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- The most anticipated books of 2022 (Sydney Morning Herald)
- The 25 best Australian books of 2022 (The Guardian)
- Review: Sydney Review of Books
- As a science journalist I’m reconsidering having kids. I’m not the only one (The Guardian)
- The best Australian books out in April (The Guardian)
- Show Your Working: Gina Rushton (Kill Your Darlings)
- What comes after guilt when family planning in a climate crisis? Anger. (Sydney Morning Herald)
- The Millennial Anxiety Of Having Kids In A Climate Crisis (Elle)
- Extract: Why Would Anyone Want To Have Kids When It Feels Like The World Is Ending? (Junkee)
- Why the question 'do you want kids' tears women open like nothing else (Body + Soul)
- Ten Terrifying Questions (Booktopia)
- Nature and grief, rethinking motherhood on Life Matters (ABC)
- In The Gloss with Phoebe Burgess (Vogue)
- Recommendation: Shameless podcast (Shameless media)
- "How do I know if I ACTUALLY want kids?" (Keep it Cleaner podcast with Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw)
- Panel on The Drum with Ellen Fanning (ABC)
- How do you decide you're ready for motherhood? (Feed Play Love)
- The question around having children: a nine month long study! (RNZ)
- The case for not having kids: Why women are putting the conversation on ice (Stuff NZ)
- The Maternal Question (The Wheeler Centre)
- Interview: Gina Rushton on writing The Most Important Job in the World (She Defined)
- Why It's Harder Than Ever to Choose to Have Kids with Cameron Daddo and Ali Daddo (Separate Bathrooms podcast)
- When is the right time to freeze your eggs? (Harper's Bazaar Australia - syndicated to Harper's Bazaar Arabia)
- Our favourite non-fiction books from 2022 (Women's Agenda)
- Review: Readings
- Review: AU Review
- Review: Mums at the Table
- Review: Books + Publishing
PRAISE FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD
'Gina Rushton reports unflinchingly from the disjunction between received wisdoms about motherhood and received realities that continue to constrict the choices of women of her generation. A significant and vital book; a must-read' - Sarah Krasnostein, bestselling author of The Trauma Cleaner.
'A mesmerising investigation into the beauty and trauma of motherhood' - Samantha Maiden, Walkley award-winning political editor and author of Party Animals.
'I can't remember the last book that made me think so much - about all sorts of things I didn't expect. Gina Rushton is what every writer should be - both wise and curious - and when I had finished her fascinating book I saw the world in new ways' - Sean Kelly, author of The Game.
'Gina Rushton searingly describes the complex internal conflict so many young women feel: do I want kids? And what becomes of me if I do, or don't? I've not read a book that so perfectly captures how I feel as a woman in her late twenties' - Zara McDonald, host of Shameless podcast and bestselling author of The Space Between.
'The Most Important Job in the World keenly captures the rollercoaster of anxiety and hope that embodies living at this moment in history. Gina Rushton has written a book that is globally impactful and deeply personal at once, further solidifying her status as one of this country's most exciting writers. This is a generation-defining text that everyone (not only those considering parenthood) must read immediately' - Gen Fricker, comedian and podcaster.
'Gina Rushton interrogates the most personal, political and primal anxieties of our generation, and delivers a clarity so sharp, it borders on pain. But the pain is transformative when shared and given shape, and I read The Most Important Job in the World feeling nothing short of seen, consoled and grateful' - Benjamin Law, broadcaster and author of The Family Law.
'Grounded in Rushton's years of frontline reporting on reproductive access, this book reflects on both the politics and philosophies underpinning parenthood. It challenged some of my deeply ingrained presumptions about the career-family binary, and Rushton is unafraid to sit with ambivalence. Contraception, legacy, loss, climate change... it's all here. I am so glad this book exists and I am glad I read it' - Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull.
An essay in Balancing Acts: Women in Sport (Brow Books). Understanding the term ‘sport’ in the broadest possible sense, and applying the definition of ‘women’ in the same way (to include trans, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex and otherwise non-cis women, as well as from and/or about queer, lesbian, and bisexual women), these essays examine the way women athletes’ experience are marginalised and under-reported, and attempt to de-centre the status quo of sports writing and commentary as dominated by male perspectives and expertise.
An essay in Choice Words (Allen & Unwin). "A collection of stories, essays, rants and raves from high profile women that seeks to demystify abortion and its surrounding stigma.