Youth and feminist activism: questions and challenges

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Feminism is back, re-embraced in particular by young women, and is increasingly moving into mainstream popular culture. Akane Kanai says this opens some difficult but fascinating questions that contemporary feminist activists must address.

Creating a culture where violence against women is no longer excused or joked about

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Domestic violence has been brought to the forefront of community consciousness and the silence has been broken.  Yet, many women and their children live in fear, where the real terror that impacts their lives is not an external force but one within the walls of their home. Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, talks about a campaign aiming to stop domestic violence.

“Part time gay”: Bisexual young women putting the “B” in LGBT

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Although gay and lesbian issues are coming to be recognised in Australian culture, bisexuality remains largely obscured. Ruby Grant says we need to better understand what safe sex means to young people and how they negotiate this in order to improve approaches to sexual healthcare that is inclusive of sexual difference.

The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth

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… swears Leicester Warburton. Here he explains how he developed a fondness for dental appointments.

Australia needs a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities

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We, as a nation, must review our attitudes and actions that enable and reinforce the abuse, neglect and violence against disabled people. Cheryl McDonnell says we need the power of a Royal Commission to review what has happened in the past, how it happened, and to understand what must be done to ensure the end of the abuse.

Energy intake, health outcomes and expenditure

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According to the OECD, two in three Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Terenzio Gaetan asks you to take part in a study that looks at how food consumption, physical activity and compensatory beliefs are intertwined within our minds.