Feminism and footy
Erin Riley Contrary to the claims of Eddie McGuire's defenders, abuse is not a necessary part of football culture, writes Erin Riley.
Pregnancy as work
Erin Riley Erin Riley imagines what would happen if women across the world went on a reproductive strike.
Clem Bastow "It's been a long time since I've been able to enjoy a footy match without being clouded by thoughts of its toxic climate of entitlement and misogyny," writes Clem Bastow.
Iranian journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani publishes op ed in wake of Q&A appearance
Jenny Noyes The Prime Minister said he didn't know anything about Boochani's case and refused to answer his question: 'Why am I here?'
Caroline Wilson When my editor asked me to write this column my first response was discomfort. As a busy football weekend rolls into Monday there always seem to be so many good stories to explore and, believe me, I do not relish being a part of a story like this. Again.
Clementine Ford "There is an underlying hostility towards women's involvement in AFL, and ignorant, pig-headed behaviour from senior leaders like Eddie McGuire only compounds that," writes Clementine Ford.
Julia Baird Every now and then, the most well meaning comment can make me worry.
Dom Knight As the post-Orlando gun debate rages in the US, Dom Knight tries to make sense of the 'right to bear arms'.
Amy Middleton "The event hits hard because it tears open a wound that we spend our lives trying to seal," writes Archer Mag's Amy Middleton.
Clem Bastow It's a blessing to be there at the end of a life - even when it's the family pet's, writes Clem Bastow.
Amy Coopes The Orlando shooting is part of a long, bloody and hate-filled continuum of anti-LGBT oppression, writes Amy Coopes.
Wendy Squires It is a fact and a force that childless and single occupant households are to an extent the future, writes Wendy Squires.
Annabel Crabb Have you noticed this new brand of feminists running around the place? They're hairy-legged, trouser-wearing, argumentative and pushy. They hardly ever wear bras.
Anne Summers Making history as the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party will probably be the easiest part of Hillary Clinton's gruelling trek to the White House.
Holly Warland "As a severely disabled person myself, I don't see a problem with the movie's ending or message," writes Holly Warland.
Jenna Price "Childcare is an investment in the future, caring and educating tomorrow's taxpayers," Jenna Price writes.
Josephine Tovey It's not because feminism isn't important, but because the question demands so little of the person being asked..
Ruby Hamad It's time to end the farce; Sherpa climb mountains, everyone else just stands on their shoulders.
Jenny Noyes Branding Bill Shorten's comments about the burden of childcare as 'sexist' is bafflingly ignorant, writes Jenny Noyes.
Tarang Chawla My sister Nikita was murdered last January. If she was still alive, she would be 24.
Elizabeth Duck-Chong Being a true transgender ally means committing to challenging the ingrained gender framework, writes Elizabeth Duck-Chong.
Julia Baird Sometimes, racism erupts like a boil, other times like a rash of ugly pimples.
Clementine Ford Society should absolutely demand more of boys - but we should also expect more for them, writes Clementine Ford.
Jo Hirst Safe Schools is more than just Roz Ward, but the witch-hunt that led to her resignation hurts us all, writes Jo Hirst.
Ruby Hamad Anti-blackness is where racial discrimination begins, and must be the first thing to go, writes Ruby Hamad.
Josephine Tovey Australian politicians can learn a lot from Bernie Sanders, who can't tell a joke and I doubt he could DJ to save his life.
Natalie Reilly As winter descends, more and more of us are content – if not downright delighted – to be propped up on our couches, bingeing on TV and junk food.
Misty Farquhar "Intra-LGBTI discrimination remains a real problem for many bisexual people who seek understanding and community," Misty Farquhar writes.
Jane Gilmore "Daniel Andrews' apology to the gay community was more than just words; it was backed by real action," writes Jane Gilmore.
Ally Garrett "Human beings don't need to stop being visible when they reach a certain size," Ally Garrett writes.
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.