Georgina Napier

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Madonna or whore; frigid or a slut: why women are still bearing the brunt of sexual slurs

Senator David Leyonhjelm’s sexist slur on Senator Sarah Hanson-Young during parliamentary debate raises many issues about how women’s credibility can …

Feminism

Sexist abuse has a long history in Australian politics – and takes us all to a dark place

In one foul-mouthed phrase, Senator David Leyonhjelm has turned a debate about the safety of women into a sleazy political sideshow.<p>Claiming – …

Feminism

'Ideological masculinity' that drives violence against women is a form of violent extremism

Verbal and physical violence shapes the daily experiences of girls and women in cities. A recent analysis showed that women in Melbourne face …

Feminism

Brett Kavanaugh Poses a Serious Threat to Reproductive Rights

Soon after President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he made a vow to fill the Supreme Court with “pro-life” judges — a promise that …

Brett Kavanaugh

UK employers outshine global competitors in gender pay equality

<b>Almost six in 10 UK employers are taking action to address their gender pay gap in response to the new reporting requirements, research from Willis</b> …

Gender

Honour for PNG company promoting gender equality

A Papua New Guinea company has been recognised internationally for its promotion of gender equality in the workplace.

Papua New Guinea

A women in politics scorecard

Across the whole parliament the percentage of women is 32 per cent. Australia ranks 50th world-wide according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union …

Australia

Sharing the parenting duties could be key to marital bliss: study

The quality of women’s relationships with their partner is diminished if they view their parenting division as unfair or want to spend more time …

Parenting

PM's department tries to work out why males get top jobs, accidentally finds women outperform men

Australia's pre-eminent federal government department, Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), can't work out why men still dominate top executive …

Gender

What our kids' pocket money says about the pay gap

The equality picture deteriorates as boys and girls progress through school.<p>Take these examples.<p>In terms of the top 10 boys’ and girls’ schools (by …

Top 10

Same waves, half the prize money: why this photo is a disgrace

Oh, right! Sexism!<p>Loading<p>Members of the public were quick to call out Billabong for endorsing such blatant inequality. “Does this mean women get to …

Feminism

'Race' out, gender equality in as France updates constitution

French MPs on Wednesday agreed to remove the word "race" from the constitution and add a ban on gender discrimination as part of a rewrite of the 60-year-old document.<p>Arguing that there is no such thing as race, lawmakers from across the left-right divide agreed to strike the term from the first …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Carrie Gracie Donates Backdated Pay To Gender Equality Charity After BBC Apology

She quit her job in January and has settled an equal pay claim with the broadcaster.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>The BBC has reached an agreement with its former …

Loneliness

Smart devices hijacked by husbands as tools of domestic abuse

"People have started to raise their hands in trainings and ask what to do about this," Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the …

Domestic Violence

Taoiseach backs Christine Lagarde’s call for more gender equality on bank boards

Gender balance and diversity on boards of financial institutions “will perhaps lead to better decision making and fewer unnecessary risks”, Ireland’s …

Leo Varadkar

The Scottish universities finally achieving gender equality

Seven of Scotland's 18 higher education institutions have now achieved a gender balance on Court with the remainder closing in on the …

Education

'Not about me': Minister for Women brushes aside questions about sexual harassment in Parliament House

The inquiry forms part of the Coalition's response to the global #MeToo movement, which has exposed serious sexual harassment and sexual assault in a …

Sexual Harassment

Misogyny Is Boring As Hell

Carmen Maria Machado’s critically acclaimed debut collection of short stories, <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i>, was published just two days before news …

Feminism

For Eurydice's sake, we need to do more than go to vigils

Discuss this as elections loom and not just in the safety of your Facebook feed. Learn more about why it is so hard to change or challenge male power …

Blessed be the troublemakers. We just need more of them

But 2018 signifies a shift, at least in this list. Cate Blanchett, for example, was the only woman among 15 Australians being named a Companion last …

Australia

Australia's top 100 companies hit 30% women on boards, now the rest?

Prominent business figure Kevin McCann, previously chairman of Origin Energy, Healthscope and Macquarie Group, also believes that without strong …

City told to overhaul hours and bonuses to improve gender equality

Treasury Committee publishes findings of Women in Finance inquiry<p>Senior men working in finance are being called on to lead by example and take up …

Spain Sets a New Benchmark in Gender Equality: A Cabinet That's 65% Women

Spain’s government just became a little more women-friendly.<p>Pedro Sánchez, who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister on Saturday following Mariano …

For a small but growing cohort of female pilots, the sky's the limit

“Promotion of women, so far as seeing a picture of a pilot, you need to have a picture of a male and female together so that young people can equate …

The Liberal Party has again come under fire for the low number of women in it...

You're still NOT getting to the root of our "political" problems, Aunty ABC!<p>Any female who is convinced she should enter politics, above local and …

Australia's boom isn't equally shared between men and women

Fairfax Media on Wednesday reported that Treasury deputy secretary Maryanne Mrakovcic said her department did not do gender analysis on tax cuts …

The House of Bernarda Alba is an extraordinary portrait of imposed silence and female misogyny

<i>Review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Arts Centre Melbourne.</i><p>Could a Spanish rural drama written in the 1930s still be relevant in 2018 Australia? In …

Beyond pink and blue: the quiet rise of gender-neutral toys

Amid a downturn in global toy sales, Australia’s Toys ‘R’ Us stores going into voluntary administration and closure of the firm’s American and UK …

The female tradie shortage: why real change requires a major cultural shift

The number of women in the manual trades in Australia has barely budged in the last 20 years. While lower-skilled and lower-paid jobs like …

Jimmy Carter addresses the issue of how men use the bible to abuse women.

+Martin Lewitt<br>Well, I like that point about tattoos.<br>The more of them the less of the brain cells - my humble and unobtrusive opinion!<p>3w<p>+Julio …