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Tuesday 1 April 2014
Featured News

surfer girl: challenging sexism in surf culture

Ally Van Schilt
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Olive Bowers has a very impressive family tree – her mother is Alice Garner, actor, writer and academic, and her grandmother is Helen Garner, one of Australia’s best known and most celebrated writers. Now, thirteen year old Bowers is making her own mark as an impressive role model for girls her age by writing an…
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Friday 21 March 2014
Featured News

the blade runner: domestic violence and the media circus of the oscar pistorius trial

Ally Van Schilt
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It is now the third week of the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, South Africa. There is a daily update worldwide on what has happened during the day in the courtroom as the trial progresses, with seemingly new and disturbing information brought with the update. The trial has so far seen reconstructions of…
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Friday 14 March 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

on feminism and footy: what role do women have to play in AFL?

Ally Van Schilt
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At the beginning of this month, I attended Cherchez La Femme’s monthly event in Melbourne, due to the fact that the combination of topics which were going to be discussed piqued my interest immediately: feminism and footy. On paper, the two seem like an unlikely match, and I think that that would be a fair…
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Friday 7 February 2014
News World

in brief: tour de france to include women cyclists

Danielle Scoins
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The International Cycling Union has announced that there will be a female competition as part of this year’s Tour de France. On 27 July the famous cycling event will host a one day women’s competition, ‘La Course by Le Tour de France’. The event will be an opener just hours before the Tour riders race…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Opinion

“because she’s the pretty girl”: serving up sexism at the australian open

Ally Van Schilt
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Like many others, when the Australian Open Tennis Championships roll around again in the summertime, I find myself at first flicking across channels to track players’ progress, then watching the tournament over lunch breaks, and finally, admitting defeat, and watching the broadcast pretty much from start to finish each day until the finals, which usually…
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Thursday 23 January 2014
News

in brief: historic win for eugenie bouchard results in sexist post-match interview

Sarah Iuliano
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Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian woman to go through to the Australian Open semi-finals, but more pressing to the media is her love life. Following her victory over former world number one player Ana Ivanovic, Bouchard was interviewed by former player Samantha Smith (apparently, on behalf of her male fan base). ‘…They want…
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Friday 10 January 2014
Culture Opinion

bad sports: how sporting venue dress codes control women

Sarah Iuliano
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It seems it doesn’t matter if you’re a competitor or a spectator: where there is sport, there is a dress code bringing women down. Two women have been refused access to sport and fitness for their attire in the space of a week in what has been a display of just how Australian institutions still…
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Featured Opinion

aussie legends: lingerie football highlights pervasive sexism in women’s sport

Kaylia Payne
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I first became aware of the pervasive sexism when it comes to women’s sports teams in my first year of university. It was around the time that I discovered the Canberra Capitals and turned into an avid women’s basketball fan. Whenever I told anyone about my fondness for the team, they would snigger and say…
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Monday 28 October 2013
News

and so begins the race to paid parental leave for lady jockeys

Sarah Iuliano
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The Australia Jockeys Association is lobbying for changes to rules governing parental leave after it was revealed female jockeys are missing out due to indirect discrimination in federal policy. To be eligible for paid parental leave under the still incumbent Labor scheme, applicants must have worked 10 months out of 13 before the child was…
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Monday 29 July 2013
News

in brief: caroline buchanan wins bmx gold

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan became Australia’s latest BMX champion over the weekend, winning gold at the UCI world titles in Auckland. The 22-year-old beat fellow Australian Lauren Reynolds by 1.296sec to claim the medal. The title is her first in BMX racing, though she holds two in mountain biking. The win marks a new beginning…
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Tuesday 23 July 2013
Culture Health Life

Are more women entering physically challenging competitions?

Kym Campradt
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Are you a woman with a huge, physically and mentally challenging goal on your bucket list?  Well, you’re not the only one. Running long distances, running through mud, receiving electric shocks and trekking mountains are now the norm for challenges which both women and men are grabbing head on. But the increase of women in…
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Monday 22 July 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

where are we going wrong with women in sport?

Stella Crawford
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If the back (and often front) cover of your local News Corp paper is anything to go by, sport is big news in this country. The last few months have been sufficient proof, if anyone needed any more, that a culture of sexism in sport continues to be tolerated – in fact – accepted, in…
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Monday 15 July 2013
Opinion

lip top 10: great women in cricket

Melissah Comber
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How’s everyone enjoying the Ashes? That’s what you do with the Ashes, right? Enjoy them? I don’t know; I’m not really following. What I have been doing instead is getting into the spirit, without actually engaging with any of the reports or the coverage, by compiling a list of great women in cricket! 1. Lily…
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Featured Opinion

the female football reporter versus facebook: defending caroline wilson

Ruth Horsfall
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  Racism in football has been thrust into the spotlight again as of last week, and Andrew Demetriou has moved to reassure people that racism will not be tolerated. Almost simultaneously, a book by award-winning author Anna Krien on the dynamic of sex and power in sport was released. The book, Night Games: Sex, Power…
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