Judy’s Punch

We are so excited to be relaunching Judy’s Punch as a blog at this year’s Mudfest with the UMSU Creative Arts Dept as a special edition of Wordplay!

It will be on Tuesday August 20 at 6pm in the Students Lounge on Ground Floor of Union House.

There will be some readings, some excitement and some launching of the pretty new website. And some bar tab.


Judy’s Punch was a magazine published by the Wom*n’s Department until 2006.

We don’t know what happened, but we suspect it suffered the same fate so many valuable student union services and resources did in 2006: funding cuts under the Howard Government through the introduction of Voluntary Student Unionism.

But it’s still sitting there, patiently, in the oft-unread UMSU Constitution stating that it needs to be published.

After the decision of the Wom*n’s Action Collective t not remove this clause form the UMSU Inc. Constitution, so Judy’s Punch is going to be relaunched as a branch of the UMSU Wom*n’s Blog!

(Judy’s Punch can still be found in the archives in the Rowden White Library, by the way. And is worth a read)

FACT: Feminist rants are a great way to procrastinate, anytime, anywhere! You can submit essays, stories, rants, poetry or articles to womyns@union.unimelb.edu.au

In the meantime, check out National Union of Students’ Women’s Department blog. They’re always pretty happy to hear from you.


5 Responses to “Judy’s Punch”

  1. Kylie April 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Is there any plans to relaunch Judy’s Punch as a paper magazine?
    Or, is everything online now?

    • Amy Jenkins April 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      Hi Kylie, not at present, no. The decision made by WAC was to make it a blog. Feel free to come along and get involved with the Wom*n’s Department!

  2. Topaz September 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Hi, i visited Melbourne uni a few years ago and somehow picked up a Judys Punch from 1995!
    I love this magazine, how can i order back issues and how can i view the online version?


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