Youths hold hands for a prayer during a gathering at sunset outside the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Kentucky.
Younger evangelicals have a very different view of their faith.Their perspective on issues such as immigration and economic inequality differs widely from that of the religious right.
Meryl Streep knows how much feminists and other ‘untraditional’ women struggle to be liked.
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There are powerful but hidden psychological forces at work that make it difficult for many women to utter the f-word.
Women across Latin America took to the streets after a 16-year-old girl was raped and murdered in a coastal town of Argentina in October 2016.
The recent violent rape and murder of a 16-year-old Argentinian girl has sparked a region-wide protest movement against sexual violence in Latin America.
Chinese Australians have been in Australia for more than a century, but they are invisible in our records.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Alanna Kamp on how racism and sexism has excluded lives and experiences of Chinese-Australian women from our historical record.
Social media abuse is often personal, sexist and wounding.
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Social media trolling, which is disproportionately aimed at women, is a sign of a much deeper malaise that must be redressed.
Muslim women are often criticised for their lack of political involvement, but Algerian women have embraced both anti-colonial and feminist movements.
Under the Shadow
Scary moments with a wider social message.
Raise your voice … a protester from the women’s rights group Femen protests in the Ukraine.
Clementine Ford's Fight Like a Girl is the latest in a new wave of feminist memoirs. These frank, fearless books reveal the hostility and deep discomfort women’s ever-strengthening public voice has provoked.
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Women’s privates have moved to the front and centre of popular entertainment. And they're not always pretty.
Same same but different.
Women line the Atlantic City boardwalk to protest the 1968 Miss America pageant.
Feminist Theories & Art Practices
For decades, the Miss America pageant had excluded minorities while celebrating a very narrow definition of womanhood. Then two separate protests – a women's liberation picket and the lesser-known Miss Black America pageant – said 'enough is enough.'
Feminism informs Hillary Clinton’s personal story and influences her policies, but only to a degree.
Hillary Clinton’s political success has been partially due to a willingness to conform to certain journalistic expectations about gender.
Some French towns have banned the burkini bathing suit.
It may be politically convenient, but the ban by some French cities on the burkini bathing assumes all Muslim women view covered clothing in the same way.
A women is more than what she wears.
The hijab is not a sign of control.
We're used to categorising people as "male" or "female" – but that's no excuse for lashing out when athletes defy our expectations.
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
It’s not that difficult.
Most workplaces still discriminate against women. Here's how men can fight for equality.
Meter Maids at work earlier this year.
The Gold Coast Meter Maids are the most enduring example of a growing number of young women employed as promotional models in our cities. But how does this sexualised imagery shape our interactions – and men's attitudes to women?
The Australian netball team after their gold medal win at the Netball World Cup in 2015.
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Netball – one of Australia's most popular sports – is on track to turn professional. Is this an exciting new chapter for female athletes? Or does netball's success draw attention from other sports, where women can smack balls, and roam freely?
What’s on offer on issues that disproportionately affect women? Some minor tweaks that are useful but not change-making.
By continuing to see policies that affect women in economic rather than social terms, both major parties are offering little in the way of improved gender equity.