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.
Brooks Barnes Seven children, a messy four-bedroom apartment in Manhattan and they are hardly ever allowed to leave the house. For years. Their father has the only key to the front door.
Claire Cohen Video games developer Zoe Quinn is fighting a hate-filled online campaign against her by launching Crash Override - a service dedicated to helping other whose lives are made miserable by online abuse and threats.
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.
Claire Cohen An Israeli newspaper has been criticised for allegedly editing Angela Merkel and other women from a line-up of 40 world leaders in rally photo.
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.
Claire Cohen Maddu Kinnar, 35, who previously made her living dancing on trains, is expected to be the first transgender mayor to avoid a legal battle.
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.
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt wants to be called John. How should parents react to children questioning gender roles?
Radhika Sanghani Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh dresses as a boy and wants to be known as John. What's the best way for a parent to react?
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.
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.