Women

Women

The problem with “white feminism”

The problem with “white feminism”

Why our feminism must be actively anti-racist We live in a society that oppresses women on the basis of our gender: our bodies are commodified, our labour is devalued, our sexuality is policed, our lives are often valued on our relationships to men. The scale and form of these gendered oppressions […]

Australia & NZ, Women

Victoria Police exposed as sexist pigs

Victoria Police exposed as sexist pigs

In December 2015 the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission released a damning report on violence women and sexual harassment within the Victoria Police. The report also exposed cover ups of the abuse by senior ranking officials. The endemic problem of violence against women has been brought to the […]

Australia & NZ, Women

1 in 3 Australian women have experienced violence from someone they know

1 in 3 Australian women have experienced violence from someone they know

Domestic violence is the leading cause of death and injury among women aged 14 – 44 in Australia. Australian women are being murdered by intimate partners at a rate of more than one per week. Another woman is hospitalised every three hours. It is estimated that more than one million […]