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 Roadmap leads museums and galleries away from colonialism The Australian Museums and Galleries Association’s new First Peoples roadmap provides clear direction on improving Indigenous engagement and employment. What #AusVotes2019 offers the arts On the eve of the election, here’s how the major parties are fighting for the arts vote. Election not taking culture seriously The funding of arts and culture in this country reflects a political climate that does not take culture, or arts practice, seriously. Labor arts policy welcomed by sector A national Indigenous theatre company, restored funding for the Australia Council, and a focus on the centrality of the artist are among the key platforms of Labor’s Renewing Creative Australia. (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.