'Sh-t waves? Send the girls out'
Bronwyn Adcock Female competitors in professional surfing have always experienced outlandish discrimination.
Pulitzer prize winner
The judges describe The Goldfinch as, "A beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters".
BENJAMIN LAW Ben Law on butchering Mandarin on holiday.
Mad Men university
Anne Helen Petersen The student's final is was to answer one of two questions: “Who is Don Draper?” or “Who is Peggy Olson?”
CLEM BASTOW When you play the Mother Of Dragons, it’s only natural that the world’s attention will fall to you.
Natasha Baker SkinneePix users shed virtual weight to look skinnier in selfies, but the app has raised concerns about body-image.
Laura Bates Like many women, Laura Bates had tales of casual harassment, leering and discrimination. She decided to call this out, with astonishing results.
Ben and Michelle Law
Benjamin Law and Michelle Law As brought to you by siblings Benjamin and Michelle Law.
The Grand Budapest Hotel Competition terms and conditions
Mean Girls 10 year anniversary
NICOLE ELPHICK Next month it will be ten years since Mean Girls was released, Nicole Elphick ponders its legacy. It's so fetch.
CANDICE CHUNG And why you’re about to be swept off your feet too.
Elaine from Seinfeld
Amanda Hess The woman who wrote for ’Seinfeld’s’ Elaine has a new book, and some pretty interesting things to say about women in comedy.
Steve Lillebuen March for March protest snakes through Melbourne with tens of thousands demanding action on a mixed bag of issues.
Movie bucket list
Laura Vitto At a loss for what to watch tonight? Don't stress.
DOM KNIGHT If you’re struggling with the aging process, perhaps this list will help you, too?
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?
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?