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India & #MeToo

Content warning: this transcript includes descriptions of sexual violence.  By Deepanjana Pal     I acknowledge that I meet you on the land of the Kulin nations and that sovereignty was never ceded. I pay my respects to the Elders past … Continue reading

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Can men be feminists?

Amy Gray Who gets to call themselves a feminist? It’s a question that despite its simplicity wrenches open questions of gender, power and participation and forces us to consider our motives. It’s also something that provokes a lot of emotions … Continue reading

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Feminist Allyship to Sex Workers: Part One

By Gala Vanting This is the first in a two part series on sex work, feminism and activism. Australian sex workers breathed a collective sigh of relief a few years ago when Sheila Jeffreys picked up her bottomless carpetbag of … Continue reading

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5 things we can learn from Dr Constance Stone, Queen Victoria Hospital founder

Dr Constance Stone by Amy Gray As we threw open the doors for Melbourne Open House on the weekend, we took the opportunity to throw open the history books and learn more about this building’s amazing history and how feminism … Continue reading

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Dr Cathy Kezelman – The Blue Knot Foundation

by Nicole Smith Tragedy struck Dr. Cathy Kezelman almost twenty years ago when her niece Angie died in a car accident. Working as a General Practitioner in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Cathy thought she had a comprehensive understanding of grief. However this … Continue reading

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Feminism’s Rituals

We have to plant the seeds or tomorrow’s harvest will never come.   By Amy Gray History is crowded with forgotten rituals. When times were unpredictable, communities would conduct elaborate affairs to bring a good harvest. These were big events … Continue reading

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What Ireland’s repeal means for Australia

By Louise Omer Over the weekend, I witnessed Dublin in the midst of revolution. A revolution where grins of solidarity were shared between strangers wearing Yes badges or where you could see the tense hope of Mar canvassing at Dublin … Continue reading

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The life-changing magic of actually listening to women

By Amy Gray The past 12 months has taught us that stories can change the world. #MeToo has sustained itself into an ongoing movement through the power of personal stories, traumatic testimonies and calculated action. When you listen to what … Continue reading

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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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