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Wednesday 17 April 2013
News Opinion Politics

gender equality ‘naïve’ says victorian minister for women

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Heidi Victoria, the Victorian Minister for Women, recently claimed that it is ‘naïve’ to think equal gender representation in parliament is possible. ‘By our nature, obviously women are the nurturers in more circumstances than not, so for us to say that there’s going to be equality in Parliament is perhaps naive.’ These were the words…
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Monday 15 April 2013
News Opinion Politics

in brief: feminism a threat to russia

Broede Carmody
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has claimed that feminism could destroy Russia. On Tuesday last week, Patriarch Kirill denounced feminism as ‘very dangerous’ and a form of ‘pseudo-freedom’. He explained that feminism was threatening the fabric of Russian society because it ‘must appear outside of marriage and outside of the family’. ‘Man has…
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Opinion

block early, block often: being a feminist on social media

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It’s tricky being a feminist on the internet, nay, it’s tricky being a woman on the internet at all. Rape threats, death threats, rape and death threats, and every insult you could imagine are an everyday experience for many women who dare to exist online. If you are new to feminism and have just started…
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Monday 22 October 2012
Featured TV

why jess from new girl is not anti-feminist

Melissa Wellham
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Let me set the scene: After a bad breakup, Jess – a quirky young woman played by Zooey Deschanel – moves into a hip apartment with three young men. Her male housemates often ridicule her for her tendency to sing her feelings instead of speaking them, her brightly-coloured stockings, and they occasionally encourage her to…
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Wednesday 11 July 2012
Opinion

the (non)sense of anti-feminists : the anti-feminist commenter

Kate Barker
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If you were of the anti-feminist persuasion, you would probably say feminists have been getting too much space in the mainstream media of late and getting in a tizz over nothing. If you are of the feminist persuasion you would realise that feminists have actually identified an important issue: the double standards between Unilever’s ‘Love…
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