In Bed with Fred

Premier Barry O’Farrell is in bed with Fred Nile to attack reproductive rights. Premier Barry O’Farrell is supporting a proposed law that threatens our reproductive rights. The bill, known as Zoe’s Law, was originally written by Fred Nile, the same man who opposes marriage equality and IVF for same sex couples. This law, if passed, … Continue reading

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

RU4it? Reproductive rights and access

The F Collection is a blog project by F that highlights a feminist or women’s rights campaign, group or issue every Monday (and sometimes, when we’ve been busy, a little later in the week!). Read on. In keeping with the pro-choice theme of the last few weeks, this post is about abortion in Australia. Not the … Continue reading

Thou shalt not mess with my reproductive rights

That protest we invited you to – did you make it? If you didn’t, here’s what you missed! If you did, here’s a selection of photos to remember it by. They’re beauties, all taken and provided by the excellent Kate Ausburn, of coal seam gas reporting fame. You can check out her full set here. … 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

Bring out your placards: Urgent pro-choice protest TOMORROW MORNING

Protest against extreme right to lifer David Bereit Tomorrow 3 September 7.30am SHARP at Notre Dame University, the corner of Abercrombie and Broadway, Sydney. Facebook event here. Image source F supplies the leaflets, you bring your home made placard and glitter bombs and shiny self! NSW Right to Life has invited this American guy called … Continue reading

Fuck yeah feminist reading group: review

The F Collection is taking this Monday off, but we’ve got something else exciting for you: Today’s post is from an f member who came along to our recent reading group. Enjoy her first foray on the blog, and stay tuned for future reading group adventures and the return of the F Collection next Monday! … Continue reading

Get WAACed: Women’s Abortion Action Campaign

The F Collection is a blog project by F that highlights a feminist or women’s rights campaign, group or issue every Monday. Read on! Abortion is still covered by the Crimes Act in New South Wales and can carry a sentence of up to ten years. How can this be, when we have legal access … Continue reading