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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. ...
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Feminists must think radically to reject sex self-identification laws

Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense ...
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Transgenderism: the latest phase of disaster capitalism

Believers in the shock doctrine are convinced that only a great rupture – a flood, a war, a ...
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Conquest: on the inseparability of militarism and prostitution

As long as men have gone to war, they have kidnapped women and children for sexual slavery. According ...
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The creation of patriarchy: How did it happen?

I began with the conviction, shared by most feminist thinkers, that patriarchy as a system is historical: it ...
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Censored piece: Jeez, Louise – may we have our own thoughts, please?

This piece starts with an explanatory note and story about the article to follow. The article itself - ...
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Pride, police, politicians, pundits and prison abolitionists: What's going on?

To say the least, there are echoes of the Emperor’s new clothes in our annual Pride Parades. Since ...
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The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis Is Still the West’s War on Brown Children

This article was first published in Salient, September 27, 2015. * The current refugee crisis has many times...

University's Games

  In March this year, Victoria University (VUW) launched its new student ‘hub’ complex in Kelburn; the following...

New Zealand’s Literacy Gap: A Call to Action for Student Teachers

First published on The Aotearoa Project, April 29, 2015. * "… no school system can claim to be...

Sex and the city's magazine

First published as a letter to the editor in FishHead's April 2015 issue. * Dear FishHead Magazine, I...

Ngataki School, 1930-70

  Published in Education Review, September 2013 When Alan Simpson started his post as headmaster of Ngataki School in 1952,...

Education: Beeby’s, Tomorrow’s and Today’s

  Published in Education Review, September, 2013 “The government’s agenda is becoming chillingly clear” reported Education Aotearoa in Winter 2011. Charter schools,...

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

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man-Made World

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