The backlash from men is a good sign

When I voice my opinion online, men often draw the same, repeated conclusions over me. I’m told I’m bitter and hate men. I’m jealous of beautiful women, and am ugly, fat, with excessive body hair, tattoos, blue hair and piercings. No man wants me for sex, nor a relationship. …


If only there’d been some way to prevent Katie Hopkins from endangering others

Who knew a white person with loud, hateful opinions of minority groups could be a danger to others? Many of us did. But it came as a shock to the Australian government and Channel Seven. Katie Hopkins, the English columnist and right-wing celebrity, is finally going to be deported from…


Apart from adding to the trauma of victims everywhere

In my childhood, Bill Cosby was a wonderful father to me. No, I don’t need to provide a DNA test to prove this. Obviously, he isn’t my biological dad. But for my generation (gen-x), he was the world’s TV father. Since I was a toddler, I devoured Fat Albert and…


Won’t someone consider men’s feelings in this?

Victoria’s secret model

Times are tough for men today. They’ve discovered Victoria’s Secret is changing the way they do things. For one, there’ll be no more ‘angel’ models wearing wings on the catwalk. To add insult to injury, they’ve created the VS Collective; a group of seven women to act as advisors to…


The trial encouraging pharmacists to ‘counsel’ women seeking emergency contraception

Women dressed in white bonnets and red robes as hand maids from The Handmaid’s Tale

Imagine you’ve had unprotected sex. You’re trying to access the morning-after pill. Or you’re in the early stage of pregnancy and have chosen to take the abortion pill. …


Or is that asking too much?

Three approaches will save the world from COVID-19:

  • everyone taking steps to prevent spread of the disease, via hygiene practices, and quarantine and mask-wearing where needed.
  • Worldwide vaccination of the majority.
  • Compassion; looking out for each other.

That last one, compassion? Yeah, we need more people to jump on that…


By author: Sharon Hurley Hall

Sharon Hurley Hall, an anti-racism writer, is the author of Exploring Shadeism. As a white feminist, I’m aware of feminism’s history of excluding black women’s experience from our activism. …


Let’s knock virginity firmly off its pedestal

Society has a strange attitude towards virginity, huh? We broach this in mainstream media through a hetero-normative lens. Our broad definition of virginity’s end is via penis in vagina (PIV) sex.

We treat sex as a milestone; the maker of women and men, when in reality we need to reach…


Is ageing honestly the worst thing that can happen to a woman?

Let’s dissect the cautionary tale delivered to young women about ‘hitting the wall;’ a horror story of love, rejection, fear, revenge, and wrinkles. The ‘wall’ is a new term; the concept is centuries old.

Society teaches women to fear the passage of time. One day, they warn young women, you…


An inanimate object doesn’t hold that power

When I resided in Sydney years ago, I had Muslim next-door neighbors; a father and his 15-year-old daughter. Both acted polite, quiet and affable towards me. The daughter didn’t wear a hijab and dressed like any white Aussie teen. In a chat with the father outside our front doors, he…

Sharon Alger

I’m an Aussie mother, carer, dog-lover and feminist. I write about feminism, humor, opinion pieces, and whatever else I feel like.

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