Women make conscious decisions every day about staying safe, but they consistently underestimate how much effort it all takes and what that means for their freedom.
While men still make up the majority of prisoners in Australia, the increase in the incarceration rate for women is significantly greater than that for men.
Australia female prison population has soared but many are jailed for minor offences. The UK's radical approach to women and prison, outlined in the 2007 Corston report, offers a model for Australia.
French policemen investigating the abandonment of a car packed with gas cylinders near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.
The recent arrest of female terrorists in France brought attention to the role women play in IS. A group of American academics studied this issue – with a surprising result.
Research shows that even taking into account all the drivers of the gender pay gap there is still a large portion we can’t explain.
Misunderstandings about the gender pay gap diminish the importance of its impact, so it's time to explain the different ways it's measured.
Most of Australia’s women federal MPs sit on the opposition benches of parliament.
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
Is the success of The Bachelor based on the spectacle of women psychologically tearing each other down for entertainment?
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The Bachelor, like most reality TV, thrives on drama. But its particular style of conflict illustrates an uncomfortable point: women can easily be sexist against other women.
We need to embrace new ways of thinking for strategies to effectively tackle the disadvantage accumulated over a woman’s lifespan.
Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and social well-being of people over 60. And the numbers are even more alarming for women.
Women may be happy in jobs that are stereotypically seen as ‘women’s work’ because of the way gender roles have developed over time.
Women may be happy in roles that are associated with gender stereotypes but the gender pay gap persists and women certainly aren't happy with that.
Businesses with women leaders are better corporate citizens.
A recent study of firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange suggests that companies with gender-diverse boards are more responsible corporate citizens.
At the DNC.
Certain voting blocs will rally around the idea of electing the first woman president. Others, not so much.
The Australian netball team after their gold medal win at the Netball World Cup in 2015.
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Netball – one of Australia's most popular sports – is on track to turn professional. Is this an exciting new chapter for female athletes? Or does netball's success draw attention from other sports, where women can smack balls, and roam freely?
President Barack Obama stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a Clinton campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 5, 2016.
Hillary Clinton's work lifting up girls and women has a striking parallel to the work of women who shaped President Obama and his presidency.
Women need more role models in senior positions to help keep them in STEM careers.
Attracting women to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is one issue, keeping them there is another.
Anxiety: gender specific.
New research reveals some startling findings and discovers the problem is worst in the West.
Both sides of the debate are promising to cut European red tape – which seems to mean cutting equality laws.
A detail from Stanisław Wyspiański’s “Macierzynstwo” (1905).
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
Higher earning women aged in their 50s are penalised by prospective super changes.
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Modelling the proposed superannuation policies on gender has revealed unintended consequences.
Victorian-era, middle-class black women who loved to read and write didn’t have many role models.
When biographer Gretchen Gerzina came across an old British newspaper article calling Sarah E. Farro "the first negro novelist," she wondered: who was Farro, and why had she been lost to history?
Unhappy second wife?
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If you can now have a same-sex marriage, why not polygamous one?
It happens more often than you think.