Jacqueline Z Wilson
Built in 1821 to house and provide productive employment for the New South Wales colony’s growing population of female convicts, the Parramatta Female Factory was also the site of countless horrors.
Many types of makeup contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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Finding cosmetics that are free of hormone- disrupting chemicals often means paying more. An epidemiologist explains the risk, particularly for young women.
Young women lack voice and visibility in discussions about family violence in Australia, and particularly intimate partner violence. This must change, urgently.
Many young people receive limited guidance about what to expect as they near menstruation.
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Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
A mural in Derry celebrates the series’ much-loved characters.
Society still tends to sideline girls, so a comedy concentrating on the lives of four young women during the Troubles remains groundbreaking TV.
Online sexually violent behaviour can include sharing intimate images without consent.
The pandemic has led to an increase in online interactions, including sexually violent behaviours. Teens as young as 12 are affected, but many victims are not aware of their options in seeking justice.
The Fearless Girl statue stands across from the Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district.
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It’s clear that when girls and young women are at the forefront of major social justice movements, the old structures of patriarchy and misogyny can be challenged and hopefully dismantled.
A ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry’s negative impact on the environment.
Studies show women are perfectly capable of getting the job done.
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The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
More than 60% of Victorian young adults live with their parents, followed by 56% in New South Wales and about 53% in the other four states. In Queensland, the proportion of young adults living at home rose from 31% in 2001 to 52% in 2017.
In 2017, 56% of men aged 18 to 29 lived with one or both parents, up from 47% in 2001. And over the same period, the proportion of women aged 18 to 29 living with their parents rose from 36% to 54%.
In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing.
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Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
More than a bit of harmless fun: last year there were 247 ambulance requests for young women aged 13 to 18 in Western Australia.
A record number of underage drinkers sought urgent medical attention in Western Australia last year, and young women made up the majority.
YouTube beauty blogger Zoella has had more than 950 million views of videos on her channel.
YouTube is awash with videos on beauty and fashion, and young girls are avidly watching, creating powerful social media figures in the process.
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.
Just because it’s on social media, doesn’t make it real.
Images of attractive celebrities, friends and acquaintances on social media affect women’s body image and mood, new research shows. But what can we do about it?
Dolly’s last print edition will be published on December 5.
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With its irresistible mixture of celebrity ‘news’, fashion, beauty and health, Dolly magazine gave girls high-quality, accurate information they were not getting anywhere else.