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A brief history of Serena Williams’ fight against racism and sexism

A brief history of Serena Williams’ fight against racism and sexism

Williams’ incendiary post-match press conference, where she accused Ramos of sexism, sent the outrage machine into overdrive. Whether or not this was a case of sexism or racism (or both), the fact is that Williams has been subjected to bigoted abuse throughout her career.

Does Australia need gender editors in its newsrooms?

Does Australia need gender editors in its newsrooms?

The New York Times has introduced a gender initiative, including an editor for gender issues. It says it's been successful, but some in Australia remain sceptical.

Mayne: Kennett should also say ‘time’s up’, and retire on his 70th birthday

Mayne: Kennett should also say ‘time’s up’, and retire on his 70th birthday

The former Victorian premier is failing on many metrics but his views on gender prove the times have outgrown the man, writes Stephen Mayne.

Rundle: class, gender and the truth about Weinstein’s protection racket

Rundle: class, gender and the truth about Weinstein’s protection racket

In the Weinstein scandal, the division of power and class is the real one.

Australia remains a gender-segregated workplace

Australia remains a gender-segregated workplace

Many parts of Australian industry are segregated along gender lines -- and things haven't changed a lot in 30 years.

Not a single female author in Australia worthy of ABR’s gender fellowship

Not a single female author in Australia worthy of ABR’s gender fellowship

Literary journal ABR advertised for a ‘gender fellowship’. But when the applications came in, none were deemed good enough.

Mayne: what to do with the 20 remaining all-male boards in the ASX 200?

Mayne: what to do with the 20 remaining all-male boards in the ASX 200?

Directors are just like politicians in that they respond very quickly when their position is threatened. Therein lies the answer.

You might hate gender quotas, but they work

You might hate gender quotas, but they work

Enforced gender quotas increase the number of women in parliament, but merely reporting the number of women does very little, write Dr Victor Sojo and Dr Melissa Wheeler of the Centre for Ethical Leadership, University of Melbourne.

Q&A review: not enough women on the panel, but it’s kind of govt’s fault

Q&A review: not enough women on the panel, but it’s kind of govt’s fault

There is a distinct gender imbalance on Q&A, but that is probably because there is a distinct gender imbalance in the Coalition.

Razer’s Class Warfare: gender is a social construct, but leave the Barbies alone

Razer’s Class Warfare: gender is a social construct, but leave the Barbies alone

Yes, gender is not natural. But that doesn't mean politicians should be dictating our Christmas present purchases.