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 remember being 9 or 10 and walking around Westfield in knee high boots (that my mother despised) and a denim skirt (which she also hated) and having this completely […]
When my friend Jen leant me ‘Room’ I approached it with apprehension. Our lives are filled with enough stories of horrific male entitlement, systemic abuse and violence towards women for […]
I love Margaret Atwood. I remember reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in year eleven, and emerging completely shattered. Shattered in that still kind of way, when you realise that everything you […]
What a horrific start to 2016 for women in Australia.
Today has been a bad, sad, scary day in Parliament House for a bunch of reasons – more fear mongering that threatens to fracture our communities, the second attempt to tear […]
Last week VicHealth published a report – ‘Australians’ attitudes to violence against women’. It was shocking, though not surprising. I was however surprised by the hostility with which my male […]
Alan Stokes wrote a slightly tongue-in-cheek column for the Canberra Times this morning – “Life under Abbott: please don’t panic”. He holds the view that both major parties are as […]
It’s been a month since I was in Gapuwiyak and I miss so many things, so so much. I’ve found it hard to communicate about the complexities of some of […]