Column: The politics of skin whitening

  Column: The politics of skin whitening I never really considered the shade of my skin when I was a child; never really wondered if I was too dark, or too fair, or too brown, or too yellow. I was …
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Me. My World.

  Me. My world. A poem in paragraphs. I am a fortunate girl from India. Please also consider my human. Only then can it be fair story to share. Forgive me for mixing, psychological issues with gender issues with other …
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Questions for Us: Go and put the kettle on…

  Questions for Us: Go and put the kettle on… Are you comfortable? Because it’s time to have a chat – especially with the Aussie parents out there – about a magazine that’s tapping into the seedy and degrading underbelly of …
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Questions for Us: A hairy moment.

  Questions for Us: A hairy moment. It’s time to get a little more light-hearted; time to have a bit of a giggle at my expense. So here we go…Female Body Hair – mainly of the leg variety. I am …
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Column: The rise of Twitter feminism

Column: The rise of Twitter feminism It used to be that feminism struggled to work out how to involve more young women in the feminist debate. Older feminists lamented that young women weren’t as passionate or aware of the struggles …
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Book Review: Sheila Heti’s ‘How Should a Person Be?’

  Book Review: Sheila Heti’s ‘How Should a Person Be?’ The question posed in the title of Sheila Heti’s memoir/novel mash-up How Should a Person Be? is an ambitious one.  It has a whiff of the cheesy, new age self-help …
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Questions for Us: First game – Two unjust casualties.

  Questions for Us: First game – Two unjust casualties. In the play, Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, a corrupt character named Peachum starts his first stint on stage by looking directly at the audience and declaring the lines: “Awake, you …
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Classics Revisisted: The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir

  Classics Revisisted: The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir Classics revisited looks at once-famous (or in some cases, infamous) feminist texts from the past and considers how relevant they are for contemporary feminists.   ‘On ne nat pas femme on …
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Questions for Us: What we’re watching…over and over and over again.

  Questions for Us: What we’re watching…over and over and over again. It has recently become more painfully apparent, that there is a common thread to what we consume when watching a screen – whether large or small. Stories of boys …
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Classics Revisited: A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf

  Classics Revisited: A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf Classics revisited looks at once-famous (or in some cases, infamous) feminist texts from the past and considers how relevant they are for contemporary feminists.   When Virginia Woolf put …
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