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All About Women 2015

Five speakers you need to see at All About Women

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Rob Moran Our favourite festival’s back, and they're bringing some excellent people.

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The rise of the Bad Feminist

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NICOLE ELPHICK You're a feminist who loves the colour pink, questionable pop tunes, and can't quote bell hooks? Author Roxane Gay is here to tell you it's okay.

The Rosie Batty factor: out of tragedy comes change

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MEX COOPER When a grieving mother spoke out calmly just hours after her son's murder, she shocked many. Now police say the Rosie Batty factor has been a watershed in the battle against family violence. Mex Cooper reports.

Feminist game critic forced to cancel talk after death threats

Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian

Chelsea Stark Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk at Utah State University scheduled for Wednesday following a threatening email sent to the school, and the administration not banning guns from the talk because of state concealed-carry laws.

Inside #gamergate

Here's everything you need to know about #gamergate

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Jenny Noyes How one guy’s post-breakup revenge blog began a war against women.

It’s considered a weakness to be a woman in Australia

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CLEMENTINE FORD Clementine Ford on our culture of vitriol and verbal abuse.

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Feminist YouTube

Six feminist YouTubers everyone should be watching

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Naaz Hussain These funny and eloquent women are fighting the patriarchy one upload at a time.

Stories from 2013

Child-free life

Choosing to be child-free

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SHELLY HORTON Shelly Horton doesn't want children. So, she asks, why do so many people have a problem with that?

Victim blaming

Stop telling women to be afraid

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BIANCA HALL BIANCA HALL is sick of the police’s knee-jerk response to sex crimes.

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The number one issue for women

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Anne Summers Anne Summers reflects on our most critical undertaking on International Women's Day.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

‘Women’s safety is the top priority’

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RUBY HAMAD When Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks, people listen. Ruby Hamad finds out what she has to say.

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Ending violence

The two ways to dismantle rape culture

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CLEMENTINE FORD As with all social change, it starts with you.

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Controversy

What if you don’t love your children?

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KASEY EDWARDS Should it be more socially acceptable to be ambivalent about motherhood?

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New Speaker added to our All About Women Event

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NATALIE REILLY Daily Life is hosting a festival of ideas at the Sydney Opera House next month and a brand new special guest has just been added to the line-up.

Violence against women

Why we need to keep discussing gender equality

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Flowers and messages sit outside of the front of the Duchess Boutique on Sydney Rd, the store which captured the last CCTV footage of Jill Meagher on September 28, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Coburg man Adrian Ernest Bayley was charged overnight with the murder and rape of Irish national Jill Meagher. Her body was found by police buried in a shallow grave north-west of Melbourne.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Julie McKay Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses in the world says the Executive Director of UN Women Australia, Julie McKay.

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Clark Beaumont

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NICOLE ELPHICK The young Queensland-based art duo that get to exhibit alongside Damien Hirst.

True bravey

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13:  Rebekah Havrilla (2nd L), former sergeant in the U.S. States Army, speaks with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (R) after Havrilla testified about being sexually assaulted while in the military during a hearing March 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.  The hearing on sexual assault was before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee chaired by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

United States Jennifer Steinhauer Washington Two US military servicewomen have told a Senate panel how they were raped by superiors and then ridiculed by officials.

Brooke Magnanti

An interview with Belle de Jour

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Nick Miller Meet Brooke Magnanti: best-selling author, cancer researcher, former prostitute.

There was only one victim at Steubenville

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CLEMENTINE FORD The boys who raped and humiliated an unconscious 16 year old may have been punished – but do they understand they’re not the victims?

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Victim blaming

Rapists are to blame for rape

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KASEY EDWARDS [Trigger warning: discussion of child abuse]

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Femen

Is this photo grounds for death?

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CLEMENTINE FORD A Tunisian activist posted this pic of herself. Here's what happened next.

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Victim blaming?

A difficult conversation about sexual assault

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AMY CORDEROY Though it's bound to spark debate, AMY CORDEROY believes we need to discuss the relationship between alcohol, drugs and sexual assault.

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The Fan Girls of Violent Men

Oscar Pistorius awaits the start of court proceedings while his brother Carl (L) looks on, in the Pretoria Magistrates court February 19, 2013. Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was applying for bail after being charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

CLEMENTINE FORD Why does Oscar Pistorius have a cult following among a certain demographic of women?

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Yityish Aynaw

The hypocrisy of a black Miss Israel

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RUBY HAMAD Does recognising someone from a minority group with a beauty prize really mean progress or atone for past transgressions?

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Autism Awareness

Living with Autism

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KATHRYN WICKS Having a child with high-functioning autism doesn't mean living with a genius. These children have their own unique challenges.

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Culture clash

Growing up Arab in Australia

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AMAL AWAD The pleasures and challenges of growing up in a migrant family.

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Bad taste?

Abortion Humour

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CLEMENTINE FORD Why making jokes about a serious issue can be empowering.

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100 years on

Is International Women's Day working?

NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 26: Youths shouts slogans during the Chhatra Yuva Sanklap rally against the Delhi gang rape on January 26, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Child brides, female foeticide, genital mutilation: what has changed in 100 years?

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Are women's voices being gagged?

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CLEMENTINE FORD We won't hear the absence of women’s voices if we've been taught to ignore them.

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