“Toxic masculinity” has been used to explain everything from the election of Donald Trump to why Ross from Friends is awful. But what does it actually mean?
A survey on stereotypes and discrimination in the business world reveals major disparities between men and women.
Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.
Does a journalist’s gender matter if their job is to speak truth to power? It shouldn’t but until recently did. A new book, Through Her Eyes, tells the stories of our women foreign correspondents.
Ash derided women’s liberation as “that foolishness” – but her success story is very feminist.
The centrality of religion as a governing principle is a cause for concern, given the reversals of women’s rights seen globally.
Former president Bourguiba’s standing as father of Tunisian feminism has come under scrutiny.
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.
The word ‘feminism’ was unlikely to be heard in Neighbours’ early days, but today characters are talking about Clementine Ford.
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.
Two new books examine the life and legacy of an inspiring poet whose work resisted patriarchal constraints.
This book succeeds well in describing and criticising, through many examples, how whiteness works.
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.
My research shows how urban design can make it harder for women in some countries to make sustainable choices.
Breaking the bronze ceiling - an expert explains why there are so few statues of sportswomen in the UK.
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.
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.
For mature-age students of the Study Centre in the 1970s, education offered them a new life.
From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.