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Friday 8 November 2013
Film News World

Sweden introduces classification system for equal gender representation in films

Ally Van Schilt
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Cinemas in Sweden are introducing a classification system similar to age of audience test to determine gender representation and equality in films. If a movie passes the Bechdel Test, it would get an A grade; similar to if the film had no violence, nudity or coarse language it would get a G rating. The Bechdel…
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Friday 8 November 2013
Memoir

memoir: my first encounter with a still-unexplored continent

Anita Wilhelm
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  Sitting in the train from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to the city, crossing an old industrial bridge and looking through the triangular holes of the construction, I get the first glimpse of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Not wanting to look like a typical tourist I try not to look too impressed,…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
News

in brief: pregnancy leading discrimination complaint for Australian workers

Sarah Iuliano
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Workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is now the most common complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman. Of the 235 complaints to Fair Work over the last financial year, 28% were from pregnant women experiencing issues with their employer, with a further 11% of complaints from employees claiming unfair outcomes at work due to…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
featured News

measuring equality in the workplace: jobs where women earn more than men

Yalei Wang
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An article in the Courier Mail this week listed 20 jobs where women earn more than men. This article came as a surprise for me. A nice surprise, although I wondered what the catch would be. Despite the ongoing gender pay gap in many industries, there are a number of jobs that women earn more…
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Monday 4 November 2013
News World

gender equality: australia still has a long way to go

Heidi La Paglia
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While throughout the second half of the 20th century, the Australian government implemented many policies and legislative reforms that improved the position of women, the Global Gender Gap Index 2013 indicates that Australian women are still far from achieving equality with men. The Global Gender Gap Index determines gender equality by measuring the gaps between…
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Sunday 3 November 2013
News World

Saudi women grab the wheel, claim their rights

Suzy Yang
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Saudi Arabia is a country of many unique virtues, one of which, unfortunately, is being the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. No law officially bans women from driving, but nonetheless they can’t. Under Islamic Shari’ah law, which is not just their religious law but also the political law, Saudi women…
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Monday 28 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 28.10.13

Ruby Grant
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In case you missed it: Australia ranks 24th in global gender equality. Well, great, according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap report, Australia ranks a pitiful 24th in terms of gender equality. The report measures progress in closing the gender gap in terms of health, education, economics and politics. Although Australia is the…
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Thursday 24 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 24.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Children as young as 12 test positive for Chlamydia. So yesterday we brought you the not so good news that cases of HIV are rising among Indigenous Australians and young people. Well, today yet another study has found increasing numbers of girls as young as twelve are testing positive for sexually transmitted infections such as…
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Wednesday 23 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 23.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Breastfeeding mother charged with contempt of court. A Missouri mother has been charged with contempt of court when she appeared for jury duty with her breastfeeding seven-month-old son. Laura Trickle received a court order that said she ‘wilfully and contemptuously appeared for jury service with her child and no one to care to the child.’…
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 22.10.13

Ruby Grant
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In case you missed it: ACT becomes first Australian state/territory to pass same-sex marriage bill! Earlier today the ACT became a lot more hip and happening when it became the first Australian state/territory to pass a bill that, if it doesn’t get overturned by the high court, could legalise same sex marriage! Very impressed, Canberra,…
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
Featured News

does australia need quotas to get women on boards?

Heidi La Paglia
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Does Australia need tougher legislation to improve the representation of women on boards around the country? Europe has been debating such laws, and evidence clearly supports similar efforts here at home. The European Parliament has recently supported a legislation which would require companies to have at least 40% of their board to be made up…
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Friday 18 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 18.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Artist who designed the American Apparel ‘period power’ t shirt gets her Instagram account deleted. Petra Collins, the artist who designed the now infamous American Apparel ‘period power’ t shirt that we were all talking about a few weeks ago, has had her Instagram account deleted because body regulation. In classic social media anti-woman-censorship, Collins’…
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Thursday 17 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 17.10.13

Ruby Grant
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No one is happy with postnatal body shaming fitness mummy-blogger, Maria Kang. Mother of three and fitness blogger, Maria Kang, angered a bunch of people pretty much everyone when she posted a picture of herself on Facebook, posing amongst her children (clearly labelled aged three years, two years and eight months) looking totally ripped, with…
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Thursday 17 October 2013
Uncategorised

where are the women in this year’s ARIA nominations?

Toby Newton
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Male artists have dominated nearly every category in this year’s ARIA Award nominations. Flume, Birds of Tokyo, and Tame Impala lead the way with eight, seven, and six nominations repectively. There are no female artists in the running for the Album of the Year gong, and Samantha Jade cuts a lonely figure as the only…
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