Emma Ferguson

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Jacqui Lambie may have path back to Senate, says ABC election analyst Antony Green

Controversial Tasmanian Jacqui Lambie could return to the Senate depending on a decision by the man slated to replace her.<p>The controversial …

From the Mixed-Up History of Mrs., Miss, and Ms.

We’re living through some odd times when it comes to women’s rights. From the dystopian yet disturbingly plausible future portrayed in <i>The Handmaid’s</i> …

Feminism

What do selfie stick, paleo diet and whatevs have in common?

Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand today launched the sixth edition of its renowned Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, which includes …

Dictionary of Ikea product name meanings

The Ikea Dictionary is a listing of the meanings of the names of more than 1300 Ikea products.Part of what makes IKEA unique is their product names. …

IKEA

The Hipster's Handbook to a Weekend in Hobart

Whether you're a hipster, a modern day Yuccie (Young Urban Creative) or someone between beards, we've handpicked the best of southern Tasmania to …

Hungry Jack's Goes Rogue On Hipsters In Hilarious New Clems Sydney Ad - B&T

We don't mean to boast, but we're calling B&T's 'Changing the Ratio' conference possibly better than Christmas.<p>Posted 13 hours Ago<p>Recommended<p>In this …

Men, you want to treat women better? Here's a list to start with

Over the last week, there’s been a lot of talk about how women are treated in the workplace – and elsewhere. TV writer Nicole Silverberg argues that if men want to step up, they can<p>Hey men, what are you planning to do better? Because you need to do better. Here are ideas on how you should treat …

Feminism

Apple Is Introducing Androgynous Emojis

There are new gender-neutral people, plus "I love you" in American Sign Language and — finally — a "shhh" emoji.<p>View this post on Facebook

Gender-Neutral

Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>Letters of complaint<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have …

Language

Who are you calling 'old dear'? Why language about elderly people matters

Avoiding belittling language in elderly care – as the Delivering Dignity report counsels – is part of treating people as individuals<p>Anyone who writes for a living ought to be especially conscious of the way words shape perception. Maybe that's why journalists seem so taken with one of the …

Uber sign language tips help riders communicate with deaf drivers

Uber has expanded its support for drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing, making it easier for riders to communicate with them. The company has …

Why a controversial definition of the word “woman” doesn’t necessarily mean the dictionary is sexist.

The Collins English Dictionary defines the word “woman” as “an adult female human being.” But this past August, a tempest began on Twitter when a …

Linguistics

The Betoota Advocate and Virgin Mobile defend millennials and avocados with #AvoFairGo mockumentary

Virgin Mobile and The Betoota Advocate have partnered to create a special investigation into “Avo-Cates” in a mockumentary video to discover who the …

People Are Loving This New Word To Rival The 'Mansplaining' Phenomenon

Plenty of women know what it’s like to have their voices ignored until a man repeats her words, but now there’s a catchy word for it.<p>Twitter user …

Feminism

Stop Calling Women Nags — How Emotional Labor is Dragging Down Gender Equality

Gender Equality

'Fake news’ and 'false flag' are being added to Dictionary.com, because 2017

It wouldn't be 2017 without someone (usually the president) yelling "fake news." So Dictionary.com is adding the term and others like it to its …

Fake News

So, the dictionary is adding an entry for the term "fake news"

Imagine that it is your job to explain what everyone else means when they use certain words, whether the term in question is <i>escalator</i> or <i>nationalism</i>. …

Nurses who failed English test aimed at curbing immigration set for a reprieve

Hurdle that included correct use of tenses and essay structure led to dramatic fall in skilled staff registering<p>Language rules introduced to curb immigration are set to be relaxed after they prevented native English-speaking nurses from working in the NHS.<p>The NHS has a shortage of 40,000 nurses and …

Radiation Therapy

Twitter actually has a pretty good reason for its new character limit

People across the world love Twitter. But the Twitter experience isn't quite the same in English, Spanish, Arabic, or Japanese.<p>English-speaking …

Language

Say My Name, Say My Name (Or At Least Try)

<b>by</b> Jisha Japagnanam<p><i>“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” — Warsan Shire</i><p>My middle name, Ann, had always been my point …

Linguistics

We have reached peak F-word and I don't like it

Last week Mark Manson, the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, was in town. I interviewed him on the radio, didn't have a copy of his book …

The Dirty Word asks: Why are there so many period euphemisms anyway?

We call it everything but its name: “Aunt Flow,” “the crimson tide,” being “on the rag.” If one were to guess our feelings based on the names we call …

You are your looks: that’s what society tells girls. No wonder they’re depressed

Children as young as seven believe that they are valued more for their appearance than for their character. It’s time to break down these stereotypes<p>A study published by Girlguiding this week has revealed that half of girls feel stifled by gender stereotyping, with children as young as seven …

Psychology

'It brings a tear to my eye': the labours of love battling the vitriol of the marriage campaign

The postal vote campaign has often been ugly. But many yes voters are optimistically reaching out to the undecided<p>• Plus, send us your stories and pictures of positive moments that may have come out of the campaign<p>Chris Baguley feared that, come Friday, he would find himself in the midst of a …

LGBTQI

'Vote no to fags': Outbreak of homophobic violence, vandalism in same-sex marriage campaign

A Sydney Trains spokesman said the graffiti was reported five days ago and "immediately removed".<p>Queensland police are also investigating an apparent …

LGBTQI

How 'mansplaining' shaped Australian cities, and the way forward

By capturing the narrative of the city's places through mansplaining, our experience of cities is dominated by towering office buildings, monolithic …

New York City

Maori Translation of ‘Moana’ Is a Hit in New Zealand

Each year, New Zealand honors the language of its indigenous people with Maori Language Week, a seven-day celebration filled with seminars, …

'Nothing to do with marriage equality': alleged Tony Abbott attacker speaks out

The man who allegedly head-butted former Australian prime minister says he was motivated by ‘personal hatred’ of Abbott rather than marriage equality<p>The man charged with assaulting Tony Abbott has denied the alleged attack had anything to do with the same-sex marriage postal vote.<p>Hobart DJ Astro …

Australia

Media skewers Baa-naby Joyce

<i>The Herald Sun</i> opted for a sheep-related joke about the newly declared New-Zealand citizen, while the <i>Courier Mail</i> used the popular Kiwi phrase “bro” …

Barnaby Joyce

Brexit could create a new ‘language’ – Euro-English

Brexit could lead to the development of a new form of the English language, according to a new academic paper.<p>Dr Marko Modiano, of Gavle University …