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Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Why Just Speaking Up About Sexual Assault Isn't The Solution

5 min read

I believe in the principle that everyone is innocent until they are proven guilty.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Why Australia Needs Wimps

5 min read

I am a wimp.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

The Longer Setka Stays In Power, The More Entitled Abusive Men Might Feel

3 min read

The Labor Party continues to wrestle with the refusal of union boss John Setka to step down from his position as head of the CFMMEU, despite his conviction this week for harassment.

Crime

Crime

'Incredibly Difficult' Birthday Celebration For Woman Murdered On Beach

2 min read

The parents of murdered Queensland woman Toyah Cordingley are remembering their daughter, on what would have been her 25th birthday.

World

World

Police Want Death Penalty For 16 People Over Woman Burned Alive

2 min read

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT

World

World

Women Share What They Carry To Protect Themselves While Running

2 min read

Hundreds of women have taken part in a conversation about the lengths they go to in order to protect themselves while exercising in public.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

What Joe Hildebrand Is Getting Wrong About Violence Against Women

5 min read

Joe Hildebrand is trending again.

National

National

Courtney. Natalina. Aiia. Eurydice. What Is Happening In Melbourne?

5 min read

Sunday marked the fourth time in less than 12 months a woman's body was found in a public space in Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

More Social Housing Would Protect Women From Violence, Experts Plead

3 min read

Homeless women are more vulnerable to violence, experts say, as they plead for more social housing in the wake of another woman's death in Melbourne.

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.

National

National

One In Five Aussies Think Domestic Violence A 'Normal Reaction' To Stress

3 min read

A new survey shows Australia has a long way to go in adjusting community attitudes towards sexual violence and inequality.

Updated

Updated

Newspaper Apologises To Readers Over 'Appalling' Crosshairs Image

3 min read

The Sunshine Coast Daily has bowed down to pressure and apologised to its readers for publishing an image of the Queensland Premier in crosshairs.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Something Brutal Happened On Saturday Night That Was More Important Than Politics

4 min read

As we gathered around our TVs or frantically refreshed our social media on Saturday evening, to watch the astounding news that polls cannot predict elections, there was a murder in the Sydney suburb of Randwick.

Sandra Sully

Sandra Sully

Domestic Violence Almost Destroyed Naomi, But She Broke Free

4 min read

When we ring in the third decade of the millennium next year, Australia will have lost somewhere around 1000 women to homicidal partners.

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.

National

National

Doctor Who Called For Women To Be Raped Suspended For Six Weeks

1 min read

A junior doctor who worked in Victoria and Tasmania has been suspended for six weeks after making a series of "vulgar" and "disrespectful" comments about women online.

National

National

Why Is The Government Funding Couples Counselling In Domestic Violence Cases?

6 min read

As Natalia Esdaile-Watts waited in a room where she was supposed to sit across from her former husband, she feared their knees might touch. 

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.

News

News

How Financial Abuse Left One Woman $300,000 In Debt

4 min read

The choice between violence or homelessness can be an awful one women are forced to make.

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.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

When Raping Women Becomes A Game It's Up To All Of Us To Say Game Over

4 min read

It’s 2019, and someone thought it was okay to make a video game about raping women.

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

Forget Millennials, This Group Has The Hardest Time Getting A Roof Over Their Heads

5 min read

Australian women -- particularly older women -- are suffering under the weight of a "broken" housing system, prompting calls for a national strategy that prioritises their needs.

Life

Life

The Most Important Song You'll Hear On Spotify All Year

2 min read

Spotify has released a new soundscape track titled 'Walk Like A Woman' which aims to give men a taste of what it’s like for women to walk alone at night.

World

World

Arrest Made After Woman Found Bound And Stuffed Inside Suitcase

1 min read

Police say a suspect was arrested in the slaying of a woman who was found dead in a suitcase in Greenwich, an affluent community in Connecticut.

Updated

Updated

Photo Reveals Aiia Maasarwe’s Final Hours

4 min read

Aiia Maasarwe spent her final hours learning English with friends in a park.

World

World

Two Men 'Molest Woman, Set Her On Fire', After Police Fail To Act

2 min read

A 28-year-old woman who struggled to get police to investigate an attempted sexual assault was set on fire by the same two attackers, police said.

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.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Mel B Furious As TV Host Reads Response From Abusive Ex

1 min read

Content warning: this article discusses domestic abuse.

National

National

'He Wasn't Beating Me...He Just Wouldn't Wear A Condom'

3 min read

Sasha* would say her relationship with her former partner was equal in every way except one: he wouldn't wear a condom.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged Over Murder Of Ex-Partner Of 37 Years

1 min read

Police Commissioner Mick Fuller is calling for everyone to do their bit as another woman dies, allegedly at the hands of her ex-husband.

News

News

Veteran Cop "Sorry" For Vile Phone Threat To Daughter Of Greens Senator

2 min read

A veteran cop says he is "appalled" and "devastated" by the vile and sexually aggressive phone call he made to the office of Greens Senator Hanson-Young, in which he spoke about the politician's 11-year-old daughter.

News

News

New Mum Attacked While Taking Out The Bins

1 min read

Police are still hunting a man who assaulted two women at random in Sydney’s Inner West last night.

Style

Style

The New Feel-Good Tote From The Maker Of The Year's Most Viral Bag

1 min read

You'll totes want one.

Life

Life

Fifty (Seven) Shades Of Pink That Aren't About Being Pretty

3 min read

GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains some images that might be unsettling for some readers.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Lion Air Flight Recovery Continues & Actress In Geoffrey Rush Case Speaks Out

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja

It's Time To Stop The Slaughter Of Women In Our Neighbourhoods

4 min read

Why isn't violence against women treated like the national emergency it is?

Crime

Crime

The Family Of A Murdered Woman Nicole Cartwright Speak Out

1 min read

Nicole Cartwright's family have spoken of their anguish after she was murdered and dumped in a North Shore park.

The Project

The Project

Why Isn't Violence Against Women A National Crisis, The Project Asks

1 min read

Ten women have been violently killed this month, and Carrie Bickmore is pleading for you to pay attention.

Crime

Crime

Student's Chilling Final Phone Call Before Murder

2 min read

The young woman was talking to her family on the phone as she returned from class.

Updated

Updated

White Ribbon Reverses Abortion Decision After Enormous Public Pressure

3 min read

White Ribbon has reversed its decision to withdraw a pro-safe access to abortion statement, following significant pressure and community backlash.

Crime

Crime

Seven Women Dead Across The Country In Seven Days

1 min read

The alleged murder of 43-year-old Sydney woman is the seventh female killed in just one week.

News

News

Why Young Sydney Women Feel Unsafe In The City

2 min read

Results of study reveal harassment so widespread it’s ‘normal’

World

World

Reality Show Contestant Beaten Up Live On Camera

1 min read

A woman competing on Russia's answer to 'Love Island' has been beaten up by a fellow contestant.

Rashell Habib

Rashell Habib

Why Do I Care? Because It Could Have Been Me

2 min read

I am just so very tired.

Politics

Politics

Why Doesn't Australia Have Paid Domestic Violence Leave Yet?

6 min read

"In 2018 women shouldn't be forced to choose between income and safety."

Views

Views

Tasers And Pepper Spray Are Not The Answer

7 min read

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ll know that Australia has a problem with violent crimes against women.

World

World

France Shocked At CCTV Of Woman Being Randomly Attacked On Street

2 min read

"We mustn't tolerate this kind of behaviour".

Politics

Politics

The Pepper Spray Debate That Launched The Leyonhjelm Diatribe

2 min read

An "ill-conceived, blundering" idea kickstarted the whole ugly mess.

Views

Views

Why Safety For Women Is Just An Illusion

4 min read

And you should be furious.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Chris Brown Accused Of 'Hitting' Woman At A Party

2 min read

The woman alleges the singer 'hit' and 'stalked' her.