Sex & gender
Sohaila Abdulali: Consent and Power
‘We need to put responsibility where it lies, on men who violate women’ Sohaila Abdulali has written, ‘and on all of us who let them get away with it while we point accusing fingers at their victims.’
In 1980, Sohaila Abdulali was 17 years old and living in Mumbai. One night, while out for a walk with a friend, she…
More than Queer
Within the letters LGBTIQA+ are myriad meeting points between intersecting identities – race, ethnicity, disability, class and many more – which can be sites of pain and pride. Campaigns for rights and services can have broad, significant and often unheralded impacts on various sections of the community.
With same-sex marriage now legal in Australia, what are the most pressing issues…
In partnership with Archer magazine, we’re presenting a series of events throughout 2019 which will explore sexuality, gender and identity – with an emphasis on the lesser-heard perspectives for which the magazine is known.
The Next Big Thing
Sam George-Allen’s new book, Witches: What Women Do Together, is about formidable female collaborations. Kate Richards’s poetic debut novel, Fusion, tells the story of conjoined twins. Alice Robinson’s The Glad Shout explores motherhood and the struggles women face in difficult times, and Sophie Tegan Gardiner's piece is a work of fiction called 'Good Milk' from the most recent issue…
Take it From Me
Take it From Me returns in 2019, and is it any wonder? We have a 100% success rate of reversing dating disasters, uncrossing star-crossed lovers, rescuing hopeless cases and making everybody's wildest romantic dreams come true.
How does it work? Well, it works by a subtle and mysterious alchemy. First, you submit your anonymous romantic conundrum with our online form…
Carolin Emcke: How We Desire
‘There is as much difference between us and ourselves,’ writes Carolin Emcke ‘as between us and others’.
Carolin Emcke is a celebrated philosopher and journalist from Germany, whose remarkable career has included stints reporting from conflict zones for Der Spiegel and lecturing in political theory at Yale.
How We Desire is the first of Emcke’s books to be translated into…
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BHL on DSK
After former IMF chief and ex-presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape at the beginning of last week, the most public of France’s public intellectuals sprang to his aid. Writing in the Daily Beast, Bernard-Henri Lévy, or BHL as he’s known in France, condemned the presumption of guilt inferred in media coverage of the alleged rape of a hotel maid in New York…
Inspiration for Gay & Lesbian Speed-Daters
Will it be Christos Tsiolkas' Loaded or Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit? Or will it be something completely unrelated to GLBTI themes? Whatever it is, if you’re counting on attending the Wheeler Centre’s Literary Speed Dating for gay men and lesbians tonight and tomorrow night, you’ll be thinking about what book to bring along.
The Melbourne Library Service has published…
Thursday Choice Cuts
“Australians have a unique capacity to celebrate failure,” writes crime novelist Angela Savage in a piece on travelling, writing, Australia and the grandeur of failure published today on her blog. “I stumbled across a wonderful example of this during a recent visit to Red Cliffs in Victoria’s Mallee region. Red Cliffs’ main tourist attraction is Big Lizzie, the largest tractor ever built in Australia…
Drama Queens on Video
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Why is it that we see so few plays by Australian women on stage? Why is it that women are still so under-represented, despite the great strides made in recent decades by feminism? What responsibilities does the theatre have? How can female playwrights avoid the stain of tokenism and kid glove criticism?
In this video, Playwrights Patricia Cornelius and Van…
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