Anti-discrimination laws specifically cover gender, but the same is not true for many hate speech statutes in Australia.
It's a crime in many states and territories to publicly threaten or incite violence toward someone based on race, religion and sexual orientation. But what about gender?
Many incidents occur in public places.
New research finds that a quarter of respondents have experienced sexual assault.
Women gather outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2013 to dance as a part of the One Billion Rising movement, a global campaign by women for women which calls for the an end to violence against women.
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We tend to pay attention to mass killings and terrorism. But one girl or woman is killed every other day in Canada. If we identify that as terrorism, we might pay more attention and do something.
The man who plowed a van into a crowd in Toronto was a member of the so-called ‘incel’ community.
Men who subscribe to ideological masculinity believe that women's empowerment has left them victimised and discriminated against. And they play out their resentment through violent acts.
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.
Students march on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara to honor the six victims of a mass killing after a young man went on a rampage after being bitter over sexual rejection.
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Incels compare themselves to other men, before blaming women for withholding sex from, in their perception, deserving men.
Melita Jurisic as the mother who confines her four daughters to their house for eight weeks of mourning.
Federico Garcia Lorca's shocking civil war play is successfully transferred to the Australian desert by the Melbourne Theatre Company.
His recent death will lead to some old debates about his work returning – but are they still valid?
Cowboys Coyote Quartet, Glacier National Park, April 17, 1927.
The notion of a 'crisis of masculinity” clouds the understanding of complex social phenomena and falsely asserts a vision of humanity as being radically divided between men and women.
A group of women pay their respects at a memorial wall dedicated to the victims of the Toronto van attack.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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?
Two students comfort each other during a candlelight vigil held to honour the victims of Elliot Rodger in Isla Vista, Calif., in May 2014. Was Toronto’s van attack suspect inspired by Rodger?
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Was the suspect in Toronto's van attack inspired by a misogynist mass killer in the United States?
While the occurrence of sexist harassment online is well documented, we less often consider what might be driving this behaviour.
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The online abuse of women by men is underpinned by the same gender norms and power structures as rape and sexual assault.
Anyone who thinks that Bond women can't fight back have not been watching closely enough.
Brotherhood is produced by men with a sense of licence and tradition, and is sustained through particular rites of passage and rituals of abuse.
Addressing male cultures of tribalism and violence needs to be central to the response to reports of hazing and violence in Austrslia's university colleges.
Heavy metal concert fans: there are striking differences in the emotional responses of fans and non-fans of death metal.
For non-fans, listening to death metal is a negative experience. But research has found the music has the opposite effect on fans, giving rise to positive experiences such as power, joy and peace.
The allegations of sexual harassment against Don Burke have exposed a wider culture of misogyny in the Australian media.
The allegations of sexual harassment against Don Burke have exposed a media culture rife with misogyny. But what will it take to change?
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias.
Screenshot of Trainwreckstv on Twitch
Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company after a litany of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape allegations came to light.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
In this1999 file photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in France. Hefner has died at age 91.
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With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, come questions about his impact on sexual culture: Did his empire broaden the sexual landscape or did it usher in a pitiful era of objectification of women?