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The Troll Slayer

Mary Bear, Cambridge classicist, takes on her sexist detractors. Article by Rebecca Mead of The New Yorker.

'Where are the feminists?': Peter Dutton insults women...because Keysar Trad insulted women

Gender Institute member Dr Skye Saunders has published an article in the Sydney Morning Herald examining Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's claims that feminists are 'hypocrites' for not immediately criticising comments from the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils' president, Keysar Trad.

Australian Feminist Studies virtual special issue to coincide with Gender Institute symposium

A virtual special issue of Australian Feminist Studies, edited by Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott, has been produced to coincide with the ANU Gender Institute Symposium, ‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s revolutions in gender and sexuality in the 1970s’

How women historians smashed the glass ceiling

In an article for The Conversation, Anne Rees (Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow, University of Sydney), reflects on the increasing numbers of women historians

Even famous female economists get no respect

The achievements and expertise of prominent female economists are often downplayed, writes Justin Wolfers.

DFAT Secretary Frances Adamson: smart choice and a radical reform

On 20th July 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull named Frances Adamson as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's new secretary, the first woman to hold the post.

Women’s representation and gender gaps in political participation: do time and success matter in a cross-national perspective?

Dr Katrine Beauregard, a lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, has published an article on women’s representation and gender gaps in political participation.

Gender and sexuality in Asia today

The latest issue of East Asia Forum Quarterly brings together prominent scholars of gender studies from various countries and disciplines to explore the diversity and complexity of issues of gender and sexuality in contemporary Asia.

The importance women and girls in sports

A web resource published on provides a brief of the history of women and girls in sport.


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