Growing up a girl, is to grow up an avocado. You grow and grow until you’re ripe and then you’re trapped in a skin that fits you like a glove. […]
Last week the Federal Government handed down the budget. It has been largely understood as a relatively beige attempt to bury Abbott’s zombie measures once and for all and reframe […]
It’s been three days since Yassmin Abdel Magied had the audacity to type seven words on Facebook: “Lest We Forget (Manus. Nauru. Syria. Palestine).” Seven words. On Facebook. As a […]
We all have habits we’d prefer no one else was privy too. I’d prefer it if nobody was watching when I turn my phone off and rehearse difficult conversations with […]
I have been thinking a lot recently about how we feminists, women, progressives and activists participate in a world that is build on, and maintained by, so much injustice. I […]
.. it was then I realised that as broad as the definition of the women we do not care about, is the definition of the men we are determined to protect. It is difficult to thing to know that you love men who hurt women. It is a difficult thing to swallow the idea that men who are talented and kind and loving may also be cruel and vicious and violent.
And yet, we find it so easy to bag and label women before we bury them.
I first heard about Tony Abbott’s former Chief of Staff Peter Credlin’s admission that the carbon tax was not in fact a carbon tax, and the whole thing was a […]
Recently the Australian Youth Climate Coalition celebrated their 10 year anniversary. That is no mean feat for an organisation that had its first meetings in a pub and has grown […]
Imagine if in Parliament on Thursday, Scott Morrison passed a broken chunk of asbestos – instead of a hunk of coal – and yelled at the across the chamber “this is asbestos — don’t be afraid, don’t be scared, it won’t hurt you, it won’t hurt you.”
Don’t Blink. I woke up today, as I did yesterday, with the feeling of lurching from a dull and horrifying dream. I woke up with a dry mouth and a […]