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Clem Bastow Five female musicians who should be on your radar right now.

#AskHimLess: Oscar suits hits and misses

Oscars day: Chris Pratt on the red carpet.

Clem Bastow Why talk about anything else when we can focus on all the red carpet action at the Oscars?

The scene in Kingsman that has everyone talking


Clem Bastow There is one moment in the film that has divided audiences and critics. But is it sexist?

Words for women

The one word used to dismiss creative woman


Clem Bastow Why must we reduce women's work to girls' talk?

Fifty Shades Of Grey is not the howling monstrosity you secretly hoped it might be

 50 Shades of Grey:

Clem Bastow Fifty Shades Of Grey is not the howling monstrosity you secretly hoped it might be,

Sorry Beck, Kanye was right, Beyonce should have won the Grammy


Clem Bastow If it comes down to 'artistry' then Kanye was right: Beyonce's did have the better album.

Mutiny on the red carpet: why this is the awards season that everything changed

Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore flat out refused the Mani Cam treatment at the Golden Globes this year.

Clem Bastow Giving the red carpet Mani Cam a worthy of a roundhouse kick.

Why the Grammys raising awareness of domestic violence is so hypocritical

Clem Bastow It seemed like an admirable move, until you stopped to consider the artists that the Grammys still see fit to fete...

Please leave Kylie Jenner's lips alone


Clem Bastow Makeup is a form of self-fashioning through which we can become whoever (or whatever) we want.

Colleen McCullough: how not to write an obituary of a talented woman

Australian author Colleen McCullough during portrait session held in 1997.

Clem Bastow Some preliminary notes for print journalists.

I went to a 'sex yoga' school and this is what I learnt

Clem Bastow When it comes to sex ed, it’s never too late to go back to school.

Eugenie Bouchard deserves better than sexist 'twirl' request

Eugenie Bouchard

Clem Bastow Why are female stars still subjected to sexist requests from journalists?

Clem Bastow

Please, no more movies about white male geniuses

Benedict Cumberbatch is a white male geniuses in The Imitation Game.

Clem Bastow At the height of my sluglike summer viewing regime last week, I sat down to watch Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind, as a) it was on TV and b) I had managed to miss it both in cinemas and on its home...

Jane The Virgin

Why we should all be watching 'Jane The Virgin'

Clem Bastow The CW's latest soap is winning fans with its depth and heart, as rising star Gina Rodriguez's Golden Globes win this week highlights.

Caitlin Stasey

Why ex Neighbours actress Caitlin Stasey launched feminist website

Caitlin Stasey in an image from her new feminist website

Clem Bastow Clem Bastow speaks with Caitlin Stasey, outspoken champion of women’s liberation, about her new, apologetically feminist website


I tried all of 2015's 'worst trends' at once


Clem Bastow And every second of it was fantastic.

Body image

A flat tummy won't give you a better life


Clem Bastow Clem Bastow on what it took to finally make peace with her body at 32.

Relationship rules

Modern day relationship rules you should ignore

Stocksy couple love

Clem Bastow "Where matters of the heart are concerned, I say dive in blindly."

Sisters Of Invention

Meet The Sisters Of Invention - just don't call them "inspirational"

Sisters Of Invention.

Clem Bastow "You're not seeing the real us if you look at us as objects of inspiration," says band member Aimee, one of five members with a disability.

Agony Of Ecstasy

What are your 'ecstasy years' doing to you today?

Fight for balance: <i>Agony of Ecstasy</i>.

Clem Bastow A new ABC2 doco follows a 28-year-old Adelaide uni student as she investigates how her past ecstasy use is affecting her current mental health.