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Rundle: Elliot Rodger the product of the world we have made

Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara massacre was not the result of misogyny or violence in culture. It was the result of a rampant, uncontrollable narcissism — and one that our culture breeds, as a matter of course, every day.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: Abbott more goose than maverick

The federal government is telling everyone the newest budget is going to bring a lot of pain. It might not be as bad as you think — and that’s a smart strategy. Plus rape in the media and Tony’s new toys …

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Razer’s class warfare: people are terrible, but blame those in power

Stop declaring the violence in Manus Island is “not in your name” or due to Australians’ antipathy, because it’s really not you. It’s the government and the power structures we have put in place.

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Essential: unions undented by revelations; Cosgrove a popular pick

Tony Abbott’s selection of Peter Cosgrove as the next governor-general has been well-received by voters, today’s Essential Report finds.

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Tips and rumours

Greens ructions over Vic preselections … Abbott and his ‘brothers’ … ‘gay love story’ over immigration ruling …

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Caro on emus, Twitter, and frankness in reporting tough issues

In her first weekly column, Jane Caro shares her thoughts on wild animals, the magnificent George Monbiot — and the need to speak more frankly on child sex abuse.

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How Swedish movie theatres are advancing gender equality

Movie theatres in Sweden are going to rate films as to whether they pass the “Bechdel test”. Women’s Agenda journalist Jordi Roth reports on what this could mean for women’s equality — on and off screen.

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On women in the media — and why we should ask Kerry O’Brien’s age

Few Andrew Olle Media Lectures, if any, have moved members of the audience to tears. That all changed this year.

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Brough, Jones, Riewoldt, Albrechtsen: our most sexist crowned

It’s a gong no one wants, the Ernie awards for sexist remarks have been dished out over an evening at NSW Parliament.

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Tips and rumours

Gina Rinehart v the kids: negotiations continue … Joe Hockey “not getting a grip on Treasury” … La Trobe faculty changes ahead … crowning our most sexist men …

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What a goose (step): Campo says women can’t cover sport

Rugby legend David Campese has lambasted the Sydney Morning Herald for getting a “girl” to cover the game. So can women cover sports played by men? Of course they can.

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The Hoopla | ADVERTISING|

True tales from Mad Men days

Jane Maas was working as a copywriter in those heady days at Ogilvy & Mather on Madison Avenue in the sixties. Was there as much alcohol, sexism and sex as Mad Men portrays? Yes … and no, says Maas.

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Crikey says: we’ll cop most criticism, but not sexism, not this time

Many of you certainly aren’t copping criticism of Gillard’s record, especially from our own Bernard Keane. But to suggest that his criticism is misogynist?

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Misogyny isn’t why Gillard is in trouble

Is criticism of Julia Gillard’s performance as prime minister sexist, as Bob Brown suggests? Is the current bout of leadership rumbling reflective of the febrile, misogynist minds of male media commentators?

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New York Observer | LINKS|

Obama the feminist

One day it will not be a big deal when a woman, a homosexual, a black person, whatever, becomes a US Supreme Court justice. But that day hasn’t arrived yet, so applaud Barack Obama’s family for his feminist upbringing.

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ABC | JOURNALISM|

Holmes: The good old days of boozing, smoking and sexism

All the mythology of journos in the 70s covered in a haze of smoke and getting boozed at lunchtime is absolutely 100% true, writes Jonathan Holmes. That is, if you are a man. Women’s memories aren’t so rosy.

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Business Spectator | COMPANIES|

Putting a stiletto through the glass ceiling

Finally, gender diversity on company boards is back on the national agenda, writes Paul Quinn. Companies listed on ASX now have to discuss their gender split and the BCA have started a mentoring program for women.

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Newsweek | COMPANIES|

“Writing is what the men do”: sexism in journalism

It’s been forty years since a landmark gender discrimination case against NEWSWEEK magazine by its employees. So, how much has changed for women? asks current NEWSWEEK journos.

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New York Times | FILM & TV|

Why we should scrap the Best Actress Oscar

How come the Academy Awards are still divided down gender lines? Acting isn’t sport and biological differences make no impact on acting ability, writes Kim Elsesser.

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Copyblogger | JOURNALISM|

Female writer reveals: why I’ve been posing as a man for three years

Copywriter James Chartrand isn’t James Chartrand at all — he’s a female writer who has been working under a male pseudonym for three years. Unsurprisingly, “James” enjoys more credibility, more work and higher pay than his female counterpart ever did.

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Sexism is a long way from a final bow in Oz theatre

On Sunday, a panel of critical women’s voices spoke of a “tsunami of discontent” that the Australian theatre industry in general is sewn up by male directors and writers, writes Steve Dow.

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Mediaite | PRINT|

Newsweek go rogue with Palin cover

Newsweek has caused a big stir this week by running a cover photo of Sarah Palin — clad in rather tight running gear — taken from a Runner’s World photoshoot. Palin herself has labelled the move “sexist”. Is it fair to use editorial photos out of context?

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The Guardian | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

Is Barack Obama sexist?

Following on from the mini furor this week over Obama finally playing golf with a lady, Hadley Freeman explores the PC nonsense and the ridiculous sexist claims bombarding Obama. Sarah Palin may have been the conservatives favourite female, but being a woman is not the same as being good for women.

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Offensive Halloween costumes: a Crikey round-up

Halloween is around the corner and there are plenty of racist, sexist and grotesque costumes to pick from. While traditional Halloween imagery revolves around death and monstrosity, there’s often also a suspension of ordinary morality.

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Herald Sun | FEDERAL|

War no longer a battle of the sexes

After Greg Combet’s comments about allowing women on the front line, the defence force should prepare itself for a “seismic shift”. War will no longer be secret men’s business, writes Rebecca Wilson.

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