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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman: she fights better than a man, but prioritises peace. Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment

As a peace loving warrior, might Wonder Woman unite feminists?

In a world where public avenues for violence are increasingly open to women, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman presents us with an ethical and feminist model of fighting femininity.
Theology students sit an exam at the Islamic University in Jakarta. Photo by Idris Thaha

Indonesian Muslim women engage with feminism

The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world's first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women's fight for equality.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman: she eschews corsets, barges into men-only meetings, and compares secretarial work to slavery. Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment

Review: Wonder Woman reinvigorates tired superhero conventions

As a comic hero, Wonder Woman's antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
Sarah and Olive Kanake read one of the new breed of girl-power picture books. Miriam Ackroyd from Life is Beautiful Photography

Friday essay: the feminist picture book revolution

The lack of strong female characters in children's picture books is oft-lamented. But a new crop of books invites girls to write themselves into history.

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