SARAH OAKES 10:36am Over the holiday period we will be running "best of" stories from our favourite contributors.
Stella Young's life and activism will be honoured with a public memorial service at Melbourne Town Hall on Friday.
Woman of the Year
JENNA PRICE Daily Life's Woman of the Year on life without Luke and the campaign to change the way Australia approaches domestic violence.
JENNA PRICE Rosie Batty is Daily Life's Woman of the Year.
LATIKA BOURKE Sophie Mirabella is campaigning for more women to be represented in Federal Parliament.
Female education advocate and Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai has condemned the slaying of students in her homeland.
Claire Cohen Police have confirmed that a woman, filmed sitting alone in the Al-Jawhara stadium on footage posted to YouTube, was seen and identified to the authorities.
The hostage crisis continues at Martin Place tonight. And while most of us are focused on hoping and praying for a resolution there's been no shortage of racist and inflammatry commentary both from our media and from indivudals on Twitter and Facebook.
Rachel Feltman *so says a mock study by the British Medical Journal.
Julian Ryall A hand-written message in the Tokyo restaurant advises couples could also cause staff 'severe emotional trauma'.
Megan Toomey "We're trying to get more women involved [in Wikipedia editing] because it's about the sum of all knowledge, not the sum of all male knowledge."
Taxi app company Uber has reportedly given a woman a refund and credited her account after she complained that her London driver had asked to perform a sexual act on her.
Calls critics of Peta Credlin sexist.
ROSE POWELL Wearing a knee-length dress is so common many may be surprised a photo of a young woman wearing one has sparked local outrage and global curiosity.
Balazs Koranyi Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel peace prize for their work for children's rights.
"No quality news organisation should publish dangerously personal, underhanded attacks on female journalists and pretend they are legitimate comment."
SARAH OAKES One of our favourite writers and activists Stella Young passed away on Sunday.
Radhika Sanghani, and agencies Japanese artist Megum Igarashi has been arrested after designing and making a kayak based on the shape of her vagina, and for sharing the images online.
Julie Szego On 14 July 2008, a young Somali man stood trial in the County Court of Victoria for the rape of a forty-eight year old woman...
Lady Gaga has revealed she was raped by a music producer when she was a teenager
Two sisters who were being harassed by a group of men on a bus in India have been filmed beating off one of their attackers before they were thrown off the moving bus as other passengers looked on.
Darryn King A new book unveils the true origins of the superhero with the beauty of Aphrodite, the wisdom of Athena, the strength of Hercules and the speed of Mercury.
She might be New Zealand's new minister for women but don't call Louise Upston a feminist.
Fiona Harari Since her son, Luke, was murdered by the boy's father in February, Rosie Batty has become a powerful voice against domestic violence.
BEAU DONELLY A Toorak woman who was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in Melbourne's CBD has used social media to help catch the man who allegedly assaulted her.
Army chief David Morrison: "People needed to stop asking why women in domestic violence situations do not simply leave their partners"
JUDITH IRELAND More truth bombs from Army chief David Morrison for White Ribbon Day.
Domestic violence by numbers
One woman is killed almost every week by her current or former partner.
Budget cuts protests
ANDREW P STREET "No ifs, no buts, no ABC cuts"
Tim Barlass A pharmaceutical giant says it will ban a product that has been polluting Sydney Harbour.
Radhika Sanghani When Israeli Linor Abargil collected her Miss World crown, she was in floods of tears. Why? She'd just been raped. Now, 16 years later, she tells Radhika Sanghani why she's made a film, encouraging female rape survivors to share their experiences
Cate Broughton As someone who took on the uglier side of sexism and misogyny, ex-Australian PM Julia Gillard showed it is possible to survive.
Stephanie Buck "With your thin plastic hands, some creativity and some spunk, you can code whatever your heart desires."
Cate Broughton The former PM spoke about gender, feminism and leadership at the WORD Christchurch event last night.
JAMES ROBERTSON The end of NSW's 55th parliament has closed a controversial chapter on "Zoe's law" though some are looking to a newly-worded bill clarifying the legal rights of an unborn child.
Kari Paul The anchor came under fire after suggesting in an interview that Joan Tarshis, who claims Bill Cosby assaulted her twice in 1969, could have prevented her assault.
Deborah Mailman, Margaret Pomeranz and Ita Buttrose join campaign to remove children from detention centres
SARAH WHYTE Unlikely high profile Australian celebrities have come together with a simple message to the Australian government: remove children from immigration detention.
MICHAEL BACHELARD Female recruits to the Indonesian police are subjected to a "two-finger test" to assess if they are virgins.
A new video makes the case that many people would ignore domestic violence — even in a confined space.
LATIKA BOURKE PM Tony Abbott has denied Tanya Plibersek permission to attend the G20 in Brisbane.
A woman who has accused actor Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her wants to know why it has taken 30 years for people to believe her story.
JENNI RYALL "Tony Abbott's been doing it for years, you should be right."
Some Lady Parts
Radhika Sanghani A new blog lifts the lid on the sort of 'sexist and backwards' adverts that professional actresses are faced with every day.
Frances Schwartzkopff A quarter of a century after becoming the first country to give gay couples the same rights as heterosexuals, Denmark wants to make sure that historic moment isn’t undone at retirement.
Rape joke fail
Radhika Sanghani Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs has come under fire for making jokes about rape at a recent gig.
It's only for women over 30 who must be off the road by 8 p.m., and cannot wear makeup behind the wheel. But it's still a startling shift.
CLEM BASTOW It’s not been a banner day for noted male feminist Sam De Brito.
LATIKA BOURKE Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has denied claims that he made remarks condoning domestic violence, after he appeared to say it was acceptable in some circumstances to put a woman in a headlock to "deter aggression".
Candice Chung Good job Australia. Next up: kicking him out of America.
Candice Chung Seminar attendees flee as #TakeDownJulienBlanc protesters swarm the boat that hosted makeshift seminar held by Blanc's assistant.
#TakeDownJulienBlanc shuts down more pick-up artist talks in Australia and in the US.
Jessica Edward, Amanda Hoh "Abdicate", "neurology", "stringent", ''rhetorical''. These are the words that made eight-year-old Grace Du the NSW junior spelling champion.
RACHEL BROWNE White Ribbon Australia accuses men's rights group of hijacking their name and message with a rival site which claims that violence against women is overstated.
CANDICE CHUNG The racist and sexist 'pick up artist' is heading to Melbourne's Como Hotel to teach men how to violate women. And it needs to be stopped. #TakeDownJulienBlanc
A British-Iranian woman arrested after trying to attend a volleyball match has been jailed for a year in Iran.
KATE MCCLYMONT 'As journalists we should have the courage to act for more than the lofty notion of freedom of speech. We have a duty to be the voice of the powerless in our society, to stand up for them.' Kate McClymont tells it as it is at the 2014 Andrew Olle Media Lecture commemorating friend and colleague Andrew Olle, who died of a brain tumour at 48.
Mike Isaac Timothy D. Cook says he is "proud to be gay", by far the most prominent executive of a public company to come out.
Jenny Noyes How one guy’s post-breakup revenge blog began a war against women.
Radhika Sanghani Thousands are calling for Disney to represent children with Down's syndrome in its next film.
Ian Steward and Kelly Dennett A high-ranking officer has asked: "Where was the respect for these girls?"
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is giving money she won for her work on children's rights to help rebuild schools in war-ravaged Gaza.