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The Publisher Who Tried to Change the World

Virago Press opened as a feminist publisher in 1972 to promote women's writing. Its founder, Carmen Callil, says she wanted all readers to benefit from the female perspective.

Virago Press opened as a feminist publisher in 1972 to promote women's writing. Its founder, Carmen Callil, says she wanted both men and women to benefit from the female perspective. She tells Witness how she hoped to put women centre stage at a time when she and many other women felt sidelined and ignored at work and at home.

Photo: Carmen Callil, 1983 (Photo by Peter Morris/Fairfax Media)
Music: Jam Today by Jam Today courtesy of the Women’s Liberation Music Archive.

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