Topic archives: feminism

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?

Why business needs women in hard times

May 5, 2009

A growing number of consultants and corporate leaders swear by a new strategy to boost the bottom line, one that departs from the standard bag of tricks: put more women in charge.

Home funerals and feminist weddings

April 28, 2009

Can feminists get married? And other important questions of our time.

Elaine Showalter on women’s literature

April 22, 2009

It's time to move on to the next stage of assessing women's literature, says writer and academic Elaine Showalter

How men can get more s-x AND celebrate International Women’s Day

March 6, 2009 25

Were men really getting much more in the 50s? And is it feminism that causes women to say NO! Asks Eva Cox.

Good one: the Productivity Commission proposes a feminist gain!

September 30, 2008 6

For an economics driven institution this is a rare recognition that it is okay for paid workers to mix paid work and care, writes Eva Cox.