Alecia Simmonds

Alecia Simmonds

Adjunct lecturer of law at UNSW and Merewether Fellow at Mitchell Library

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A la French

Is it a good thing the French force couples to reunite to say goodbye?

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Alecia Simmonds "I got divorced on a near-perfect spring day in Paris."

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'Save some for later'

The biggest lie we've been told about pleasure

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Alecia Simmonds Alecia Simmonds' case against Pleasure Delay.

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Is Instagram soft porn a good thing?

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Alecia Simmonds A new site is supposedly 'redefining porn for women'. But is it too tasteful for its own good?

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Four countries that treat asylum seekers better than Australia

Image of Reza Berati. Photo taken from facebook page of Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. FAIR USE.

Alecia Simmonds We're being shown up by countries far more disadvantaged than we are.

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Marius and the sharks

Should animals have legal rights?

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Alecia Simmonds Will animals always be our property to breed, kill, study or incarcerate at our will?

Aussies hate earnestness

Why 'taking yourself seriously' is such a crime

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Alecia Simmonds The damaging phrase most often said by Australians.

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Happy relationships

Are gay couples happier than straight ones?

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Alecia Simmonds Three things gay couples do better than the heteros in their relationships.

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French PM scandal

Is it more progressive to be accepting of affairs?

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Alecia Simmonds Or is it absurd to expect female partners to suffer this humiliation in silence?

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Don't believe la hype: what French women are bragging about now

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02:Fashion blogger Eleanora Carisi wearing a Valentino dress, Louis Vuitton jacket and bag on day 9 of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, Paris October 02, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

Alecia Simmonds The French have many reasons to think that they're better than everyone else. Firstly, butter. Secondly, bread.

Rebellious Victorians

Five things you never knew about 19th century women

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Alecia Simmonds Victorian women get a bad rap - here are five facts that turn the tea-party of tedium into a hellfire club of hilarity...

Blackfish

Keeping animals in captivity for our own entertainment must stop

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Alecia Simmonds A powerful argument in favour of keeping wild animals in the wild.

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Paris romance

Five things no one tells you about moving to Paris for love

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Alecia Simmonds Continental romances are not as easy as riding on a vespa into a sepia-tinted sunset.

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Home ownership

Australian property dream is more like a nightmare

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Alecia Simmonds Home ownership is not an autonomous desire so much as a death sentence because we have no viable alternatives.

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World's first genderless person

Norrie May-Welby's battle to regain status as the world's first legally genderless person

Norrie May-Welby who is a transgender person just won a landmark case in the Supreme Court today. 31st May 2013
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Alecia Simmonds Norrie May-Welby's battle to regain status as the world's first legally genderless person goes to the high court today.

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Shoplifting

Why do women steal?

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Alecia Simmonds When shoplifting is seen more as of a pleasurable game than a very real crime.

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Why we love to watch Embarrassing Bodies

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Alecia Simmonds What was it about the 10-stone scrotum that recently managed to pull 800,000 viewers?

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Anglo saxons

Does racism against Anglo Saxons exist?

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Alecia Simmonds "Iorigin. My morning news is a carnivalesque horror show of Anglo-Saxons burdened by their positions of power: making laws, running companies, owning everything.

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Embracing lady rage

In defence of 'murderous rage'

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Alecia Simmonds Why lady rage is a key ingredient towards progress.

Relationship role models

Why we love the Obamas

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Alecia Simmonds On the First Lady's birthday, we reflect on why the Obamas have a relationship that we love to love.

Sexist culture?

Why women can't get ahead in law firms

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Gaia Repossi seen on 8th Avenue after the Proenza Schouler fashion show during New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 11, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Adam Katz Sinding/Getty Images)

Alecia Simmonds There are consequences to women being relegated to the status of fringe-dwellers in the legal community.

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