While many are disappointed that Tanya Plibersek declined to lead the ALP, I don’t blame her. Those women who have dared to lead are treated awfully. She doesn’t need to change. We do.
While the judge may have ruled in Geoffrey Rush’s favour, the subtext is clear to those who come forward: the system will not protect you.
In the wake of the Gillette ad, the term “toxic masculinity” has been thrown around, but I’m not entirely sure we know what we’re talking about.
Women are subject to behavioural expectations. If we don’t hold our anger, we’re viewed as “hysterical” or “out of control”, not worthy of what we seek. Serena Williams is merely the latest example of it.
I see it every day in this country, in the matter of gender, one invariably blames the other. I suggest we all start being responsible for our own actions.
Despite the inflammatory times we live in, I don’t do outrage. It’s pointless. That being said, if I see something outrageous, I will call it out.
The gap in work wage and performance at school still sadly stands. In fact, our moves up to this point have been focusing on the wrong people. Time to shift our focus.
The Aziz Ansari situation is beyond just that. It speaks of the larger issue, in how we’re quick to blame women and excuse men.
The new media laws are set to raze the landscape, with old voices and new operating at an increasingly hysterical pitch. Their first target, our balanced public broadcasters.
Rolf Harris is not the only one in the spotlight in his trial. Those who give evidence against him suffer their own shame, primarily from the collected media who want to know “why?”
It seems we can be forgiven after all for weeping over the deaths of celebrities we never meet. We mourn our own fragility, faced with the reminder that nobody can live forever.
Trump’s surprise win over Clinton is a shock to the system, but it proves how far we truly stand back in righting equality.
Jane Caro analyses the second Presidential debate between Trump and Clinton to see who possessed the better temperament…
John Howard’s recent comments regarding women show how much there is left to be done, and how little that he understands the issue.
Despite her historic nomination, I’m puzzled as to why supporters of Hillary Clinton are feeling pressure to remain mute.
Helen Mirren’s recent endorsement of Kim Kardashian’s selfie does not surprise me, as she has been a proud advocate for positive body image for years.
Women in power face a continuous climb, a task made all the more arduous by their detractors’ refusal to acknowledge that the hill actually exists.
Jane Caro believes that the US Presidential election is not a battleground of clashing ideologies, but of gender roles in the new century.