Living with disability
Jacki Brown We need to see media depictions that actually challenge and change attitudes instead of just reinforcing stereotypes, writes Jacki Brown.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clementine Ford has a misandream.
Australian of the Year
JENNA PRICE The biggest challenge to Rosie Batty’s battle to highlight the crisis of domestic violence in Australia? It’s Australians.
CELESTE LIDDLE Australia Day will always be a day of mourning for the First Peoples of this country, but it is possible to work towards a positive and more inclusive future, says Celeste Liddle.
Olivia Goldhill The Sun’s topless model page is back after a ‘mammary lapse’ – but where are the men?
Let it go, guys
CLEMENTINE FORD Reimagined Disney princesses. Weight-loss success stories. Make-up free campaigns. Please, let's move on.
ELEANOR ROBERTSON According to Tony Abbott.
RUBY HAMAD Common terms that have super offensive origins.
CLEM BASTOW At the height of my sluglike summer viewing regime last week, I sat down to watch Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind, as a) it was on TV and b) I had managed to miss it both in cinemas and on its home entertainment release.
Jane Gilmore Would a movie like 'The Accused' - which 26 years ago dealt with rape as a victim's experience - be made today? Not likely, says Jane Gilmore.
CLEMENTINE FORD Getting naked breasts out of a newspaper is a small step for The Sun but a giant leap for all women.
JENNA PRICE Mystery statistics and unmoderated comments make a mockery of a critical issue as NSW Police try and master social media.
NATALIE REILLY This is what 'brave' looks in Hollywood these days and the reasons aren't as shallow as you might think.
RUBY HAMAD Why B1A4's fan meeting controversy is about so much more than strict indecency laws.
RUBY HAMAD Why we should care about the backlash on Oscar's all-white nominees list.
ELEANOR ROBERTSON Let's be honest, the Hottest 100 needs all the help it can get.
RUBY HAMAD Progressive Muslims like blogger Raif Badawi need the support, not the mockery, of the west.
JENNA PRICE Fred Nile's reaction shows men are still expected to push their feelings away.
CLEM BASTOW And every second of it was fantastic.
The Mindy Project
NEHA KALE Male show-runners aren’t forced to defend the world they create. So why has Mindy Kaling come under fire?
Chloe Booker "There has been a language built up to support victims and condemn perpetrators that is becoming more widespread... and has personally made me feel more empowered," writes Chloe Booker.
RUBY HAMAD Once again, we find ourselves in one of those all or nothing debates.
NATALIE REILLY The introvert craze began in 2012 when Susan Cain gave her TED talk
Kim Lock Almost all Australian venues have banned anti-vaccination advocate Sherri Tenpenny. But is that a good thing?
CLEMENTINE FORD Women. Is there anything good and holy in this world they don’t destroy?
Kitty Flanagan Kitty Flanagan: "I am not a mother ergo I do not get to have an opinion on motherhood."
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack political cartoonists have done what they do best.
RUBY HAMAD If the Bill Cosby saga tells us anything, it’s that sometimes, our hero is the villain.
Emily Kaye Lazzaro Some step don't even require you to do anything, except give in to your already powerful self-doubt.
RUBY HAMAD New research shows that when it comes to countering the growing anti-abortion sentiment in Australia, women's personal stories will make a vital difference.
CLEM BASTOW Clem Bastow on what it took to finally make peace with her body at 32.
Basic Bitch Mum
NATALIE REILLY Announced your pregnancy via a staged photo shoot? Compulsively dress up your child in costumes for Instagram likes? Hello fellow BBM-er, welcome to the club.
Feminism in 2015
Alexandra Petri "Sometimes I worry that feminism is now so popular that it's become a fad."
Darlena Cunha "As I drove slowly around the endless strip malls that line the main drag of my city, I heard it - a public service announcement that seemed meant for me."
ELIZABETH FARRELLY Sorry-not-sorry Tim Blair.
JACQUELINE MALEY The incipient New Year may be a mere construct of the Gregorian calendar, but that doesn't stop it from being a wondrous, unsullied thing. It is also the year's only politics-free period, a brief and silent window when the politicians have gone on holidays and are mostly absent from our TV screens and newspapers.
JACQUELINE MALEY "Ever since I strapped on my fitness wristband, life hasn't been the same."
JENNA PRICE Women are faster learners than men. Now we have proof. It doesn't make us better people but it does make us more responsible voters.
Kitty Flanagan "I always knew if I was ever asked to write a column, it would not be about sex. (Or the city.) It would be about stuff that irks me," writes Kitty Flanagan.
JACQUELINE MALEY "It's essentially a male government focusing on male issues," says research group's managing director, following new polls showing just how badly Abbott's performing with female voters.
Radhika Sanghani As Miss World ditches its iconic swimsuit round after 63 years, Victoria's Secret has taken up the baton.
ANNABEL CRABB Christmas has many constants. Its premature arrival in early November, for example, generating a small but perceptible annual uptick in the rate of "Jingle Bell Rock" related eye-stabbings among retail workers by about mid-December.
SARAH MACDONALD Tis the season where we hard-core, leftie, child hating, crazy fembots pause from the act of giving guns to our girls and emasculating our boys to instead wish for peace and good will to all men.
2015: looking ahead
RUBY HAMAD Some important, concrete steps we can take to lay the groundwork for what will hopefully be a powerful year.
Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis' history of violence against women was a warning sign no one took seriously
CLEMENTINE FORD We have to stop differentiating violence as matters of private or public interest.
JENNA PRICE We should never wait for the opportunity to speak out in support of others.
Radhika Sanghani Lena Dunham has been forced to amend her memoir to protect the identity of the man sexually assaulted her. But why?
RUBY HAMAD "What recent cases demonstrate is that age, gender, and non-criminality is no safeguard from the danger of being killed or brutalised while black."
NATALIE REILLY Apparently you can be beautiful or you can be credible, but you can't be both.
Talking about abortion
Kim Lock "One third of women will undergo abortion in their lifetime; it is a vital, normal, and healthy procedure. So can we shed the stigma and begin to speak positively?"
Claire Cohen Kate Middleton's sassy side-eye struck a nerve for a good reason.
Georgie Pearson The right time to leave the party is when you're still having fun.
Anne Summers This past week has shown that Liberal women, like women everywhere, are subject to gender stereotyping
STEPHANIE PEATLING Every once in a while politics provides moments that could best be described as face palms. Or some kind of baffled looking emoji.
CLEMENTINE FORD Anyone can be a victim of violence. And 'normal' people are the perpetrators of the vast majority of it.
ALICE WILLIAMS When Starbucks recently issued a new dress policy that essentially banned wedding and engagement rings, it touched a nerve among many women (especially in hospitality) for whom an appearance of ‘availability’ is an unofficial job requirement.
Radhika Sanghani It's been suggested that Hillary Clinton has a "money problem" because she's earning so much. But we'd never say that about a male politician, would we?
RUBY HAMAD Ruby Hamad finds something troubling in the obsession with feminism's supposed "failures."
Jane Gilmore There are a number of lessons to be learned from the Rolling Stone story about a gang rape at University of Virginia, but the one most necessary will probably be most ignored by the media, if only because it is an object lesson in their own failure.