July 2, 2013 37
Religion may bring eternal happiness -- but has feminism done more good for humankind than all the gods put together? In this book excerpt, a comparison of the two and why feminism is more derided than religion.
June 21, 2013 9
Forget all the nonsense about sexist menus and cleavage. On what actually matters for women -- pay, retirement income, parental leave -- both parties score poorly.
June 12, 2013 23
Feminist scholar Eva Cox argues the Women for Gillard campaign is a divisive distraction -- and the Prime Minister's attacks on Tony Abbott over abortion are a "red herring".
April 29, 2013 6
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.
April 26, 2013 13
Claims that women are being sent to the back of the room at some Islamic events at Melbourne University should be addressed. But other religions also discriminate on gender.
April 24, 2013 4
Women are reaching that critical 30% threshold of representation in politics and media -- which is terrifying for the likes of Alan Jones, writes ethicist, researcher, writer and commentator Leslie Cannold in the book Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World.
March 11, 2013 17
Does the Destroy the Joint movement actually miss the point? In a fiery blog post that had social media abuzz over the weekend, feminist provocateur Helen Razer says the small-target strategy isn't working.
February 15, 2013 9
An online rights movement that rejects women turns its back on feminism's rich tradition of resistance to social control. So what's going on?
January 23, 2013 4
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.
December 20, 2012 15
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?
November 19, 2012 36
Comedian Courteney Hocking told a rape joke in her early days in stand-up. She regrets it now, explaining why rape jokes should be avoided -- particularly by male comedians.
November 1, 2012 4
Talkback radio is dominated by male presenters. If we're to have any hope of diversity of opinion we need more women on the radio, says radio producer Kate Leaver.
October 22, 2012 23
An Essential poll has found that on some indicators -- particularly concerning appearance -- sexism appears to be getting worse.
October 12, 2012 1
Crikey readers have their say on Gillard's speech -- and Crikey's coverage.
October 8, 2012 54
Margie and Tony Abbott are more than welcome to join the ranks of the feminists. And the fact that they want to do so speaks volumes for the comeback of a movement written off by John Howard.
October 8, 2012 4
Julian Assange v Julia Gillard in court? Unlikely, experts tell us. Alan Jones had plenty of time (without ads) to attack his bullies this morning. Jane Caro on Margie Abbott and feminism, and Gideon Haigh on the Brave News World. And just who is Andrew Bolt?
September 27, 2012 6
There were plenty of nominees at the annual Ernie Awards last night, honouring men (and some women) who just don't know when to shut up. Crikey was there to boo with the best of them.
August 17, 2012 3
Senator Kate Lundy says the real challenge for the Australian Sports Commission is not how much funding it's handing out, but how it can spend it effectively.
June 6, 2012 10
The "40 Days for Life" protest was an anti-abortion "vigil" organised across the Western world.
April 27, 2012 4
Why are there so few women in Australian theatre? In this special Cup of Tea, Ben Eltham and Rebecca Harkins-Cross examine the gender bias that still pervades the Australian performing arts