Topic archives: feminism

Razer: ‘toxic masculinity’ debate is self-defeating and toxic itself

April 3, 2018 66

We see the term everywhere, yet few people ever bother to define it. In Helen Razer's view, “toxic masculinity” is not a true concept, and not truly feminist at all.

Debate Club: can pop culture be a force for feminist good?

and March 8, 2018 15

Will the gradual crawl towards representation in pop culture continue in 2018, or is the battle meaningless in the pursuit of profit? Helen Razer and Lauren Rosewarne offer points for both sides.

Larissa Waters and the Greens’ tedious return to identity politics

May 11, 2017 39

Larissa Waters needs to care less about her breasts in Parliament and more about the fact that there are no damn jobs in this country.

Radical feminists for the Australian Christian Lobby?

February 3, 2017 2

Feminists and the Australian Christian Lobby don't agree on much but according to the ACL's Wendy Francis, things have changed.

Peppa, the female chauvinist-baiting pig

December 21, 2016 6

The thing is, parents of small children are perhaps less interested in fighting cultural wars than the media.

Western feminism is dead, and Clinton’s victory will be its wake

November 8, 2016 4

No amount of femmo zingers or rainbow pantsuits can resuscitate feminism.

Is The Red Pill really misogynist propaganda?

November 1, 2016 39

A controversial new film explores the world of men's rights activism. The filmmaker admits she has come around to see their point of view -- but is that such a bad thing?

Hey nude selfie moralisers: shut up about your tits

September 1, 2016 11

Taking nude pictures of yourself is akin to seizing the factory machinery? Helen Razer doesn't think so.

Clinton isn’t just ‘one of the girls’ – powerful women do not feel your pain

August 23, 2016 13

Powerful women appropriate the rhetoric of liberal feminism to further their own destructive agendas.

Gloria Steinem’s ideas are feminism’s Paleo diet

May 26, 2016 7

Steinem has nothing to say that has not already been amply said and she offers no program for genuine social re-organisation.