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Brisbane Roe v Wade rally: fight back against religious right

Pro-choice abortion rights activists will rally in Brisbane tonight. The protest follows news that 5 US Supreme Court justices intend to overturn the landmark ruling Roe v Wade. But women and activists worldwide are fighting back. More details here:  6 pm Friday, May 6, Brisbane Square: Solidarity speakout: Defend Roe Vs Wade, Abortion Rights Everywhere! …

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Eloise Monaghan sells Honey Birdette to Playboy for $443m

Playboy last week spent $443,000,000 to buy lingerie and sex toy company Honey Birdette. Eloise Monaghan and then-girlfriend Janelle Barboza founded the label in Brisbane in 2006. Eloise Monaghan said the inspiration for the brand came from her first-ever visit to a Brisbane sex store. Out shopping for a hen’s party gift, she encountered a …

gender inequality

OPINION: Marriage Has Changed Throughout History But Gender Inequalities Remain

By Michelle Brady, University of Queensland and Belinda Hewitt, University of Melbourne One year ago, Australians were asked “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. The answer was a resounding “yes” – more than 60% of those who expressed a view backed marriage equality. The anniversary of this historic moment offers …

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Liverpool Plastered With ‘Women Don’t Have Penises’ Stickers

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has vowed to remove anti-transgender stickers which have been plastered throughout the city. Dozens of the pink stickers – with the words “Women don’t have penises” have been placed on Anthony Gormley’s famous cast iron sculptures. The group behind the stunt, Liverpool ReSisters, is unhappy about the right of transgender people …

same-sex attracted women

Same-Sex Attracted Women Avoiding Treatment For Alcohol Problems: Study

Same-sex attracted women have higher alcohol and mental health problem rates than heterosexual women but many do not access treatment, a new Australian study has found. The University of Melbourne-led study of 521 same-sex attracted women found that 70 per cent of those aged 18-25 reported problematic alcohol use that exceeded national guidelines, but only …