Yes, Peter V’landys, I seek attention – to get action on stopping rape and domestic violence

Peter V’landys, the chair of the Australian Rugby League Commission, went on record last week to emphasise his firm commitment...

Rape is not a ‘women’s issue’. It’s a men’s issue

I taught both my children about consent when they were still at daycare. I explained that sometimes they would be...

Why every organisation needs ‘ethical bystanders’

Why every organisation needs ‘ethical bystanders’ To make the modern workplace safer, we need to encourage employees to take on...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time for reflection on how far we’ve come but what is still left to do....

The sexual harassment started at law school in Sydney. It was a taste of what was to come

Most women I’ve stayed close to from my graduating class have horror stories about men they worked with ‘My cohort...

Children interrupting Zoom meetings could be the reboot corporate culture needed

Until coronavirus, the invisible labour we all do at home was absent from our workplaces The other day I was...

Here’s an idea: why don’t we get girls to talk to boys about their fears and desires

In 2014, I sat around a table with a group of 15-17 year old boys from a single-sex private school...

College boys and sexual consent: there’s still a long way to go

As a young law student in the 1980s, I was sitting in a lecture theatre waiting for our lecturer to...

Enough with the moral panic over smartphones. The kids are all right

A recent article in the Atlantic brings parents of teenagers fresh alarming news about the deleterious effects of smart phones...

The reality is more nuanced than NRL players being blokey boofheads

As someone who has worked with the NRL as a gender adviser for over a decade the question I am...

Australia still has a long way to go when it comes to sexism

The Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act came into being in 1984. It is worth reflecting on that because over 30 years...

Next time you have a meeting dominated by men, consider how it is affecting homelessness

There’s a wonderful New Yorker cartoon that shows a woman seated at a conference table with five men. The man...