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For so long now women have been policed. You might think it sounds a little histrionic, or disagree. If so I challenge you to...

The invisible women

Women Dead in 2018 so far: 63, but how many can you name?

Like other faiths, Islam is radical as well as conservative

Susan Carland, lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, has recently launched her book Women, Faith and Sexism – Fighting Hislam.

Casual sexism ties us to family violence

A couple of months ago I ordered a bookcase, but recently we decided we would cancel the order and go for a cheaper, more...

Stirring up the status quo

The Edna Ryan awards, recognising the feminist achievements of women, were celebrated on October 17.

The Janes are back

In last year’s Head On Photo Festival one of the most talked-about exhibitions was a collective work of four female photographers called See Jane Run at Depot 2 Gallery in Danks Street, Waterloo. This popular exhibition focussed on the representation of women and girls in art and in the media.

Who is your God?

What you believe your God commands you to do and who that God is are not easily separated. If you believe that you are commanded by your God, or the Prophet who represents that God to you, to plant a bomb and kill people who are your opponents, then you worship a God who would do that. This God hates those who apparently don’t bow down to him and isn’t worried if some innocent people, who happen to be around when the bomb goes off, are killed. This God believes that, if it is a suicide bombing, it is good that you who planted the bomb, die too. In other words, if this God were a person, no price would be too high to pay to force people to do what he/she wanted. I must say, I would find it hard to recommend this God to anyone.

Theatre Review:Tarantula

Tarantula picks up the story of Lola Montez on July 8, 1856, when returning to San Francisco from an exhausting and scandal-filled Australian tour, Lola’s lover, Noel Folland, disappeared from the deck of the Jane A. Falkenburg and was never seen again, presumed drowned. Using the conceit of a play within a play, Tarantula (premiered here at the King Street Theatre but first read as part of the Griffin Searchlight program) traces the story of Lola’s life by having a contemporary actress, Gina, making a play about her hero.