Reclaim the Night

From Reclaim the Night’s Facebook Event: It is that time again. Let’s take back the streets. Three-quarters of all women killed in NSW die at the hands of their loved ones. NSW Police deal with about 370 instances of domestic and family violence a day. Domestic violence has reached its highest level in 15 years … Continue reading

Popular demons? On single motherhood

Words and photos by Natalie Duggan, Single Parents Action Group (link to facebook group). I am a single mother. I was married and pregnant with our second child when my marriage failed, plunging my two children and I into a nightmare that has endured for years. Our emotional distress was quickly overshadowed by housing problems. … Continue reading

Cuts in the parliament, cuts in the press

Cross-posted from Barrycutscommunitybleeds, a new campaign blog about cuts to community services in NSW, supported by F. Check it out and please share. *** In parliament this week it was budget estimates, where Ministers and department heads answer questions about their department budgets and activities. I went to the session on Community Services and Women. … Continue reading

Barrycutscommunitybleeds: Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre

Cross-posted from Barrycutscommunitybleeds, a new campaign blog about cuts to community services in NSW, supported by F. Check it out and please share. By Shirley Kent, Co-ordinator, LWRC Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre is a small agency in the middle of one of Liverpool’s most disadvantaged areas. For 28 years the service has provided support, programs, … Continue reading

3Rs – Rights, Roadblocks, Resilience: A challenge to ageism

Action needs to be taken to ensure older women are consulted about key policy decisions that affect their lives. A forum to be held at NSW Parliament House in August will look at ways to empower women and ensure they are getting a say in these decisions. The recent appointment of the Hon. Susan Ryan AO as … Continue reading

Don’t make me use my feminist voice!

They have two things in common: a belief in gender equality and a desire to change the world. The rules are simple: play nice, feminism is not a monolithic concept and disagreements will happen. Welcome to ERA’s Young Women’s Advisory Body and their rockin’ website Settle Petal. The Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) set up the … Continue reading

Scarlet Alliance: sex workers are feminists too

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! Sex work: it’s work, and deserves the same protection as other jobs in Australia. That’s the message of Scarlet Alliance, the peak Australian sex worker organisation. They’re hosting a screening of … Continue reading

Flavours of feminism: Skepchick and Queereka

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! This is a guest post by Bip, F Collective member, scientist extraordinaire and writer at Queereka. One of the greatest gifts modern feminism has received, I believe, has been the power … 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

F for Feminist: The F Collective

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!  By Corina Backhouse Featured photo by Alex Wisser Radical ideas often brew in kitchens. Teacups start convening on bench tops in clusters; collectively organising to occupy. We talk and talk and … Continue reading