Kathy Lette on Breaking Through: 75 Years of Women in Parliament


  On the same day, at the very same moment, that the leadership spill was going down, I was just a hop, skip and a jump away at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House. Instead of checking #libspill every five minutes, I was instead pleasantly distracted from the downfall of our nation by a woman strewn across the desk in the Prime Minister’s Suite. That woman was Kathy Lette, our new Minister for Feminism and Fun. There may not be a real ministry for feminism or fun, but if there was, and there most certainly should… Continue Reading

The Leiden Guide to Feminism


  ‘…when young women move into the world and they realise… “Why am I being treated differently?” and they start to blame themselves because they don’t understand that they are part of a historic pattern…which is…working a little bit against them.’ – Emma Watson [for Buzzfeed, March 2017]   The other day a friend of mine came across a term that she didn’t fully understand: intersectional feminism. She realised she should probably know what that was so she asked me to help her learn about this. I am by no means the world’s feminist guru, however, I am fascinated by… Continue Reading

February 2018 – 1


  Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days. Seeing as we have been taking a break for the month of January, our first ever news round up is a big one.   Fashion Business of Fashion The Power and Problems of Protest Dressing Alexandra Schulman 12/1/18 ‘From the French Revolution’s tricolour cockades to the all-black outfits worn for the 2018 Golden Globes, the history of change is filled with clothes. Will the international fashion weeks take part?’ Read More   The New York Times… Continue Reading