The right to carry pepper spray
Claudia Fleurs 7:43am No woman should have to go through this in the name of self-defence.
NICOLE ELPHICK 7:42am What if the focus was on being 100 per cent BS free, instead of 100 per cent fat free...
CANDICE CHUNG A food lover's guide to the fine art of 'Columbusing'.
Sextortionists ply their trade not only by stealing equipment but also by hacking into computers, social media accounts and emails, and even hijacking web cams. After obtaining the photographs, they use them to demand ransoms in the form of cash or more explicit pictures and videos. "It's really no different than someone being present with a weapon and trying to make you take your clothes off,” a judge said.
JUDITH IRELAND Oh Jacqui Lambie!
CLEM BASTOW Take it from Robin Thicke: there are few things more dangerous, at least in a PR sense, than agreeing to do a live social media Q&A.
CLEMENTINE FORD A group of female writers have a moving message for abuse victims around the world.
NATALIE REILLY Welcome to the age of Taylor Swift-style lady clans.
RUBY HAMAD Don’t worry, young ladies, we’ll smash the patriarchy for you, even though you refuse to see it.
CLEMENTINE FORD It’s a warzone out there, ladies.
Like a girl
Mignon Fogarty The word “girl” can be tricky. But there are good reasons to embrace it.
Just for Laughs
Maeve Marsden Sydney's Opera Houses ‘Just for Laughs’ has just announced an exclusively male line up.
Malala Yousafzai "The road to education, peace and equality is long, but we will succeed if we walk it together."
RUBY HAMAD If we, generally speaking, didn’t think that the primary function of a woman’s body is to sexually satisfy (or at the very least appeal to) men, then we would recognise a woman’s right to wear whatever she likes, to party wherever she likes, and to drink whenever she likes.
ANDIE FOX As the Baden-Clay murder case shows, the facade of a happy marriage can come at a devastating cost.
Message for Abbott
Greens Senator, Larissa Waters Senator Larissa Waters has a message for Tony Abbott.
Harris O’Malley The language we use to discredit women.
CLEM BASTOW The many and varied reactions to this cover prove again and again why representation is so important: if you can see it, you can be it.
CLEMENTINE FORD What 16-year-old Jada's horrific encounter tells us about sex crimes in the social media age.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clem Ford breaks down the key differences according to internet bros.
CLEMENTINE FORD As Rolf Harris’s victims show, encounters that last only a few minutes can lifelong consequences.
The new celebrity power
NATALIE REILLY How to measure a star's influence by what they will and won't talk about.
JANE CARO By expecting lower standards from men, and making excuses for them, have we given them a licence to behave badly?
CLEMENTINE FORD Neither features sex or nudity. So what makes them so offensive?
Enforced baby boom
RUBY HAMAD Why the new measures will come at the expense of women’s freedom.
'Save some for later'
ALECIA SIMMONDS Alecia Simmonds' case against Pleasure Delay.
CLEMENTINE FORD The concept of male-bestowed ‘protection’ is one that harms rather than helps women.
PETER MARTIN Could the way Australia was formed explain why the country has one of the lowest rates of female company directorships in the world?
RUBY HAMAD The Festival owes an apology to the Muslim community who have once again been tarnished through no fault of their own.
ANDIE FOX Blogger Courtney Adamo never considered an innocent snap could be considered 'explicit' material.
CLEM BASTOW What we can learn from Caitlin Stasey and Bindi Irwin's "fight".
'They deserve better'
CELESTE LIDDLE Indigenous girls may be outperforming the boys, but they still deserve support.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clem Ford has a short(ish) wishlist.
Banish the comments
ANDREW P STREET Why bother reading the comments on online stories when there's hardly ever anything worth reading?
'Porn for women'
ALECIA SIMMONDS A new site is supposedly 'redefining porn for women'. But is it too tasteful for its own good?
CLEMENTINE FORD Clem Ford on the ridiculous call for rape victims to ‘check their privilege’.
ALICE WILLIAMS Smashing through people’s social boundaries with intimate information.
RUBY HAMAD The many ways Australians justify racism.
The turning 40 bucket list
DOM KNIGHT Dom Knight's turning 40 bucket list.
ROB MORAN What kind of man chooses to make vaginas his line of work?
Virginia Haussegger Why we need men to be involved in this week's anti-rape global summit.
Clementine Ford It’s tempting to wholly condemn a nation following the latest sex crimes. But here's why we shouldn't.
CLEMENTINE FORD Since their establishment over 90% of the awards across six categories have gone to men, Clementine Ford wants this to change.
Why is it that women feel compelled to get rid of their body hair? Clover Stroud investigates.
ANNABEL CRABB "At the midpoint of the winter term, some extremely serious disciplinary issues have come to light that require urgent attention."
CLEMENTINE FORD And what that says about male privilege.
JACQUELINE MALEY There is something about the trifecta of female age, female education and babies that which causes people to abandon reason.
JULIA BAIRD Clive Palmer's attack on Peta Credlin this week stirred up gender stereotypes, no matter what your politics.
Women on the internet
Bryony Gordon Will women ever feel safe online? Celebrity or not, it’s awful for women on the internet. Online abuse isn't the unique experience of high profile women
SARAH MACDONALD Sarah Macdonald on the pros and cons of home schooling, and why it's on the rise.
CLEMENTINE FORD Greig's career is in tatters after the Royal Prank. Yet employers were quick to forgive her co-presenter Michael Christian.
JAMES MASSOLA Clive Palmer's criticism of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin, is a disgrace that should be condemned by all sides of politics.
RUBY HAMAD There is no marginalised group that Peta is not willing to throw under the bus in the vain hope it will compel the world to stop treating animals like commodities.
CLEMENTINE FORD Why misogynists shouldn't get away with the 'privacy' excuse.
Pop's drama queen
NICOLE ELPHICK It ain't easy being the subject of a thousand think pieces.
No means maybe. Persistence pays off. And any woman can be “worn down”.
Amy Coopes Check your lesbian privilege at the door ladies.
RUBY HAMAD Farzana Iqbal's death reveals the psychology behind honour killings.
ANNABEL CRABB Annabel Crabb on the kinds of things we all need to share more.
JUDITH IRELAND We've got the numbers the rage, and the necessary inequality.