Van Badham eye roll counters Latham landmine – @Qldaah #feminism






On Sunday morning’s Sunrise program Guardian Australia columnist, Van Badham, was verbally attacked as a selfish feminist leftist anarchist by former federal Labor leader, Mark Latham. He also accused her of not knowing anything about working class families and social equality. In a perfect demonstration of how men talk over, at and for women, he and […]






Coming out in the cold: @burgewords reviews #Carol






The wait for enlightenment will be long, and the darkest, pre-dawn hour lies ahead. WITH nothing more complex than a series of firmly-closed doors, the film Carol takes a powerful dramatic turn that subtly gives two women the space to explore their attraction. When Therese (Rooney Mara) slips into the passenger seat beside Carol (Cate Blanchett) […]






Targeting women with Michaelia Cash – @Qldaah #auspol






The Minister Assisting the Minister for Women wants to set targets to encourage more female parliamentarians in the Liberal Party but does she have the right marketing formula?  No feminist This week, Nick Evershed and Shalailah Medhora reported that in terms of women in Australian politics, the gender gap has widened; “From a high point of 30.8 percent in 2009, the proportion […]






For Cooking the Planet with Tony Abbott, just add misogyny #thankstony – @Takvera






Prime Minister Tony Abbott has labeled the Carbon Tax abolition as his greatest achievement as Minister for Women in 2014. What a world we live in where we face major impacts on human civilisation from climate change and environmental degradation and Australia’s Prime Minister and self appointed Minister for Women Tony Abbott identifies the abolition […]






Sheilas’ @sarah_capper: Feminist #Frightbats Unite!






[clear] [clear]We’re proud supporters of ‘Feminist Frightbats’ at Sheilas, having published more than a few of the contributors listed in Tim Blair’s “hysterical” blog post on News Limited’s Daily Telegraph website a couple of days ago. Under the post titled ‘Crown Our Crazy Queen’, Blair launched a predictable ideologically driven sexist spray against what he labeled “this […]






Women’s Minister Tony helps myth-bust views on feminism, by @sarah_capper






By Sarah [email protected]_capper 14th February 2014 International Women’s Day, on 8 March every year, is that time of year when we are able to celebrate, pause and reflect. And sometimes gasp. In the political sphere, we had our Minister for Women, our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, declaring at an International Women’s Day event that having […]






Boldly going nowhere: @burgewords on the inequality of Sci-Fi






  “When I was nine years old Star Trek came on,” Whoopi Goldberg told Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, at a casting session for the show’s reboot in the early 1990s, “I looked at it and I went screaming through the house: ‘Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady […]






Cathy McGowan’s female indie MP predecessor Doris Blackburn






[clear] By Dr Robin Tennant-Wood 18 September 2013 With the news that Sophie Mirabella has conceded defeat to Independent Cathy McGowan in the seat of Indi, the electoral book has closed on one of the most closely watched head-to-head contests in an otherwise lacklustre election. The election of a high profile woman as an Independent MP […]






Review – The Stalking of Julia Gillard






By Matthew [email protected] July 9 2013 With the blood still fresh on the walls of the caucus room, Kerry-Anne Walsh’s The Stalking of Julia Gillard is a victim of excellent – or poor – timing. Excellent because the public is looking for an insight into what went wrong with the nation’s first female PM in […]






Give PM Julia Gillard credit where credit is due






By Mary Crooks Executive director Victorian Women’s Trust 5 July, 2013 Full and half page advertisements were taken out today in mainstream print media publications (The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald Sun, 1/2 page in The Australian) by the Victorian Women’s Trust to put on record the achievements of the Gillard Government in […]