Forget the F-word, action is what counts

Frankly, I don’t give a damn whether or not Julie Bishop calls herself a feminist.

What matters is what she does, as a woman and for women. And it’s a great shame that because the recent cacophony about the “f” word has occupied so much media space, there has been little – I could find none […]

Anne Summers on feminism and living in Sydney

by Nicole Elphick, Sun Herald, 22 August

During her career, Anne Summers has built up a most eclectic résumé including stints as editor-in-chief of Ms. magazine, running the Hawke government’s Office of the Status of Women and taking the reins as deputy president of the Powerhouse Museum. Her most recent venture has seen her […]

Tony Abbott, as one feminist to another, here are a few words of advice

Photo: Andrew Meares

I was travelling to London the day Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke at the International Women’s Day Parliamentary breakfast, so I missed his announcement that he has converted to feminism.

Having caught up with this news, I want to congratulation him for adopting the principles of equality of the sexes. I […]