think about it
Your cart is empty
Wednesday 2 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

why weddings are the worst

Eden Faithfull
No comments

Like any other little girl, I would spend hours at a time imagining my perfect wedding. The ring, the bridesmaids, the cake and of course, the fairytale white dress. But it wasn’t until I recently attended a friend’s wedding ceremony that I started thinking – what does all of this really mean? Of course, like…
Read more

Tuesday 1 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

icymi: weight watchers solves problem weight watchers created

Aisling Philippa
No comments

According to Weight Watchers, recent findings have revealed that 63 per cent of Australian women believe a good sex life is important to an individual’s overall wellbeing – not unlike the content we see in some popular women’s magazines. However, about a quarter of these Australian women report having avoided sexual activity on at least…
Read more

Monday 24 October 2016
Featured Opinion Sport

behind the locker room door: secret sexism

Suzanne Verrall
6 comments

When the noted Australian female sports journalist Rebecca Wilson died earlier this month, public outpourings of condolence were swiftly forthcoming. Recognising Wilson’s groundbreaking work during her career of more than 35 years and paving the way for other female journalists in what remains traditionally a man’s domain, The Australian newspaper credited Wilson with ‘smashing down…
Read more

Friday 21 October 2016
Celebrity Opinion

karing about keeping up with the kardashians

Aisling Philippa
No comments

I have a confession to make. I have never seen one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And yet, I can still name every member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood. I can tell you the brand of the dress Kylie was wearing last week on Instagram (it was Meshki), and I can tell you which…
Read more

Thursday 20 October 2016
Featured Opinion Sport

the f word and sport

lip magazine
No comments

In September, banned Essendon player Jobe Watson made his long-awaited announcement that he would play on in 2017. At his press conference, he wore a cap emblazoned with the word ‘FEMINIST’. Watson spoke of his New York housemate Jackie Funder, girlfriend of former Essendon Bombers player Scott Gumbleton, who had educated him on gender equality…
Read more

Wednesday 7 September 2016
Featured Opinion

this is a love letter: why nsw should spend more to combat dv

Aisling Philippa
No comments

This is a love letter to domestic violence victims. To the sisters, the mothers, the aunts, the grandmothers. The sophisticated ladies, the spitfire working class woman, the timid girl. The women who are victims of violence within their own homes. You, who have traversed the hallowed roads of hell. This is for you. This is…
Read more

Thursday 14 July 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: on representation in coaching

Danielle Croci
No comments

    Why is it such a familiar sight to see coaching and administration in women’s sport still made up predominantly of men? What does this mean for the women trying to break into this industry? I got thinking about this after discussions on Twitter about Carlton choosing Damien Keeping as their coach for the…
Read more

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part seventeen – exploding heart technique

Madeleine Ryan
No comments

This is the final instalment of Kill Pill. To follow Madeleine’s personal journey, check out the archives. There’s something unsettling about this column ending on the number 17. My first thought was ‘they need to end on an even number’, then my second thought was, ‘well, nothing ends on an even number’. So here we…
Read more

Saturday 2 July 2016
Opinion Politics

australia votes: most memorable 2016 federal election campaign gaffes

Eden Faithfull
No comments

There is no space of time more intense for Australian party leaders than the weeks leading up to the day of the federal election. We know this, because there seems to be very little practical work going for the rest of the year. Though it seems that during this week of hand shaking and baby…
Read more

Tuesday 14 June 2016
Featured News Opinion

law and patriarchal order: the brock turner case

Emma Robinson
No comments

Content Warning: this article contains mention of rape, rape culture and victim blaming ‘… we should not make the mistake that law can provide the solution to the oppression that it celebrates and sustains’ – Carol Smart in Feminism and the power of law This quote from Carol Smart has been banging around in my…
Read more

Thursday 9 June 2016
Column Opinion Politics Sport

side by side: vote #1 – women’s sport

Danielle Croci
No comments

    The federal election is now less than a month away, and in the past week or two, the issue of women’s participation in sport has managed to make its way onto the mainstream agenda. It appears that the two major parties are vying to demonstrate who is better committed to women’s sport. With…
Read more

Wednesday 8 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion

kill pill: part fifteen – they shall not pass

Madeleine Ryan
No comments

  Content warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault and rape culture. There is a man following me. In order to make sense of this, I’ve decided to ornately frame it in the context of killing pill. Because it seems a lot of power comes with having a female form. And reopening the part…
Read more

Thursday 26 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a guide to the matildas

Danielle Croci
No comments

The Rio Olympics are coming up in August, and I was shocked to discover that I know very little about our national women’s soccer* team. When I think of the Matildas, my mind conjures up a mix of highs and lows – the team’s great successes but also their lengthy pay disputes and volatile playing…
Read more

Wednesday 25 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part fourteen – the secret

Madeleine Ryan
No comments

Kill Pill resumes after a one week hiatus as a fortnightly column. Be sure to check back regularly for instalments. I didn’t write about this when it happened because I didn’t want my parents to find out about it. I’m 27 going on 17. A very wise woman friend suggested that my body may be reverting…
Read more