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…. Read more »
From Queensland to Victoria: Take on the anti-abortion zealots!
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… Read more »
Afghan women fend off misogynist law
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…. Read more »
Right to choose: In Victoria, lesbians and all women win historic rights. Now we must defend them.
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… Read more »
Save Childcare: Make it free, under community and worker control!
Commentators have pondered how the world’s biggest childcare company, ABC Learning Centres, could collapse so spectacularly. They should be asking: “Why is childcare treated like a business?” Last August, when… Read more »
Radical Women conference drafts action plan to fan global feminist revolt
In early October, Melbourne members of Radical Women, Alison Thorne and myself, set out for San Francisco to attend RW’s 41st anniversary conference, The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism. Fifty… Read more »
Palestinian Women Warriors
Palestinian working women must be courageous just to survive, and those who have joined the resistance struggle are heroes. In 1967, the Israeli army seized control of the West Bank… Read more »
Reclaim the F Word with Radical Women!
The F Word: How we learned to swear by feminism by Jane Caro and Catherine Fox is a lovingly crafted testimonial about the benefits of feminism. Caro and Fox are… Read more »
Radical Women talks to young queer activist, Siann Fox
Siann Fox is a 17-year-old queer rights activist from the LaTrobe Valley, about 130 kilometres from Melbourne. She says that growing up in rural Victoria is what propelled her into… Read more »
Australia’s first woman Governor-General: Make her the last!
In April, Prime Minister Rudd named Quentin Bryce as the first woman to hold the position of Governor-General in its 107-year existence. The constitutional powers of the G-G are to… Read more »