Woolf identifies money and space as the two things that women have been denied, but both are a means to the same end: attention. Undivided attention is required for any great work to be made.
Neve Traynor reflects on Monday’s March4Justice in Canberra.
I regularly hear from men that their mothers are sacred. That they respect mothers and therefore respect women. That they would do anything to protect their mothers.
But women are victims of a kind of violence that happens regardless of their motherhood status, or anything else. This violence occurs because they are women – and because we have a big problem in this country with gender-based violence.
It’s not an extraordinary moment when I see a Covergirl #girlscan image on the Internet, or when a Dove #realbeauty advertisement bursts before my buffering Youtube video. But, I’ve always been sceptical of companies using feminism for profit.
Elizabeth often constructed herself as a man, stating; I may look like a woman, but really, I am as staunch, hard and robust as any king before me, and that is truly what matters.
Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are both self-confessed feminists. One has shamed women through her music. The other took her husband back after he cheated on her (also she got Solange to kick Jay in the elevator). So are these women giving feminism a bad name? Or is flawed feminism the norm and we should all accept it?
While some of my peers may argue that Beyoncé and Malala Yousafzi are the true faces of Fourth Wave Feminism, I’d argue that, actually, the true champions of today’s feminist movement are the viral cats of the internet.
On International Women’s Day 2018, we caught up with some members of the ANU Women’s Department to talk about intersectionality.
“The issue of emotional labour, and most notably women’s often unequal share of the load, has been hotly contested in recent times. Some describe it as one of the new frontiers of modern-day feminism, while others are sceptical and see it as overanalysing the situation or ascribing unnecessary blame.”
“‘Corporate Feminism’ or ‘Neoliberal Feminism’ are misnomers because the movements are fundamentally incompatible.”