10 photos that forced us to examine the ways we see women in our society.
Progress for women
From Miss Universe to sporting stars and advertising, how much progress have we made?
Sexist TV characters
Willa Paskin Ignoring women may be True Detective's blind spot, but it is also one of the show's major themes.
Alison Bechdel Q&A
CLEMENTINE FORD Before tackling Hollywood sexism, Alison Bechdel already made a name for herself with 'Dykes to Watch Out For'.
RUBY HAMAD The key to changing the culture of oppression is to not adopt the tactics of the oppressor:
Miriam Krule Marathon television watching, the "classy" way to watch mountains of TV should be done on your own schedule.
Dennis Green These cuddle buddies will touch even the blackest of hearts.
Eight women appointed as ministers in Italy's new government have faced criticism over their dress sense, with one stylist urging them to give Giorgio Armani a call.
STEPHANIE WOOD The newspaper is writing a new chapter of a distinguished story.
DOM KNIGHT Dom Knight discovers that coffee preferences draw all sorts of implications.
Liz Hayes is a survivor in the cut-throat world of television current affairs. But despite her high profile, she is rarely seen in public. She reveals the reason why to Erin O'Dwyer.
If there's one thing Dolly Parton knows, it's how to make a living.
Love and angst
Young love and young angst - we can't get enough.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clem Ford's shares her favourite rom-coms for boner killers.
RUBY HAMAD 'Colourism' is oppression within oppression within oppression.
TONY MOORE ‘‘There are many Malalas in the world and their rights have to be defended as well.’’
RUBY HAMAD Treating kids as curiosities or exhibits in a zoo is something us westerners seem to reserve for countries in which we are tourists. And good intentions are just not enough.
Kathryn Hughes In early photography, mothers went to great lengths to conceal themselves in portraits of their children. And no one is quite sure why.
Tammy Oler Reading Flowers in the Attic was a rite of passage for teenage girls. The novel recognised a deep and abiding fear that has shaped the women of a generation: the fear of turning becoming our mothers.
JENNA PRICE Scott Morrison may be able to hide the boats but he won't be able to stop the flow of tampons to his office.
Michael Cavna It's time to stop being snobs about about books with pictures.
Michelle Nijhuis Michelle Nijhuis on changing pronouns for her daughter.
MICHAEL IDATO Goddess Emma Thompson on girls with guns.
The Santa cliche
Aisha Harris Let's abandon Santa-as-fat-old-white-man and create a new symbol of Christmas cheer.
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...
Xmas party rules
DOM KNIGHT The dos and don't nots of colleague-on-colleague party etiquette.
CANDICE CHUNG What it feels like to edit one the most powerful feminist websites in the world.
LEESHA MCKENNY Man Men-style neighbourhoods have a huge bearing on your income.
Next big thing
Candice Chung Think Hannah's crew but replaced by the ("bizarrely handsome") gay gentleman of San Francisco.
Heisenberg and the rest of the Breaking Bad crew may have said there farewells on the official set of the show, but that didn't stop them returning for one last (parody) hurrah.
Dino Scatena In the decade since Innocent Eyes was released, Delta Goodrem has grown up, and grown stronger. She talks about exorcising past demons and her determination to finally crack the US market.
CLEM BASTOW The Buffy creator is not a super-feminist we all want him to be.
JESSICA WRIGHT Australian actress Rachel Griffiths has signed on to portray former prime minister Julia Gillard in a full length television drama.
The the happiest place on Earth just got a little bit grumpier.
Molly Horan Because at least one episode per season blows past typical dating drama, leaving you sobbing like you're listening to an Adele song.
EFFIE MANN Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and all but one of the Harry Potter movies fail the test.
Says Kate Hudson helped her through grief.
Best worst quotes
Sarah Oakes Move over Miley our Nicole is the party girl of all party girls.
White Ribbon Day
Sarah Oakes Clever White Ribbon day advertisement send a powerful message.
Emma Farge The sewing school has been dropped and men are now welcome to be "groomed for marriage" in Switzerland's last surviving "finishing school".
NICOLE ELPHICK Everything isn’t terrible in this book, just most of it.
Mark O'Connell Who really knows if reading will make you a better person? More to the point, why should it matter?
Best new show
CLEM BASTOW Sleepy Hollow is bringing silly scares and witty banter back.
Joel Meares Guilty pleasure or channelling of existential angst? Either way, the simple horror film offers some very complex pleasures.
DOM KNIGHT "I spent an hour there this morning, on a trip that I thought would take approximately ten minutes, and I’m still suffering flashbacks."
So what if the authors of our favorite books participated in clickbait-y behavior?
Lean In clubs
Adam Belz "Lean In" groups are the modern women's book club.
CLEM BASTOW Cyrus may be many things, but she’s certainly not naive.
RUBY HAMAD If we value women's autonomy Zoe's Law must be defeated.
Masters of sex
NICOLE ELPHICK We chat to actress Lizzy Caplan about her controversial new drama, Masters of Sex.
DOM KNIGHT Dom Knight on why sports fans need to take a step back. When you take sport too seriously, you ruin it. Victory seems ugly, and losing becomes bitter.
The closer we get to it, the more ridiculous people's predictions become for how it's all going to end.
Crazy Rich Asians
CANDICE CHUNG Kevin Kwan wants to show you the world of the filthy, filthy rich.
CLEM BASTOW Gone Home is getting rave reviews, especially from women.
Pip Ross It's a frenzy of roses and a giant step back for woman-kind as The Bachelor lands in Australia.
Too much information?
Joel Meares Meet Summer Land, the latest 20-something author to pen a hyper-confessional, lessons-learnt essay collection.
Clem Bastow Because next to your boyfriend Ryan Gosling she's the closest friend you have.