Rape in the News: better, but not there yet

Content note for rape and sexual assault. So Brisbane doesn’t seen to be a very nice place if you’re a woman at the moment. Yesterday, my housemate showed me a QLD Police announcement that a man had been arrested for rape in a park near Roma St. My heart went out to the female victim … More Rape in the News: better, but not there yet

On Race, Gender and the Recent Brisbane Murders

Content note for violence against women and people of colour. Last week, a young woman was murdered in Brisbane. Police managed to identify her as an international student from France called Sophie Collumbet. She was brutally beaten by her attacker, probably while on her way home. In recent times, three other international students were also … More On Race, Gender and the Recent Brisbane Murders

Looking to the Past

This past week UQ has been celebrating 40 years of Women’s Studies as a field of study. There was a lovely seminar on Thursday featuring women who had set up, taught and studies women’s studies there, from the very beginning as well as very recently. It was lovely to see so many people together who … More Looking to the Past