A friend at Madison magazine invited me to participate in one of their “Madison Avenue” roundtable discussions. The question: “How sexist is Australia?” Kate Ellis, then Minister for the Status of Women, and feminist and academic Eva Cox were my fellow panel members. When I was introduced to Eva, she asked, “Are you surprised I don’t have pointy horns and a tail?” Eep! If she was trying to put me on edge it worked, but when the discussion began and she discovered I wasn’t the woman-loathing shaved gorilla she expected me to be, we got on a treat. I’m not saying there was a frisson, but she did leave her number for me on the back of a Woolies receipt.