Radical Women Supplement
Summer/Autumn 2010
Twice last year, the streets of Melbourne were filled with a stunning spectacle of rainbow colours, placards and people calling out for the right of same-sex couples to marry. Both massive protests on August 1 and November 28 were organised by Equal...
Summer/Autumn 2010
Copenhagen is now associated with a dirty deal on climate change concocted by big business and compliant governments. But 100 years ago, in 1910, Copenhagen hosted a different gathering with a very different outcome. In the city's Folkets hus (The...
Summer/Autumn 2010
Last November, New York-based civil rights and criminal defence attorney Lynne Stewart was sent to prison. Stewart had been convicted in 2005 of providing support to "terrorist" Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, whom the court had appointed her to defend. He...
Summer/Autumn 2010
As a socialist feminist, I often think about what this means. There is much in my everyday experience that points out the need to change the position of women in our capitalist society. There's everything to get pissed off about: the job, the bills...
Winter/Spring 2009
On April 16, 2009 a 19-year-old woman was charged under Queensland's Criminal Code for procuring her own abortion. Her 21-year-old partner was charged for importing Mifipristone (RU486), a drug widely used in 35 other countries to induce a...
Winter/Spring 2009
On March 31 this year, the war in Afghanistan took a gruesome turn when a new law placed women of the Shia minority under the absolute control of their husbands. A woman was forbidden to refuse her husband’s demands for sex, leave the house without...
Winter/Spring 2009
August 16, 2006: Seven young women from New Jersey are attacked on a night out on the town in Greenwich Village, a traditionally safe place for young working class people and the queer community. They are minding their own business until they’re...
Winter/Spring 2009
Earlier this year, the Australian media began to report on horrors endured by the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. We watched military forces invading the tiny northeastern “safety zone,” where hundreds of thousands of Tamils had been trapped and...
Winter/Spring 2009
Yvette Holt — 38-year-old descendant of the Bidjara and Wakaman nations of Queensland, mother, lesbian, ex-postal worker, educator, traveller — is a strong advocate for justice and a powerful poet. Anonymous Premonition (2008), her first compilation...
Summer/Autumn 2009
2008 ended with a stunning double victory for reproductive justice in Victoria: the decriminalisation of abortion and access to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for lesbians and single women. Both took years of unflinching organising. Up...