Why are 'feminine' crafts like basket weaving disparaged by politicians? Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles NSW Labor announces arts pledges ahead of state election The Labor Party promises to double regional arts support, keep the Powerhouse Museum at its Ultimo location and increase support for Western Sydney. Tony Grybowski to head up team creating new Arts Plan for South Australia (locked) The state’s first Arts Plan since 2000 will be developed over a six month period, with the results due to be released mid-year. ICYMI: A wrap of this week’s arts news (locked) Parliamentary reports, a new performing arts centre, program announcements, touring celebrations and more. 10 buzzwords that dominated the arts in 2018 Our language tells us a lot about who we are: our confidence, our embrace of trends, our professionalism and our priorities. So what did 2018 say? (Premium content) Premium content Sue Green Monday 4 June, 2018 We don’t see such sneers at woodwork, metalcrafts or other "manly" pursuits. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Image via Shutterstock Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Sue Green is Deputy Co-ordinator, Journalism Program, Swinburne University of Technology. She has more than 40 years journalism experience, including holding senior writing and editing positions in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. As well as journalism qualifications Green has a degree in textile design and is a Swinburne University PhD candidate by artefact and exegesis. Her project combines both her journalism and textile expertise – she is writing Disruptive Knitting: How knitters are changing the world, about politics, gender and knitting in Australia.