Category Archives: Issue blogs

Of love and war: Marriage across the ‘colour line’ in the South Pacific

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Angela Wanhalla explores the emotional and legal complexities of marriages between South Pacific women and their American lovers during World War II. Mihipeka Edwards bore witness to the excitement and emotional turmoil generated by thousands of American … Continue reading

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Should women vote for women?

Feminists must continue to prioritise a gendered analyses of politics, Chilla Bulbeck demonstrates in her examination of the ‘gender gap’ in voting. Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States. Progressives take heart, however, at outpourings of unpopularity: … Continue reading

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“Peace on earth good will to people”: Holiday reflections on Ms. Magazine

VIDA Managing Editor Ana Stevenson reflects on how Ms. Magazine disrupted the masculinist language associated with the Christmas season in 1972. Following a highly successful first year of publication, Ms. Magazine circulated its first holiday edition in December 1972. A second-wave feminist magazine with remarkable longevity, … Continue reading

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Respectful relationships education? Lets start by teaching some herstory

Lawyer and activist Anna Kerr shares her thoughts on the necessity of making women’s history central to a feminist intervention into education in Australian schools. On July 21, 2016, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that “thousands of NSW school students will … Continue reading

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