Jessica Bennett 12:15am How to interpret the hidden message in our text message punctuation.
Danica Weeks 12:15am Danica Weeks, wife of missing MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, reflects on her first year without her husband.
KASEY EDWARDS 11:45pm "As a brand new school mum, I’ve recently discovered that schools have assumed the role of the Lunch Box Police," writes Kasey Edwards.
Chadwick Moyer He is three-years-old and just wants to be happy, so leave him alone.
RUBY HAMAD Until women are regarded as more valuable than their virginity, cases like Mustafa Abdel-Ghany's will continue.
ANNABEL CRABB Have we ever, in this country, witnessed a phenomenon quite as magically compelling as Julie Bishop's face?
"I have come across this attitude depressingly often."
CLEMENTINE FORD The rank sexism that has seeped out of Parliament House this week is a strong reminder of exactly what women are up against in this country.
SARAH OAKES Turns out 'being a woman' is now a much hotter ticket than it was in 2008.
DOM KNIGHT "It seems to me that we need to be consistent," writes Dom Knight.
ELEANOR ROBERTSON "There's a time for male feelings. That time is almost the entire history of music and thank heck it's over now," writes Eleanor Robertson.
Emma Johnson Women everywhere, I urge you: Do not attempt to bond with other women via compliments on their looks.
Amy Coopes It was June 2013 and a political shitstorm was brewing in Canberra. Cloistered in her menstrual bunker aka the PMO, Julia Gillard and her misandrist crack team were desperate for a Hail Mary pass. If the marginal seat focus groups were anything to go by — hold me, John McTernan — Australia's first Perm Minister was toast.
JENNA PRICE A new report shows nearly half of the child protection cases in Australia involve alcohol
Sally Kohn Why is it normal to prefer your kid is straight but not to hope they are gay?
CLEMENTINE FORD Rosie Batty and Natasha Stott Despoja's Q&A appearance highlighted two hard truths we need to face to challenge family violence.
NATALIE REILLY They're the menial office tasks - pouring water, setting up the Power Point, organising farewell presents - and in news that's a surprise to nobody, women are doing more of it than men.
BENJAMIN LAW Love the Oscars glamour, but hate the horrible gender politics, especially this year when only 25 women were nominated to 102 men? Benjamin Law feels the same.
CLEM BASTOW There is one moment in the film that has divided audiences and critics. But is it sexist?
CLEMENTINE FORD Can we truly take back a word that remind women they are literal dumping grounds for the world’s garbage?
Rachel Hennessy My daughter’s recognition - and dislike - of her difference at such a young age shows that lack of exposure to diversity has an impact, writes Rachel Hennessy.
Words for women
CLEM BASTOW Why must we reduce women's work to girls' talk?
CLEMENTINE FORD How would you feel if the perpetrator was your son? Your brother? Your friend?
Kid-free and happy
Benjamin Law on happily not having children.
JENNA PRICE Two men who looked after their newborns when their wives had caesareans were denied primary carer’s leave.
ELEANOR ROBERTSON Come on Australia, we have better Eurovision talent than Warwick Capper.
CLEMENTINE FORD Let's try and achieve some O-face equality, shall we?
DOM KNIGHT "Once we hit 21, let’s stop celebrating our birthdays. We should need no pretext to entertain our friends, and even if we’re looking for one, the date of our arrival becomes less worthy of celebration with the passing of each year," writes Dom Knight.
RUBY HAMAD Going after a teen girl because she and her best friend popped pills at a music festival is going to achieve very little.
RUBY HAMAD Far too many men grow up thinking they are owed sex.
Maeve Marsden Maeve Marsden has some useful tips on navigating your special day in an unequal world.
CLEM BASTOW If it comes down to 'artistry' then Kanye was right: Beyonce's did have the better album.
CLEMENTINE FORD When a slightly larger than average, impossibly beautiful white woman is seen as a win for women.
CLEM BASTOW Giving the red carpet Mani Cam a worthy of a roundhouse kick.
Jane Gilmore Why is White Ribbon implicitly endorsing a film that glorifies abusive, controlling and violent relationships?
CLEM BASTOW It seemed like an admirable move, until you stopped to consider the artists that the Grammys still see fit to fete...
Kim Lock She's been called heartless, cold, selfish—a baby abandoner. He's been hailed as a hero, a blessing, an international inspiration—and he's made a lot of money.
CLEMENTINE FORD It is not the job of women to absorb men's suffering.
All About Women
Rachel Eddie Four of our favourite local thinkers: Celeste Liddle, Clementine Ford, Annabel Crabb and Jane Caro.
CELESTE LIDDLE How far have we truly come when it comes to valuing Aboriginal lives?
JEN VUK "While we’re carrying more than our lion’s share of responsibility, here’s something else we need to take on board: a lunch break is a right, not a political statement," writes Jen Vuk.
JACQUELINE MALEY The time for asking nicely for policy is over. Let's make demands.
CLEMENTINE FORD "There are others out there who can also see that the Emperor is wearing no clothes."
RUBY HAMAD We glamourise a certain way of life, but punitively punishing those who go to extreme lengths to attain it.
PAUL CHAI Finland's board of education just announced it will be replacing school cursive writing with classes in typing. Should Australia follow suit?
RUBY HAMAD Hint: it’s good news.
JEN VUK And less than 10 per cent of us are using it.
Jane Gilmore A 'right to ask' law, where potential victims have access to police records of domestic violence complaints against their partners, has made over 1,300 disclosures in less than 12 months in the UK. Is it time it was introduced to Australia?
JENNA PRICE The outlook for our most vulnerable women is very bleak indeed.
ANDREW P STREET Despite literally everything that's been going on over the last 24-hours-to-18-months, Tony Abbott is pretty clear about the best thing about the federal government: Tony Abbott.
JENNA PRICE "Most male candidates would have thought those seats were unwinnable."
My Kitchen Rules
Carly Findlay Could it be that there is a greater representation of disability in reality TV than on scripted TV shows?
Danielle Binks The Australian's Colleen McCullough obituary is hardly surprising when you look at how entrenched sexism is in the book publishing world.
CLEM BASTOW Some preliminary notes for print journalists.
NATALIE REILLY Ghostbusters is just the tip of the iceberg...
CLEMENTINE FORD Do we really need 'lipstick smear selfies' to raise awareness for a deadly disease?
RUBY HAMAD Ruby Hamad on the myth of Pope Francis and King Abdullah as advocates for women.
RUBY HAMAD Foreign dignitaries have done the same in the past. So why the big deal about Michelle Obama?