Tag Archives: gender equality

WHY DO MEN ONLY RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER MAN?

January 13, 2017

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I’ve seen it before, experienced it before, and you probably have too. “If you don’t have a boyfriend, why aren’t you interested in me?” or my personal favourite, “It’s not like you have a kid or a mortgage with the guy”. This ‘guy’ is actually a made-up being I’ve mentally constructed in the torturous ten […]

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HOW THE STRONG FEMALE LEAD CAN BE STRONGER

January 13, 2017

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The ‘Strong Female Lead’ has now become a genre in its own right. And it should be. It’s about time we enjoy the joys and spoils of writing, directing, and portraying female protagonists. The genre comprises of any film or TV show that has at least one or more female protagonists who are given significant […]

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ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE R-E-S-P-E-C-T

January 13, 2017

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  Want to hear something surprising? The definition of self-respect is: “Pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity.” I see four key words here: pride, confidence, honour and dignity. I ask you, how could you possibly look at a young woman and decide that the clothes which […]

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IS EMMA WATSON THE MOST IMPORTANT FEMINIST OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

August 29, 2016

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Emma Watson, who is best known for playing Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, is arguably one of the most well-known women on the planet. One of her most defining moments in the past few years was her HeForShe speech given after she was named a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. The speech called […]

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WHY I WANT MY FUTURE CHILDREN TO BEAR MY NAME

June 14, 2016

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  Think that sexism is a thing of the past in Australia? Okay, picture this: a man and a woman are in a relationship and opt for the woman’s surname as their shared family name, also deciding that their children will be given her surname. If this sounds strange to you, it’s because it is. […]

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2016 BANYULE YOUTH SUMMIT

May 23, 2016

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High school students often find themselves stuck in an ‘in-between’ stage of life. On one hand, you’re forming political and social opinions every day—through the information you’re learning at school, online and in your social circles. But you’re still too young to vote in elections, and have your opinions and views heard loud and clear […]

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FINDING MY FEMINISM

January 13, 2016

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I was 14-years-old when I first heard about feminism. One of my friends begun talking about it, and I began to become more and more interested. I knew that on some level, I had always agreed with feminism; I had always thought that men and women should be treated equally (hadn’t everyone?). I was just […]

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THE UPRISING OF SLUT SHAMING

May 6, 2015

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As I scroll down my Facebook newsfeed, like many, I am bombarded with idiotic posts, links, photos and comments. But lately there has been an emerging trend that has caught my eye, this trend involves accusing females of being “side-hoes” and people finding it entertaining in sharing a girl’s naked photo which she has sent […]

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