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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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Wednesday 6 July 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part seventeen – exploding heart technique

Madeleine Ryan
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This is the final instalment of Kill Pill. To follow Madeleine’s personal journey, check out the archives. There’s something unsettling about this column ending on the number 17. My first thought was ‘they need to end on an even number’, then my second thought was, ‘well, nothing ends on an even number’. So here we…
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Saturday 2 July 2016
Opinion Politics

australia votes: most memorable 2016 federal election campaign gaffes

Eden Faithfull
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There is no space of time more intense for Australian party leaders than the weeks leading up to the day of the federal election. We know this, because there seems to be very little practical work going for the rest of the year. Though it seems that during this week of hand shaking and baby…
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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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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Featured News Opinion

law and patriarchal order: the brock turner case

Emma Robinson
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Content Warning: this article contains mention of rape, rape culture and victim blaming ‘… we should not make the mistake that law can provide the solution to the oppression that it celebrates and sustains’ – Carol Smart in Feminism and the power of law This quote from Carol Smart has been banging around in my…
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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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Wednesday 8 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion

kill pill: part fifteen – they shall not pass

Madeleine Ryan
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  Content warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault and rape culture. There is a man following me. In order to make sense of this, I’ve decided to ornately frame it in the context of killing pill. Because it seems a lot of power comes with having a female form. And reopening the part…
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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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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part fourteen – the secret

Madeleine Ryan
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Kill Pill resumes after a one week hiatus as a fortnightly column. Be sure to check back regularly for instalments. I didn’t write about this when it happened because I didn’t want my parents to find out about it. I’m 27 going on 17. A very wise woman friend suggested that my body may be reverting…
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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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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part thirteen – the girl who does too much

Madeleine Ryan
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Eat, sleep, bleed, repeat. The last week has been an anomaly. It’s no wonder that menstruation can also be called a period, because the definition I found online under “physics” said a period was: The interval of time between successive occurrences of the same state in an oscillatory or cyclic phenomenon, such as a mechanical…
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Thursday 5 May 2016
Feminism Opinion Politics

icymi: budget 2016

Sarah Iuliano
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Winners and losers: it’s a dichotomy Treasurer Scott Morrison wants to ditch when Australians discuss the Turnbull Government’s Federal Budget for 2016-17. He’d prefer to talk about jobs and growth. But Scott Morrison has too much privilege to tell us how to speak about this Budget. The fact of the matter is, if you are…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part twelve – meet your royal guinea pigness

Madeleine Ryan
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  Killing pill is like a spinning wheel and this little guinea-piggy finally landed on red. I got my first period after three months and only a withdrawal bleed to my name. The plot bloodies and thickens, as most timeless tales are wont to do. Given the focus of last week’s column, this is –…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Featured Opinion

it’s money, honey: how we gender financial security

Emma Hardy
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I was seated in a small, sunny room that smelled of dusty carpet. Across the table from me, looking at my upturned palms, was a man with a long beard and thinning hair around his temples. He traced a line along the meaty part of my palm, just below my fingers. ‘You’re not money-minded,’ he…
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