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Vote like a girl

By Amy Gray We asked an interesting question over at the QVWC Facebook page the other day: do gender rights and feminism change your vote? Everyone said it was a large factor. Over in America, this positivity doesn’t hold much water.  … Continue reading

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There are no sorries here

By Nayuka Gorrie I haven’t participated in team sports since my Mum’s friend invited me to play netball in 2008. Mum, forever confident in my abilities, told my Mum’s friend that I would be excellent at netball, “put her in … Continue reading

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Feminism’s man problem (spoiler: no, absolutely not)

Vivia Hickman, our previous CEO, once shared a story of a man found wandering the building. Asking her about the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre building, she told him how it houses many women’s organisations and hosts women’s events in its … Continue reading

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What Annihilation taught me about gaslighting

Sorry – spoilers lie ahead. Why not watch Annihilation first on Netflix and come back? For a genre obsessed with the future, sci fi has a habit of telling you about the present. Perhaps audiences can only explore deeply personal … Continue reading

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Fiji’s Feminism

by Amy Gray  After flattening the Tongan parliament in the worst storm seen in 60 years, Tropical Cyclone Gita is currently headed towards Fiji. Like many South Pacific nations, Fijians are used to this and can see the link between … Continue reading

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Tara Moss is Speaking Out

By Amy Gray  It’s hard to find a feminist writer more accomplished than Tara Moss – the author of countless books, ambassador for UNICEF, creator of the compelling series Cyberhate, academic, public speaker and listed as one of the Top … Continue reading

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QVWC Primer: how homelessness is a feminist issue

Recent figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that the average person experiencing homelessness is a woman aged 25-34, often with a child in tow. During the 2016-2017 period 60% of people seeking support from homeless service … Continue reading

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Matricentric feminism – the feminism you should be talking about

by Amy Gray  There are moments in our lives that make us a feminist or confirm our subscription – and one the biggest ones is becoming a mother. This differs from when a man says “of course I’m a feminist, … Continue reading

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What Men Can Do in 2018

by Benjamin Law In some ways, 2017 felt like a year of correctives. So much of it was heinous – Americans voted a known sexual predator for president; Australians got a wasteful, painful $122 million postal survey that dragged on for … Continue reading

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QVWC Primer: Weinstein & #MeToo

    QVWC Primer: Weinstein & #MeToo This is the first in a series were QVWC summarises a recent issue for women and shares relevent reading. Have feedback? Send it to qv.media@qvwc.org.au.   The revelation that Miramax founder and producer … Continue reading

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