“Gay panic” was a legal defence where “unwanted gay advances” were successfully argued to reduce murder charges to manslaughter. As of this week in Queensland: no more.
Yesterday, the Turnbull Government reached peak Turnbull Government, in that they’ve become fluent in doublespeak, using it on multiple fronts.
I recently swapped my email signature with that of a male coworker, and he soon discovered the rampant sexism we female workers face.
Earlier in the week, notable brewers Coopers teamed up with the Bible Society of Australia to talk about same-sex marriage, leaving a bitter taste on the lips of their customers.
Back in 1963, Gloria Steinem tumbled down the rabbit hole to expose Playboy. She succeeded and the world gave an ugly snapshot of life under Hef.
This International Women’s Day, our Publisher Alexandra pays homage to 10 inspiring women across science, technology, medicine and politics who may not be household names – but who should be remembered as shaping our path.
As for someone who witnessed the euphoria of 1970’s feminism, the landscape I see today is quite different, but has far surpassed us.
I’m pro-life, but I strongly disagree with the religious direction the movement is being steered down, as do I the political rhetoric that secured the Presidency.
We, as a nation has narrowly avoided a recession, which is great but I don’t feel any safer. Perhaps the problem is with the economic system itself.
Just prior to Trump’s inauguration, I travelled to the United States and met Gord, a man who represents the backbone of the 45th Presidency. Desperate for change. Desperate to be right.
The recent changes made by the Fair Work Commission are but the tip of a rather large iceberg. Too long have we been the subject of political rhetoric, and I believe we should move toward actual change.
When Bernardi turned his back on the Coalition, a brief pang of SSM optimism was felt: would it now be discussed differently? We quickly got our answer.
What’s always puzzled me is how feminism became a dirty word, not amongst men, but amongst women.
Time for us to face an awkward truth. I believe Pauline Hanson is our grandest example of feminism at work.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Chloe (14) picks apart gender roles to do away with them for good!
Not content with a burning van outside his office, Lyle Shelton’s comments on marriage have immolated the bridge between logic and the rest of us.
Fred Maynard might not be a household name, but as the man formed the first organisation to fight for Indigenous rights, he absolutely should be.
Alongside our partners Jewish House, we took to the cold streets to assist the homeless, delivering not only inflatable beds but also a digital system to help locate those who the city forgot.
Welcome back to #AussieMavericks. Today we meet Faith Bandler, who fought against colour barriers, created welfare boards and was critical in bringing Indigenous peoples into the constitution.
As a member of the sausages that protested the AACTA’s, know that the steps we took on the red carpet represent the first of many.
Muslim-owned London restaurant offers free Christmas feast to those in need. Redeems an exclusively rubbish year from getting thrown into bin.