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Press release: Feminists Lead Auckland Pride Parade

This press release was sent to major New Zealand media outlets on February 17, and not published. This ...
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The birds and mice will hear you: On transactivism and the characteristics of totalitarian rule

As soon as I was old enough to understand, my mother warned me that I should be careful ...
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Whitewashed "feminism" and the women building Pacific and global solidarity in spite of it

This article can be read in Turkish here.   For Grace and Pala Molisa, though it may not ...
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The new troubadours: On the male crusaders for the left facilitating today's witch hunts

“Make love not war” is still a phrase that captures the left. Tracing its origins takes us back ...
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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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“a balm for all wounds”: on the life of Etty Hillesum under Nazi occupation

It's hard to know how to preface an essay about the Dutch-Jewish diarist Etty Hillesum, who lived in...
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On Finding Spirit (My story of reading and radicalising: Part II) 

If we were going to start from scratch why not deconstruct the whole premise? - DQ Through a...
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On Finding Solidarity (My story of reading and radicalising: Part I)

No more can I dull my rage In alcohol and deference To men’s courts I will come to...
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Transgenderism, Neoliberalism and Rape Culture: Brisbane talk

Below is the text of a twelve-minute talk I gave in Brisbane on October 12, 2019. The talk...
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Real “wellbeing” means addressing the demands of midwives, teachers – women

During the election period in 2017, historian Anne Salmond wrote hopefully about an emerging trend she called “Jacindamania.” The appeal...
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Gender harms women: Feedback on international recommendations to the New Zealand government

Feedback on the recommendations from New Zealand’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council in...

There has never been a democracy, so far–only an androcracy

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man-Made World

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