Kim Lock 11:59pm Remove the crowning baby, gowns and masks —what would we have? Sexual assault.
Ruby Hamad 11:59pm Ruby Hamad on two seemingly different but utterly related ways that society sexually objectifies women.
CLEMENTINE FORD 11:59pm It is becoming far too common to hear how some women are either ‘letting feminism down’ or destroying it altogether.
Jessica Contrera In between Tell us about your new album! and What are the downsides of being a superstar? it comes out, some say, like a double-edged sword.
KASEY EDWARDS Why high performing women need to rethink the idea that Alpha women should be with with 'Alpha men'.
CLEMENTINE FORD What happens when a female sports journalist dares to speak out against the injustice on a sportsfield.
NATALIE REILLY According to two studies of over 1200 online users undertaken earlier this month, trolls are narcissists, psychopaths and above all, Machiavellian.
RUBY HAMAD As the tension mounts in the wake of Australia’s recent “terror raids” Ruby Hamad, Randa Abdel-Fattah, and Anne Azza-Aly dismantle the inaccuracies that dominate the public discourse.
Erin Riley In my 11 years as a Swans member, there have been some awful losses: the fourth-quarter capitulation to the Lions in 2003; blowing a 40-point three-quarter-time lead against the Kangaroos; the one-point grand final loss to the West Coast Eagles.
ANNABEL CRABB If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. We hear that all the time, but privacy is woven deeply into the DNA of innocence.
Clementine Ford It's OK to ‘play the gender card’ if you’re a conservative white male who wants to control women’s bodies.
CLEMENTINE FORD Women don’t need to engage men in the gender debate, they need to wrench from them the power they hold so tightly.
Alyssa Rosenberg The real reason why today's pop culture heroes are rejecting adulthood.
Kasey Edwards Why this is the most sinister trend to have taken off on Instagram.
Radhika Sanghani The fine line between raising awareness and public shaming.
NATALIE REILLY For too long now, women who have achieved greatness have been reduced - sometimes unconsciously, but often publicly – to nothing more than sex objects and mothers and incubators of unborn children.
Happy wife v happy life
NATALIE REILLY While it might seem like the wife 'holds the key', it's the husband who holds the lock.
RUBY HAMAD Fundamentalism cannot be eradicated by further restricting the freedom of women.
All about booty
CLEM BASTOW Well, a closer look reveals the songs have more than one thing in common.
JANE CARO Reproaching the vulnerable for their misfortunes is a reaction designed to make us feel more secure about our own lives.
CLEMENTINE FORD Why body image issues will never be solved by mocking and pointing fingers at the female celebrities.
TARA MOSS A new UNICEF report suggests we won’t meet our Millennium Development Goal to cut under-five mortality until 2026, 11 years behind schedule. That 11-year delay means the loss of millions of children’s lives.
KASEY EDWARDS Rather than playing the victim card, men need to take responsibility both individually and collectively for male violence towards women.
Radhika Sanghani New data from dating site OKCupid suggests we prefer to date within our own race. But does that make us racist? Radhika Sanghani reports
NATALIE REILLY In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘always be intolerant of ignorance’.
Violence against women
Anne Summers A new approach to the scourge of family violence will use the lessons from large scale campaigns against drinking and smoking.
DOM KNIGHT "If we all have our own personal hell, uniquely and fiendishly customised to our own preferences, mine will be a Bunnings."
CLEMENTINE FORD The cultural mythology of women’s friendships versus the rewarding reality.
Rotherham child abuse
RUBY HAMAD "A cover-up of this magnitude does not happen in a void. It is indicative of a wider culture of silence, intimidation and male entitlement that punishes victims for speaking up."
Sheridan Wright Welcome to D Grade celebrity, population several thousand.
DV in sport
CLEM BASTOW It's not enough to simply talk about a hardline stance on violence against women within a sport.
KASEY EDWARDS The recent case of British police officer Carol Howard, is a painful illustration of the high price that people can pay for speaking out against discrimination.
CLEMENTINE FORD Her crime? Ostensibly, the failure to pay a $1000 fine.
RUBY HAMAD Figures from Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan and Liberia show just how much the effects of gender inequality are exacerbated during times of war and conflict.
ANNABEL CRABB Since Tony Abbott was elected Prime Minister we have established many things about him - some are surprising, some are not.
Humour provided Joan River with a stellar career, and an outlet for grief.
CLEMENTINE FORD [Trigger warning: graphic description of sexual assault]
Radhika Sanghani As the leak of private naked photos of 100 female A-listers is becomes known online as 'The Fappening', Radhika Sanghani questions why we're reducing a serious crime to a sexual hashtag
CLEMENTINE FORD Violence against women is a serious cultural problem which results in the dehumanisation, abuse and even death of countless women around the world. It isn’t fodder for cheap wannabe comedians to plumb the depths of because it makes them feel dangerous and interesting to tackle topics that are ‘off-limits’.
Michael Barnett Remove the barrier against gay marriage and there’ll be one less reason for young people to feel isolated and vulnerable, says Michael Barnett.
CLEM BASTOW So let's stop acting like there is.
Fair Work Amendment
JENNA PRICE The Fair Work Amendment Bill - being voted on by Senate today - is a recipe for the exploitation and victimisation of women.
CLEMENTINE FORD If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies.
Claire Cohen Notoriously private actress Keira Knightley has posed topless for a fashion magazine to widespread surprise. Claire Cohen welcomes her decision and explains why it's a powerful statement for all women with less-than-voluptuous chests.
Church and state
JACQUELINE MALEY That's what the federal government's earmarked for their school chaplaincy program. But how will it benefit our kids?
CLEMENTINE FORD Melbourne's Girls On Film Festival is looking to right Hollywood's women problem.
SARAH MACDONALD Why haven't we outgrown this tired joke?
RUBY HAMAD As long as women follow the rules -stay at home, don’t drink, don’t wear “slutty” clothes- then we will have earned sympathy in the event we are sexual assaulted.
CLEMENTINE FORD For all the ladies out there who have ever been accused of hating men.
KASEY EDWARDS Melbourne might be top of the 'Global Liveability Ranking', but don't pop the champagne just yet.
Ali Benton A "hello" only months or years after a "goodbye" can be a little undignified.
Children in detention
Scott Morrison's treatment of Gillian Triggs is endemic of the government's wider problem with women
JENNA PRICE It's yet another symptom of an entire government for whom male privilege and male entitlement are the default.
Karen Zwi Scott Morrison's decision to release those under 10 years old is a welcome first step but still inadequate.
CLEM BASTOW "I went to The Inbetweeners 2 and all I got was a sense of crippling ennui." Yep, this film is bad.
NEHA KALE Films like Palo Alto argue that confusion and angst are necessary phases of being young. Why then is the experience so white on screen?
JEN VUK The 'Stronger Relations Trial' was supposed to tackle marriage breakdowns and save taxpayers millions by cutting divorce costs. But no one's using it.
Zeynab Gamieldien Zeynab Gamieldien breaks down the myths, stereotypes and inaccuracies. Also features everybody's new favourite meme: ‘Crudely Islamified Mannequin Man.'
Prue Hawkins 33-year-old Prue Hawkins spent years working as a lawyer. Now unemployed, she's struggling to find a job because of her brittle-bone disease - sometimes she can’t physically get into the building where the jobs are.
CLEMENTINE FORD What sex education is failing to teach to current generation of teenagers.