Candice Chung Apparently Sabina Altynbekova "is so attractive that it's a distraction to the sport".
Katie Sola Woman starts a movement by filming her street harassers and reprimanding them with a calling card..
Scottish Terriers in tartan vests are the break out stars of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
SARAH OAKES Go and pass out with the cuteness of these images while the national anthems of 71 nations rings in your ears.
This American woman is filming her 'cat-callers', confronting them and then passing them cards that tell them to stop the nonsense.
Jason Gale Protecting young mothers will be critical if the world is to meet a UN target of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015.
MIKI PERKINS Nannies and grandparents could be paid by the government to look after children if they get the rightTAFE qualifications under a proposal to overhaul the nation’s convoluted childcare system.
London-based reporter says 'we are asked on a daily basis if not to totally ignore then to obscure the truth.'
LUCY CORMACK A Sydney woman has won in the fight against a campervan company's "misogynistic slogans", as a petition she started gained more than 110,000 signatures.
PHILIP WEN Ye Haiyan once offered sex for free to impoverished farmers. Now China won't let her visit Australia.
LUCY CORMACK A father grieving the death of his newborn baby has turned to Reddit in search of someone to photoshop her image.
LUCY CORMACK An online petition calling for a crackdown on vehicles with "misogynistic and degrading slogans and imagery" has now reached over 95,000 signatures.
Tess Little The Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, a historic decision which overturns centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.
LISA COX Support among Australians for same-sex marriage and for a conscience vote on the issue in the Coalition has reached an all-time high, according to a survey by the Liberal Party's own pollster.
JOHN GARNAUT Australia was once an outpost of “rascals and outlaws” but will soon adjust to the shifting realities of power, says a Chinese state-owned newspaper, which also has called Foreign Minister Julie Bishop a complete fool.
John Bacon Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for the right to education for girls, promised on Sunday to help free a group of Nigerian school girls abducted by Islamist militants, multiple news outlets reported.
Angelina Jolie has accepted an offer to visit Nauru, according to reports from Radio New Zealand.
Free at last
Well on his way to deeper waters.
MARK KENNY Clive Palmer has stormed out of an interview on the ABC's flagship television current affairs program, 7.30 bringing the segment to an abrupt end.
SARAH WHYTE Pregnant asylum seeker women on Christmas Island pleaded with medical experts to adopt their children out to Australian families four months ago, as they became anxious about their future.
Model and author Tara Moss is suffering from shock after she was randomly attacked by a man in the middle of Sydney’s CBD on Wednesday.
EMMA PARTRIDGE Model and author Tara Moss is suffering from shock after she was randomly attacked by a man in the middle of Sydney’s CBD on Wednesday.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM A NSW Nationals MP verbally attacked a female cabinet minister, threatening to "tear her a new orifice" and saying she had "never had a real man", because he was angry at her department's decision.
Claire Stewart Nominations for the 100 Women of Influence awards are now open until 10 August.
JILL STARK The number of children accessing medical treatment to help them change gender has increased 60-fold, leaving Australia’s only clinic for transgender young people struggling to cope with the rise in demand.Exclusive figures obtained by The Sunday Age show the Royal Children’s Hospital gender dysphoria service is seeing 150 patients a year, with new referrals rising from one per year in 2003 to 60 in 2014.
Men's rights activists
Monica Hesse Inside an international men's rights activists conference.
TONY WRIGHT ''Julia Gillard, I think, felt very much alone.''
SEAN NICHOLLS The proportion of women in the NSW upper house is set to plummet to a 30-year low after next year's state election as female MPs with a combined 86 years of experience leave Parliament.
The 84-year-old could expect to be sent to jail later this week
Lessons in equality
BEN DOHERTY In south Asia, only the wealthy complete a formal education. Ben Doherty meets some girls from poor families trying to buck the trend.
PIP breast implants
Melissa Davey Women affected by the ruptured implants are being urged to join a new global class action this week.
NICK MILLER News Corp journalists are speculating that Rebekah Brooks may be parachuted into a senior position at the company’s Australian arm, now she has been cleared of phone hacking, corruption and conspiracy charges.
Alexandra Back, Michael Koziol The Sydney Opera House has cancelled a controversial talk by Muslim writer and activist Uthman Badar titled "Honour killings are morally justified" after widespread anger.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clementine Ford is a fan of the "schlong thong" and this is why.
MEGAN LEVY The ex-wife of billionaire James Packer has been charged following a weekend crash in Sydney's eastern suburbs.
Melissa Davey A controversial Instagram hashtag is drawing the attention of body image experts.
Jonathan Swan, Simone Ziaziaris Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a subtle sexist and the Coalition should be ''behaving more humanely'' towards asylum seekers, retiring Liberal senator Sue Boyce has said in an extraordinary exit interview.
MEGAN LEVY Julia Gillard has revealed that she drastically switched her attitude towards tackling sexism in Australian politics during her time as prime minister.
MELANIE KEMBREY A Sydney schoolgirl was banned from going on an excursion and told she could not be in a school photograph because her hair was dyed a bright colour.
SARAH MACDONALD Important life lessons from Hillary Clinton's new memoir.
Julie Turkewitz Each year, young women are still being sent abroad to undergo genital cutting.
ANNABEL CRABB It’s been a long, long time coming, but restaurateurs are finally taking revenge.
Lindsey Bever Compromises patient safety with his “preoccupation with sexual matters”.
Angelina Jolie has dedicated a global summit to end sexual violence in conflict to an unnamed and ''abandoned'' victim of rape in Bosnia.
Claire Stewart Beauty salons are helping Syrian women cope with life in a refugee camp.
It's been a tough week on the world stage for the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.
Retiring NSW Governor Marie Bashir is set to become the second recipient of a Dameship awarded by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Girls Make Game
Alex Magdaleno This is VERY cool.
Caitlin Dewey The complete, terrifying history of ‘Slenderman,’ the internet meme that compelled two 12-year-olds to stab their friend.
Terrence McCoy In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam.
Damon Wake She has no idea who Lionel Messi is and her home country isn't even playing, but Pakistani mother-of-five Gulshan Bibi can't wait for the World Cup - because she helped make the balls.
Matthew Knott, Heath Gilmore Up to 65,000 university students - 30 per cent of graduates - will be jobless four months after finishing their studies, and those finding employment will be earning less, the federal government has forecast.
MEX COOPER When a grieving mother spoke out calmly just hours after her son's murder, she shocked many. Now police say the Rosie Batty factor has been a watershed in the battle against family violence. Mex Cooper reports.
PHILIP WEN “I’m not worried about being arrested, I’m just worried about not being able to finish it,” he told a close friend.
NICK O'MALLEY The Obama administration has announced regulations that would cut the amount of carbon dioxide the US energy sector may emit by 30 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030, the first ever national limits on the greenhouse gas introduced in the United States.
NICK RALSTON The rate of domestic violence in NSW continues to rise, bucking the downward trend of most other crimes including assault within pubs and clubs, which has fallen thanks to state government intervention, new statistics show.
AMANDA HOH Each year, thousands of Asian women undergo plastic surgery to westernise their look, but in a complete reversal, a 25-year-old Brazilian student has gone under the knife to make himself to look Asian.
Coral Davenport The United States' Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a draft proposal to cut carbon pollution from the nation's power plants by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.
The father of one of two girls gang-raped and lynched in northern India said Sunday he had refused compensation from the state government he blamed for failing to stop the horrendous crime.
AMY REMEIKIS It’s just 1800 kilometres away from Brisbane. Twenty hours or so by car. But when it comes to the respiratory health of children, Mount Isa may as well be a world away.
A Brisbane-based tennis player has been charged in the US with aggravated stalking after allegedly threatening to post nude photos of his ex-girlfriend online.