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A Twist in the Tale

Here are two recent examples of the narrative being twisted to suit the feminist agenda, one in the sphere of domestic politics and one in international sport. The toxic, so-called bullying environment in Australian Parliament—which is no doubt bad for all members—is being hyped as a key reason why women don’t go it to politics. […]

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All sexism is offensive but not all that is offensive is sexism.

You will often hear uttered, from women who don’t subscribe to the whole feminism package but who nevertheless wish to add their voice to the gender equality debate, that well known phrase ‘I’m not a feminist, but…’ You are less likely to hear, however, the phrase ‘I am a feminist, but…’ This is because the […]

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Does this ad make you LOL?

Have you checked out the latest Lynx ad yet? Have a peek here and see what you think: Yeah, I get the joke. They’re not really talking about sports balls, right? Clever? No. Funny? Not really. I find it pretty childish. And I have to ask myself: why does so much of our popular culture […]

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MEN SOLD FOR FOOLS

VB’s ‘Real Men’ campaign It is often said that media reflects and influences the cultural attitudes of the day. To date, there has been much talk about how women are portrayed in the media. Much analysis of the media has been influenced by the second wave of feminism, or the ‘women’s liberation’ movement, which came […]

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