The beautiful game still needs to perform on bigger social issues.
With some foul-mouthed words to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator David Leyonhjelm has turned a debate about the safety of women into a sleazy political sideshow.
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Many female politicians have had to endure sexist abuse, from Cheryl Kernot to Julia Gillard to Sarah Hanson-Young. And it is not a matter that should simply be brushed aside.
David Leyonhjelm says he has nothing to apologize for.
Leyonhjelm's conduct is at the extreme end of the discourteous, sometimes boorish, discourse that too often is characterising political exchanges.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
The way we talk about football reinforces the idea that the men's sport is the norm, and women's the exception.
Sexualised images of women persist in sport media, despite the changing demographics of fans.
Women now make up a sizeable share of football audiences, but unless decked out in short shorts and cropped jerseys, they are barely visible in the media.
The murder of 22-year-old Melburnian Eurydice Dixon has provoked outrage and grief on social media, following police advice to “stay safe”.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
Women make up just 1% of the workforce in the construction, engineering and automotive trades in Australia.
Bringing more women into the trades requires challenging social stigmas and improving mentoring programs and workplace culture.
His recent death will lead to some old debates about his work returning – but are they still valid?
The big four accounting firms' brands are grounded in their histories. But looking into their past reveals many stories of discrimination.
A group of women pay their respects at a memorial wall dedicated to the victims of the Toronto van attack.
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The word "terrorism" has not been used officially to describe the Toronto van attack. But if it's shown the accused was inspired by misogyny, Canadian law allows for terror to be added to murder charges. Should it?
Circe and Her Swine: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama, 1892 , New York, E. Hess.
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France's answer to #MeToo was #BalanceTonPorc -- "denounce your pig". An analysis of the idioms linking to sex and pigs provides some insights into why the hashtag hit home.
From #SoyBoy to #MilkTwitter, there's a sinister side to milk.
National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
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Although fewer black women were lynched in the US than men, their stories have been marginalized. Will a new memorial in Alabama help make their sacrifices known?
Torre Glòries in Barcelona is an obvious example of statement architecture, but much of the gender bias built into cities is more insidious and pervasive.
Women encounter many difficulties in cities that are products of male design and planning. We need to move past the practice of one group shaping our world on behalf of everyone else.
Anyone who thinks that Bond women can't fight back have not been watching closely enough.
Men ask more questions then women in academic conferences and are more visible. Roads Academy Masterclass, Warwick University, November 2010.
Academia is not immune to gender bias. One way to see this in action is to observe who asks questions during conferences -- and men appear to ask more than women.
Women who try to leave abusive relationships face many obstacles.
Rob Porter's ex-wife Jennifer Willoughby wrote movingly about staying in what she described as an abusive relationship. Her experiences are echoed in studies of abused women across the country.
People participate in a Women’s March in Toronto in January 2018.
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The gender pay gap at Canadian universities cannot be explained away as the holdover from discrimination of long ago. It's high time universities valued male and female professors equally.
The late Sen. Ted Kennedy, reading from “A Nation of Immigrants,” a book by his brother, President John F. Kennedy.
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Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.