ACTION TODAY: Zoe’s Law has passed in the lower house of NSW Parliament

Feminists, it’s time to respond. Minutes ago, the Zoe’s Law amendment to the Crimes Act passed in the lower house of NSW Parliament. It’s time to show NSW parlimentarians what we think of their attack on our reproductive choice. Wear all black and to come to NSW parliament today, Thursday 21 Nov 2013 at 5:30pm … Continue reading

Why “Zoe’s Law” should not get through

Featured image shows four women standing on the street in protest outside a church, one is holding a sign saying ‘honk if you support a woman’s right to choose’. Christian Democratic Party MP Fred Nile has once again been trying to limit a women’s right to make choices about her own body. He’s going about … Continue reading

Personhood, Foetal Rights, and Fred Nile’s Sideswipe at Abortion

Featured image shows Fred Nile’s head photoshopped onto on a Ghostbusters-style image of a white ghost with a red slash through it. What Nile Proposes: On the 21 Feb 2013, Reverend Fred Nile introduced a bill into the Legislative Council of NSW. The full title of the bill is “Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013: … Continue reading

Rape Culture, Rape Prevention and Education

Thanks to our guest blogger Lucia for this week’s post. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, we still live in a society in which one in four women aged fourteen years and older have had at least one experience of sexual assault or sexual violence in their lifetime. The prevalence of sexual violence in … Continue reading

Destroying the joint for Reclaim the Night

By Gabe Kavanagh This Sunday will be Sydney’s turn for Reclaim the Night. The event starts and finishes at Hyde Park. The picnic kicks off at 4, speakers will be at 6.30 then we’ll start marching at 7. And you need to be there. You need to be there because 2012 has been a bad … Continue reading

Extremist activity: a feminist argues for religious discrimination laws in NSW

It may seem strange timing to argue for anti-discrimination laws to protect Muslims in NSW. The memory of Sydney’s Hyde Park protests lingers, and the debate is still going over how and why these violent clashes happened, what a response looks like. Now that the initial flames have cooled to red coals, I think this … Continue reading

F in the News: Feminist forces anti-abortion advocate into soft-shoe shuffle

On Saturday this Right to Life event took place. And, as we might have mentioned (we’re excited), feminists occupied it, glitterbombed it, spoke passionately over the top of it and threw a glittery ballet shoe at the key note speaker. But you don’t have to just hear it just from us…now you can read all about it … Continue reading

#Occupied: the NSW Right to Life Conference

On Saturday, this Right to Life event took place. Except that it didn’t, because feminists occupied it. Or, if you like, #destroyedthejoint. NSW Right to Life invited the lovely David Bereit (pronounced bee-rite) to speak at their conference dinner on Saturday night while he does a speaking ‘tour‘ of Australia. If you’ve followed any of … Continue reading

Dipping into the archives: F’s Zine

In 2010, the F Publications Collective designed and edited a zine showcasing the diverse creative works of Sydney women and woman-identifying folks. We think it’s pretty great and reckon you will too! It is personal. It is political. Enjoy! The zine is available as a pdf here: F Zine

On body hair, that trivial beast

Cross-posted at The Filing Cabinet. Recently I’ve been reading about body hair, on one of my favourite corners of the lady-internet, Already Pretty. I don’t shave at all most of the time. This habit formed sometime at university. During the second year of my arts degree at the University of Newcastle, despite my avowed feminism, … Continue reading