Feminism, Philanthropy and Gina Rinehart (and other high-profile women)

The question brewing into a small cyclone in the feminist sphere at the moment is the question of whether Gina Rinehart is a feminist – prompted by Alecia Simmonds’ piece over at Daily Life. How can Rinehart possibly be a feminist, I hear everyone ask? She’s ‘obscenely’ rich, she’s mean, she hasn’t got a philanthropic … More Feminism, Philanthropy and Gina Rinehart (and other high-profile women)

The Ambition Gap

Recently I attended my sister’s high school graduation. As each of my sister’s classmates were walking up to get their certificates, the presenter told the audience what each of them wanted to become after finishing school. One of the things that struck me was the difference in career choices between the girls and the boys. … More The Ambition Gap

Boxes and Boxes: why bother with orientation at all?

One of the things that often comes up in conversations about sexuality is that people don’t see why sexual orientation and identity has to be that big a deal in people’s lives. It’s an idea that frustrates me a bit, because most of the time that sort of comment will come from someone who actually … More Boxes and Boxes: why bother with orientation at all?