Clementine Ford Clementine Ford: "In a world where gender inequality still reigns supreme, the violence of male entitlement is universal."
Anna Spargo-Ryan Writing about trauma can be healing for the writer and helpful to her audience, writes Anna Spargo-Ryan.
Aimee Knight The Academy Award-winning filmmaker's documentary on the harrowing treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is important viewing - especially for our politicians, she says.
Jenna Price Those bright shiny changes to superannuation announced in the Budget in early May, are neither bright nor shiny, writes Jenna Price.
Ruby Hamad Far from being natural enemies, these groups have been working together behind the scenes to advance a regressive social agenda at the UN.
Margot Fink Cate McGregor's criticism of Safe Schools just plays into the conservative and anti-LGBT narrative, writes Margot Fink.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen "This is the twisted, inescapable nature of rape culture... It reinforces the need to stay silent in order to preserve yourself," writes Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen.
Dom Knight "Nothing good happens to unpaid parking tickets, or cars that haven't been serviced, or teeth that haven't seen a dentist," writes Dom Knight.
Julia Baird It's time to bin the notion that mothers must suffer, just as children must suffer, and mothers suffer more if they pursue a career.
Clara Williams Roldan Tony Abbott has held the seat of Warringah since I was three years old, but I'm running against him as a novice campaigner.
Ruby Hamad Almost every week, Q&A panellists talk about Muslims. But how often do the people who are the topic of conversation get to speak?
Clem Bastow "It's the expectation that you owe these men the time and effort it takes to read their work and help them that stings," writes Clem Bastow.
Karen Skinner Father Paul Kelly is championing an unlikely if important cause - and that's why he might be destined to succeed.
Carly Findlay It is often assumed people with disabilities need extra help, or that we'll be burdens, writes Carly Findlay.
Ly Phan Observations from University of Sydney PhD graduate Ly Phan on her three years living in Australia.
Anne Summers Surely the vast majority who want women to have access to legal abortion override a minority of MPs?
Clementine Ford Legal professionals should know better than to blame victims, writes Clementine Ford.
Meshel Laurie This isn't how it was supposed to be for women of my generation.
Angela Charlton Grabbing breasts, tweaking thong underwear, hitting a female aide in the face - top French politicians stand accused of all this and more.
Peacekeeper or predator?
Ruby Hamad When those literally employed to "keep the peace" are running illegal brothels, raping with impunity, and forcing children to perform sex acts with dogs, the term has lost all legitimate meaning.
Jenny Noyes "Gotcha" revelations that the star of Monday night's Q&A pays no net income tax do not invalidate his point.
Larissa Waters "Some of our states are shameful laggards when it comes to trusting and empowering women to make decisions about their own bodies."
Jenna Price One of the world's most heartless immigration ministers – now the federal treasurer – refuses to apologise when he's wrong.
Heather Mugwagwa Although in Australia men living with HIV far outnumber women with the condition, women living with HIV face unique issues. These include increased incidence of family violence, stigma and discrimination associated with their HIV status and financial disadvantage.
Tom Ballard There's a familiar response to those speaking up about the poor treatment of asylum seekers: "Well what's YOUR solution then, smarty-pants?"
Kirsty Needham Most NSW voters support a woman's right to choose, yet abortion remains in the Crimes Act in NSW. What is the stumbling block?
Annabel Crabb This election is fought between a former banker who wants to introduce tougher controls on unionists, and a former unionist who wants to introduce tougher controls on bankers.
Benjamin Law As a 20-something, I could have spent the evening bathing in whisky, but I'd always bounce back.
Jacqueline Maley New ABC boss Michelle Guthrie commenced work this week, and started as she presumably means to go on – by calling for greater diversity in content and staff.
Jessica Rowe Girls just want to... grow up too fast, says Jessica Rowe, as she tries to apply the brakes.
Moo Baulch Australia's domestic and family violence system is stretched to breaking point and the budget fails to replenish its empty coffers.
Rebecca Poulson Being a mum is what you make it, not what a stereotype tells you to be
Eleanor Robertson The government wants to give employers $1000 and the free labour of dole recipients as an "internship" program. Eleanor Robertson isn't buying it.
Sue Salthouse For a woman with a disability, discrimination due to their gender and their disability, means disadvantage is compounded.
Jenna Price Despite this lip service, the endemic nature of family violence will continue to flourish because the government is refusing to fund the most useful legal protection women have.
Jess Hill Stepping into the Family Court can be like entering a parallel universe - where time has stood still for the past 15 years, writes Jess Hill.
Jacqueline Maley The PM was busy in the '90s, running his own investment banking firm. He probably didn't have time to read the bestseller, Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus.
Jenny Noyes The alleged rapist whose case sparked Columbia's "mattress protest" is suing the university for enabling defamation and harassment.
Jenny Noyes We can't silence the Christian lobby, but here's why we need to stop listening, Jenny Noyes writes.
Madeline Gleeson Australia now has a choice. An optimistic person might expect freedom for the 900 men on Manus Island, but it's more complicated than that.
Penelope Wilson Men who invade women's privacy with unsolicited dick pics can't expect their own to be respected, writes Penelope Wilson.
Clementine Ford When veteran journalist Paul Bongiorno quipped about Monica Lewinsky being "ugly" last week, the only ugliness on show was sexism.
Dom Knight Yep, we've got about 70-odd days of this thing. Dom Knight has some suggestions on how to pull through.
Amy Middleton Protecting our young people is about listening to their needs, not prescribing a set of morals, writes Amy Middleton.
Eleanor Robertson With her departure, the number of female Liberal MPs is set to sink to proportions not seen outside of MRA meetings and literal male bathrooms.
Jenna Price Jenna Price asked ten Australian women what they really want the federal government to fix in the 2016 budget.
Benjamin Law Lately, I've lost hours to my new hobby: browsing real estate websites for expensive and revolting Sydney homes.
Kate Jenkins I thought we'd be there by now, but it's 2016 and we're still so far from equality.
Clementine Ford Why do women often find ourselves sidelining our own desires to spare men's feelings at the expense of our own?, asks Clem Ford.
Jane Gilmore Moderating discussions at university screenings of 'The Hunting Ground' recently has given Jane Gilmore pause to reflect on how much earlier rape culture is ingrained.
Celeste Liddle The fight for reproductive freedom doesn't start and end with contraception and abortion: Australia's legacy of eugenics continues to impact Aboriginal women.
Dr Liz Short and Dr Sharon Dane When Federal Parliament returns tomorrow, it should abandon the plan for a same-sex marriage plebiscite and replace it with a parliamentary vote.
Anne Summers How I wish Rosie Batty had been on the Q&A panel on Monday.
Jacqueline Maley Two desperate mothers have made the news recently, but our reactions to their cases couldn't be more different.
Ruby Hamad What made these journalists think they could do this, and get away with it? Ruby Hamad thinks western entitlement played a part.
Violence against women
Mary Barry These myths and misconceptions can cause people to excuse men's violent behaviour.
Wendy Squires An older and wiser Wendy Squires looks back with some life lessons.
Jenny Noyes The writing (which you can purchase for $6.51 on Amazon) is laughable, but what's not funny is how this MP has written rape into what he seems to think is a sex scene.
Caitlin Dewey Online harassers have learned they can cause far more damage with a more methodical approach.
Jane Gilmore Sex work has always been a divisive issue, but women are not made safer by putting ideology over nuance.