Rant: Skirting around the feminist pickle

August 5, 2016
Who are these twenty-something feminists who make their own circle skirts? Germaine and my generation have worked hard to pave the way so you DON’T have to sew, pickle, knit, bake tarts or bejewel thrifted […]

By any other name…

April 29, 2016
Can we reclaim the C word? It’s considered the most offensive word in the English language… but, as Cat O’Dowd discovers, it’s so much more! C**t was a cheeky old Anglo Saxon word used to […]

An open door

March 17, 2016
International Women’s Day 1974 heralded the opening of Australia’s first women’s community health centre.  The Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre’s doors are still open. Here are some of the stories of the women who made […]

Food is a feminist issue

March 17, 2016
So how does fourth-wave feminism  relate to food? This week, two things happened. Firstly, a fantastic T-shirt with the slogan ‘The Future is Female’ I’d ordered online from an LA shop arrived. Secondly, a friend […]

Your say: gender equality

March 17, 2016
Do you think we’ve achieved gender equality? “Not at all, not one bit. There’s so many things, entrenched pay gaps, women not being at the top of industries, often being in more casualised roles, yeah. […]

The other “C” word

March 17, 2016
The clitoris is the only human organ whose sole function is sexual pleasure. Most people think the clitoris is just a small “knob” at the top of the lips under the hood. This “glans” has […]

What’s on – 276

February 19, 2016
Boomalli Mardi Gras Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative is holding an exhibition celebrating the Mardi Gras season, called Alterity. The show is dedicated to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI community, exploring themes of self-expression […]

Latte Leftie – 274

January 28, 2016
Latte Leftie weighs in on the thorny issue of how to deal with inappropriate behaviour from a non-white, heteronormative male Dear LL – When I came back to work following a holiday down the South […]

Rant: The female once-over

October 27, 2014
It was so brazen, it was almost dissociative – did that really just happen to me? Yeah, unfortunately it did. The female once-over – the up and down, head to toe and back again, passing […]
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