As an asexual activist and a sexual assault survivor-advocate, my personal interest in the curriculum lies in its guidelines on Sex Education. What are teenagers and pre-teens being taught about asexuality, as well as other queer* identities?
The historical narratives that we are typically fed in educational and mainstream spaces often prioritise white history and white culture. Where is the ‘other’ side of history?
The nervous stranger, observed by 280 eyes, shuffles her feet uncomfortably and begins. “So… let’s talk about sex,” she mumbles.
“Whilst scholarships within educational institutions have existed for over nearly 50 years, there is still an overwhelming feeling that these programs are often ignorant to the Indigenous experience and leave behind those unable to ‘adapt’.” An interview about the intricacies of scholarships offered to First Nations people, featuring Teela Reid.
“Popular culture would have you believe that to study science, let alone physics, you must possess a specific set of character traits. For the most part, these stereotypes mean the ideal prospective science student is anti-social, computer-like and nerdish beyond comprehension.”
In this interview, Edwina sits down with, well, herself, to reflect on things, life and the universe.
“In the tale of the Man in the Moon, we see evidence of the deeply-rooted prejudice held against women in the field of astronomy.”
I could never have imagined that I would date a person with a completely different cultural experience to me.
Sexual harassment, assault and misogyny are not shocking for me as they are for Professor Schmidt.
“I loved being able to tell people: ‘I’m going to study law at the Australian National University.’”