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Razer’s Class Warfare: Clooney/Alamuddin name discussion is a load of wank

Amal Alamuddin changing her name to Clooney is not a feminist discussion. It’s stupid celebrity gossip, and we need to move on.

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‘Firebrand activist’ Yvonne Ridley on feminism and her imprisonment by the Taliban

So-called firebrand Muslim Yvonne Ridley turns out to be funny, down-to-earth and a staunch feminist.

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Pyne and vile Kyle most outstanding sexists

The Ernie awards for Sexist Remarks are great fun — but wouldn’t it be great if there weren’t enough nominees?

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Razer’s Class Warfare: like Emma Watson, downvote Lambie, and make yourself feel better

Yes, Jacqui Lambie made a dick of herself. But spilling thousands of pixels on the matter is helping precisely no one.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: give Women Against Feminism a chance

Young women no longer see feminism as a social justice movement of value — and who can blame them?

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‘Political feminists’ and compulsory voting on Mark Latham’s hit list

There is no policy oomph from feminist dogma,” Mark Latham told the audience at his book launch last night, saying that political feminism was out of touch with mainstream Australian concerns.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: ugly little liars edition

Surprise! The budget is not only cruel and horrific, it’s worse than you’d thought. The Coalition has broken so very many of its election promises, just to stick the boot into the poor, sick and old.

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We already know how to stop domestic violence: close the inequity gap

Domestic violence has been described as an “epidemic” in Australian society. But freelance writer Bec Zajac says the key to ending violence against women has been well known for some time.

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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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