Despite the treatment of women being hotly debated in recent times, they have been largely overlooked during the election - and that may have big consequences on May 21.
We asked six experts to nominate books that might help us avert environmental catastrophe. Here’s what they said.
Apps for tracking reproductive health are convenient, but the data they collect could be used against you.
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Data privacy is an abstract issue for most people, even though virtually everyone is at risk. If abortion becomes illegal, digital surveillance could take an even darker turn.
No baggy shirts and trousers with expanding waistbands, singer Rihanna has chosen form fitting clothing that exposes rather than hides her pregnancy.
The Victorians are to blame for our conservative ideas about how a pregnant body should look
Women trace ancestral memories using wool.
Women meet to weave, reflect, commiserate, share culture and tell stories in hopes of passing down ancestral knowledge.
Through her photographs and activism, Letizia Battaglia sought to wrest Palermo from the grip of the Mafia.
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Letizia Battaglia’s images of Mafia bloodshed made it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to the criminal outfit’s reign of terror.
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Women don’t want to ‘intimidate’ a man through their photos – but this is just one way they are hiding their true selves.
Women often face increased risk when using public transport, especially alone.
Research shows apps designed to make journeys more environmentally friendly aren’t considering women’s transport needs.
Video calls often show people an image of themselves.
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Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.
Many women have to wait years for a diagnosis.
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Not having the proper diagnosis as a child can have a serious impact on mental health in adulthood.
Women have found innovative and powerful ways to cope during the pandemic – largely because official policy has failed them. That must change.
The treatment of women in Parliament House and Australian society more broadly has been the focus of much attention since the last election – how political leaders respond may decide their fate.
Woman drying freshly made batik cloth. Batik is a micro, small and medium scale business that supports the livelihoods of Indonesian women, especially in Java.
Empowering women can be a solution to the economic slowdown and health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the host of the G20 2022 Summit, Indonesia should focus on the issue.
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.
Was the way she spoke another strand of deception in the web of fraud spun by the former Theranos CEO?
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A speech expert wonders what this says about the pressures women in leadership roles feel – and the broader cultural impulse to police the way women speak and sound.
Women still have a long way to go to reach parity in the boardroom.
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A study of 3,000 companies found a correlation between local ‘social capital’ – which measures such variables as voter turnout and census response rates – and more women on corporate boards.
There is a pervasive message from fashion, tech and the media that women can change their lives if they could be more confident.
Hundreds of girls attend a class in Universitas Indonesia in Depok, West Java, to motivate them to pursue higher education.
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Many Indonesian women want to pursue higher education, but structural barriers remain.
Bumble seeks to challenge what the company calls ‘the antiquated rules of dating.’
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Dating apps like Bumble have tried to shake up the gender dynamics of dating. Some users say their efforts fall flat.
The majority of child care workers are women and people of color.
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Child care workers are at the center of the food insecurity crisis in America. In 2020, nearly one-third of them were food insecure.