The portrayal of women in fiction is usually either sexual cardboard cutouts or bland nothings. The world of a best-selling French author particularly attests to that fact.
Today, we celebrate women internationally, but one Australian start-up is ensuring that change and opportunity are not exclusively reserved for one day a year.
This International Women’s Day, women and men all over the world are vowing to support #BalanceforBetter and help create a gender-balanced world.
The resignation of Kelly O’Dwyer highlighted a rather obvious issue: our parliament is a hostile work environment for women. Solutions do exist, however.
In an attempt to woo women back to the Liberal Party, Scott Morrison has offered a fresh twist on the ‘So Where The Bloody Hell Are You” tourism campaign.
Six months ago, I wrote about the senseless murder of Eurydice Dixon. We women have noticed what you get angry about—and it isn’t us.
After a year of scandal, Cricket Australia seems to have turned the corner. However, after seeing an ad that emboldened women, I’m absolutely sure that they have not changed.
Scott Morrison’s pick for governor-general was as easy as it was predictable: An old white dude with military credentials. Women, take note, the boys club is very much alive.
In this week alone, we’ve banned a Christmas song, the use of meat-based puns, The Little Mermaid and conversing with women. I fear whatever sense that was left is now gone.
It has been shown that women investors are often more daring and more successful than their male counterparts. We’re left wondering…why not us?
In 2018, the number of Australian women killed stands at 57. We sat down with Patty Kinnersly of Our Watch, a program looking to reverse our brutal course.
It has been said that millennial women are at the helm of some of the most transformative social movements in recent memory. Having met them, I have to agree.
Toyah Cordingley was murdered, despite her walking her dog, something we women trust will keep us safe. Her fear is ours too.
Ada Lovelace was a woman two centuries before her time, pioneering the science behind whatever it is you’re reading this on. The true motherboard of computer science.
Doubt is now being levelled at Christine Blasey Ford in the wake of the FBI’s findings, but that shouldn’t distract from what we women regularly face.
Women are subject to behavioural expectations. If we don’t hold our anger, we’re viewed as “hysterical” or “out of control”, not worthy of what we seek. Serena Williams is merely the latest example of it.
Make no mistake, the violent deaths of Australian women is an epidemic. For every Eurydice Dixon, there are scores more. The government, the media, and our institutions are failing them.
Despite our greater awareness, it seems that our breeding still holds true, and the most dominating, tall men are still favoured.
Paired with the Eurydice Dixon memorial being vandalised was the familiar good guy denial. Again we’ve missed the point. We need to educate our own.
While what happened to Eurydice Dixon has shocked the nation, this an everyday reality we women face. So don’t ask us to “be safe”.
This International Women’s Day, we’re looking at the achievements of our pioneering Australian female politicians. Leave your party politics at the door.
I feel the reason why we women don’t really see change is that we’re trying to convince the wrong people. Today, I feel we need to do something bold, but necessary.