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Taking it to the streets: Occupy or be damned

Occupy Wall Street began some months ago as a movement to reclaim for the public the symbol of capitalism. In the wake of two economic collapses in three years, questions are being asked about the efficacy and sustainability of the … Continue reading

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IWD: plus ça change …

Today is International Women’s Day. The 100th International Women’s Day, to be precise, celebrating a century of women’s advancement in society; and to be sure, we have come a long way since 1911. As a feminist I should be proudly … Continue reading

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Why I oppose male suffrage

The facts, on their own, look good: Australia was the first country in the world where women could both vote and stand for parliamentary elections; 44% of the leaders of Australian governments are women. Look a little deeper however, and … Continue reading

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Women in politics: almost equal?

With the election, early this week, of Lara Giddings as Tasmanian Premier on the retirement of David Bartlett, Australia now has four women as heads of Australian governments. Four women leaders, all ALP, out of nine governments is a statistic … Continue reading

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