Damien Murphy 9:19am "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.
HENRIETTA COOK In one Facebook post Mr Dark questions whether ''butchy lesbians'' are considered women.
Lindsay Murdoch and Rachel Browne The Thai surrogate mother of baby Gammy says his Australian biological parents are “dreaming” if they think they can return to Thailand and claim the son they are accused of abandoning because he has Down syndrome.
Henrietta Cook and Farrah Tomazin In a series of screenshots of Facebook messages leaked to Fairfax Media, Young Libs describe women as ''sluts'' and Muslims as ''degenerates''.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM Child sex offenders who change their name without permission to avoid scrutiny, face five years in prison under toughened child protection laws.
Women seeking education jobs in Brazil's most populous state should not be required to submit to gynaecological exams or prove their virginity, according to women's rights advocates.
Stephanie Reynolds launched a Facebook campaign to find a kidney donor for her dying mother. They have been overwhelmed by the response, finds Sarah Chalmers.
Target is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage in the US, joining other large companies that are taking a stand.
Rachel Nickless A design academic who taught the Prime Minister’s daughter and has been caught in a leaking scandal has brought a legal claim against his former employer saying he was effectively dismissed – and he has added Tony Abbott as a respondent to the action.
NICK TOSCANO A heavily pregnant bank worker was threatened with disciplinary action because she would not undergo a pelvic examination by a company-appointed gynecologist.
SAFFRON HOWDEN Senior government minister Eric Abetz has drawn a link between abortion and breast cancer while appearing on live TV.
BEN GRUBB Attorney-General George Brandis struggled to explain his government's controversial "data retention" policy.
"Within every single Aboriginal person is a spirit that needs to be awakened…"
HEATH ASTON The Abbott government has backed down on controversial plans to water down the Racial Discrimination Act.
RACHEL CLUN Determined not to separate the pair, the couple's family kept them together in the same bedroom. They died four hours apart.
LATIKA BOURKE Legislation for Tony Abbott's prized $5.5 billion paid parental leave scheme has been quietly shelved and is unlikely to be put to the parliament this calendar year.
Natalie O'Brien A Sydney woman in hiding in Lebanon and facing adultery charges has been refused help finding a "safe house" by the Australian Embassy.
TIM ELLIOTT With her polished vowels and perfect diction, the 68-year-old British-born Gillian Triggs is shaping up as Scott Morrison's most powerful foe to date. But who is she?
Thousands of women have taken to Twitter and other social networks to mock Turkey's deputy prime minister for his declaration that women should not laugh in public.
Sylvia Pennington Getting away from abusive situations is hard, getting back on your feet financially can be harder still.
Candice Chung Proposes "mild date rape" theory on Twitter. Is confused when musings didn't go down well.
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.