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Creating Space for Feminism in Romance

Creating Space for Feminism in Romance

By Stacey Farley Image: pexels.com At parties when asked what I do, I smile and say ‘write romance novels’. I don’t inwardly cringe like I used to. I’m not proud to admit that I used to worry about the judgment strangers made about my career choice, but this writer...

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A Small Book About a Big Topic: Germaine Greer’s On Rape

A Small Book About a Big Topic: Germaine Greer’s On Rape

By Zora Simic Better titles for Germaine Greer’s new provocation, the essay-length small book On Rape, would have been On Bad Sex or On Heterosex. For these are what she’s most interested in addressing and has been since at least the publication of her first book, the...

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Activist or Professional? A Feminist Question

Activist or Professional? A Feminist Question

By Bridget Harilaou In the whirlwind sphere of the non-profit sector, where grants, competitive tender models and the government of the day dictate the capacities of community services, those seeking to support vulnerable people and engage in social change come to an...

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On Elisabeth Wynhausen

On Elisabeth Wynhausen

By Foong Ling Kong When events in life take a turn for the absurd, I often summon Elisabeth Wynhausen to mind and wonder what she would say and do. For instance, when Australia changed Prime Ministers for the third time in the five years since her death, with the...

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Neurons Firing: Meera Atkinson’s Traumata

Neurons Firing: Meera Atkinson’s Traumata

By Alexandra O'Sullivan In being given the task of writing a review of Meera Atkinson’s Traumata, an exploration of trauma and its long-lasting effects, I find my thoughts reflected by Atkinson herself on the second page: I understand you want to know what kind of...

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Fighting Back: The daily activism of a school librarian

Fighting Back: The daily activism of a school librarian

By Karys McEwen A few years ago, I was working as the librarian at a private girls’ school in Melbourne. During Book Week, YA author Fiona Wood gave a presentation at the school assembly. Towards the end of her speech, she asked the audience of young girls and their...

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More Human: Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic

More Human: Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic

By Sonia Nair In classic philosophy, an axiom is seen as a statement that is so obvious or well-established it’s routinely accepted without controversy or question. But in modern logic, an axiom is simply a premise or starting point for reasoning. With her...

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Say Hello: Doing Disability Activism My Own Way

Say Hello: Doing Disability Activism My Own Way

By Carly Findlay Photo: Camille Condon Around a year ago, I got a book deal to write a memoir. Due out early next year, Say Hello will tell my story of life with the rare, severe skin condition ichthyosis. Writing this book has been the hardest thing I've ever done,...

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