Rama Lakshmi A case of outrageous victim-blaming.
Miki Perkins, Social Affairs Reporter Pretty much busts the cat lady myth.
Harvey Grennan At the last round of local government elections, nationally, women accounted for just 32 per cent of all candidates and were elected to 30 per cent of positions.
SARAH WHYTE "As Attorney-General his role should be to defend Professor Triggs, instead he has joined with the Prime Minister in attacking her."
Rachel Eddie Their message to the woman accessing the abortion clinics is clear- we have your back.
JILL STARK Dorothy did not see her daughter for 12 years. It was nearly three decades before she was reunited with her son.
Belinda Merhab That guy checking Facebook at his desk right now? He's officially earning around $300 a week than you.
Caris Bizzaca "There is no going back now... A message to those in the army, who are resistant to change: your days are numbered."
Su-Lin Tan Not a smart move, #qanda.
JUDITH IRELAND The proposed system would provide up to 100 hours of care per fortnight for children 13 years and under.
Stephanie Rudig draws portraits of female politicians and pastes them around Washington DC.
JUDITH IRELAND About 400 messages have been recorded since Monday using the 1300 number.
EFFIE MANN Champion of ladezzz Amy Poehler's Smart Girls inspires a girl-power social media campaign.
Turkey's president on Monday described violence against women as the "bleeding wound" of the country.
New Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reaffirmed a commitment to create jobs in the state as she unveiled a ministry that includes eight women.
MIKI PERKINS On Saturday, Australian of the Year Rosie Batty will launch a new smartphone app designed to prevent family violence.
JOSEPHINE TOVEY Social media users have accused mainstream news organisations of hypocrisy over their coverage of the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in the US.
The former fashion school student who leaked details of a scholarship awarded to one of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughters will be getting into politics.
LATIKA BOURKE Labor frontbenchers Kate Ellis and Amanda Rishworth and the recently promoted Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer are all due to give birth this year.
Despite the flood of complaints the controversial Ambassador will remain at White Ribbon.
JULIE SCELFO A growing number of students are embracing the idea that when it comes to classifying gender, there should be more than two options
Chloe Booker A hashtag that was started with the aim of supporting the embattled Prime Minister is trending first on Twitter for entirely the wrong reason it was intended.
"Tony, why are there even white people in Australia? How did white people get to Australia?’
Luke Malpass Take that, patriarchy!
Su-Lin Tan Notorious Russian homophobe, Vitaly Milonov, has struck again, this time in a photobomb with two kissing lesbians.
MATTHEW KNOTT Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to radically water down, or dump entirely, his paid parental leave scheme in a bid to shore up support among frustrated backbench MPs.
JENNA PRICE Rosie Batty has questioned the government's double standard undervaluing the roles axed workers play in front line community services. Jenna Price reports.
EFFIE MANN An obituary for author Colleen McCullough published in The Australian newspaper has sparked anger this morning, with readers labelling it "sexist".
DJ Tatiana Alvarez
Helena de Bertodano Tatiana Alvarez says she struggled to get a break in dance music - until she created a male alter ego. Sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie? It soon will be.
Siân Ranscombe From the mother in search of her missing husband to the journalist who went to extreme lengths to become a war correspondent, these women found that the only way to get ahead as a woman was as a man.
Lisa Cox and Elise Scott One year ago, Rosie Batty could not have imagined she'd be where she is. Tonight the grieving mum who put domestic violence on the national agenda was named Australian of the Year.
EFFIE MANN American actor Adam Baldwin, who is credited with starting the hashtag prompting the harassment of women in gaming, is invited to the upcoming Supanova Pop Culture Expos in Australia.
Richard Ingham More than 100 artists will perform on every continent - including Australia - to raise awareness of climate change.
"This could be a huge step for challenging media sexism."
Melbourne actress Caitlin Stasey encourages women to reclaim their bodies with new feminist website Herself.com
Frances Vinall Melbourne actress and former Neighbours star Caitlin Stasey has launched a new website called Herself.com to empower women of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, sexualities, and gender identities.
Philip Pullella; Editing by Mark Heinrich Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.
Maria Golovnina; additional reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Syed Raza Hassan Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month's massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar.
Adam Hills: "Maybe all Australians lovely but until we recognise and destroy the growing pus sore that is @rupertmurdoch we must be held accountable."
KIRSTY NEEDHAM A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos has been dropped after complaints the deadline was distressing couples.
JACQUELINE MALEY The Australian tour of controversial American anti-vaccination advocate Sherri Tenpenny is in tatters, after 9 out 11 venues pulled out.
ROSE POWELL From this month, women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their loss.
Jeremy the koala
Chloe Booker While still critical, vets say Jeremy the koala is a "lucky boy".
The new route will operate during rush hour in Kathmandu and aims to protect the capital's young female population from sustained harassment
JULIA MEDEW Doctors are trying to ban high-profile US anti-vaccination campaigner Sherri Tenpenny's Australian tour in March.
TAMMY MILLS A group of young Melburnians say they are exposing paedophiles grooming underage girls on Tinder by creating a fake profile and filming their encounters.
Gordon Rayner Prince Andrew has been named in a lurid account told by an alleged one-time sex slave, who claims she was paid nearly $19,000 by convicted financier Jerry Epstein, to have sex with the royal in 2001 when she was 17 years old.
Katie Zezima Sarah Palin to animal-lovers: at least my son Trig didn't eat the dog
Sandhya Somashekhar Key organisers of the wave of recent US protests over police treatment of African-Americans have lashed out at Oprah Winfrey over comments she made to People magazine criticising their movement as "leaderless."
JACQUELINE MALEY Same sex marriage advocates are planning a 2015 blitz on western Sydney as part of a push across 50 key federal electorates for the enactment of marriage equality legislation before the next election.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan calls birth control a form of "treason" that threatens the country's bloodline.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the repeal of the carbon tax as his biggest contribution for women in 2014.
SARAH OAKES 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.
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'.