The problem with the This Girl Can campaign is that the male gaze remains dominant, internalised as self-perception.
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While getting more women to take part in sport is a laudable achievement, it would be better if the campaign also helped free them from the objectification of the dominant male gaze.
Having only a few people with most of the wealth, motivates others. This theory is actually wrong according to research.
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Inequality actually restricts people from earning more, educating themselves and becoming entrepreneurs.
Australia has largely moved beyond acceptance of extremely objectifying ads for products with no inherent connection with sex.
As soon as next year, TV ads in the UK that perpetuate gender stereotypes or mock those who don't conform to them will be banned. Should Australia follow suit?
Broadcaster Les Murray, who has passed away aged 71, was the archetypal team member.
Les Murray helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant activity in Australia into what he loved to call 'the world game'.
Firefighters at the Coolaroo recycling plant earlier this month.
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The Victorian government is auditing every recycling facility in the state after a disastrous fire at Coolaroo. It raises a bigger issue: we don't know how many plants Australia has or where they are.
Blood permeates every tissue in the body, meaning just a few spoonfuls can tell us a lot about our health.
Blood is perhaps the most important window through which we can peer into a person's health or illness.
To conserve Earth’s remarkable species, such as the violet sabrewing, we must also defend the importance of science.
To conserve Earth's remarkable species, we must also defend the importance of science and scientific integrity.
Women still only make up a small percentage of the Australian game development industry. What’s being done to change this?
Women are making inroads in the gaming industry but progress is slow. We need more flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, to fix the gender imbalance.
Supporters outside the now-abandoned case in the British High Court, rallying for infant Charlie Gard to travel to the US for experimental treatment.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
Australian government agencies are employing the services of spyware company Cellebrite.
The Australian government is using spyware. Is that legal?
What will we do for bin liners now?
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Banning single-use plastic bags makes sense, as long as it doesn't usher in behaviours that are just as bad, or worse – like over-using heavier bags made of even more plastic.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Terrorism has resulted in higher security surcharges at ports and airports.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
People with chronic bowel conditions may need to use the toilet 20 to 30 times a day.
Our brain and gut are constantly talking to each other, so it makes sense mental health and stomach issues have a close relationship.
The remains of the University of Mosul destroyed during a battle with Islamic State militants, in April 2017. South Africa offers lessons in rebuilding.
South Africa's peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy holds crucial lessons for a post-Islamic State Iraq.
Keep calm and get your stoic on: more people today are heeding the advice than perhaps ever before.
Stoicism has recently been described as one of the best "mind hacks" ever invented. Amazingly, it is back, more popular today than ever, in a series of fast-growing internet communities.
Plant-based diets have been found to be far more beneficial for our health.
A survey of Australians found most (70%) thought that a plant-based diet would prevent disease. But what does the literature say? And is meat really bad that for you?
Madonna and fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrive at this year’s Met Gala in New York.
Why is Cher, 71, celebrated when she wears a near-nude costume while Madonna, 58, receives revulsion? 19th century women's magazines reveal how the double standards of beauty for older women came about.
Think of your router as the post office for the internet.
Get to know your internet router a little better.
A lot of Indian banks get involved in education programs.
India has gone further than any other country in legislating for corporate social responsibility. But the law should be redrafted to enhance precision and stakeholder orientation.