Topic archives: feminism

Keeping women in their place: on the Brownlow red carpet. Wearing dresses.

August 17, 2009 34

Why would a woman want to commentate on football? Is it supposed to be cute? They should stick to wearing revealing dresses on Brownlow night Ben Pobjie is horrified.

Woodstock: Blame the boomers for not going far enough

August 17, 2009 4

The Woodstock anniversary shows once again the power of the 60s social movements. Except, the women's movement challenged the madonna/whore distinction and we ended up with post-feminism and ... Madonna.

Is Mad Men a feminist show?

July 15, 2009

Despite its endorsement of womanising, sexism and traditional gender roles, Mad Men's creator Matthew Weiner insists that the show is feminist, simply because it doesn't shy away from the truth.

Welcome to wife camp

Welcome to wife camp

June 30, 2009

The goal of Make-over Camp is to instill poise, grace and confidence in girls between the ages of 10 and 14. Girls will learn to improve their posture, voice, table manners, conversation skills, wardrobe choices, makeup application, hostessing skills and music appreciation.

Is the burqa a prison?

June 23, 2009

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declared the Islamic burqua a sign of the "subjugation" and "submission of women". But what if a woman chooses to wear it of her own accord? asks Salon's Broadsheet.

Naomi Wolf: Why women want to be Angelina Jolie

Naomi Wolf: Why women want to be Angelina Jolie

June 9, 2009

Is it because she's beautiful, rich, dates Brad Pitt or swans the globe? Naomi Wolf explores the sheer ostentation of being Angelina.

Why women should be worried about disabled parking changes

June 4, 2009

The Australian government is looking to reduce the number of disabled parking permits available to the community. Lauredhel explains why feminists should speak out on the issue.

Lipstick feminist pioneer?

May 15, 2009

A new biography of Helen Gurley Brown -- former editor of US Cosmpolitan magazine from over 30 years -- explores the life of a controversial feminist.

Recreating virginity in Iran

May 14, 2009

Hymenoplasty, an operation to restore a woman's virginity, is a surprisingly hot topic on Iranian weblogs. Feminists are divided about whether or not that's a good thing, writes Janet Afari.

Dear President-elect Zuma…

May 11, 2009

One of the bright spots of Thabo Mbeki's checkered legacy was his progressive stance on women, writes Colleen Lowe Morna. What will you do, with the cards already stacked against you?