Writer Solita Solano and Djuna Barnes in Paris, 1920s.
Unlike earlier lesbian and gay movements whose politics depended on visible identities, queer theory grew out of a critique of this – and perhaps that's where Djuna Barnes sits.
BBC sitcom Fleabag rewrites the rules on depicting women in drama, freeing the female character from the mindless stereotyping that has straitjacketed women for so long.
Twentieth Century Fox
Ripley beat the patriarchy and a rampaging xenomorph - but Daniels isn't even given the chance.
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
Sarah and Olive Kanake read one of the new breed of girl-power picture books.
Miriam Ackroyd from Life is Beautiful Photography
The lack of strong female characters in children's picture books is oft-lamented. But a new crop of books invites girls to write themselves into history.
Few would argue that exchanging cultural ideas could be construed negatively. But what happens when the influence and origins of that culture go unacknowledged and ignored?
Deize Tigrona at the 2016 Back2Black music festival.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro's funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Muslim women are often pressured to choose to identify either with feminism or their faith.
Much of the non-Muslim world appears dismissive of the value Islam can have in Muslim women’s lives, but Islam is a crucial tool in the work of gender justice.
The Australian delegation to the International Woman Suffrage Alliance Congress in Rome, 1923.
National Library of Australia
The suffragists who gained women the right to vote offer a model of Australia’s role in the world that remains as important as ever.
Women dressed as handmaids promoting the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Brian Snyder, Reuters
With a new TV series based on the novel - and its bleak vision of women's rights - The Handmaid's Tale is riding a new wave of popularity.
Stars of one of sport's biggest success stories are slowly revealing the dangerous influence of Spice Girls-style postfeminism.
An International Women’s Day protest march in Sydney.
The famous slogan of the 1970s that 'women who want equality with men lack ambition' still rings true today.
Diane de Joannis de Châteaublanc, Madame de Ganges, the original Beauty.
There was more than meets the eye to one of the most famous versions of Beauty and the Beast.
Are you feelin’ it?
Andrea De Silva/Reuters
Some deride a Carnival trend in which women revel in the streets wearing swimsuits and feather boas. But to feminists, 'bikini mas' is a highly political act.
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What do you do if you marry a beast?
The Love Witch
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
Jazmina Cininas, Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed, 2010. Reduction linocut 52.8 x 71.8cm.
From witch-hunts to the suffragettes, belief in womanly werewolfs has flourished at times when the female gender was under threat. But in contemporary fiction, film and art, werewolf lore is evolving in surprising ways.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
Meow Meow stars in Victorian Opera’s ‘Tis Pity.
Pia Johnson/Victorian Opera
Victoria Opera's 'Tis Pity brings a litany of harlots to the stage, but doesn't give its female lead many characters to play with. Indeed it risks capitulating to the very 'male hypocrisy' it seeks to address.
Pussyhat pride: two protestors in Austin, Texas.
Steve Rainwater via Flickr
Craftivism allows feminists to reclaim traditionally feminine skills – and defy oppression.