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Razer’s Class Warfare: my last temptation

You can try to give up talking about feminism for Lent. But then along comes Janet Albrechtsen with a morsel too juicy to resist for this Catholic …

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: vale Mandela … the real Sydney … invisible girl …

The death of Nelson Mandela this week reminded us of how far we have come. But there is still much work to be done. Our proudly Sydney-based writer reviews the week …

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Caro’s Flotsam & Jetsam: Gonski … income equality … spy tales …

The LOLs and reality of education … Remember income concentration? … Feminism, flappers and Clive Palmer … Spy tales: the best reading …

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Germaine Greer, from feminist to proselytising botanist

Germaine Greer spoke in Melbourne last night without mentioning female emancipation or even women. She’s now a crusading conservationist, a second-wave version of herself. Crikey was there.

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Don’t buy into ‘self-esteem’ feminism

Railing against the patriarchy while spending your pay cheque on lipstick is not feminism. It’s boring. Please, Annabel Crabb, tell us more about central banking.

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She said/she said: does feminism need a rebrand?

Is feminism a brand? Is it damaged? Does it need a rejig? Women’s Agenda editor Georgina Dent sparked a debate; marketing guru Jane Caro responds.

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Encouraged women perform better than they expect

The gender issue stymies efforts by women to break through stigma, says Dr Leslie Cannold

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Normal Kate’s normal post-George bump a shape of things to come

How normal is Kate? So normal. And Willy is such a normal dad. And George will be normalised, too. These new-age royals are all so normal. Or so the narrative goes.

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Chasing Snowden

Crikey readers have their say on feminism, Edward Snowden and who lunched with whom.

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Bringing men into the feminist tent

Crikey readers have their say on feminism and literacy.

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Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

Religion may bring eternal happiness — but has feminism done more good for humankind than all the gods put together? In this book excerpt, a comparison of the two and why feminism is more derided than religion.

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Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

Forget all the nonsense about sexist menus and cleavage. On what actually matters for women — pay, retirement income, parental leave — both parties score poorly.

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Cox to Gillard: take gender distractions off the menu

Feminist scholar Eva Cox argues the Women for Gillard campaign is a divisive distraction — and the Prime Minister’s attacks on Tony Abbott over abortion are a “red herring”.

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Chris Wallace: waiting for feminism’s next wave

We have celebrated the victories of first-wave and second-wave feminism, but there is still a lot of work to be done, writes Chris Wallace in the latest edition of GriffithREVIEW.

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When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

Claims that women are being sent to the back of the room at some Islamic events at Melbourne University should be addressed. But other religions also discriminate on gender.

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Alan Jones and the 30%: women, women everywhere

Women are reaching that critical 30% threshold of representation in politics and media — which is terrifying for the likes of Alan Jones, writes ethicist, researcher, writer and commentator Leslie Cannold in the book Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World.

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Women in media? Destroy the Joint misses the point

Does the Destroy the Joint movement actually miss the point? In a fiery blog post that had social media abuzz over the weekend, feminist provocateur Helen Razer says the small-target strategy isn’t working.

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Gender, sexuality and cybersecurity: an online tale

An online rights movement that rejects women turns its back on feminism’s rich tradition of resistance to social control. So what’s going on?

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Crikey Clarifier: how the parties’ policies compare on women

From paid parental leave to child care rebates for nannies and the current gender pay gap, Rose Powell outlines the differences in policies for working women by the two major parties.

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After shaky start, 2012 a triumph for feminism

Despite all the claims that feminism is dead, 2012 proved a landmark year for women around the world — from Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech to Hillary Clinton. Is social media facilitating a new wave of feminism?

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Hold the applause: why one topic is not fit for comedy

Comedian Courteney Hocking told a rape joke in her early days in stand-up. She regrets it now, explaining why rape jokes should be avoided — particularly by male comedians.

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Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

Talkback radio is dominated by male presenters. If we’re to have any hope of diversity of opinion we need more women on the radio, says radio producer Kate Leaver.

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Essential: why the world still judges a woman on her high heels

An Essential poll has found that on some indicators — particularly concerning appearance — sexism appears to be getting worse.

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The press gallery v the peanut gallery

Crikey readers have their say on Gillard’s speech — and Crikey’s coverage.

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Jane Caro: why Margie Abbott is bloody revolutionary

Margie and Tony Abbott are more than welcome to join the ranks of the feminists. And the fact that they want to do so speaks volumes for the comeback of a movement written off by John Howard.

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