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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Questions for Us: A Woman’s Thoughts about Women (1858)

  Questions for Us: A Woman’s Thoughts about Women (1858) For Christmas, I received the truly magnificent, original book called: A Woman’s thoughts about Women by Dinah Craik - published in 1858. The cover is barely holding it together (I feel like …
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Playing The Game

Playing The Game I was in San Francisco. He had rainbow-coloured hair, studied computer science and was working at a start-up tech company. When I met him in person, the first thing he did was pull out his phone, check …
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The ‘L’ word meets the ‘F’ word: just what is happening with lesbian mothers and feminism?

The ‘L’ word meets the ‘F’ word: just what is happening with lesbian mothers and feminism?  Lesbian mums are hardly headline material any more – apart from the occasional legislative win as we creep slowly towards full equality. Teachers  (at …
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Book Review: Nora Ephron’s ‘I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman’

  Book Review: I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman, by Nora Ephron When Nora Ephron died in 2012, the world mourned the passing of a feminist, an icon and an acclaimed writer. Ephron …
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Taylor Swift and the Crazy Girlfriend Trope: A Feminist Psychoanalytical Reading

  Taylor Swift and the Crazy Girlfriend Trope: A Feminist Psychoanalytical Reading In her column “Leopard Print in the Ivory Tower”, Annika Blau uses pop culture to unpack academic theory. In the lead-up to our All About Women festival, she’ll …
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Questions for Us: How do women disrespect men? Ladies?

  Questions for Us: How do women disrespect men? Ladies? Throughout my shortish journey writing online, I’ve learned through comments left and conversations, that there are many people out there with opposing beliefs about feminism and where we fit in the …
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Questions for Us: The fear I feel.

  Questions for Us: The fear I feel. Recently I went to a small, two-hour course – which was quite a way away – so I decided to park at the station and catch the train in. It was about 9.00pm …
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Classics Revisisted: SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

Classics Revisisted: SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas 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.   Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto is an interesting and …
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Column: Intersectionality and why we need it

  Intersectionality and why we need it  Intersectionality – it’s a big word that’s confused many people, and has pitted groups of women against one another. Many feminists don’t think we need it within feminism, while others feel feminism can’t …
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