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The Handmaid’s Tale is a relatively accurate depiction of modern sexual relationships – just not in the way you think

Last week the TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale was released on SBS. In doing so the show has revilatised Margaret Atwood’s classic 1985 novel, being considered in many ways a prescient story to tell in our current political climate. I’ve watched the first four episode of The Handmaid’s Tale so far, and am thoroughly […]

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Ohio introduces bill to ban abortion if down syndrome is the reason. This is wrong.

New legislation introduced into the US state of Ohio would ban abortion if the reason is a child having down syndrome. This sort of legislation has become part and parcel with the debate around genetic research. From discussions about down syndrome to gender and sexuality many fear genetic pre-natal research will result in women aborting […]

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Abbott is not the one we should be attacking on paid parental leave

Yesterday was an interesting day of political drama, wasn’t it? It all began with a conservative MP from Sydney’s north. After rumoured internal rumblings, MP Alex Hawke finally broke ranks, arguing that the Coalition should drop it’s policy on paid parental leave. Actually, the drama probably began well before then. It started with a well-financed, and […]