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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Featured Life News

paving the way for human cooperation: gender equality in early societies

Eliza Graves-Browne
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A two-year study of modern day hunter-gatherer societies has dismissed the idea that sexual equality is a new invention, or that it emerged with modernity, instead suggesting that egalitarianism was a norm for early civilisations. The anthropologists leading the discovery have also proposed that these early values are the indirect cause for human cooperation and…
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Thursday 16 October 2014
Arts Culture

11 things I learnt from annabel crabb

Lou Heinrich
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Political journo and TV presenter Annabel Crabb’s has investigated women, men and domestic expectations in her new book, The Wife Drought. In an Adelaide event earlier this week, Crabb discussed the themes in her book in her characteristically witty manner. Here’s what I learnt. The reason why there aren’t many women in parliament is because…
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Monday 21 July 2014

75 years for a slice of the economic pie: you may be dead before women get equal pay

Emilie Bertsch
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You may be dead before women get equal pay. A new report released by Oxfam has stated that it is expected to take 75 years for women to receive the same amount of money for doing the same work, the same way, as men. The report emphasises a promise made at the 2012 Los Cabos…
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Thursday 5 September 2013
Opinion World

women in india and china looking to marry are forced to take up low-paying jobs

Mallika Sharma
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As bizarre as it may sound, it turns out that being well-educated and financially sound works against women in countries like India and China. It seems to have become a mammoth task for urban, well-qualified and highly paid Chinese women to find suitable life partners. According to official statistics, one third of such women in…
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Tuesday 3 September 2013
Culture Feminism Get Involved News

women go topless for equal rights


In the latest display of equal rights activism, women in the UK, Canada and just a little closer to home in Brisbane have taken to the streets in topless campaigns, each for various reasons, but each losing an item of clothing that only becomes an issue when a woman isn’t wearing it. The annual event…
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Friday 4 January 2013

in brief: female graduate pay gap doubles

Amy Nicholls-Diver

Figures released on Thursday show that the pay gap between male and female graduates has doubled in the last year. The news comes less than two months after the senate passed the Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Amendment, which aims to reverse the trend of inequality in the workplace. Statistics released by the Workplace Gender…
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Tuesday 4 December 2012

In Brief: Government passes Workplace Gender Equality Act

Amy Nicholls-Diver

A step towards legislated equality was taken in Canberra last week, as the Senate passed the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill. The Bill will replace the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The changes have largely been welcomed by leading Australian…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012

love out loud: who pays on the first date?

Dunja Kay
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Some days ago, I was reading an article about truth in feminism (linked from Rachel Hills’ wonderful blog), and whether Hugo Schwyzer should be writing from a feminist perspective given his colourful past. It was a great piece and addressed feminism and egalitarianism in relationships, but it was pretty much the most trite point in…
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