Predictions of the death of romantic comedy have been repeated over time. But it has been with us since before Shakespeare and is still very much alive and in constant transformation.
The tools for reach and influence that the internet provides might be unprecedented. But people like Tate are simply pedalling the age-old sexist views that fuel gendered violence.
A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
Simplifying how people change their gender will be helpful to trans people, but the government’s latest move risks prolonging a toxic debate.
Edwina Preston tells why her favourite literary heroine is Seven Little Australians’ Judy Woolcot and her ‘bone-true authenticity of self’ – beating fellow tomboys Jo March and Anne Shirley.
By only discussing fatphobia in the context of eating disorders, Taylor Swift illustrates how deeply individualized and depoliticized white feminism is.
The app best known for kids sharing video clips of themselves singing and dancing has become a powerful tool for activists speaking out against repression in Iran.
Nona Willis Aronowitz, daughter of a second-wave feminist, ranges across the contemporary sexual landscape – and looks back at the history of feminism – in a ‘zig zag pursuit of sexual liberation’.
Morality police first appeared in Iran soon after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. But similar forces were present in parts of the Middle East even prior to the date.
The film meticulously details the day-to-day life of a widow and her son.
The Whitlam government’s removal of the sales tax may seem small, but it increased access to the pill for many women and in doing so, changed their lives.
With sexism embedded into today’s social media landscape, it’s easy to ignore that conversations about equality can benefit both men and women.
Short fiction’s fragmentation reflects its origins as a response to trauma. Two new collections explore the dangers and vulnerability of womanhood, and the global threat of climate change.
Afghanistan’s new rulers have broken their pledge to uphold women’s rights.
Only a small percentage of women in rural areas have access to the Internet, so participation in online activism is limited to urban centres.
Women in the textile factories of 19th-century Glasgow faced terrible working conditions. In fighting for their rights, they prepared the ground for feminists today.
Africans are adopting podcasting as a way of telling their own stories. In one class in Egypt, this took a feminist turn.
Iranian women have a long history of campaigning for their rights. The latest protests bring together a host of religious and gender groups suppressed by the country’s clerical regime.
If the Canadian women’s movement doesn’t become transnational in scope, it risks continuing a colonial culture that sustains systemic barriers for women in Canada and around the world.
Four years after its release, My Year of Rest and Relaxation has become a publishing and cultural phenomenon – with TikTok trends and film rights bought by Margot Robbie. But is it exploitative?