Topic archives: women

Saudi Arabia gets a PR win for entering the 19th century

September 27, 2017 1

Great news that Saudi women will be allowed to drive, right? Pity it's a distraction from the regime's war crimes and massive human rights violations.

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

April 5, 2017 16

Gender diversity is not a PC buzzword -- it saves lives and wins wars, a senior Defence servicewoman has said.

A woman’s place is in the House: where are all the female candidates?

June 29, 2016 1

Most of the women who are retiring from federal politics are being replaced with male candidates, writes Crikey intern Tessa Fox.

More women in public service, but Indonesia still puts our cabinet to shame

More women in public service, but Indonesia still puts our cabinet to shame

November 3, 2014 4

Efforts to increase the representation of women at the key economic agencies have met with mixed success, but progress is being made.

Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

September 15, 2014 10

There is nothing like the heady mix of sex and death, and if you throw in some terrorism and betrayal of "our" values, the Western media just can't resist.

<em>Crikey</em> survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

July 21, 2014 10

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum ...

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: screw you all edition

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: screw you all edition

April 16, 2014 6

Let's tackle the real bludgers in our society -- pensioners, young people trying to get an education and asylum seekers. Screw 'em!

Breaking the silence on abortion and unplanned pregnancy

Breaking the silence on abortion and unplanned pregnancy

November 18, 2013 27

Despite being unlawful in most states and territories, abortions are common and a fact of life for many women, writes Jane Caro.

A new Labor leader packs baggage

October 15, 2013 2

Crikey readers have their say on the Labor leadership, fossil fuels and women in the workplace.

Does getting married hurt a woman’s career?

May 14, 2013

Are women delaying marriage for financial or career reasons? Or does walking down the aisle make you less successful in the boardroom? They're two big questions facing women.

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.

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?

Women aren’t destroying the joint, they’re deciding who runs it

Women aren’t destroying the joint, they’re deciding who runs it

October 5, 2012 4

Women voters could make or break the US presidential result. Tanja Kovac takes a look at gender-based campaigning in the US, and gleans some lessons for Australia.

What really happens when women negotiate

April 11, 2012

Women still earn, on average, 17.6% less then men. This is partly because women are less likely to negotiate, more likely to undervalue their work and perceived as less likeable if they do bargain, says Mara Olekalns.

Women deserve rape, say Delhi Police

April 11, 2012

Evidence given by police officers from New Delhi, India shows a complete disregard for women who have been raped, which officers believing women "asked for it" due to clothing, behaviour or social upbringing, reports Lakshmi Chaudhry.

Talkback radio: the one medium where feminism dare not enter the waves

March 8, 2012 17

When you ask Amanda Blair, the only female radio presenter on commercial AM radio in Australia, if she's encountered sexism in the workplace, her war stories seem to never end.

‘A writer first and a woman after’: <em>Overland</em> journal’s <em>Women’s Work</em>

‘A writer first and a woman after’: Overland journal’s Women’s Work

March 8, 2012

Women’s Work is Overland’s new anthology of short stories by emerging female writers launched today as part of International Women’s Day and developed in conjunction with the Stella Prize. Bethanie Blanchard reviews the stories.

Are women even people?

March 8, 2012

Jessica Winter had always assumed that women were competent and autonomous people. But recent actions by others -- ie. Rush Limbaugh -- have made her question if women are even fully functioning human beings...

Women on the front line

September 28, 2011 6

Crikey media wrap: In the battle for equality, women have had an historic win, with the Defence Force finally opening up combat roles for females.