In either great or supremely disappointing news, Scrabble dictionary now accepts 'words' like obvs and lolz
Catherine Wylie Drunk Scrabble is going to be so much more fun.
Eleanor Robertson For 30 years he sat next to young female stars, making dirty jokes at their expense and objectifying them to get a clap from the audience.
Carly Findlay The concern police reacted uncomfortably when modelling pics of Madeline Stuart went viral this week. But people with disabilities should be seen as entire humans - not devoid of sexuality or sexual desire, writes Carly Findlay.
Clem Bastow Clem Bastow is finally daring to hope that women making films might not be toiling in the gloom forever.
Kasey Edwards Our willingness to overlook our own parenting judgement and experiences in favour of celebrity sound bites can be downright dangerous, writes Kasey Edwards.
Josephine Tovey It's become known for graphic depictions of violence and sexual assault, but has the latest episode gone too far?
Mad Men farewell
Natalie Reilly In this age of re-heated sit-coms and reality stars, Mad Men gave us something we never knew we needed.
Black Hawk Down
As told to Sarah Oakes Suzanne Hofstetter was the only person allowed contact with Durant during his time as a POW. This is her story, retold over 20 years later.
Eleanor Robertson A woman? Telling a man what to do? Why don't you just throw civilisation into the sea, you mad harpies?
Chad Prevost For generations, we've been fed the stereotype of the bumbling dad. But advertisers and TV writers are now catching up to changing demographic trends.
Neil McMahon Johanna Larkin on Struggle Streets: 'When do our personal stories become the ownership of the media?'
Nicole Elphick Jessie Kahnweiler wants the world to know eating disorders aren't just for ballerinas.
Rachel Eddie "So many women had been encouraged to feel that equality had arrived, and so they couldn't understand why they didn't feel that that was the case."
Kathleen Lee Joe There may not be many female superheroes for girls to emulate, but these capes let them be their own.
Sarah Oakes All of a sudden, ovaries in the Oval Office are a big topic of discussion.
Christopher Ingraham There's some good news and some bad news on the domestic gender equality front.
Simone Ziaziaris The Oxford English Dictionary will consider including the gender neutral title "Mx" in the next edition, to represent transgender people and those who don't identify by gender.
Emily Yahr Three viral skits in a row? Amy Schumer has officially - and deservedly - cracked the code to making the internet go crazy for her work.
Soraya Nadia McDonald Sony is making a female version of "21 Jump Street" -- but there are downsides to genderflipping a bro classic.
Neha Kale Can the language we use at work help us break the glass ceiling?, asks Neha Kale.
Floyd Mayweather reportedly bans female reporters from big fight for detailing his domestic violence history
JOHN BRANCH Two prominent female journalists, each of whom has detailed the domestic violence history of Floyd Mayweather Jr tweeted they had been denied credentials to the Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight.
Eleanor Robertson Eleanor Robertson has high hopes. Don't let her down, Sam Frost.
Caitlin Dewey One in five sexters are actually coerced into sending sexual texts by threats or manipulation from their partner, finds new research.
Women in Film
Clem Bastow Just as I want to celebrate films that are truly great. After all, that's how it is for the guys.
Kasey Edwards But their wives? Not so much, according to a new report.
Too Hard To Keep
Nicole Elphick Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus is transforming our unwanted mementos of pain and heartache into high art.
Benjamin Law Sometimes the best art is stripped back and raw. Well, that's one way to look at this gallery tour.
Laura Jackel Elite orgies and the pursuit of female pleasure are big business for entrepreneur Emma Sayle.
Helen Greenwood Seventy years on, friends Guta, 85, and Janina, 87, mark their survival of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and a remarkable chance encounter in Melbourne.
Caitlin Dewey Turns out memes, like real life, are over-represented by young white bros.
Clem Bastow Clem Bastow imagines what the rest of the 20th century holds for her favourite (and least favourite) characters.
Ruby Hamad When Australians think of Palestine, feminist hip-hop is probably not the first thing that springs to mind.
My Family stickers
Alecia Simmonds Narcissism? Delusion? A simple celebration of familial love? A new study into the phenomenon has an interesting answer.
Melissa Fyfe As Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence begins, experts are searching the world to find the best answers to a basic question: can the murders of women by their partners or ex-partners – a weekly tragedy in Australia – be prevented?
This celibate life
Catherine Rodie In a society obsessed with sex, Catherine Rodie talks to three women who have taken the opposite path.
Caitlin Dewey Welcome to the home of repressed feelings.
Judith Ireland Liberal MPs could decide the party's position on same-sex marriage as early as next Tuesday.
Somini Sengupta Despite the many gains women have made, violence against women and girls worldwide "persists at alarmingly high levels," a United Nations report says.
This rhino protection squad is unique in the anti-poaching industry. It is the only unit guarding Africa's nature reserves operated entirely by women.
Dallas Taylor I read a lot of great books, is the short answer.
Sydney Ember Rosie the Riveter disappeared from her iconic poster in a bus shelter. Serena Williams faded from a giant Beats billboard in Times Square. Gone was Scarlett Johansson from the March cover of W magazine.
Once you get past a certain age, house-sharing ceases to be an option. Or does it? Meet three people who appreciate the benefits of sharing the roof over their heads.
Jacob Saulwick People will be allowed to ask if their partners were previous domestic violence offenders if the state government is re-elected.
Samah Hadid Who's on your list of most-inspiring?
Eleanor Robertson This quiz should help you determine which perfectly acceptable elements of your lifestyle offend and confront for no good reason.
Amy McNeilage I always thought lesbian bar nights needed more men. Straight girls too for that matter.
Harris O'Malley Sometimes drama is real. But sometimes, it's a way to shut down discussion.
Jessica Bennett I went out with a guy based on his use of dashes once.
Genevieve Berrick They call themselves the Vagine Regime and they are united by one cause.
Brittany Ruppert It is inspired by an iconic image of "hope", but represents the exact opposite: the "hopeless" Abbott government.
Paul Chai A UK report suggests that "happiness lessons" be added to school curriculums to help combat mental health issues amongst children. But maybe the opposite's what's really necessary, writes Paul Chai.
Amy McNeilage The Abbott government may have lost confidence in Gillian Triggs but there are plenty of Australians who have not, and they want to make it known.
Clem Bastow Five female musicians who should be on your radar right now.
Agony aunt revival
Neha Kale A new wave of advice columns are offering openness and vulnerability as an antidote to the simple, often sexist, platitudes of old, writes Neha Kale.
Apples has introduced new, diverse emoji. But what's with the yellow people?
Meet the DUFF
Kasey Edwards It's a new term for an old idea, but the "relatability of the label among girls points to an epidemic of low self-esteem," writes Kasey Edwards.
Miniskirts for Ozgecan
Rob Moran Turkish men join online protest movement, condemning violence against women in the wake of the attempted rape and murder of 20-year-old Özgecan Aslan earlier this month.
Rebecca Keegan The directing nominees are all men in this year's Oscars, will things improve soon?
This girl asked DC Comics where all the female superheroes were? They responded by making her one.
Caitlin Dewey There could be no better commemoration of Photoshop's 25th anniversary than the trove of unretouched Beyonce photos that leaked.