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Tuesday 19 March 2013
Featured World

how reproductive health can change the developing world

Matylda Buczko
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The theme for International Women’s Day earlier this month was ‘The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum’ and it could not be more apt given the recent horrific attacks on women in India and South Africa – attacks that are not unprecedented and are prevalent in too many countries around the world. These acts of violence against…
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Featured Get Involved

insecure work: the new attack on working women

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It’s a truth universally known by all women that we aren’t trying to “have it all” when we have children and work. We’re trying to have children and live with the dignity and respect we get from being able to pay all our bills. Another universal truth known to all us women is the feeling…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Culture

five things i’m thankful for this international women’s day

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‘A woman’s opinions are useless to her, she may suffer unjustly, she may be wronged, but she has no power to weightily petitions against man’s laws, no representatives to urge her views, her only method to produce release, redress, or change, is to ceaselessly agitate.’ – Louisa Lawson, speech to the inaugural meeting of the…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Featured Opinion

One Step Forward, Two Steps Mubarak? Women in New Eygpt

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A recent photography competition casts a spotlight on the role of women in revolutionary Egypt — but women’s rights are under threat under Egypt’s new leaders, writes Farz Edraki. A woman in red hijab. She stands in a crowd of helmet-clad police officers, protesters, and cameramen. Her gaze is steadfast; resolute. The caption on the…
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Tuesday 19 February 2013
Featured Opinion

the void of meaningful rape prevention advice

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‘Don’t wear revealing clothing, don’t get drunk, don’t wander around at night, and don’t walk alone’ – I’ve heard this advice repeated often, ever since the Delhi gang-rape. Most women have heard these warnings before, but now, suggestions on being constantly and vigilantly cautious have been increasingly doled out by almost everyone – politicians, celebrities,…
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Thursday 10 January 2013
Featured Opinion

why is sexism so entrenched in Indian society? reflections on the recent gang-rape case in delhi

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  Pavithra Sagar is  a 25-year old female corporate writer and editor living in Tamil Nadu. Here, she discusses rape and casual sexism in India, in the aftermath of the recent horrific gang-rape case in Delhi, and sends a message to fellow Indian women. Along with millions of Indians, I have been in turn shocked…
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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 7 January 2013
Featured Opinion

indian gang-rape case reveals horrors beyond the incident

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There has been rape, murder, grief. There have been protests, riots, violence. There have been calls for hangings, rights, guns. There has been grief, anger, shame. There has been a funeral. On 16 December in New Delhi, India, a 23-year-old woman was raped by six men on a bus. She was beaten with an iron…
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Monday 10 December 2012
News

U.S. military women continue the fight for abortion coverage

Shannon Clarke
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Despite service to their country, and enduring years of harassment and discrimination, American military women find themselves in a prolonged fight for abortion rights. Presently, the Defense Department covers abortions for female soldiers only in cases where their lives are at risk. Military woman are now fighting for the right to obtain abortions in cases…
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Friday 16 November 2012
Featured Opinion

this is what happens when women are denied abortions

Josephine Mandarano
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Sometimes, horrible things happen. And it goes without saying that sometimes, horrible things happen to women. Some happen close to home, others do not, but the good ol’ Internet has a habit of delivering the horrible news to my inbox every day. The Internet is sneaky like that. Wednesday morning was no different and I…
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Featured Opinion

you don’t own me

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Oh, I don’t tell you what to say I don’t tell you what to do So just let me be myself That’s all I ask of you A PSA is going around the internet at the moment, aimed at women voters in America. A bunch of female identified people are lip synching to Lesley Gore’s…
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Friday 31 August 2012
Film

film review: the face of birth

Natalie Salvo
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At the heart of the Face Of Birth documentary is a question. That is – do women have a right to choose where and how they will give birth? It is a hot button issue, yet one where other developed nations have deemed that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work. This Australian documentary plays like…
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Wednesday 22 August 2012
Featured

feminist: i know you are, but what am i?

Emma Koehn
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It goes like this: A glossy lifestyle mag interviews a swish “It” girl. She’s at the top of her field. She’s worked hard to get there, and has plenty of tips for goal setting, confidence and “keeping calm, carrying on”. The journalist fawns over this success, and asks if maybe the equal rights movement had…
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Sunday 12 August 2012
Film

film review: saving face

Natalie Salvo
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In one second a life was ruined. So goes one of the many harrowing statements made in the documentary film, Saving Face. Directors Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy have detailed a sensitive issue, exposing the plights of victims of acid attacks in Pakistan, with this Oscar award-winning short proving to be worth a feature-length runtime….
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