Two women who have been the subject of floods of contemptuous and dismissive abuse as part of their public life write about their experiences and point out that their experience is the cultural norm, not any outlier experience.
Guest Post by Alex Skud Bayley
…mutual support, community service, skill-building, learning about issues facing women both locally and overseas, and advocacy on behalf of women. So far so good! So why is it that, on the whole, the Country Women’s Association is so ossified?
A Judge in the [Family] Court in Australia rules that the Court does not have the power to compel a woman to continue a pregnancy.
Quick Hit: Grace Fallen Photography
A teen performing groundbreaking cancer research and a new machine manufacturing affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, oh my!
15 interesting things.
I wanted them to know that there are still people who think well of them compared to the demonstrators outside many of their clinics right now as part of the “40 Days For Life” international anti-abortion campaign.
Further to our thread on the Maternity Services Review, check out ABC Unleashed: Homebirth ban, by Alison Leemen The Maternity Services Review report, released last weekend, was an attempt to delivery continuity of care and midwife-led services to more Australian… Read More ›
I wrote about the Australia import restrictions on RU486 back in December, when this article by Mary Lander appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia: “The fight for a life-saving drug: a personal perspective”. RU486 is a progesterone antagonist –… Read More ›
This may be a watershed: the Rudd government has been challenged to show its true colours on women’s rights. Way back in the twentieth century, the Liberal government faced a situation where a woman-hating theocon, Brian Harradine, held the balance… Read More ›