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Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.

No, Julia Banks is not a saviour for women, or anybody

No, Julia Banks is not a saviour for women, or anybody

As Julia Banks and so many other politicians have shown, one can be simultaneously female and not much chop.

‘I am not yet finished and I never will be’: how Anne Summers is still evolving

‘I am not yet finished and I never will be’: how Anne Summers is still evolving

In her new memoir, Unfettered and Alive, feminist writer and publisher Anne Summers shows that she's far from done. And with the global rise of neoliberal, "status quo" feminism, her voice may be more valuable than ever.

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.