The Australian delegation to the International Woman Suffrage Alliance Congress in Rome, 1923.
National Library of Australia
The suffragists who gained women the right to vote offer a model of Australia’s role in the world that remains as important as ever.
Women dressed as handmaids promoting the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Brian Snyder, Reuters
With a new TV series based on the novel - and its bleak vision of women's rights - The Handmaid's Tale is riding a new wave of popularity.
Stars of one of sport's biggest success stories are slowly revealing the dangerous influence of Spice Girls-style postfeminism.
An International Women’s Day protest march in Sydney.
The famous slogan of the 1970s that 'women who want equality with men lack ambition' still rings true today.
Diane de Joannis de Châteaublanc, Madame de Ganges, the original Beauty.
There was more than meets the eye to one of the most famous versions of Beauty and the Beast.
Are you feelin’ it?
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Some deride a Carnival trend in which women revel in the streets wearing swimsuits and feather boas. But to feminists, 'bikini mas' is a highly political act.
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What do you do if you marry a beast?
The Love Witch
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
Jazmina Cininas, Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed, 2010. Reduction linocut 52.8 x 71.8cm.
From witch-hunts to the suffragettes, belief in womanly werewolfs has flourished at times when the female gender was under threat. But in contemporary fiction, film and art, werewolf lore is evolving in surprising ways.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
Meow Meow stars in Victorian Opera’s ‘Tis Pity.
Pia Johnson/Victorian Opera
Victoria Opera's 'Tis Pity brings a litany of harlots to the stage, but doesn't give its female lead many characters to play with. Indeed it risks capitulating to the very 'male hypocrisy' it seeks to address.
Pussyhat pride: two protestors in Austin, Texas.
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Craftivism allows feminists to reclaim traditionally feminine skills – and defy oppression.
Cate Blanchett disappears into her role as the Mother in RED: sweating and furious with the fundamental compulsion to mate.
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Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton's ferocious exploration of female power.
Kenyans marching in solidarity with Americans and women worldwide to protest the sexist statements of president Donald Trump.
Voice of America
Donald Trump has done what decades of American feminism could not: unite women worldwide in solidarity.
Establishing unique voices from various female perspectives will help create a united front on issues of specific female concern.
Sport remains the most evocative public demonstration of difference between the sexes, so its importance to feminist politics cannot be neglected.
Hillary beaten by anti-feminism?
Clinton was fighting a deep-rooted misogynist sentiment which goes back decades.
The end of an era?
Ever wondered what it would be like to date in a completely gender-equal world? The answer may surprise you.
Michelle Obama with elementary school students in Washington on Oct. 6, 2015.
Michelle Obama placed motherhood at the center of her role as first lady – a decision not all women applauded.
We may think we're comfortable with female bosses and politicians but research into implicit biases suggests otherwise.
Did we hold Clinton to an unreasonably high standard?
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
A sinister Hillary Clinton dominated conservative media, but also appeared in mainstream journalism. Why?