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Run by a collective of women and covering both the political and personal, Spare Rib was unlike anything before it.
The author of a new book exploring the making of heroines throughout history asks whether Barbie can ever overcome her reputation as the plastic antithesis of feminist ideals.
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The word ‘feminism’ was unlikely to be heard in Neighbours’ early days, but today characters are talking about Clementine Ford.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
In his 1972 novel The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin powerfully dramatised women’s suburban alienation and men’s resistance to feminist change. Michelle Arrow traces its enduring influence.
Gwen Harwood (1920-1995).
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Two new books examine the life and legacy of an inspiring poet whose work resisted patriarchal constraints.
Detail of the cover of the new book featuring art by Norman Catherine.
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This book succeeds well in describing and criticising, through many examples, how whiteness works.
Young women members of the Charles Manson family kneel on the sidewalk outside the Los Angeles at Hall of Justice March 29, 1971, with their heads shaved.
What is the appeal of cults? How do they work? And what is the damage they do? A new book, by the creator of the podcast Let’s Talk About Sects, answers these questions and more.
Women use energy in different ways to men.
My research shows how urban design can make it harder for women in some countries to make sustainable choices.
Pentathlete Dame Mary Peters, commemorated in Belfast, is one of three statues of sportswomen in the UK.
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Breaking the bronze ceiling - an expert explains why there are so few statues of sportswomen in the UK.
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe died in 2019.
Moore did not unearth any treasures in his research of Mugabe’s legacy. He has not even drawn a map that might lead us to them.
Image from big beautiful female theory by Eloise Grills (Affirm Press).
Two radically inventive new works of Australian graphic nonfiction dig deep into 21st-century life. They balance critique with hopeful possibilities – of collective change and radical acceptance.
Interviewee Eileen Clark
For mature-age students of the Study Centre in the 1970s, education offered them a new life.
Participants on a Women’s March rally in front of San Francisco’s City Hall in 2019.
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From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
A bride and a groom perform rituals during a mass wedding in Surat India.
A new book by Manjula Datta O’Connor argues that family violence raises some culturally specific issues, but the problem is not limited any particular group.
The Portuguese artist, who has died at the age of 87, had a strong feminist streak in her work that blazed a trail for women’s rights.
We asked participants about why they think people (mostly men) harass others in public space. Their answers were revealing.
Musician and poet Patti Smith: ‘always evolving’.
Old women remain the butt of jokes; they are some of society’s most marginalised people. But age also invites us to become our most authentic selves, writes Carol Lefevre.
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This brainy feminist romp of a novel, loved by Rachel Cusk and Maria Semple, is often compared to Brideshead Revisited. But Carol Lefevre says it’s more like a sexy, sweary version of Nancy Mitford in 1960s London.
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Feminists in the 1970s knew the liberation of women and children was inextricably linked.
On this Mother’s Day, keep your cash and give your wonderful mother gifts that will actually have a long-term impact on her health and well-being.