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Monday 18 November 2013
News

in brief: allegations of workplace harassment at brisbane airport

Matilda Mornane
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Last Wednesday, Brisbane Airport was rocked last Wednesday, with allegations emerging of the sexual harassment of five female international students. All five women work as cleaners at the airport and have reported being sexually abused by a man working for the same cleaning business. The reports surfaced on Wednesday afternoon after the cleaning company received…
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Wednesday 6 November 2013
News

New Zealand ‘rape club’ targets young girls

Kezia Lubanszky
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It’s the kind of thing nightmares are made of: a group of young men who go around raping women just for fun. They call themselves the ‘Roast Busters.’ They seek out girls as young as 13, fill them with alcohol and take advantage of them. Then, they post their exploits on Facebook for all to…
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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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Tuesday 7 May 2013
Arts Get Involved

rights! comedy! action!: using laughter to make a difference

Maryam K
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The struggle of women varies from one cultural context to the next and it’s often difficult for those outside to effectively assist their sisters in other parts of the world. It can be challenging to put together a culturally sensitive campaign that helps, rather than hinders the progress of women living in a different context…
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Tuesday 8 January 2013
Opinion

Feminism: Fighting for the right of women to disagree

Siobhan
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I really must give a shout out to one of my dearest social networking sites, Facebook. What a challenge it can be, every day to connect into the hearts, minds and walls of so many friends, colleagues, and often strangers whom you’ve befriended and now know many of their private details.  But despite the potential…
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Monday 17 September 2012
Culture

feminist of the week: gemma watson

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Gemma Watson Age: 20 Occupation: Writer, student, retail/shop assistant, bookworm. How would you describe yourself and your life? I grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne on a steady diet of politics, comedy and literature. Casual work, full-time study, and coffee are my daytime pursuits while at night I am furiously honing my…
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Monday 27 February 2012
Featured Get Involved

i do day 2012: do you believe all love is equal?

Josephine Mandarano
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The latest polling shows that 62 percent of Australians support same-sex marriage, yet current legislation does not reflect this. As we talk more about the issue, support for legalising same-sex marriage also grows. Enter ‘I Do Day’, the campaign that aims to raise awareness and promote education about marriage equality as well as raise money…
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