keywords: Feminism

  • RELIGION

    Historical tensions visit women and the Church

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 18 June 2009
    13 Comments

    Many women religious fear the Vatican visitation of female religious congregations will take a negative attitude to feminist aspirations and to the changes brought about by Vatican II. They can find historical grounds for this fear.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    The nun and the burqa

    • Bronwyn Lay
    • 02 December 2008
    20 Comments

    When Germaine Greer savaged Michelle Obama's dress, I sighed. The 'beauty' market is a challenge to feminism. In France, two extremes of fashion ideology — burqas and plastic-surgery 'mannequins' — line up to buy bread.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A Gen X view of Obama as fiction

    • Bronwyn Lay
    • 06 November 2008
    6 Comments

    If you see some Generation X’s out there in the street, smiling like drunk cats, forgive them their madness - it’s been a long time coming. We are letting our inner lives blend with the polis. We know it might all be fiction but like fiction; it makes us feel less alone inside.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    'Best' essays merit book title's reckless superlative

    • Alexandra Coghlan
    • 13 December 2007

    The recurrence of the ‘big' issues of politics, religion, and sexuality in Best Australian Essays 2007 is predictable enough. But the essays become more interesting when we see particular trends, such as surveillance and the individual's right to privacy, emerge in each.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Church and Public Debate

    • John Warhurst
    • 12 September 2007
    1 Comment

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Worth a fatwa?

    • Peter Pierce & Catherine Pierce
    • 02 July 2006

    Has Michel Houellebecq earned the criticism that has come his way?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    First impressions

    • Moira Rayner
    • 12 June 2006

    Moira Rayner reviews Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Living History.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Emily Millane, Beth Doherty, Chloe Wilson and Godfrey Moase
    • 07 June 2006

    Orwell’s Australia: From Cold War to Culture Wars | A Woman of Independence | The Man Who Knew Too Much

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Letter from a Chinese restaurant

    • Michael McGirr
    • 22 May 2006

    Michael McGirr farewells Alistair Cooke.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How far have you come, baby?

    • Sara Dowse
    • 14 May 2006

    Despite some gains, no one can really question that, as a group, women have been and still are discriminated against by the mere fact of being women.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tell us a story

    • Jack Waterford
    • 08 May 2006

    When Labor marched to defeat in 2001, it is thought that more than half of the paid-up members of the party voted for the Greens.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Deep down under

    • Peter Pierce
    • 25 April 2006

    Peter Pierce salutes Joy Damousi, author of Freud in the Antipodes: A cultural history of psychoanalysis in Australia.

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