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It's time students told pro-sex trade academics: #TimesUp

When I began university as an undergraduate, in 2003, I was far from calling myself a feminist. Like ...
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Climate change is not the definitive issue of our time – male violence is

There is a word activists often use to describe environmental devastation. Like the gaping hole that has gutted ...
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Women are too angry and hungry for freedom to march for "consent"

When I was fifteen, I started going out with my first boyfriend. It was 1999. I still feel ...
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By Deidra Sullivan: Dear Women's March Organisers – Name the Problem of Pornography

This letter can be edited or sent as is to Women's March organisers in your area. Suggested Subject ...
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On Golliwogs and Barbie dolls – and liberal double standards

Nip it in the bud. It's a good principle, when it comes to expressions of injustice in general ...
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Will the brighter morning come?: On Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech

Any time you beg another man to set you free, you will never be free. Freedom is something ...
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The article on prostitution the Women's Studies Journal requested – then brushed off

In October last year, a request to write a critical article for the Women's Studies Journal was passed ...
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How a whitewashed “choice” feminism undermines women's resistance all over India

“I know rape happens everywhere,” senior advocate of India's Supreme Court, Indira Jaising, recently told Al Jazeera, “but ...
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Sex trafficking by deceit and complicity: an exchange with Salient magazine and the Press Council

In August this year, I discovered that Salient magazine - Victoria university's student magazine - has a five ...
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How New Zealand's sex trade lobby keeps a gag on feminism

The New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective (NZPC) is New Zealand's sex trade lobby. It was established in the 1980s ...
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New Zealand: We need to talk about Rory Francis

On August 24, the Herald reported how Rory Francis, an HIV-positive recidivist child abuser, has been released on ...
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Transactivism is making a mockery of the fight against female genital mutilation

First, do no harm - Hippocratic Oath   About three years ago, Lisa Irwin, who identifies as a ...
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