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Dowd: All the single ladies put your hands up

Dowd: All the single ladies put your hands up

It's total bull that recent US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan gets referred to by the White House as "unmarried" rather than "single". Why make her sound depressing? asks Maureen Dowd.

Goward: Kristina Keneally gives women a bad name

Goward: Kristina Keneally gives women a bad name

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally acts like a bitchy girl in parliament, making personal comments about dress and appearance. If she's such a feminist, why resort to typical sexist remarks? asks Liberal MLA Pru Goward.

How to be a male feminist

How to be a male feminist

Feminism isn't an abstract idea. It's enforcing the separation of labour, having a true partnership and not accepting that men should work more because they earn more, writes Damon Young.

How to get a letter published in <em>The SMH</em> — #1: be a bloke

How to get a letter published in The SMH — #1: be a bloke

What does it take to get a letter published in The SMH? Well it helps if you're not a cheeky feminist wanting to have a go at Paul Sheehan, advise Gabe Kavanagh and Rosa Campbell.

“Writing is what the men do”: sexism in journalism

“Writing is what the men do”: sexism in journalism

It's been forty years since a landmark gender discrimination case against NEWSWEEK magazine by its employees. So, how much has changed for women? asks current NEWSWEEK journos.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women’s lib: as seen through 70 years of <em>Newsweek</em> covers

PHOTO GALLERY: Women’s lib: as seen through 70 years of Newsweek covers

Newsweek takes a look back at its most iconic depictions of "women's history" over the magazine's 70+ years of history.

The day Lady Gaga made it into Australian parliament

The day Lady Gaga made it into Australian parliament

Last week, NSW Labor MP Greg Donnelly remarked that singers like Beyonce and Lady Gaga are encouraging sexual violence against women with their raunchy attitudes. Um, that's not quite how rape occurs, writes lauredhel.

Senators, don’t use women’s needs as an excuse for bad policy

Senators, don’t use women’s needs as an excuse for bad policy

Since when did feminism condone compulsory loss of rights for categories of women? Please don't use women's needs as an excuse for bad policy as it sounds a bit like Phillip Ruddock wearing his Amnesty badge while persecuting asylum seekers.

Mrs Nowra answers her husband’s critics

Mrs Nowra answers her husband’s critics

Louis Nowra's wife Mandy Sayer answers her husband's critics in today's Australian, in an item running under the awful headline: "Louis, Louis, oh baby, you gotta go."

Put ethics on the political agenda and allow us to develop more feminist futures

Put ethics on the political agenda and allow us to develop more feminist futures

Feminism was once about making wide changes in the way societies were run and what was valued. It seems to now be mainly about minor expansions of women’s illusory choices.