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Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Men Aren't Ostracised For Becoming Parents. Why Are Women?

6 min read

Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.

National

National

An Attack On Your Mind: When Abusers Don’t Leave Physical Scars

8 min read

‘At least he didn’t hit you’ is something victims of emotional abuse are sometimes told when they speak about their injuries, but these survivors would like you to know that not all perpetrators leave a visible scar.

National

National

She, He, They Or Ze? How To Ask Someone For Their Pronoun Politely

4 min read

As more Aussie employers encourage staff to share their preferred pronoun at work, LGBTQI+ advocates say the best way to find out if you’re unsure is to ask a simple question -- what is your pronoun?

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

There Was Something Different About International Men's Day This Year

6 min read

In a few months time, we’ll be waking up to celebrate another annual International Women’s Day.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

WhatsApp Warning As Bug Lets Hackers Steal Messages, Pictures

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Brandon Jack

Brandon Jack

The Matildas Equal Pay Deal Is The End Of Sexist Darwinism

4 min read

There is something about a sporting crowd that you don’t find anywhere else in the world.

The Project

The Project

Peruvian Restaurant Fined For Giving Women A 'Ladies Menu'

1 min read

A high-end restaurant has paid the price for offering men and women a different menu. The main difference being that the women’s menu didn’t list the food’s prices.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Victoria’s Secret Model Fighting To Rewrite The Code For Women In Tech

3 min read

International model, actor and iOS developer Lyndsey Scott is smashing stereotypes in the tech industry so future generations of women don’t have to.

National

National

Most Influential Women And Girls Revealed

3 min read

Greta Thunberg, Jacinda Ardern, Malala Yousafzai and Michelle Obama have all been named among the most influential women and girls.

National

National

Devout Christian Teacher Sues School For Discrimination On Same-Sex Marriage Beliefs

3 min read

Rachel Colvin has alleged she was forced to quit Ballarat Christian College after refusing to sign a statement that affirms the school's stance on same-sex marriage.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Forget He/She: Sam Smith Announces Their Pronouns Are They/Them

1 min read

In an emotional Twitter thread and Instagram post, singer-songwriter Sam Smith announced Friday local time that their gender pronouns are they/them.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

Paying Women More Than Men In Ms. Monopoly Is A Bad Move

3 min read

On Tuesday, toy giant Hasbro announced a new version of game night favourite 'Monopoly' called 'Ms. Monopoly'.

National

National

50 Years On From Equal Pay Decision, Gender Bias Is Keeping The Pay Gap Alive

3 min read

It's been 50 years since Australian women won the right to equal pay for equal work.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Why Women Have To Say Sorry To Survive

7 min read

As a teenager, I took great pride in my schoolyard reputation for being brash and unafraid of authority.

Warwick Smith

Warwick Smith

What I Never Understood Until I Became A Househusband

3 min read

My wife and I have recently switched back and forth in our roles at work and home, and the lessons I’ve learnt have been profound.

News

News

City To Ban Gendered Language Like "Manhole"

2 min read

A U.S. city has decided to ban some commonly used words in favor of more gender-neutral alternatives.

Megan Hustwaite

Megan Hustwaite

The NRL Is Finally Dragging Itself Out Of The Stone Age

3 min read

ONYA, NRL.

Alana Schetzer

Alana Schetzer

Should You Get The Day Off Work If You Have Severe Period Pain?

4 min read

Menstruation may be a natural and normal function of the female body, but it can also be a physical and psychological nightmare.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Gender Equality Will Never Happen Until Dads Get Equal Paid Parental Leave

4 min read

It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag.

Sport

Sport

Serena Williams' Mic Drop When Asked If She Should Just 'Focus On The Tennis'

3 min read

Serena Williams is being praised for her response to a question about whether she should stop focusing on equality and start focusing more on tennis.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

FIFA Should Run The Women's World Cup At The Same Time As The Men's

5 min read

Oi FIFA, I have a bone to pick…

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

For Pete’s Sake, Let Your Boys Drink Pink Milk

5 min read

During a conversation earlier this week, I heard yet another example of how patriarchy works to break men.

Alix Nicholson

Alix Nicholson

Yeah, I’m A Feminist, But I Like It When Guys Pay On A Date

4 min read

feminism /ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/ noun: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

I'm All For Feminism, But We Need A Men's Rights Manifesto

7 min read

Names can be misleading.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Men Are Finally Learning What Women Have Known Since Ever

4 min read

Men are finally learning one more thing women have known for a long time: it’s almost impossible to juggle long work hours and successful parenthood.

News

News

The One Thing 129 Countries Have Promised To Do, But Are All Set To Fail

4 min read

Almost 130 countries signed a United Nations agreement in 2015, to strive for gender equality by 2030 but new research has revealed not one country is on track to hit that milestone.

Sport

Sport

'This Isn't Right': Matildas Take On FIFA Over Equal Pay Ahead Of World Cup

3 min read

Just days out from the Women's World Cup, the Matildas have taken aim at FIFA over pay.

News

News

#KuToo: Thousands Of Japanese Women Sign Anti-Heels Petition

2 min read

Japanese women are digging their heels in, protesting workplace rules that force them to wear heels in the office.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

A Balls And All Assessment Of Bettina Arndt's Bizarre Swipe At The Sisterhood

4 min read

Less than 24 hours after May 18’s unexpected electoral result, Bettina Arndt took to Twitter to take a bizarre and frankly illogical swipe at feminism and its role in Labor’s defeat.

Politics

Politics

Greens Want To Outlaw Catcalling Of Women On Australian Streets

4 min read

Wolf-whistling and lewd comments on the street could be banned under a federal Greens push to address public harassment of women.

Life

Life

Cafe That Enforced An 18 Percent 'Man Tax' Set To Close After Two Years

3 min read

Handsome Her, a cafe in Melbourne that enforces a 'tax' on male diners will soon close its doors for good.

News

News

This Simple Act Can Make A Woman Feel A Hell Of A Lot Safer

2 min read

Getting in a lift can be seriously awkward and intimidating, but one woman has offered up some advice to ensure both men and women feel okay about the trip.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

The People Who Created Every Taxpayer Who Ever Lived Were Completely Ignored In The Budget

5 min read

Let me, through metaphorical gritted teeth, put a few facts in front of you.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Men Shouldn't Have To Have Daughters To Treat Women Well

4 min read

In 2017, when the New York Times and The New Yorker revealed the shocking news that dozens of women had accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, actor Matt Damon sought to distance himself from the disgraced movie producer.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jameela Jamil Is Calling For Rejection To Be Destigmatised

1 min read

Jameela Jamil has spoken out about the constant danger women face for "daring to govern their own vaginas".

Brandon Jack

Brandon Jack

The Big Difference Between The 'Sexual Abuse' Of Dusty And Tayla

4 min read

The aftermath of the Tayla Harris situation has been fantastic.

Politics

Politics

Female Politicians Put Aside Differences To Celebrate Berejiklian

2 min read

Though first and foremost a win for the Liberal Party, Gladys Berejiklian's victory in Saturday's NSW Election is being marked as win also for women.

Amal Awad

Amal Awad

A Lack Of Authentic Storytelling Is Driving Hatred And Division

5 min read

In 2014, prolific director Ridley Scott’s biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings", was criticised for its predominantly white casting.

News

News

Don't Classify As A Man Or A Woman? This Airline Gives You Other Boxes To Tick

3 min read

The air carrier is the first American airline to offer non-binary gender options on all booking channels.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Men Who Complain About Women’s Voices Can Get In The Bin

4 min read

Surprise, surprise -- Sam Newman doesn’t like New Zealand’s female prime minister’s accent.

World

World

Mind The Gender Pay Gap: Discount Train Fares Offered To Women

1 min read

Some women will be paying less for public transport on Monday, as Equal Pay Day is held to mark the gender pay gap that still exists in many countries.

National

National

'A Broken Record': Half Of Young Women Feel Unsafe At Night

3 min read

There are calls for urgent action as yet more evidence casts light on the concerning number of young women in Australia who feel unsafe being alone at night.

#IWD2019

#IWD2019

Olympic Medalist Gets Excited Over A Dress With Pockets, And It's All About Privilege

2 min read

It's a feeling many women can relate to -- the excitement when you try on a skirt or a dress and it has pockets.

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

What Aussies Really Think About Workplace Gender Equality

5 min read

Women comprise 47 percent of Australia’s workforce, yet make up only five percent of CEOs and only 20 percent of executive management in ASX 200 companies.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Unmarried By 27? According To China You're A 'Leftover Woman'

4 min read

In 2007, the Chinese government coined the term ‘Sheng Nu’, which translates to ‘leftover woman’.

News

News

Women Are Speaking Out Against "Sexist" Free Entry And Club Culture

4 min read

Women are protesting that offering free entry to nightclubs for ladies makes them essentially "an object of consumption".

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I'm All For Normalising Periods But Smearing It On Your Face Is Just Bloody Gross

4 min read

Don’t read on if you have a weak stomach. Consider yourself warned. You’re welcome.

National

National

Brisbane Council Votes Against Equal Representation For Women

2 min read

A motion to ensure there is an equal number of men and women on council boards has been voted down by Brisbane City Council.

#IWD2019

#IWD2019

Why It Will Take 202 Years For Women To Earn What Men Do

4 min read

The pay gap between men and women will take more than two centuries to close, according to global female executive Marian Salzman.

#IWD2019

#IWD2019

Why I Left My Arranged Marriage

6 min read

Ladies, this week marks International Women’s Day yet again, a Christmas equivalent for my calendar.

News

News

Look Out Melbourne, Fearless Girl Is Coming To Town

1 min read

She faced off against the Charging Bull on Wall Street, now Fearless Girl will take her place in Federation Square.

World

World

'You Forgot To Invite Women': Gender Equality Awards Fail

1 min read

It was supposed to recognise advances in gender equality but the ceremony turned out to be an all-men affair and social media users aren't happy.

Matilda Dixon-Smith

Matilda Dixon-Smith

Oscar Noms Should Be Gender Neutral. But They Can't Be, As Long As #OscarsSoMale

5 min read

This week, as we do every year, film and entertainment obsessives pored over the announcement of the 2019 Oscar nominees, looking for snubs, surprises and shut-outs in all the major categories.

National

National

'What Do We Want? Safe Streets': Thousands Rally For Sydney Women's March

2 min read

Thousands of men and women have taken to the Sydney streets as part of the Women's March rallies being held in cities around the world.

World

World

A Text Message Will Soon Notify Saudi Women Of Their Own Divorce

1 min read

Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer be the last to know of their own divorce, according to reports. 

World

World

One Dead As Violent Protests Erupt In India Over Women Entering Temple

2 min read

Two women, accompanied by police officers, entered a centuries-old Hindu shrine and protests broke out as a result.

World

World

Intersex People Win Legal Rights With New 'Diverse' Category

2 min read

A new classification for "third gender" people will give recognition to intersex citizens on official documents, in a historic move in Germany.

Health

Health

Finally! Tampons And Pads Will Be GST Free From Tomorrow

2 min read

Ladies, we all know this has been a long time coming.

Life

Life

Miss Universe's First Transgender Model Slays The Runway

1 min read

For the first time in the Miss Universe pageant's 67-year history, an openly transgender model has entered the competition.

Music

Music

Diversity In Music Is Improving, But There's A Long Way To Go

5 min read

We hit up Good Things music festival to chat to artists about their thoughts on this hot-button issue.

National

National

Believe In Your Voice: Malala's Empowering Message To Young Girls

2 min read

In front of a standing crowd in Sydney Malala Yousafzai had an empowering message for young people: "Do not let your age stop you from changing the world".

National

National

'I've Shaved Years Off My Life': Rose McGowan On Fronting The #MeToo Movement

3 min read

Actress and activist Rose McGowan has admitted the emotional toll of being a 'gatekeeper of pain' has had on her, during an interview on The Project.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Patricia Karvelas Getting Kicked Out Of Parli Had Nothing To Do With Sexism

4 min read

We could all become outraged and determined to make this another argument about gender imbalance. Or, we could all just put on a goddamn jacket and get on with it.

National

National

Rose McGowan Urges Aussie Women To Walk Off The Job For Pay Equality

4 min read

Actress and women's rights activist Rose McGowan is lending her voice to Wednesday's #WalkoutOz event, urging Aussie women and men to take part.

National

National

Australian Attitudes On Violence 'Progressing' But Not Enough: Report

4 min read

A new national report has revealed nearly half of Australians believe it is common for sexual assault allegations to be used as a way of getting back at men.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

AI Is Just As Biased As We Are, And The Implications Are Scary

4 min read

On Monday night, Q&A hosted a special episode for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

The Project

The Project

The 8-Year-Old Girl Who Took On Kellogg's And Won

2 min read

Eight-year-old Daliah Lee spoke to The Sunday Project about taking on Kellogg's to get the company to change their packaging to include females doing "awesome things".

World

World

Kleenex Renames 'Mansize' Tissues After Sexist Complaints

1 min read

They're "confidently strong and comfortingly soft" and for years, have been marketed for men. 

Movies

Movies

Horror Exec Doesn't Think There Are A Lot Of Female Directors

2 min read

The head of Blumhouse Productions, the prolific company behind horror hits like 'Get Out' and 'The Purge' was asked why he hasn't made a film directed by a woman.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Dakota Johnson Leaks Her Own Phone Number For A Good Cause

2 min read

It's a fear of many celebrities, to have their phone number leaked to the public, but in Dakota Johnson's case, she wants you to call her.

Katerina Cosgrove

Katerina Cosgrove

Why Do Women Still Change Their Surnames?

4 min read

I’ve never understood why changing your surname because you happen to marry someone is so necessary.

Movies

Movies

James Bond 'Will Never Be A Woman'

1 min read

It looks like British spy 007 will never be played by a woman -- with the film’s producer ruling out a female lead in the iconic series.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh

How Our Tax System Exacerbates Gender Inequality

5 min read

There are significant gender differences in Australia today. More large companies are run by men named John than by women.

Sport

Sport

"Dangerous": Female Athletes Push Too Hard To Earn A Decent Living

4 min read

"Circling the globe to play all year round, the wear and tear on the body, it is high risk."

Views

Views

Equality For Women Does Not Mean Oppression For Men

4 min read

You can’t be oppressed when another group is merely gaining rights you exclusively acquired by default decades ago.

World

World

Male Doctor: Women Get Paid Less Because They 'Don't Work As Hard'

2 min read

He has since apologised for his comments. But many pointed out he is the tip of the iceberg.

National

National

Two Arrested At 'March For Men' Rally

2 min read

The protest was organised by anti-feminist activist Sydney Watson.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Women Wait Longer: Why There's No Such Thing As 'Potty Parity'

4 min read

It's not just because women are more likely to wash their hands.

Politics

Politics

Here's The Reality Of Being A Female Politician In Australia

4 min read

"You think, if I go into politics, then I'd be signing up for that kind of treatment."

Politics

Politics

Gender Pay Gap At 20 Year Low, But Still Way Too Big

1 min read

Gap now at 20 year low, but more to be done.

Views

Views

While Workplaces Test Dismissal Laws, It’s Women Who Will Suffer

4 min read

This week Australia’s outrage machine has been (justifiably) directed toward Cricket Australia.

TV

TV

Claire Foy May Have Never Received Back Pay For The Crown

2 min read

"The fact that that is ‘fact’ is -- not quite correct."

Celebrity

Celebrity

Michelle Williams Reveals She Secretly Married Phil Elverum

2 min read

"I never gave up on love."

Views

Views

What Needs To Be Done To Get Equal Numbers Of Women In Politics

5 min read

Marian Wright Edelman once said, "you can't be what you can't see."

Views

Views

Zero Percent Of Girls Want To Enter Politics. Here's Why.

5 min read

There is an age-old tactic to make a woman feel like she doesn’t fit in a man’s world.

Views

Views

It's Time For World Surfing To Ride The Gender Equality Wave

3 min read

Give us a break!