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Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

There is nothing like the heady mix of sex and death, and if you throw in some terrorism and betrayal of “our” values, the Western media just can’t resist.

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Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum …

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: screw you all edition

Let’s tackle the real bludgers in our society — pensioners, young people trying to get an education and asylum seekers. Screw ‘em!

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Breaking the silence on abortion and unplanned pregnancy

Despite being unlawful in most states and territories, abortions are common and a fact of life for many women, writes Jane Caro.

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A new Labor leader packs baggage

Crikey readers have their say on the Labor leadership, fossil fuels and women in the workplace.

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Does getting married hurt a woman’s career?

Are women delaying marriage for financial or career reasons? Or does walking down the aisle make you less successful in the boardroom? They’re two big questions facing women.

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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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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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Women aren’t destroying the joint, they’re deciding who runs it

Women voters could make or break the US presidential result. Tanja Kovac takes a look at gender-based campaigning in the US, and gleans some lessons for Australia.

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The Conversation | COMPANIES|

What really happens when women negotiate

Women still earn, on average, 17.6% less then men. This is partly because women are less likely to negotiate, more likely to undervalue their work and perceived as less likeable if they do bargain, says Mara Olekalns.

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First Post | ASIA-PACIFIC|

Women deserve rape, say Delhi Police

Evidence given by police officers from New Delhi, India shows a complete disregard for women who have been raped, which officers believing women “asked for it” due to clothing, behaviour or social upbringing, reports Lakshmi Chaudhry.

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Talkback radio: the one medium where feminism dare not enter the waves

When you ask Amanda Blair, the only female radio presenter on commercial AM radio in Australia, if she’s encountered sexism in the workplace, her war stories seem to never end.

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Crikey Blogs | BOOKS|

‘A writer first and a woman after’: Overland journal’s Women’s Work

Women’s Work is Overland’s new anthology of short stories by emerging female writers launched today as part of International Women’s Day and developed in conjunction with the Stella Prize. Bethanie Blanchard reviews the stories.

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Time | LINKS|

Are women even people?

Jessica Winter had always assumed that women were competent and autonomous people. But recent actions by others — ie. Rush Limbaugh — have made her question if women are even fully functioning human beings…

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Women on the front line

Crikey media wrap: In the battle for equality, women have had an historic win, with the Defence Force finally opening up combat roles for females.

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Women lumped with thin end of retirement wedge

The ABS has again produced data that shows women are lagging badly behind men in one of the pillars of our retirement income. This is because our highly subsidised superannuation system is based on pre-retirement earnings.

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The Age | LINKS|

Silvester: Women are sluts and men are morons?

The latest alleged sexual assault incident involving two Collingwood footballers has reignited the “she was asking for it” argument. Do we say the same thing about young men bashed while hanging around notorious night spots? asks John Silvester.

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Cox: vote 1, trust, seems to be the order of the day

The election campaign is on. And the first to be led by a female PM! This is the type of change we once naively hoped would signal more attention to better social outcomes, rather than the economic ones.

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‘SheMarketing’ — the science of selling Tony Abbott to women

The major political parties need to better understand what women want, according to the women’s advertising agency reportedly behind a Liberal Party campaign to improve Tony Abbott’s image.

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Herald Sun | FEDERAL|

Greer: Women don’t support women, but go Julia!

Julia Gillard isn’t a woman of principle, she’s about whatever will help her win the next election. But electing a female PM won’t necessarily change the status of women, writes Germaine Greer.

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The Daily Beast | COMPANIES|

Meet the women who rule the web

The internet is no longer a geeky boys club with not a female in sight. Think of the founder of Flickr, CEO of TechCrunch and the social media guru of the NY Times: all ladies.

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Mail & Guardian (South Africa) | LINKS|

The revolution in Rwanda

Women make up 56% of the country’s parliament. Nope, not somewhere in Scandinavia, this is in Rwanda. The rights of women have completely changed in the previously war-torn country.

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Wall Street Journal | LINKS|

Crushing the social butterfly

Shy people are different from introverts, become shyness sufferers want to be social, they just get temporarily terrified. And the biggest cause of timidness, regardless of sex? Beautiful women.

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The Times (UK) | LINKS|

Women need to drop their standards

Advice to women: don’t bother trying to have it all, you’ll only fail. Balancing families and work with pretty clothes and home cooked meals can only end in disaster, writes Minette Marrin.

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