Toxic masculinity is bad for everyone.
Donald Trump's popularity despite his chauvinism is an ugly reminder that economic inequality and gender inequality go hand-in-hand.
The big beast.
Looming, leering, jabbing and swiping – is Trump's distinctive physicality messing with voters' minds?
The virulence of some of the contemporary sexism against female politicians reflects the unrestraint that characterises the social media age.
Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.
Minister for Communications and Arts, Mitch Fifield, speaking on Q&A on August 23, 2016.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield told Q&A that the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has investigated 11,000 cases of cyberbullying and can fine social media firms $17,000 a day. Is that true?
Is the success of The Bachelor based on the spectacle of women psychologically tearing each other down for entertainment?
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The Bachelor, like most reality TV, thrives on drama. But its particular style of conflict illustrates an uncomfortable point: women can easily be sexist against other women.
The AFL must be prepared to take a consistent, ethical position on sexism and misogyny in the game.
Despite efforts to make football a more inclusive game, the AFL has been long been dogged by accusations of sexism and misogyny.
Women support Jacob Zuma outside court during his 2006 rape trial. Women are often complicit in sustaining patriarchy.
Seemingly poles apart, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma have something in common: they are both prominent patriarchs with populist support. And they both count women among their staunch supporters.
Does freedom of speech benefit any group of society more than another?
Those who benefit from, and defend, freedom of speech are often those who already enjoy the most privilege in society.
Flashing in public is illegal, shouldn't its online equivalent be treated the same way?
Pushing back against the backlash.
Germany has been a world leader in taking in refugees, but a xenophobic outcry at a wave of sexual assaults puts the government in a tight spot.
This is what sexism looks like.
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Leave debates about on-court banter aside and focus on the victim here.
Something’s got to give.
As Ashraf Ghani nominated the first woman judge to Afghanistan's Supreme Court, the same court took a decision that enraged Afghans.
A viral article written by a female college student celebrated the average male body, but for the wrong reasons.
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Why is so much attention being given to making average white males feel better about themselves?
Country music executives seem intent on crafting a homogenous genre for the masses.
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For 50 years, country music executives in Nashville have tried to dilute the genre's rich, diverse history.
Ever wonder what’s on the mind of the opposite sex?
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Unlike most images and text that appear public spaces, this graffiti is intended for the eyes of the same sex.
Lad culture, and the sexism that comes along with it, is a real problem at British universities.
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The world media cognoscenti have been on a crusade recently against a particular brand of misogyny. And their campaign has achieved some results. Controversial comedian Daniel O’Reilly just announced that…
Rape and death threats on Twitter? Not on.
The Women, Action and the Media (WAM) activist group announced on Friday a collaboration with Twitter to address online harassment of women, which it claims has “reached crisis levels”. The group, concerned…
Sarkeesian has been the focus of much online hatred since she started her website Feminist Frequency in 2009.
Three weeks ago, well-known feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to leave her San Francisco home due to an ongoing tirade of abuse and threats. Members of a vocal minority of online trolls…
Women’s Liberation was a worldwide mobilisation that paved the way for powerful critiques of conventional thinking about gender, sexuality and identity.
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The past four decades have produced gains around the world for women and girls in literacy, formal education, life expectancy, workforce participation and access to some professions. We have also seen…
Liberal politician Sophie Mirabella, who is likely to lose her Victorian seat of Indi, has been subjected to the misogyny that continues to pervade Australian politics.
Hard-faced. I’m looking at that phrase and wondering exactly what it means. Of course, I know what it means when it’s applied to men. They are heroic, they’ve seen things that those of us who are more…