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Editor's Agenda - Global gender gap report finds Australia's gone backwards

Editor's Agenda - Global gender gap report finds Australia's gone backwards | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Australia has a lot to learn when it comes to closing the gender gap.
We could start by taking a look at what's going on in the Nordic region and even in our own backyard in New Zealand and the Philippines. According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, Australia is not even in the top 20 when it comes to closing the gap between men and women. We're ranked 25 on the list, a dubious honour when you consider that Australia's actually gone backwards. We were 15 in 2006 when the report was first undertaken, 23 in 2011 and 2010, 20 in 2009, 21 in 2008 and 17 in 2007.

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India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’ | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Leslee Udwin spent two years making a documentary on the horrific rape and killing of young medical student Jyoti Singh. And it asks, has the attack really spurred a sea change for gender equality in India?
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Allow me to explain why we don't need words like 'mansplain'

Allow me to explain why we don't need words like 'mansplain' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The man-shaming portmanteau undermines feminism’s message of equality
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"The Liberals' bullying of Gillian Triggs has no place in modern Australia."

"The Liberals' bullying of Gillian Triggs has no place in modern Australia." | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Senator Penny Wong on Liberal senators' attack on the Human Rights Commission president.
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Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of

Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this Supreme Court's liberal hero, but her work sits on the shoulders of Dr. Pauli Murray
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Inside The Fight Against Sexism On The Oscars Red Carpet

Inside The Fight Against Sexism On The Oscars Red Carpet | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Talking to the women behind the Ask Her More campaign.
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Society would flourish under female rule » IQ2Oz

Society would flourish under female rule » IQ2Oz | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Might the world be a better place if women had real power in shaping its future? Prominent feminists, like Germaine Greer, believe that the world will gain little if women assume power only to rule as men have ruled for millennia. Rather, she argues, all will benefit (men included) in a world in which women have a transformative effect on our world - not only in terms of righting an historic injustice (important as that is) but also by rebalancing the ethical wheel of history - for the benefit of us all. But is this so? Would a world ruled by women be any better than a world ruled by men?

 
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Should we really reclaim the word 'slut'?

Should we really reclaim the word 'slut'? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Can we truly take back a word that remind women they are literal dumping grounds for the world’s garbage?
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12 Amazing Women Who Had Perfect Responses to Sexist Questions

12 Amazing Women Who Had Perfect Responses to Sexist Questions | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

In January, Clooney continued her reign of IDGAF-style badassery during an appearance in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, where she was representing Armenia. When a reporter asked the celebrated barrister not about the case but rather about what she was wearing, she had the perfect response: "I'm wearing Ede & Ravenscroft." 

You know, legal dress robes — like any other lawyer.

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Ask a North Korean: are women treated equally in your society?

Ask a North Korean: are women treated equally in your society? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In an ongoing series, NK News poses a reader’s question to a North Korean defector. This week’s is about gender equality – or the lack thereof
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Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women

Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The V-Day Movement aims to fight unfair laws that abuse and discriminate against women. In Malta, for example, a man can abduct a woman and get away with it if he marries her.
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4 Reasons Why Feminism Is for Men — All About Women — Medium

4 Reasons Why Feminism Is for Men - All About Women - Medium
It may seem obvious. Or may seem like a contradiction. But hear me out.
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Roxane Gay: There is a pushback against the rise of women

Roxane Gay: There is a pushback against the rise of women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"It’s a fear that if women rise any further, what will happen to men?"
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‘We record all the killing of women by men. You see a pattern’

‘We record all the killing of women by men. You see a pattern’ | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A campaign group hopes to prompt the government to take action to stem the rise of violence against women by keeping a database of every woman who is killed by a man
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Why the boys club in parliament can't handle smart women

Why the boys club in parliament can't handle smart women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The rank sexism that has seeped out of Parliament House this week is a strong reminder of exactly what women are up against in this country.
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Why more men should fight for women’s rights | Owen Jones

Why more men should fight for women’s rights | Owen Jones | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
To end the harm inflicted by aggressive masculinity men must embrace feminism – without stealing it
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Bully boys in politics simply can't handle smart women

Bully boys in politics simply can't handle smart women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Sexism in parliament is standard behaviour in a society that fiercely upholds its right to reserve positions of power for men.
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In most areas, Australian women are getting a much worse deal than men

In most areas, Australian women are getting a much worse deal than men | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Australian Bureau of Statistics six-monthly compendium of gender indicators reveals a nation in which women are paid less for the work they do
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Patricia Arquette Calls For Wage Equality During The Oscars

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The Boyhood star took time out of her acceptance speech to call for gender equality during the national broadcast.
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Too Young to Marry

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“What marriage does to the kids is it really destroys their future, it destroys their hopes, it just turns them into something they are not supposed to be,” Ntaiya says. “I wanted to see a different future for them, [and] school was the place I could achieve that.”

 
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Rosie Batty launches anti-domestic violence app for young women

Rosie Batty launches anti-domestic violence app for young women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
iMatter app designed to help women understand the warning signs of abusive and controlling relationships
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What sort of country would subject Gillian Triggs to this vitriol? Australia

What sort of country would subject Gillian Triggs to this vitriol? Australia | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Are we the only nation in the world that would resort to personal attacks on the president of our independent human rights body as a political strategy?
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The Politics of Sia’s Face

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Though it’s increasingly rare in this voyeuristic age to find women musicians capable of maintaining any sense of privacy, it remains to be seen if Sia’s back-turning actually encourages us to question our own media consumption or if it simply increases our desire to see what she looks like behind the wig.

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