At the film premiere of Suffragette, Sisters Uncut’s Dead Women Can’t Vote campaigners protested against Britain’s domestic violence policies by featuring the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
Initiates undergoing the traditional passage to manhood in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Many either die or get maimed during the winter practice.
The practices around the traditional passage to manhood in South Africa are changing and beginning to encompass women as family patterns change. But, there are mixed feelings about the changes.
Dr. Amanda Foreman in Moscow.
If we are to write woman into the history of humanity, we need to listen to those who aren't 'exceptional'; those whose voices are harder to access.
Are women really each other’s worst enemies? Probably not.
Depictions of women bullying women are a mainstay of reality television shows, just as reports of Twitter fights between female celebrities are regular tabloid fare. It's a phenomenon with a long history.
Anne Summers' 1975 book was, and remains, remarkable for a number of reasons.
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Anne Summers' ambitious 1975 book reframed Australian history by placing women at its centre. It was a book of its time. But its groundbreaking approach ensures it is also a book for today.
Ronda Rousey (left) fights Alexis Davis (right) during a bantamweight fight in Las Vegas in 2014.
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Martial arts superstar Ronda Rousey was in Melbourne yesterday to promote her bout with fellow American Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. But fans care as much about her fights as her fighting words.
Well no wonder they’re all fighting for The Bachelor – there’s only one of him.
The Bachelor is the perfect screen depiction of the male fantasy of scantily clad women pillow-fighting for his affections.
Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go now?
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The Arab Women Film Festival seeks to deconstruct misunderstandings about women in the Arab world and its diasporas, and provide a more nuanced view of the challenges faced by Arab women today.
Letting off steam.
Positive stories about the mainstreaming of female comedians could become a smokescreen for an industry getting ever less diverse across a number of areas.
The selfie that (according to Jonathan Jones) would ‘turn Titian on’.
If Kim Kardashian is being peddled to us as both art and feminism, we – and she – are in really dire straits.
This is what sexism looks like.
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Leave debates about on-court banter aside and focus on the victim here.
While being supported by many sex industry groups, feminists have labelled Amnesty International's decriminalisation of prostitution a betrayal of women's rights.
Both sides of the debate claim to have the evidence, but only one is right.
The mobilisation of women has taken on many forms across the continent.
Writing about the women’s and feminist movements is a definitional minefield. The two are often conflated, more so in Africa.
For black women demands for equal dignity and fairness do not necessarily entail a desire to do away with male leadership in the home, community and country.
National Women’s Day in South Africa marks the historic protest in 1956 of women against apartheid policies. But, six decades on, black women have yet to fully embrace feminism as a discourse.
Charting the progress of a global movement against shaming women for the actions of men.
Women are far more likely to receive negative or threatening comments while gaming.
Some of the harassment women face while playing video games could be due to bully tactics employed by lower status men.
Blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian in a Feminist Frequency video.
Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.
Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker Prize, for a novel centred largely on men.
We know that male writers win more prestigious literary awards than female writers, but sadly, when women do win, it's typically because they write about male characters, or "masculine’ topics.
Changing perceptions of women doing time.
If you haven't watched it yet, it's time to sit up and take note.