Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

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The perils of being critical while female

Tina Fey

Natalie Reilly It seems to me that all a girl has to do is call shit out and look plain doing it to be considered hateful.


When first-person writing is a poorly-disguised 'fumblebrag'

Natalie Reilly " It feels to me that, in our quest for intimacy, we took a sharp turn into self-pity."

Women's wellbeing

We need a happiness index for women


Natalie Reilly "That number you weigh, that size you wear, while useful, gives you no indication of how successful you are at life," writes Natalie Reilly.

'She's overreacting': Why men find it so hard to trust women

Natalie Reilly "It’s women who get their knickers in a knot; who are “crazy”, who lose their credibility when they cry, or rage or lust."

Real life

This is what it's like to have a seizure

Imagine waking up from a blackout and you have no idea where you are.

Natalie Reilly Unfortunately, when you're a theatrically-inclined person, it can take a moment for people to catch on.

Parental truthbombs

A letter to my pre-baby self


Natalie Reilly "Here it is, pure wish-fulfilment. The letter I would've loved my pregnant self to read," writes Natalie Reilly.

Sexual over-perception

Why do men always think women are flirting?

according to the study,

Natalie Reilly It’s called ‘sexual over-perception’, according to a new study.

Office housework

When women are expected to take care of the 'office housework'


Natalie Reilly They're the menial office tasks - pouring water, setting up the Power Point, organising farewell presents - and in news that's a surprise to nobody, women are doing more of it than men.

Women, stop marrying yourselves

Calling all single ladies!

Natalie Reilly Women, stop marrying yourselves

Empathy's moment

Five things you may not know about empathy

The virtue traditionally associated with shoulder squeezes and self-sacrifice is more powerful than you think.

Natalie Reilly The virtue traditionally associated with shoulder squeezes and self-sacrifice is more powerful than you think.

Beyond Ghostbusters: five more movies that could do with a gender reversal remake

Ultimate role reversal scene: When Harry Met Sally.

Natalie Reilly Ghostbusters is just the tip of the iceberg...

Ladies in swimsuits

Samantha Armytage in Women's Weekly: Why do we keep asking professional women to pose in swimwear?

Samantha Armytage appears in her first swimsuit shoot.

Natalie Reilly Think for a moment of a world in which Today presenter and newly minted feminist icon Karl Stefanovic stepped out of his suit and into a pair of boardies to prove that he is not bothered by the...

Rosamund Pike

Why was Rosamund Pike called 'brave' in this picture?

Rosamund Pike, the crazed star of 'Gone Girl', gave birth just five weeks ago.

Natalie Reilly This is what 'brave' looks in Hollywood these days and the reasons aren't as shallow as you might think.

Old ladies

Is fashion's new obsession with old ladies actually all that progressive?


Natalie Reilly "If we listen carefully to what our culture tells us, we learn that older women are not entitled to visibility."


It's not easy being an extrovert either

Natalie Reilly The introvert craze began in 2012 when Susan Cain gave her TED talk

Basic Bitch Mum

Are you a Basic Bitch Mum?


Natalie Reilly Announced your pregnancy via a staged photo shoot? Compulsively dress up your child in costumes for Instagram likes? Hello fellow BBM-er, welcome to the club.

"Fuggin' up"

When actresses are praised for 'going ugly' in a film role


Natalie Reilly Apparently you can be beautiful or you can be credible, but you can't be both.

Limiting language

Is it offensive to call women 'girls'?

Happy ... Pharrell Williams loves the work of the folks from the Diana Isaac Retirement Village.

Natalie Reilly Let's look at the evidence...

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a flawed feminist manifesto

Natalie Reilly On the 25th anniversary of its release, the question is how does Ariel hold up in the era of Frozen?

You've been warned

Life advice from sponsored posts

Every second entry appears as an authentic slice of life, until you look closer and realise ... it's just a big old advertisement.

Natalie Reilly Behold, the unintentionally hilarious commercial solutions to your real life problems.