In case you were in any doubt about feminism’s relevance, here are a few recent events that show why feminism is still very much needed:
- Gay and lesbian relationships are still not considered equal under Australia law. Go here and here for information about upcoming campaigns about same-sex marriage.
- Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, who in previous years aired his anti-abortion stance, has this week suggested women shouldn’t have sex before marriage and he’s not really sold on the whole idea of contraception. Thanks Tony, please keep your personal and religious opinions to yourself, ta very much.
- A man in the US on trial for murdering a doctor who performed abortions, defends himself by arguing that he was saving lives of unborn babies.