Twenty Years On
Who would have thought that our fun dinner 20 years ago would have spawned an Australian institution? …Twenty years of the catch cry “Keep them nervous” and twenty years of embarrassed and sometimes defiant Ernies winners.
At a serious level, the Ernies charts Australian misogyny and provides an important historical record of what men are actually saying about women. This sort of research is very hard to do in retrospect. It has to be an every day activity of women getting up, reading the paper and being so infuriated by something they read or hear that they immediately file it away for later Ernies nomination.
As of today they will be able to come to our site and register on-line.
To celebrate our twenty years we have created this website. We will continue to build on the story of the last twenty years and of course point out the miscreants of the present with indignation and glee.
If you want to come to the Ernies Dinner on 26 September, get cracking as the RSVPs close on Tuesday 18 September. Ring 02 9718 1234.
Your Ernies Hosts
Meredith Burgmann and Yvette Andrews