Listen to Anne Summers interview on Radio Adelaide Breakfast addressing the issue of the political persecution of Julia Gillard here.
Olley dies as she wanted, with paint still on her fingers
Celebrated NSW painter, Margaret Olley passes away, aged 88. Bohemian, philanthropist, and an inspirational woman of the art world - she will be sadly missed.
Prime Minister Gillard under fire for Christine Nixon's book deal
Wondrous leader [sic] Jeff Kennett criticises Prime Minister Gillard for launching Christine Nixon's book, as an act of "the sisterhood at work." He would say that wouldn't he?
Women's vision needed for innovation
Women's vision and leadership in engineering is needed to foster technological innovation, says an industry leader.SBS World News Australia July 20, 2011
Will a Woman bring Women's concerns to the IMF?
Ms.Magazine outlines their take of the recent appointment of Christine Lagarde to chief of IMF. Ms.Blog June 30, 2011 by Kari Paul
Lets not forget about crimes other heartland: the home
Farrah Tomazin, writes about the recent legislative apathy on behalf on the Victorian government around the issue of violence against women and children in the home.
The Age June 19, 2011
Australia's Convict Women
'Tamers & Breeders'. US historian & gender consultant, Deborah Swiss discusses Australia's rich history of convict women & girls, and their powerful capacity to overcome. Listen in to one of Australia's little-known histories on ABC Radio National, Life Matters 12th May 2011
Men's Murderous Revenge
"It's not angst over custody: fathers kill their children to punish their ex-partners." Debbie Kirkwood, fillicide researcher & expert, explores the deeply unsettling truths emerging from recent Asutralian homicide cases.
Hairstyles the least of leaders' worries
Anne Summers explores the double standards at work when the media trivialises women political leaders by focusing on appearance and marital staus...We seem to fear that power erodes femininity, which just goes to show that we still retain unexamined, and perhaps unconscious, assumptions about political power being masculine.
Reality and Risk by Maree Crabbe and Dave Corlett
The Spring edition of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria Quarterly contains a report of this important research into the impact of pornography on popular culture and the effect on shaping how young people think about and experience sex. The Trust contributed to the research with a Special Initiative Grant and brokered a philanthropic partnership for the research funding. Read the report.
Manly men are too emotional to vote and other gender myths
Feminists honoured with new stamp collection
In this amusing article Emma Jane critiques Catherine Hakim's paper Feminist Myths and Magic Medicine which argues there are essential differences between women and men's career aspirations, priorities and life goals. The Australian 15 January, 2011 Read
Germaine Greer, Eva Cox, Elizabeth Evatt and Anne Summers will appear on a new stamp series. "Campaigners push the envelope" by Natalie O'Brien, The Age 16 January, 2011 Read
Hiss and makeup:PM faces the last gender divide
Annabel Crabb explores how for women, somehow, appearance turns into a competency issue.
The Drum, ABC Online , posted 26 November, 2010.
White Ribbon Day and Michael Kaufman
Listen to the interview between the co-founder of White Ribbon Day, Canadian Michael Kaufman, and Fran Kelly. on Breakfast ABC Radio National, 25 October, 2010, or an extended interview with Richard Aedy on LifeMatters, ABC Radio National, 29 October, 2010
Need for a national plan on women, peace and security
More than lip service needed to protect women during war by Jasmine-Kim Westendorf
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 19 October, 2010
Listen to Moira Rayner discuss the case of David Jones and Kristy Fraser Kirk and comment on the likely impact on company boards.
Has feminism failed?
Edited highlights of the recent debate with Virginia Haussegger, Jennifer Byrne, Stephen Mayne, Monica Dux, Gay Alcorn and Wendy McCarthy.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 15 October, 2010
Football players and sexual assault
Controversy continues around allegations of sexual assault by some footballers. Ben Pobjie has responded with The Handy Guide to Not Raping People in Seven Easy Steps. Read
Mary Crooks notes, What an incredibly uneven playing field this is...and even though football players might have some stigma attached to their names because they have an elevated status, their stigma, frankly, is still nothing in comparison to the kind of pain that a woman carries if she believes she is raped, in Michael Bachelard's report, Naming rights:is it time to change the rules? in The Sunday Age, 10 October, 2010. Read
Feminism has just begun
Feminism is about a more just and equitable world for women, all women in their many and varied contexts. And as long as we keep saying this - as I know my feminist sisters do - we have not failed. We've only just begun.
The Age, 27 September, 2010 by Monica Dux
Impact of Pornography
By 2009 the Trust had successfully brokered a philanthropic partnership between the Myer Foundation, Buckland Foundation and the Trust itself. All contributed enough funds to support a ground-breaking project Reality and Risk. The project, led by Maree Crabbe and Dave Corlett, is examining the impact of pornography on young people and their sexuality. In this context we were interested in the report by US campaigner, Gail Dines.
The Age, 14 October, 2010,
and the earlier report by Julie Binde, The Age, July 10, 2010
You've just got to fight on if you believe, says Heather Osland
The High Court of Australia has given Heather Osland the right to see why the Victorian government refused her a pardon.
The Age, 23 June, 2010 by Selma Milovanovic
Fairness and respect is something we should all be striving for, at a personal level, with our friends and families and in the broader community
Read an edited extract of Stephen Paul's speech to the ALP Victorian State Conference, 21 June, 2010
Time for an overhaul. Young men everywhere must be taught, beyond platitudes, that young women are not prey The examples in this piece by Maureen Dowd underline the importance of programs like Be the Hero! in helping boys develop their ideas about respectful relationships.
New York Times, 8 June, 2010
Paradise beneath her feet: how women are transforming the Middle East Isobel Coleman discusses her book about a new brand of feminism that is taking hold in the Middle East with Mark Bannerman on Saturday Extra.
ABC Radio National, 5 June 2010
New homicide laws have proved indefensible
What is required of the legal system to uphold the original intent of these law reforms, particularly where there is a history of violence towards the woman and where the woman killed is a victim blamed?
The Sunday Age, 23 May 2010, by Sarah Capper and Mary Crooks
Probe into new law on homicide
Mr Hulls revealed the Depatment of Justice review in response to an opinion piece in the Sunday Age, calling for a formal review into the partial defence.
The Sunday Age, 30 May 2010, by Peter Munro
Fighting family violence may require further reform The review is seeking to answer a number of questions, including those posed by the Sunday Age last week....Family violence remains a complex epidemic and it may be that there is further reform that can occur in time to better respond to its realities.
The Sunday Age, 30 May 2010, by Attorney-General Rob Hulls.
What a lot of guys don't realise is that thoughts and words eventually harden into attitudes....
And it's never truer than in the way men think about women.
The Sunday Age, M magazine, 16 May 2010, by Sam De Brito.
A better way to punish troubled women
Amanda George argues for a more honest accounting of the costs of imprisoning women.
The Age, 22 May, 2010
Empty pockets and wonky careers can provide a richer life I'm a feminist because I take my wife's selfhood seriously
The Age, 19 May 2010 by Damon Young.
How the sex bias prevails
Shankar Vedantam explores 2 types of evidence: laboratory experiment, and the lived experience of 2 transgendered academics.
The Age, 15 May, 2010