Dear ‘Ban the Burqa’ advocates

Before you argue that Islam represses women, consider the way that vitriol towards the religion has often found expression in attacks against Muslim women. Gendered violence and sexual inequality are ongoing issues in the wider Australian community, as well.

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Zoe’s Law proponents caught out by ICAC

Written by Liz Barrett. Anti-abortion Zoe’s Law is back on the table in NSW. This bill will import the concept of foetal personhood to New South Wales from the anti-choice American Right. Foetal personhood laws seek to take control of women’s bodies and reproductive rights. This criminalises, institutionalises and strips women of their liberty and the … Continue reading

Write a letter to defend your right to choose

Stop Zoe’s Law  F Collective is still working on the campaign to stop Zoe’s Law. Zoe’s Law is currently in Bill form, pending a vote in the upper house of the NSW Parliament. You can read in depth about the bill here, but in short: if this Bill passes it could compromise the quality of health … Continue reading

Act and Defend Our Reproductive Rights in NSW!

No to Foetal Personhood in NSW

The Abortion war is a struggle over the fundamental role of women in society.  Do we see women as fully formed independent human beings with the right to control their lives and their bodies or are they merely incubators? It cannot be repeated often enough, where foetal rights exist independent of the women that carry … Continue reading

“This is the beginning of the fight, not the end.”

On Thursday, the lower house of NSW Parliament passed the foetal personhood law. The F Collective organised an action outside Parliament House, in which NSW voters gathered to voice their anger about this Bill, given that the Bill lays a foundation for all sorts of attacks on women’s reproductive rights.   Some photos of the … 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

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

Take Action: tell Barry O’Farrell to vote NO on Zoe’s Law this Thursday

This Thursday the Liberal Party of NSW will try to push through “Zoe’s Law“. F has previously posted about this anti-choice bill. It’s time to take action. We’re asking feminists across NSW to call the Premier’s office to let him know you don’t support this law, and ask him to vote against it. We’ve got some … Continue reading

Feminist Voices – The Edna Ryan Awards

The Edna Ryan Awards for feminist achievement were held on the 18th October 2013.  You can see a list of the recipients here, including our very own Shirley Kent. The Awards recognise feminist achievements in Arts, Community Activism, Education, Leadership, Media/Communication, Mentoring, Sport and The Grand Stirrer Award. Congratulations to all the award winners and we … Continue reading

TODAY 9:30 Rally at Parliament House!

So, the two groups who have been coordinating a loud response to the proposed “Zoe’s Law 2” Crimes Act Amendment are the NSW Greens and the Our Bodies, Our Choices coalition. Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi, who has voiced her opposition to the proposed amendment, has put out a call; there will be a rally … Continue reading