Mary McNamara 3:24pm We pat ourselves on the back for giving Grammys to songs that combat intolerance but still gasp at the idea of a man getting his nails done.
BENJAMIN LAW 8:35am Because the characters we encounter in those moments - the lady talking to herself- are clearly the product of tough lives.
CLEM BASTOW When things that are not at all like rape are described as being "like rape".
ELEANOR ROBERTSON More and more of us are ditching our cumbersome and nuanced birth languages for an array of small candy-coloured blobs.
CHRISTOPHER SCANLON Are limited edition teddy bears and mugs really commemorating the fallen, or erasing them?
CLEMENTINE FORD Feminists are only mostly joyless. It doesn't mean we never have any downtime.
RUBY HAMAD "All over the world, there are women whose unique experiences of marginalisation go largely ignored in mainstream dialogue."
Nelly Thomas Humans have been cursed with the urge to opine about everything, and our extended audience is giving us a false sense of our knowledge bank.
Rebecca Shaw Why is it okay for reality TV to mock marriage while same sex couples still aren't allowed to partake in it solemnly?
Megan McArdle Twitter makes it absurdly easy to attack someone without pausing to think about context or your effect on another human being.
CLEM BASTOW As the man at the helm of a movie that will make billions, Whedon is in a position to insist upon real change. So what's he doing?
JESSICA IRVINE Why then are they perceived so differently, asks Jessica Irvine.
Danielle Binks How can we get better recognition for women writers and their works, and finally put an end to the idea of "girl books" and "boy books"?
CLEMENTINE FORD Why are programs addressing domestic violence awareness still failing to include the education of children?
NEHA KALE Does celebrating interracial couples for being interracial defeat the whole purpose?
CLEMENTINE FORD Women. What even are they, and why are they always so disgusting while being it?
KASEY EDWARDS Deserving and heartfelt it may be, but there's a serious problem with the crowd-funding campaign to help Tommy Connolly support his 16-year-old pregnant cousin and her newborn son.
RUBY HAMAD "The contents of Stacey Eden's video and the way it's been received have much to tell us about the depressing state of how we address racism in this country," writes Ruby Hamad.
JANE GILMORE Character evidence is simply a formalised legal process for the myth that a "good guy" can do terrible things to women and not lose his standing as a "good guy".
DOM KNIGHT And all I learned was how to be an arrogant git, writes Dom Knight.
RUBY HAMAD Exploiting real travesties is disingenuous and ensures the continuation of these injustices.
JENNA PRICE There have been 31 women killed this year so far. So why is Abbott cutting funds to 27 DV support services?
JENNA PRICE "Yesterday I thought these punishments were a genius idea. Today I'm not so sure."
CLEMENTINE FORD Clem Ford on why we shouldn't succumb to the 'eye for an eye' mentality.
CLEM BASTOW Anxiety, addiction, critics... But it's still the best feeling in the world, writes Clem Bastow.
RUBY HAMAD Like many men, James Ritchie may well be sympathetic to women’s issues. But sympathy is not enough.
KASEY EDWARDS The question went viral, attracting more than 21,000 comments within a day.
Jenny Noyes When you're the Prime Minister, the personal alone is not political enough.
RUBY HAMAD “'Real' rape is regarded as only the bloodiest, the most heinous, the most physical," writes Ruby Hamad.
CLEMENTINE FORD The photo depicts a young woman who appears to be passed out on the ground with her legs slightly spread.
NEHA KALE "The urge to capture the minutiae of your existence on paper is a powerful rejection of a culture that deems your life insignificant," writes Neha Kale.
CLEMENTINE FORD Hackett is an excellent swimmer. But he's also a man who trashed his family's home while his terrified wife and children watched on.
SARAH OAKES The progressive '90s hip-hop trio wrote the anthem for every modern young woman exactly two decades ago, writes Sarah Oakes.
NATALIE REILLY " It feels to me that, in our quest for intimacy, we took a sharp turn into self-pity."
ELEANOR ROBERTSON These insults have changed throughout history to reflect the particular anxieties of the time.
ANNABEL CRABB Why else would Tony Abbott spend his days delivering personal apologies for just about everything he's said in the past?
Anne Summers Mike Baird is considerably more woman-friendly than his federal counterparts. But it seems he is still into tiny steps, not bold actions.
Amanda Hooton "I will happily buy, and fail to read, a Dickens tome, but find it excruciatingly hard to spend 20 bucks on something I'd devour with total pleasure."
BENJAMIN LAW Benjamin Law digs Jesus. Just not in a religious sense.
Moo Baulch, CEO of Domestic Violence NSW What does the appointment of Pru Goward as Australia's first anti-domestic violence minister actually mean for women?
CLEMENTINE FORD Indiana this week emerged as the first American state to send a woman to jail for "an attempted self-abortion".
ALECIA SIMMONDS It’s hypocritical for us to ask indigenous politicians to redress their communities’ problems and then be shocked when it turns out that they have experienced those problems.
TRACEY SPICER On World Autism Awareness Day, Tracey Spicer writes about her personal connection to the misunderstood condition.
'The Glenn Closes'
Ali Benton A small straw poll of Ali Benton's inner and outer circle revealed all sorts of weird Easter habits.
Caitlin Dewey Six tweets, out of almost 9,000. That's not exactly a representative sample.
JENNA PRICE Female journalists open up about how to stay sane while working in dark places.
CLEM BASTOW Does anyone really only carry around a Penguin classic, a set of keys, and one flat-dried rose kept folded in a silk handkerchief?
CLEMENTINE FORD Like, when men "can’t even approach women on the street anymore".
Louise Pascale How abusive partners alienate children from their mothers through continuous criticism and lies.
Juanita Phillips "Grey's fine with me and I'd like to think the audience could cope with it. But the TV industry? I wouldn't bet my career on it."
NATALIE REILLY "That number you weigh, that size you wear, while useful, gives you no indication of how successful you are at life," writes Natalie Reilly.
CLEM BASTOW "Society’s problem with periods is one thing; expecting all menstruating people to embrace their periods as somehow divine or sacred is entirely another," writes Clem Bastow.
Heidi Stevens "The people have spoken, and the people hate my hair."
CLEMENTINE FORD The verdict will not remove the trauma from Bayley's victims. But it might go some way to helping them heal.
ELEANOR ROBERTSON Although I largely approve of these patently ridiculous holidays, there are a few that taint this noble practice by being really dumb.
DOM KNIGHT "I’ve always suspected that the thicker the book, the less point there is in reading it," writes Dom Knight.
CELESTE LIDDLE Why is sexual abuse in the indigenous community is either sensationalised or completely ignored by the media?
RUBY HAMAD When we're told our whitewashing makes America look progressive, you know we have a problem.
Marie Holmes "While singular in their disdain, Dolce and Gabbana express an unease that many of us, gay and straight, have around third-party reproduction," writes Marie Holmes.