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From The Herald to Spinoff, Massive and Salient to Radio NZ – the New Zealand media is grooming girls for prostitution

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Crying wolf: on hollow "unity" and the left's affinity with humiliated men

There is a story, told in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, of an American man who received ...
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Reflections on sexual freedom, feminism and growing up female

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Insisting that women are female isn't extreme – institutionalising medicalised, patriarchal ideals is

New Zealand's Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has begun running a "trans healthcare" pilot programme that will, in ...
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Fundamentalism, pseudoscience, romanticism, and scapegoats: some parallels of gender identity doctrine with Nazi eugenics

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Have some "intersectionality" with your Honey Bumbles: On Gavin Hubbard's theft of a Samoan victory

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Get your story straight on the bathroom debate

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Transadvocates – please look up the Nuremberg Code!

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Six survivors speak out about New Zealand's punishing "sex" industry

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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...
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"Where are the women?": An interview with Cynthia Enloe

I began to read feminist literature -- real, radical feminist literature -- around 2014, and found it transformative....

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

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man-Made World

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