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Despite its progressive nature, The Age newspaper has never had a female editor-in-chief. AAP/Mal Fairclough

Why the next editor-in-chief at The Age should be a woman

Women remain systemically underrepresented at the top levels of Australia's most powerful institutions – including the media, universities, government, judiciary and corporate sector.
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Why woman-bashing is a serious health threat

Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016. AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
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Sexual assault enters virtual reality

Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.
Portrait of Miriam Tlali as part of Adrian Steirn’s 21 Icons South Africa project. Date: 15.10.2014. Adrian Steirn/Courtesy of 21 Icons South Africa

Under the influence of … the Black Consciousness novel ‘Amandla’

A South African novel, published in 1980 and dealing with the Soweto student uprising four years earlier, still provides lessons for students today.
Transgender individuals could be harassed when they have to use gendered bathrooms. Brett Lider

What’s the backlash against gender-neutral bathrooms all about?

North Carolina recently passed a law that prohibits individuals from using a bathroom based on the gender with which they identify. Why does this pose a risk for transgendered individuals?
In order to cope with the rigours of policing, police are expected to be strong, resilient and unemotional in dangerous situations. AAP/Joe Castro

Report reveals entrenched nature of sexual harassment in Victoria Police

Sexual harassment is a persistent and damaging problem in many Australian workplaces. But why does it appear to be an entrenched feature of some organisational settings more than others?

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