More than 7% of Western women choose not to have children.
Women who publicly state their desire never to be mothers in the traditional sense challenge the idea that woman and mother are synonymous.
Masked sex workers lead a march to mark International Sex Workers’ Rights Day.
Sex workers in South Africa are all potential criminals due to the country's regressive laws. But their status may change soon, making South Africa the first African country to decriminalise sex work.
Dress codes in the workplace have a long and complicated history for women – especially those in corporate life.
Some feminists are causing controversy for challenging views about what it means to be a woman.
From 'Machiavellian female princes' to warriors, assassins and prostitutes, the women of Westeros and Essos are a richly varied bunch. A new book examines their role in the series and explores its sexual politics.
Unhappy second wife?
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If you can now have a same-sex marriage, why not polygamous one?
Too often, the moral character of women who commit neonaticide plays a part in their trial.
A deep-seated and sustained anger against sexual violence is emerging in South Africa.
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Anti-rape protests at a South African university have far bigger implications for the country's ongoing fight against rape culture and patriarchal gender norms.
An altercation between protesters broke out at Wits University with men attacking women.
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A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.
Hillary Clinton is a flawed presidential candidate. But she’s still probably the best on offer.
The rise of women to very powerful positions has not, to date, opened the way for other women. So there is no reason to believe a Hillary Clinton presidency would change that.
She has been through some trying times of late, but the Madonna machine has not been derailed.
Madonna, who attacked "sexist" criticism of her Rebel Heart tour, has always had a troubled relationship with feminism. And there is little about pop's perfectionist workaholic that is rebellious today.
Sexting is a co-authored, negotiated experience that can empower young people.
There has been something of a moral panic around sexting – but research suggests that it can create safe, empowering spaces for young people exploring their sexuality.
Complex issues require a greater degree of literacy.
Women need to recalibrate feminist action so that it’s not just about them advancing in society on men’s terms.
The second-wave feminists of the 1970s wanted to create radical shifts in gender power. Instead, women have settled for much less.
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.
Menstruation can cause unique health challenges, but does that mean we need special sick days?
A British company has just introduced menstrual leave for female employees. But such a policy risks creating a blanket expectation that all women are crippled by their periods.
Fired up, ready to go.
Hillary Clinton epitomises women's shifting place in the American polity – and her struggles to win over younger women reflect that.
Beyonce struts onstage in her concerts as a kind of warrior goddess while the word ‘feminist’ lights up in colossal letters behind her.
They claim to be new-age feminist, but pop stars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift have – even if unintentionally – reinvented feminism as "getting paid" and "being sexy".
Both Democratic candidates are strong feminists, which makes it harder for Hillary to claim women's votes as her birthright.
Newly appointed federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins with Attorney-General George Brandis.
It will be difficult to make headway on gender equality while it is framed as "women's issues" and no everyone's problem. The answer? Bring men on board.