Radhika Sanghani 10:59am A new web-based game has come under fire on Twitter for suggesting that 'girl' is a profession, in line with being a scientist, police officer and construction worker.
Claire Stewart 11:45pm This year’s 100 Women of Influence winners represent a wide cross-section of business and community life across Australia, writes Claire Stewart.
MIKI PERKINS Young women are turning their backs on leadership or politics because of an overwhelming perception of growing sexism in Australia, according to a survey by child rights organisation Plan International Australia.
Candice Chung Looks like 12 months on, nothing much has changed.
Supermarket chain Coles has been banned for three years from advertising that its bread was made or baked on the day it was sold.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS Three Queensland firefighters are under investigation after allegedly rating which of their female colleagues would be "best in bed".
Henrietta Cook State Political Reporter Anonymous leaflets attacking a Labor MP for supporting abortion up to birth and gender selection have been sent to voters in the state's most marginal metropolitan seat.
Angelo Risso Singer Rob Mills has apologised "unreservedly" for posting on social media a photo described as vile and homophobic following Saturday's AFL grand final.
Emma Barnett Russia’s first female cosmonaut in 17 years has hit out at reporters who focus more on her hair style and parenting skills than her ability to do a her job
NICK O'MALLEY Nations big and small have condemned approaches such as those of Australia to climate change.
JACQUELINE MALEY It was like a reunion of the 43rd parliament, except, well, it was pleasant. The harbour was drenched in the solar glitter of the Sydney spring. Wayne Swan looked cheerful and Tanya Plibersek, relaxed.
KASEY EDWARDS While it's been widely reported the deletion has something to do with relationship problems, it in fact probably has more to do with Sam Worthington's desire for privacy.
Forbes fires Bill Frezza
Forbes fires contributor after column declares 'drunk female guests' are fraternities' greatest threat
Jason Abbruzzese Forbes has removed contributor Bill Frezza from his role at the publication's website after he published an article that declared "drunk female guests" to be the biggest threat to fraternities.
LISA VISENTIN The spoken word poetry of a 26-year-old indigenous woman from the Marshall Islands has brought some of the world's most powerful leaders to tears at the UN Climate Summit.
JENNA PRICE Liberal MPs dominate the awards for Australia’s Top Sexist.
As told to Clementine Ford VicHealth recently released a comprehensive study into Australian attitudes towards violence against women. Clementine Ford spoke to one anonymous male interviewer who worked for the telemarketing company conducting the research. Here is his experience, in his words.
Losing your stuff on an airplane just got less frustrating.
Hannah Low A former Queensland state manager of JBWere claims she was sexually harassed and bullied to stand down from her high-paying job after taking time off to have two children.
Chris Taylor Emma Watson's well-received speech at the UN calling for gender equality has attracted the attention of the trolls on 4Chan.
Hackers have attempted to undermine Emma Watson's 'game-changing' U.N. speech on feminism.
Muslims around the world are fighting back — using the hashtag #NotInMyName to remind the world that ISIS does not represent their religion.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't just an actor or an entrepreneur, he's a feminist.
It's 2014, and John Oliver is questioning the existence of the Miss America pageant.
BEN GRUBB Australian technology entrepreneur and former Victorian MP Evan Thornley says he "stuffed up" when he remarked at a Sydney technology start-up conference that he paid women less than men.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI The husband of Jill Meagher has paid his murdered wife an emotional tribute on the second anniversary of her death, writing that he loved her more than she loved life.
Hannah Furness The actress said she became a feminist after being called "bossy" for wanting to direct a play aged eight.
Claire Cohen Margot Woelk is the only surviving member of Hitler's food tasting team - 15 women who risked their lives for him daily. After a lifetime of silence, she's told her story on German TV and revealed the ordeal suffered by a generation of young women.
JUDITH IRELAND Julia Gillard says she fed Kevin Rudd "hope" on the night that she deposed him as prime minister in June 2010 and that she "shouldn't have done that".
Damien Murphy "Politicians don't seem to have learned a thing. Bless them."
Kari Paul Skeletal remains more in love than you'll ever be.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI A growing number of older women who are finding themselves locked out of the property market because of a lack of savings and superannuation, mainly due to a part-time or sporadic working life.
Oscar Pistorius verdict
Emma Barnett The world must not forget Reeva Steenkamp says Nick Boulton, the photographer who worked with the late model for a decade, as he opens up to Emma Barnett about his reactions to the verdict so far
Carry That Weight
Radhika Sanghani Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress everywhere she went until her alleged rapist was expelled from university. Now, her fellow students have created a second movement in solidarity and vowed to help her shoulder the burden.
Mohammed A. Salih This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped after being presented as a gift.
GARETH HUTCHENS Women will bear the brunt of the Abbott government's budget cuts.
Krati Garg and Megan Toomey A new app helps navigate the subtlety of racism for you.
Todd Wasserman Known for an active, irreverent Twitter feed, the brand made a serious misstep when it jumped in on a conversation about domestic violence.
RACHEL CLUN After more than 70 years together, American couple Vivian Boyack and Alice Dubes have finally tied the knot.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI Domestic violence victims from all over the world have come together in a collective discussion – and outpouring of grief - about abusive relationships, with the hash-tag “Why I Stayed” spreading like wildfire on Twitter.
JUDITH IRELAND An increase in before and after school programs and holiday programs could be the most efficient and effective way of helping more women re-enter the workforce, the National Foundation for Australian Women says.
Manny Fernandez The pro-choice Texas senator who became famous for her filibuster has discussed her own experience with abortion.
LISA VISENTIN It has been a year of unfathomable catastrophe for Malaysia Airlines, which suffered the twin tragedies of the MH370 and MH17 crashes.
Farrah Tomazin, State Politics Ninety per cent of poverty could be solved through the affirmation of marriage between a man and woman, a contentious conference in Melbourne has heard.
Johan Carlstrom Sweden’s feminist party may make history by becoming the first political group to get into a nation’s legislature with a primary goal of abolishing sexism.
Claire Carter and agencies Mary Brandon was left with horrific facial injuries after a man punched her in the face because she told him to stop groping her.
Women at war
Francesca Recchia “We are emancipated women and we do what we want. And, besides, we are the ones with the guns so they better be happy with what we do!”
Damien Murphy Zoo Weekly and its ilk are going the way of the dinosaurs and not just because of the internet.
TOM DECENT Laura Bushney will speak about a sexual assault that took place on a Malaysian airlines flight earlier this month after it is alleged she was attacked by the chief steward.
RORY CALLINAN Troops disregarded a command to ban topless barmaids from a government military recreation club adjoining Australia’s main special forces base in Perth, the Defence Department has admitted.
Kajsa Ekis Ekman How rigorous and complex is the process to carry a child for another couple?
Clive Palmer has delivered an extraordinary tirade against Australia's biggest trading partner, describing the Chinese government as "mongrels" who shoot their own people.
HENRY BELOT Life imitated art last week as police confronted a look-alike of Breaking Bad's Crystal Ship in a Hume drug raid.
Douglas Dalby A young woman who was refused an abortion despite claiming to be suicidal and protesting with a hunger strike has had her baby delivered by cesarean section in a case that has reignited the controversy over a relatively new Irish law that allows for abortion in limited circumstances.
ADAM COOPER Jess Clark's biggest step stemmed from the smallest thing. It began when she forgot to log out of Facebook on the home computer and her younger brother, Brandon, got nosy.
Olga Khazandec An Irish maid by the name of Ellen Tremaye caused an incredible stir, circa 1860.
AMY MCNEILAGE Catholic schools across Sydney are taking a stand against children in detention, which they say violates basic human rights and is inconsistent with their Christian values.
LUCY CORMACK A loud Twitter chorus has responded to Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that Australia’s “poorest people either don't have cars or actually don't drive very far in many cases”.
An Iranian mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious global prize known as the Fields Medal.
Talia Shadwell Students in New Zealand have taken umbrage at a university's advice to evade rapists by carrying a whistle and wearing running shoes.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI A 10-year-old Melbourne boy has written a letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking him to explain why Mr Abbott won't let his two mothers marry.