Online threats are not free speech

Online threats are not free speech

This abuse, it must be stressed, is not a matter of free speech. It is a matter of public safety and law. Threats of death, rape or other physical harm are illegal online, just as they are offline. Likewise, it is against the law to encourage a person to harm themselves.

A Feminist Honour In The Name of Edna Ryan

A Feminist Honour In The Name of Edna Ryan

On Friday I was honoured to be the recipient of an Edna Ryan award for making a significant contribution to feminist debate across a number of issues, for speaking out for women and children including those in war zones and in poor and developing societies and inspiring others to challenge the status quo.

Girls Will Be Boys

Girls Will Be Boys

I recently had the great pleasure of shooting with the talented photographer Lauren Horwood. In keeping with the traditions of the vintage and retro scene I enjoy, we did some ultra-feminine pin up styles on our first shoot. This time I wanted to keep it retro, but to go for something a little different.

2014 Wrap Up

2014 Wrap Up

Between parenthood, study at the University of Sydney, completing the course work for my doctorate, and launching my tenth book, I was pretty remiss on blog updates this year. Here’s some of what I was up to:

The Fictional Woman launches at SWF

The Fictional Woman launches at SWF

My first non-fiction book, The Fictional Woman, was launched last month at the Sydney Writers’ Festival and has since become a #1 non-fiction best-seller. At the launch, guests were invited to share the fictions that have followed them through their lives.