No. 6, Vol. 58 (2012)

Women in the Media

Like many western countries, Australia went through its own sexual revolution in the late 1960s. Women spoke up and found their place in society, outside of family life. The taboo regarding sex and sexuality was shattered throughout the academy, arts and media with figures such as Germaine Greer and Wendy …

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Out of the Cabinet, Into the Kitchen? Welcome to the Boys Club of Aussie Politics

Prominent women in leadership positions mark today’s Australian political landscape. The first female Prime Minister was elected in 2010, and now serves alongside our female Governor General and several female Premiers. It is possible, however, that the few examples of women rising beyond the glass ceiling distracts from the overall …

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If I Ruled the World: Kat Armstrong

If I ruled the world every woman would have their human rights and differences respected to ensure her unique personhood was recognised and she could live safely. Every woman would feel secure in a responsive, non-judgmental community with access to education and training. This would entail women not being imprisoned …

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F-Bomb

The F-word has become something of an F-bomb, scaring away all but the most committed activists this side of 25. We live in a society which shrinks from labels and embraces all shades of grey; the word “feminist”, in all the bra-burning militancy that it conjures, is no exception to the …

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Letters

I was interested to read Renee Griffin’s article about shark finning. Every night I sleep with a stuffed plush shark named Huckleberry. I also sometimes draw cartoon sharks in my spare time. As you can probably tell, I am fonder of sharks than the average person. As a child I …

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