Amee Dunne

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Can You Be A Feminist And Still Watch The Bachelor?

<i>The Bachelor</i> is back, and with it way too many think pieces - mostly written by men - ridiculing the feminists who watch it.<p>Oh the hypocrisy, they …

Feminism

Why Donald Trump Is Smart to Swear

Most of us don’t swear in school, in church, before children or in front of an elderly neighbor. We choose our words based on our assessment of the …

Vocal fry, uptalking, nasal: women's voices can never be "right"

15 years ago, uptalk was ruining women's speech; five years ago, it was vocal fry (with accompanying, science-free warnings about damage to the …

The etymology of country

Country, deadly, bush tucker, sorry business, blackfella, gubbah, biggest mob, gammon, humbug, cheeky, cleverman, featherfoot, grannies, the old …

Language

Benjamin Law

Shortly after I came out as gay, my brother – who was mostly excellent about the fact his little bro was a poof – asked the question all of us get …

How to talk about female Olympians without being a regressive creep – a handy guide

As ever, this year’s Olympics – an international bacchanal of physical perfection and triumphant will swaddled in human rights abuses and environmental catastrophe – are providing fuel for public delight and scorn in abundance. Making a strong showing in the “scorn” category already is the press, …

Feminism

Michelle Carter Becomes First American Woman To Win Gold In Shot Put

A makeup artist, Carter has often called for larger women to embrace their appearance.<p>RIO DE JANEIRO - With crimson lipstick, eye-liner, mascara and a beaming smile, Michelle Carter on Friday won a stunning Olympic shot put gold to sprinkle a little glitz on an event often cruelly ridiculed for the …

Shot Put

Congrats girl! Fiancé of former Miss California scoops his 25th medal

Nicole Johnson must be beside herself today as her arm-candy and baby daddy Michael Phelps scoops his 25th medal!<p>The strapping Olympian, a fiancé and …

Swimming

9 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women

In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to …

“I am determined to be tenacious in relation to the use of my language”: Bess Price and breaking the English hegemony in NT Parliament

The Northern Territory has a large Aboriginal population. 28% (over 50,000 people) of our population is Indigenous, compared to 2.4% nationally. …

ABED :: What is Standard Australian English and why is it 'standard'?

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Linguistics

ABED :: Language and Identity

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Language

ABED :: Bidialectalism

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Language

ABED

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Australian Universities

ABED :: What is Aboriginal English like, and how would you recognise it?

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Linguistics

ABED :: What is Aboriginal English?

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Linguistics

ABED :: Aboriginal English

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Language

'No basis' to News Corp story that gender-neutral language enforced at girls' school

Cheltenham Girls high school denies claim in the Daily Telegraph that teachers were told to avoid terms such as ‘girls’ and ‘ladies’<p>Teachers at Cheltenham Girls high school in Sydneywere never told they should avoid referring to students as “girls”, “women” or “ladies”, despite claims in the Daily …

High School

Calls for sackings after girls’ school bans gender-specific language

Teachers at the prestigious northwest Sydney school, Cheltenham Girls High School, have been asked to stop referring to students as “girls”, “ladies” …

High School

Miranda Kerr Teaches Kids How to Speak with an Australian Accent | Vanity Fair

The H wars: Aitch or haitch?

<i>Is saying 'haitch' a marker of an Irish Catholic upbringing? Is saying 'aitch' a middle- and upper-class thing? And what's the ABC's view on which is</i> …

My DNA betrayed me - and I like it

Not many people have correctly guessed my roots.<p>“So, which one is black... your mum or your dad?”<p>“What are you?”<p>These are questions I’ve been asked …

What is your favourite word?

<i>When Books and Arts asked its listeners to send in their favourite words, the responses were surprising, delightful, and revealing. Tiger Webb</i> …

Serena Williams would prefer to be named 'one of the greatest athletes of all time'. Period.

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Chips or fries or crisps?

It has been said that Great Britain and the United States are two nations divided by a common language. When it comes to potatoes, this is most …

Budgie smugglers: Australian slang term officially added to Oxford English Dictionary

The mere mention of "budgie smugglers" can evoke shudders in some, but the Oxford English Dictionary has given the term its official tick of approval.<p>…

Language

A lesson in the power of words (and censorship)

<b>Words like "spastic" and "gay" are bandied around the playground every day, but when my son wanted to speak thoughtfully about the harm they can do,</b> …

Alphonse Mulumba urges media to drop 'refugee' label for 'new Australian'

Alphonse Mulumba has lived in Tasmania since 2008 when he arrived as a humanitarian entrant.<p>He became an Australian citizen four years later and has …