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.
Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and courtesy SEARCH Foundation
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.
Will Smith accepts an Oscar during the 94th Annual Academy Awards.
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By slapping Chris Rock during an internationally televised awards ceremony, Will Smith demonstrated that chivalry is not dead. But was that the protection Jada Pinckett Smith wanted or needed?
We developed a prototype messenger chatbot that helps women in South Australia through the steps involved in acquiring ID after exiting prison.
Euphoria, which has aired on HBO since 2019, continues to be a popular hit.
Euphoria tackles the status quo head on with an esthetic that transgresses the codes of television, while criticizing several taboos and social issues.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule.
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Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
Anastasia Parshkova holds a poster reading ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in Moscow, on March 15, 2022. She was later arrested.
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Writing graffiti on bank notes, postering cities and crying on public transit are some ways members of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance in Russia are speaking against propaganda.
Depicted as a restrictive and painful undergarment, the corset is often depicted as a symbol of women’s oppression in period dramas.
It may have had a plot full of holes and some excruciating dialogue, but Basic Instinct persists thanks to the sheer charisma and star power of Sharon Stone.
Macierzynstwo (Motherhood) - Stanisław Wyspiański (1905)
In her brave new book The Cost of Labour, Natalie Kon-yu examines the mental stresses women face in pregnancy and childbirth.
A Ukrainian soldier on March 9, 2022, waits for a train in Lviv that will take her to the front line.
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In Ukrainian history and culture, women enjoyed independence and agency. The presence of women fighters in the war now is no surprise.
Women’s solidarity march, Sydney, 21 January 2017.
Laurie Penny’s new book Sexual Revolution offers a muddled perspective on this moment of profound cultural change, in contrast to Australian journalist Amy Remeikis’ powerful new work.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.