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Friday 19 August 2016
Column Sexuality Sport

side by side: why lgbtiq inclusion is important

Danielle Croci
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‘Ladies and gentlemen, and those who are yet to make up their minds…’ Would you be surprised if I told you that this was a pre-game announcement at the football? Last weekend, the inaugural Pride Game took place between St Kilda and the Sydney Swans, a game that aimed to celebrate diversity, as well as…
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Saturday 6 August 2016
Column Sport

side by side: women to watch at the 2016 rio olympic games

Danielle Croci
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Can you believe the Rio Olympics are here? For the first time, Australia will be sending more female athletes than men to the games, with the last-minute qualification of Australia’s women’s eight rowing team after Russia’s ban pushing us over the line to 50.6%. That means there are more women than ever to watch this…
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Thursday 14 July 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: on representation in coaching

Danielle Croci
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    Why is it such a familiar sight to see coaching and administration in women’s sport still made up predominantly of men? What does this mean for the women trying to break into this industry? I got thinking about this after discussions on Twitter about Carlton choosing Damien Keeping as their coach for the…
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Thursday 23 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion Sport

side by side: eddie mcguire vs women in sport

Danielle Croci
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Content warning: violence against women Sometimes it feels as if women have daily reminders that they are unwelcome in the hyper-masculine domain of sport. But nothing seems to have touched a nerve recently like Eddie McGuire and Co.’s comments about journalist Caroline Wilson last week. For those in the dark, radio station Triple M’s coverage…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Column Opinion Politics Sport

side by side: vote #1 – women’s sport

Danielle Croci
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    The federal election is now less than a month away, and in the past week or two, the issue of women’s participation in sport has managed to make its way onto the mainstream agenda. It appears that the two major parties are vying to demonstrate who is better committed to women’s sport. With…
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Saturday 4 June 2016
News

feminist news round-up 04.06.16

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LGBT community gets behind suspended La Trobe academic Roz Ward In the wake of private Facebook comments criticising the Australian flag as ‘racist’, academic at La Trobe University in Melbourne and founder of the Safe Schools Coalition Roz Ward was suspended from her position at the university. The hashtag #IStandWithRozWard was created by LGBT people…
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Thursday 26 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a guide to the matildas

Danielle Croci
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The Rio Olympics are coming up in August, and I was shocked to discover that I know very little about our national women’s soccer* team. When I think of the Matildas, my mind conjures up a mix of highs and lows – the team’s great successes but also their lengthy pay disputes and volatile playing…
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Sunday 15 May 2016
News

feminist news round-up 15.05.16

Danielle Croci
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First ever Indigenous woman to contest Miss World Australia For the first time ever, an Indigenous woman will be contesting the Miss World Australia competition. Maminydjama ‘Magnolia’Maymuruis a 19-year-old Yolgnu woman and will be representing the Northern Territory. She says she’s come out of her shell to compete in the competition ‘for all the young…
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Thursday 12 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a mother’s duty

Danielle Croci
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Sunday was Mothers’ Day. As with any holiday or event, brands and companies jumped at the chance to make reference to the day in an attempt to stay relevant. Sporting teams and leagues were no different, and Mothers’ Day brought a plethora of posts thanking mothers for their contribution to sport. A nice sentiment, right?…
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Sunday 8 May 2016
News

feminist news round-up 08.05.16

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Mia Freedman criticised for auctioning off an internship for Mamamia Founder of Mamamia, Mia Freedman, has come under fire online for auctioning off a ‘priceless’ internship at the organisation – for $10,000. While the money raised will go to Caritas Australia, Freedman has already faced criticism in the past for underpaying writers. The criticism comes…
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Sunday 24 April 2016
News

feminist news round-up 24-04-16

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Jessica Jones and Master of None honoured by Peabody Awards Critically acclaimed TV shows Jessica Jones and Master of None have been recognised by the judges of the prestigious Peabody Awards. In particular, the judges applauded Jessica Jones for asking ‘unpopular questions about power and consent’. Yay for recognition! Prince dies aged 57 In the…
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Sunday 17 April 2016
News

feminist news round-up 17.04.16

Danielle Croci
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Maley: the hypocritical reaction to child welfare cases Jacqueline Maley writes for the Sydney Morning Herald on Australia’s response to two different cases this week – the 60 Minutes botched “child rescue” in Lebanon that has left the crew in jail and a mother charged with the death of her 14-month-old daughter in Melbourne. Why…
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Sunday 10 April 2016
News

feminist news round-up 10.04.16

Danielle Croci
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NSW police officers found trolling Greens MP online Lovely. It has been discovered that serving members of the NSW Police Force trolled Greens MP Jenny Leong on Facebook with racist and sexist comments. The member for Newtown was attacked with racist and lewd messages after she introduced a bill to the NSW lower house to…
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Sunday 3 April 2016
News

feminist news round-up 03.04.16

Danielle Croci
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U.S. women’s soccer team files wage discrimination complaint Five women from the U.S. national women’s soccer team, acting on behalf of the team, have filed a federal complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, asking them to investigate U.S. Soccer over wage discrimination. No excuses can be made by U.S. Soccer regarding skill and revenue…
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