Girls are often the target of ‘moral’ dress codes, like no tank tops or ‘no bra straps.’
Dress codes in schools can mask a lot of inequality issues around gender, race and religion. Why not go with a simple policy that applies to everyone equally and discuss the underlying issues instead?
Anti-discrimination laws specifically cover gender, but the same is not true for many hate speech statutes in Australia.
It's a crime in many states and territories to publicly threaten or incite violence toward someone based on race, religion and sexual orientation. But what about gender?
Rock'n'Roll has long been associated with sexual misconduct but there are signs the industry is waking up to this.
South African women march against high levels of gender based violence in the country.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
Allies at last?
New legal boilerplate in corporate merger agreements signals just how important #MeToo has become – not just as a social movement but as a business risk.
After Germaine Greer was apparently uninvited from the Brisbane Writers Festival, author Richard Flanagan questioned whether the festival was giving into the social media ‘mob’.
The republic of letters was an intellectual community that took shape in the Enlightenment. And just like writers' festivals, it had rules about who could speak.
Despite several barriers, journalists are changing the way they report on violence against women for the better.
Sign displaying the #metoo and #timesup message at the Women’s March in San Francisco in January, 2018.
Social media is a great tool for activists campaigning for social justice. But if it is not used with caution it can end up working against them.
Activists protest in Barcelona, Spain on June 21, 2018. A Spanish court triggered a new wave of outrage by granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, a case that has shocked Spain.
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Germaine Greer's recent comments about the punishments for rape show the need for more complex, evidence-based discussions about trauma and the criminal justice system.
In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Lawmakers are expected to take up bills to crack down on sexual harassment when they return from their summer recess in August 2018.
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While the #MeToo movement has been revolutionary, some workplaces will be slow to change. Here are seven things we can all do to help stop toxic work environments.
Charities should not make amassing more and more money their top priority.
When organizations dedicated to doing good make money their top priority, they get into trouble.
Sarah Hanson-Young on David Leyonhjelm: “He is — for lack of a better word … slut-shaming me”.
The stoush between Senators Sarah-Hanson Young and David Leyonhjelm harks back to age-old - not to mention nonsense and deeply sexist - dichotomies about women's sexuality and moral character.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
Asylum-seeking and refugee women have been channelling the current surge in global feminist activism to make their voices heard.
Actress Nicolle Rochelle, who appeared on several episodes of ‘The Cosby Show.’
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Any movement against sexual assault must take into account historical, state-sanctioned violence against black women in the US that goes back centuries.
Germaine Greer: professional troll.
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Germaine Greer's recent comments on rape are troublingly glib.
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Markets have mobilised feminism to advance political goals and add value.
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Series two of the award-winning show has now moved beyond the original novel.
Celtic’s goal should be shared by others.
Celtic Women v Aberdeen
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
The social structures that once enabled male artists to exploit and abuse women must be cast into the past. But castigating their work to the scrapheap is an act of cultural suicide.