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By Mary on November 29, 2013
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
Posted in gender & feminism, medicine, Politics | Tagged abortion, anti-abortion, australia, australian medical association, bodily autonomy, reproductive freedoms, reproductive justice | 28 Responses
By tigtog on September 7, 2013
A dedicated thread for election day commentary.
By Mary on June 28, 2013
Reminder: submit now (by Jul 2 at the latest) for the 62nd Down Under Feminists Carnival! Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in June.
By Mary on June 17, 2013
Hoyden is welcoming the Down Under Feminists Carnival back for the fifth time in July, for its 62nd edition. You can submit June 2013 posts of feminist interest by authors in Australia or New Zealand; submissions are due on 2 July at the latest, but the earlier the better!
By tigtog on November 9, 2012
It’s good to see Stephen Conroy finally face the facts: his filter proposal was about as clever as equipping a blue whale to pursue a vulture.
By Mary on October 16, 2012
The fourth pair of Life documentaries about Australian children is here: Life at 7. What do you think?
By Mary on August 22, 2012
In response to Tansy Rayner Roberts’s Blog Book Week challenge, I remember how I read Melina Marchetta’s Looking For Alibrandi when I was in high school.
By Mary on August 21, 2012
In response to Tansy Rayner Roberts’s Blog Book Week challenge, I remember how Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow affected me as a young teenage reader.
By Lauredhel on July 28, 2012
Some of you oldie Hoydens might remember my 2008 post on Australian Olympics uniforms, Women still the sex class in international elite sports. I thought I’d do a bit of an update on gender and our Aussie uniforms for the 2012 Olympics. And – how often does this happen? – things have actually changed for the better, at least in two sports!
Most notably, the regulations dictating that all women playing beach volleyball must wear teeny-tiny bikinis has changed. Female beach volleyball players will now have the choice of wearing shorts or bikini bottoms. This change ostensibly took place to enable the participation of more women from countries and cultures which restrict the amount of skin women may show, which is great; it also allows women from other cultures the opportunity to cover up a little more should they so desire.
By Chally on June 3, 2012
Today, it is twenty years since since native title was first recognised in Australia and the doctrine of terra nullius was rejected by the High Court.
By Chally on March 18, 2012
It’s a super quick House of Representatives survey!
By Mary on January 27, 2012
Marita Cheng is the Young Australian of the Year winner this year. In 2008, early in her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, she founded Robogals, which is an engineering and computing outreach group.