White Ribbon Day

On November 25th, in conjunction with the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, White Ribbon Day will be held in Australia to raise awareness and action towards ending violence against women. As a male led initiative it looks to involve men in education initiatives and positive action against abuse of women. Although it is […]

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Freya Newman, all round courageous whistleblower and BAMF will be sentenced tomorrow in Sydney. To show your support, there will be a gathering outside the Downing Centre beginning from 9AM, where Newman is to attend for sentencing. Follow the twitter #staywithfrey or the Facebook page for more info as it comes. If you would like […]

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Reign’s Rape Problem

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
TW for rape When I first heard about the CW show Reign, I knew that it was going to be my next guilty pleasure. A young Mary Stuart and her ladies-in-waiting living with Catherine de’Medici in Renaissance France? Yes please. Court intrigue and awkward teenage romance? Yes please. Weird pagans in…

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There is universal acceptance that women are constantly under threat of attack. It is in the air we breathe. Don’t go there, don’t do this, don’t wear that, remember I’m only telling you this because it’s common sense. We live our lives exposed, vulnerable and never able to forget it. Gloss Watch just posted an […]

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Who you gonna call?

“I just don’t understand why it’s ever an issue anymore. I’ve promoted both Bridesmaids and The Heat and myself and my cast are still hit constantly with the question, “will this answer the question of whether women can be funny?” I really cannot believe we’re still having this conversation. Some people accused it of kind […]

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Why feminists need fear

Originally posted on glosswatch:
To be a feminist is to be brave, but it is also to be fearful. How could you not feel fear, given the power structure with which you’ve chosen to engage? This fear is not an irrational phobia, some deep-rooted disgust in response to sex or naked flesh or cultural transgression.…

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