Despite our best intentions, the gap between the women’s movement in this country bridged by white privilege is fundamentally flawed. And we’re all guilty of it. Including myself.
Earlier in the decade, I was what you’d call a radical leftie, but I’ve been through that phase and come out the other side of it. Now, I write this from my new home, the political centre.
Despite the concerted push of good men seeking change for women, the entirety of the movement is based on the same marginalisation we’re fighting. Speaking for us is not the same as giving us a voice.
This week, the tampon tax fell, and the politicians claimed the victory. But those who truly won it, know that there is so much more that needs to be done.
The UN banning LGBTQ partners from obtaining a visa is a decision of the time. Through exclusion, everyone is equal.
We might bristle at the concept of the “quota”, but the truth is that we need greater representation, and we need that now.
Despite what we might think, marriage inequality still permeates our society. A list of “gay-friendly” doctors I found is evidence of this.
A recent petition is being circulated to stop Clem Ford from talking at a Lifeline event due to her “kill all men” rhetoric. It wants me to sign. Should I?
With the Weinstein Company filing for bankruptcy, I say it’s time for #MeToo to evolve and move to those who saw something and said nothing.
While the exposure of Barnaby’s affair was a positive, it reminded me of what most of us face regularly.
Late last year, Australia stepped towards equality with the marriage vote. However, in the new year, a gender is still woefully misrepresented.
It’s finally over. While those who supported marriage equality are now basking in victory, I feel that we should not forget the brutality that got us here.
With the general populace now surveyed and the answer obvious, the obvious question remains. What now?
After my marriage fell apart, I fell into the company of those on Oxford Street. In no small way, that community saved me. I was no longer weird, I was somebody.
The question might be new in the Australian experience, but the fearmongering tactics are archaic. The No campaign tying themselves to religion illustrates this point.
The world’s media massed to descend on PewDiePie recently after he used a despicable word in one of his videos, however, the problem is much larger than him.
This week has been a disheartening one for equality. But for inspiration, we should look to the past, to Don Dunstan, a man who saw inequality and refused to accept it.
Despite our history of trying to prove otherwise, the reality is that no amount of Black entrepreneurship or ownership can overcome the economic disparity.
The Coalition tearing down safe schools has revealed an interesting point. It’s not that they don’t understand our complaints, they just don’t care.
“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.
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.