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Dear Patriarchy: Watch Out. Yours sincerely, Women of 2018.

I’m calling it early; 2018 is the year of the woman. Only days in and we’ve already seen a tremendous display of solidarity, bravery, strength and inspiration from leading feminist figures. In case you missed it, this year’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony was a lot more politically charged than usual. Oprah delivered a powerful speech on the gender and racial discrimination rampant in the industry. Natalie Portman called out the lack of female representation in the nominees for best director. And a majority of the women attending the event wore...

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Feminism: more than sartorial statements

Academics Sarah Casey, Zora Simic and Juliet Watson explore the complex world of fashion and feminism asking — what does it mean to be a feminist? And how do we translate our aesthetic into real action?

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Jessica Rowe: ’20 years ago I wasn’t “permitted” to read the main news story or do interviews.’

Wednesday 16 Nov You may know her as one of Australia’s best-loved TV journalists. Or as one of Australia’s leading mental health advocates. Either way, there’s no doubting Jessica Rowe’s tireless work ethic and passion for social justice. She is a patron for the Mental Health Council of Australia, Mum4Mum; an ambassador for Beyondblue; an ambassador for Welcome To Australia (an organisation assisting refugee families in Australia) and Camp Kookaburra and…the list goes on! In her recent memoir, Is this my beautiful life?Rowe wrote with disarming honesty about her own mental...

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Comedy Queen Judith Lucy will be Performing at Breakthrough!

Tues 8 Nov Drum-roll please….not only can you hear Judith Lucy’s take on male dominated industries in the #NotAllMen breakout session (looking at you, Australian comedy scene), but she will also be delivering a comedy set in the Melbourne Town Hall on Friday 25 November. Lucy has been part of the stand-up comedy arena for over 20 years and has been described as “painfully honest, sharply observed and with a joke rate second to none”. She has sold out countless theatrical runs in Australia and has taken her shows to Montreal, Edinburgh and...

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