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Monica Lewinski – the price of shame

If you use the internet – in any capacity – read news online, tweet, comment on forums, you need to watch this. Monica Lewinski gives a TED talk about the … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’m talking at the Melbourne Writers Festival

I am very pleased to announce that I will be a panellist and an interviewer at the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival. I spent some time helping the team from MWF … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

International Day of the Girl Child

Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child. Some people will sigh “Another ‘Day of The…’ Do we need a day for everything? Is it just another day … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Female Eunuch – 40 years later

2010 was the 40th anniversary of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch. I decided to use the occasion to re-read the book and write a post about my thoughts. That was … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 5 Comments

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The latest of the Warner Brother’s Harry Potter films is out (for those of you under rocks). This year’s instalment is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book … Continue reading

November 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Amazon – actions speak louder than words

The free speech debate was reignited this week by Amazon deciding to sell The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct. I decided not to check … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · 1 Comment

Because I am a Girl

Last week I stumbled across Plan Australia’s Because I am a Girl program. To use their words: ‘Because I am a Girl’ is Plan’s global campaign designed to fight gender … Continue reading

September 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

Gender gap in retirement

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the difficulties faced by women being financially independent in old age. It seems I’m not the only one. Marian Sawyer posted a great … Continue reading

September 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Election 2010

Given that I blogged recently on the number of women in Australian politics, and got such an interesting response from it, I thought that I should follow-up with the likely … Continue reading

August 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

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