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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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When you compare prostitution to mining – and protest "the rape of the earth"

The image above is Freeport mine in Grasberg, West Papua. Largely owned by U.S. company Freeport McMoRan, this ...
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Yes, this is sexism. Can we please be consistent on that point?

New Zealand Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is under fire for revealing that she lied to Work and ...
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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...

Resistance is a simple concept: power, unjust and immoral, is confronted and dismantled.

— Lierre Keith

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