Topic archives: feminism

Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

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.

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

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.

Cox to Gillard: take gender distractions off the menu

Cox to Gillard: take gender distractions off the menu

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".

Chris Wallace: waiting for feminism’s next wave

Chris Wallace: waiting for feminism’s next wave

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.

When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

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.

Alan Jones and the 30%: women, women everywhere

Alan Jones and the 30%: women, women everywhere

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.

Women in media? Destroy the Joint misses the point

Women in media? Destroy the Joint misses the point

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.

Gender, sexuality and cybersecurity: an online tale

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?

Crikey Clarifier: how the parties’ policies compare on women

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.

After shaky start, 2012 a triumph for feminism

After shaky start, 2012 a triumph for feminism

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?

Hold the applause: why one topic is not fit for comedy

Hold the applause: why one topic is not fit for comedy

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.

Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

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.

Essential: why the world still judges a woman on her high heels

Essential: why the world still judges a woman on her high heels

October 22, 2012 23

An Essential poll has found that on some indicators -- particularly concerning appearance -- sexism appears to be getting worse.

The press gallery v the peanut gallery

October 12, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say on Gillard's speech -- and Crikey's coverage.

Jane Caro: why Margie Abbott is bloody revolutionary

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.

Crikey says: Margie brings on an important debate

Crikey says: Margie brings on an important debate

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?

Women ‘getting pissed and making fun of men’? Fabulous

Women ‘getting pissed and making fun of men’? Fabulous

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.

The case for more women in sport — on and off the field

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.

What is feminism debate lets an issue go begging

June 6, 2012 10

The "40 Days for Life" protest was an anti-abortion "vigil" organised across the Western world.

Why are our theatres empty of women?

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