School uniforms: Why can’t girls wear shorts and pants?
Some schools in Australia still insist girls wear only dresses or skirts as school uniforms. It’s a policy that’s outdated and sexist.
Power on: How we can supercharge an equitable digital future
Advancing technology is introducing new forms of inequality and heightened threats to women’s rights and wellbeing.
The motherhood penalty
What is the motherhood penalty? It’s the invisible price women pay for becoming mums. Motherhood is costing women at work.
Why I’m fine with my son playing with dolls
In the year 2022, I’d like to think society in general would have learned a thing or two about respect. It would seem I am wrong.
Tired of caring? You’re not alone
Meg Bignell’s The Angry Women’s Choir shines the spotlight on how caregiving and emotional labour have become “horrible undervalued and compromised”.
How to get your husband to be more helpful at home
You would think that after more than 60 years of the feminist movement, we would have gained more ground, and while there are welcome changes, we’re still a long way from actual gender equality.
Here’s why the Swedish know what shared parenting really means
This model of the nuclear family, with one parent at home, is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Let’s allow men to be dads
On first inspection, it looks like things are moving in the right direction. Most dads in Australia do take time away from work when their child is born.
Teaching boys to rescue damsels in distress doesn’t spell the end of feminism
When did rescuing become such a bad thing, something to discourage in our boys?
One woman’s mission to end gender imbalance
Witnessing a bloody civil war gave Jacqui Joseph the determination to campaign against violence.
What it’s like to be a stay-at-home dad
When I decided to take over from my wife as primary carer for our son, I learned some important lessons in child-rearing.
Would you hire a male nanny?
Early childcare has long been seen to be a female’s domain. But if the opportunity comes up, would you allow a male to babysit your children? Two mums share their views.