UQWC’s Reply to ‘Fabulous Feminism’ in Semper Floreat

UQWC’s Reply to ‘Fabulous Feminism’ in Semper Floreat. Over at my university’s student magazine, it seems that people think feminism is about swinging those Chanel totes and denigrating women who don’t dress to be attractive to men. In the Women’s Collective, we beg to differ. Check out the wonderful reply the Collective put together!

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)

My Feminist Wishlist

This month, The News With Nipples has been asking for submissions on ‘the future’ for the 55th edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival. So I thought I’d write something on what I want to see in the future, for feminism. And life in general. Obviously, writing a complete list of things that could be … More My Feminist Wishlist

Exams and Linkspams

See what I did there? It rhymes! I’ve been reading some really great posts lately, in between exam revision, so I thought I’d share some of the ones that stood out for me. I really empathised with this post by Unladylike Musings on rude men and rape culture. I do almost everything to avoid drawing … More Exams and Linkspams

Bluestocking Week: Glass Ceilings and Gender Inequality in the University

I’m hoping to be back to regular posting in a short time. Until then, here’s a speech I wrote for Bluestocking Week at the University of Queensland. Enjoy!   University has been my dream ever since I decided, as a twelve year old, that there must be something more to education than year seven. Bored … More Bluestocking Week: Glass Ceilings and Gender Inequality in the University

Gender and Masterchef

I’ve been thinking about the gender politics of professional cooking lately, having spent a few weeks at home with my family and watching Masterchef with them. From a sample of two weeks’ worth of Masterchef episodes (plus a few backdated ones), it struck me that while the contestants seemed to be quite fairly balanced between … More Gender and Masterchef

50th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

Welcome to the 50th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! Fifty editions is quite a milestone, though with the unclear status of the last few months, I’m not really sure if it is the fiftieth edition after all. But that does not matter, because I have a wonderful collection of submissions for the month … More 50th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival