from DIBP in New South Wales
  • Robert from the AFSA in Queensland
  • Maria from the ATO in the ACT
  • David from DHS in NSW

Did you miss out this time?

You can buy the book at the reduced price of $24.99 until 30 June 2017 - more information here.

And keep an eye out for future book giveaways in CPSUnews.

From bogan to boned and beyond…

Journalist Tracey Spicer strips her life – and the media – bare in funny, full-frontal ‘femoir’

Tracey Spicer was always the good girl. Inspired by Jana Wendt, this bogan from the Brisbane backwaters waded through the ‘cruel and shallow money trench’ of television to land a dream role: national news anchor for a major network.

But once there, she found that – for women – TV was less about news and more about helmet hair, masses of makeup and fatuous fashion, in an era when bosses told you to ‘stick your tits out’, ‘lose two inches off your arse’, and ‘quit before you’re too long in the tooth’. Still, Tracey plastered on a smile and did what she was told. But when she was sacked by email after having a baby, this good girl turned ‘bad’, taking legal action against the network for pregnancy discrimination.

In this frank and funny ‘femoir’ -- part memoir, part manifesto -- Tracey ‘sheconstructs’ the structural barriers facing women in the workplace and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl. Along the way, she pulls back the covers on the rise of fake news, the commercial influence on the media, the gender pay gap, pregnancy discrimination, anxiety, abortion, voluntary euthanasia, alcoholism, class warfare, sexual harassment, the beauty myth, and ‘good girl’ syndrome.

About the Author

Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx Talk ‘The Lady Stripped Bare’ has been seen by nearly 1.5 million people. Tracey has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Her ‘full-frontal’ columns appear weekly in metropolitan newspapers and on opinion websites. The 49-year-old is the co-founder and national convenor of Women in Media.