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Let’s not talk about sex, baby

Let’s not talk about sex, baby

With the advice on the needs, benefits and restrictions of sex being constantly yelled at us, it's a wonder how anybody retains any sort of libido in the West at all.

Tampon tax ‘victory’ aside, only rich people should be paying GST

Tampon tax ‘victory’ aside, only rich people should be paying GST

The stubborn feminist or even the mildly stubborn fan of greater wealth equality knows that the GST should only be paid by those who drive their children to the finest schools in the finest cars.

On millennial feminism and blindly loving Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On millennial feminism and blindly loving Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A recent surge of love for the US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can only be useful as a mask to our own inertia.

Why Sarah Hanson-Young can’t sue her way to equality

Why Sarah Hanson-Young can’t sue her way to equality

Sarah Hanson-Young's brand of "decaffeinated inspirational feminism" is widely popular. To critique it is heresy, but to permit it to flourish is to permit the concealment of all liberalism’s failures.

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

For all the words written and shared about diversity and representation, what's actually been done? And who's benefiting from the cyclic system of outrage and inaction?

Razer: what have we learned from THAT Meanjin cover?

Razer: what have we learned from THAT Meanjin cover?

The queens of the Australian liberal-left have been newly reflected, perhaps even to themselves, in an unflattering light.

Razer: Hillary Clinton’s religious, if nonsensical, performance to Melbourne’s true believers

Razer: Hillary Clinton’s religious, if nonsensical, performance to Melbourne’s true believers

Hillary Clinton spoke to a 5000-strong crowd on a freezing Thursday night in Melbourne. Her observations on misogyny failed to adequately warm Helen Razer.

Razer: feminism doesn’t mean we have to be nice about Barbara Bush

Razer: feminism doesn’t mean we have to be nice about Barbara Bush

A major Western feminist movement honouring the memory of Barbara Bush represents a critical failure of reason.

Razer: ‘toxic masculinity’ debate is self-defeating and toxic itself

Razer: ‘toxic masculinity’ debate is self-defeating and toxic itself

We see the term everywhere, yet few people ever bother to define it. In Helen Razer's view, “toxic masculinity” is not a true concept, and not truly feminist at all.

Debate Club: can pop culture be a force for feminist good?

Debate Club: can pop culture be a force for feminist good?

Will the gradual crawl towards representation in pop culture continue in 2018, or is the battle meaningless in the pursuit of profit? Helen Razer and Lauren Rosewarne offer points for both sides.