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    Editor's Note Ed Marchin’ On G’day and welcome to the March edition of Sheilas – the month in which we celebrate International Women’s Day, and when predictably some people ask… Read more →
    Horacek! Horacek-rooster Cock A Doodle Doo Sheilas’ resident cartoonist Judy Horacek delivers another incisive – one might say ‘clucking brilliant’ – piece of social commentary. This cartoon was originally published in… Read more →
    Polly Ticks Myth Busting Feminism This month, both Tony Abbott and Michaelia Cash - the PM and self-appointed Minister for Women and the WA Senator who is the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women - got tongues wagging over whether they identified as feminists. Writer Sarah Capper responds. Read more →
    News Wendy McCarthy AO Past Victories and Present Challenges In a keynote address at the 25th Anniversary of the Pamela Denoon Lecture Wendy McCarthy AO draws upon her many years of involvement in the women’s movement to reflect upon feminism and the advances, setbacks, and challenges that still lie ahead. Read more →
    News Georgie Proud - small headshot Justice for Lisa Following the conviction of Simon Gittany for the murder of Lisa Harnum, Georgie Proud examines the trial and some of the media attention it generated. Read more →
    A Bonza Sheila Clementine Ford A Bonza Clementine This month Sheilas Editor Sarah Capper talks with one of our favourite feminist rabble-rousers: writer, broadcaster and public speaker Clementine Ford. Read more →
    Keeping It Reel traute - small March in March This is a photograph taken by Traute Hodson at Sunday’s ‘March in March’ Melbourne, where 30,000 people turned out to express their objection towards the… Read more →
    First Person A wheelchair user boards a train in the Netherlands. Image via Spoorjan, Wikimedia Commons. Steep Ramps and Slow Progress In this month's First Person, Janny Ryan takes a hard look at the accessibility of Melbourne's public transport system for those with a disability, and shows how simple, fixable problems are posing almost insurmountable obstacles for some commuters. Read more →
    Culture Club Photo: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos via Wikimedia Commons. The Culture of Leadership Women in public leadership positions are still all too rare, and those that do crack the glass ceiling have more than their fair share of… Read more →