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.
NATALIE REILLY Think of them as you would the five love languages - heartfelt manifestations of self-expression.
Lisa Pryor Children. Should they exist? Laptops. How long can you justifiably siphon WiFi after ordering a single flat white? Dogs. Under the table or tied to a lamp post, straining and yapping?
BENJAMIN LAW The latest musings from Benjamin Law.
Alyssa Rosenberg Sometimes, you need to laugh or you’ll cry.
Ugly Girls Club
CLEMENTINE FORD There’s a reason why the backlash against feminism has always relied on the stereotype of the ‘ugly, man-hating, hairy legged lesbian’.
RUBY HAMAD The arguably more formidable obstacle to a truly equitable society is entrenched cultural attitudes, says Ruby Hamad.
SARAH MACDONALD The divide between men and women needs to be mended with hard work, good policy and the slapping down of male attempts to punish the fashion choices of the famous and the unfamiliar.
JENNA PRICE So so hard. So hard to find women of calibre. Or women with merit. So so hard to elect women to Parliament. Except in Victoria where the incoming state government has a record 22 women.
ELEANOR ROBERTSON The Telegraph's attack on Senator Larissa Waters's call for gender neutral toys is satire we can all enjoy.
Ali Benton If you only read one Christmas commentary piece this holiday season, make it this commentary on the non-stop commentary.
RUBY HAMAD People of colour are often more likely to be listened to when they are willing to tell white society what it so desperately wants to hear.
JUDITH IRELAND Gender-based toys impact self-perception, career aspirations, domestic violence, gender pay gap, say the Greens.
Sasha and Malia
Sasha and Malia Obama have been criticised for their 'classless' clothing and poor attitude at the White House Thanksgiving ceremony. Claire Cohen explains why we should be applauding the First Daughters.
Radhika Sanghani "It’s about making someone say yes to something they would otherwise say no to."
CLEMENTINE FORD Do women’s complaints about harassment only become acceptable in the brief window of legitimacy created when other women die?
Harriet Green, the former Thomas Cook chief executive, has been photographed in a black dress with a weight between her legs. But she's not the only woman to fall victim to an oddly styled shoot.
Kate Marsh The issue of reproductive coercion and sexual assault in abusive relationships remains shrouded in darkness.
ANNABEL CRABB The degree of fury that being called "Sweetheart" or "Love'' elicits depends on context, but terms of endearment are fine if it's me saying them, writes Annabel Crabb.
Lisa Pryor "We may not be teenagers any more, but our fun nights still get cut short by vomit."
BENJAMIN LAW "Every time I'm about to hop into a cab, I struggle with the vexed question of where I should sit."
KATHRYN WICKS "Mum, you have to yell out when I am on 63 so I can retire."
DOM KNIGHT There is just one seething boil on the splendid posterior of the otherwise splendid Yuletide season: the presents.
RUBY HAMAD We can all take something from the formal apology over Shirtstorm.
JENNA PRICE By all means support women. Just stop expecting special names and special recognition for work you should be doing anyway.
CLEMENTINE FORD There is no valour for women who survive violence. But here's why things should change.
Moo Baulch Lisa Harnum, Rachelle Yeo and Kim Hunt: three stories that have shifted the way we think and talk about domestic violence in 2014.
Agony Of Ecstasy
CLEM BASTOW A new ABC2 doco follows a 28-year-old Adelaide uni student as she investigates how her past ecstasy use is affecting her current mental health.
NATALIE REILLY Let's look at the evidence...
RUBY HAMAD It shouldn't take a Karl Stefanovic for us take the exclusionary racism happening on our TV screens seriously.
ANNABEL CRABB There are, essentially, three kinds of newspaper columns. All three kinds cost the writer something. And all three – if done well – deliver something to the reader.
BENJAMIN LAW Sure, I'll be tangled in a dreadlock of devices and cables, but hey - that's what true choice looks like.
JULIA BAIRD Possibly the most striking fact about the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby is that they were only taken seriously when a bloke joked about them.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clem Ford on why equality needs to start in the classroom.
RUBY HAMAD The casual dismissal of the talents of historically marginalised groups crosses geographical and occupational boundaries.
Bo-dene Stieler A month spent experiencing the harsh realities faced by Aboriginal communities helped First Contact's Bo-dene Stiedler put her own hardships into perspective.
NICOLE ELPHICK For a company that has built its fortune from hoisting up breasts and covering derrieres, Victoria’s Secret seems to not be very keen on the actual bodies of the majority of women.
KASEY EDWARDS Finally, just what women need -- an 'insta boob job'.
Eleanor Robertson Trans activist, communist revolutionary and prizewinning author Leslie Feinberg died this week but her legacy will live forever.
CLEMENTINE FORD There are so many safer, non-invasive reproductive health options, so why are women's lives put at risk?
You've been warned
NATALIE REILLY Behold, the unintentionally hilarious commercial solutions to your real life problems.
JACQUELINE MALEY What do Redfoo, Big Brother and The Bachelor have in common?
JANE CARO "In my journey into old age, I've discovered just how tedious the young can be."
Alyssa Rosenberg Time Magazine has made a tradition of asking readers which word they feel they would be well-rid of. And on the list this time is the word “feminist,” which poll conductor Katy Steinmetz dismisses in a rather flip fashion.