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Category Archives: Women

Does it matter that a VFL coach is a mother?

This week the Herald Sun posted an article on it’s website with a heading along the lines of ‘Mum wins VFL coaching role’. The article is now online with a … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

An end to MTR Radio?

This week some Melbourne residents have been up in arms with the prospect of losing their beloved MTR radio station. If you are one of these people, let’s look at … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Geraldine Brooks

Last week Geraldine Brook’s new novel Caleb’s Crossing made it to number 1 on the Independent books top 10 list.* It was released on May 3. It’s fantastic that an … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 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

Cartoon Heroes

This is a quick post, and not something I’d usually write on, but something that really got my attention this week.

January 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

PwC email and subsequent reporting

On the eleventh of November executives from PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Ireland were outed for distributing, and acting upon, an email designed for male employees to rank female employees to find the … Continue reading

November 24, 2010 · Leave a 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

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