Target Australia Pulls GTA V Due To Depictions Of Violence Against Women

Citing customer concerns over "the game's depictions of violence against women", Target stores in Australia are no longer selling Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V. Update: Take-Two Interactive chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has issued a statement regarding Target's action. » 12/03/14 1:09pm 12/03/14 1:09pm

Newscaster Wore The Same Suit For A Year To Prove a Point about Sexism

It's obviously no secret that there is a huge gender gap (in general but also) in how we respond to what celebrities wear. Women's appearances are always subject to critique while men's wardrobes are hardly judged in comparison. One TV show host decided to test that double standard by wearing the same knock-off… » 11/15/14 1:00pm 11/15/14 1:00pm

Nutty Old Australian Government Memo: Don't Hire 'Spinsters'

Today in old-timey sexism (that wasn't actually all that long ago), we present this jaw-dropping 1963 memo from Australia, in which a faceless bureaucrat named A.R. Taysom lays out his extremely cogent and well-argued reasons why women shouldn't be allowed to serve as trade commissioners, sent to us by an eagle-eyed… » 11/07/14 5:10pm 11/07/14 5:10pm

GASP: Aussie Paper Dares to Question Kate Middleton's Style Icon Cred

Last week, Kate Middleton (or, if you must, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) was inducted into Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed Hall of Fame. This surprised absolutely no one. But lo, there comes a brave voice from the furthest reaches of the Commonwealth, daring to question the princess's fashion bona fides. » 8/11/14 5:40pm 8/11/14 5:40pm

A Piss Poor Justification for Publishing Kate Middleton's Butt Photos

Earlier this week, the German tabloid Bild attracted a great deal of criticism for publishing photos of Kate Middleton's skirt blowing up in the wind, revealing her "bare bottom," as the British papers have all referred to it. And now, an Australian newspaper has followed in Bild's ignominious footsteps — with the… » 5/28/14 11:10am 5/28/14 11:10am

These Creepy Photos Will Remind You How Monstrous Beauty Standards Are

In the glossy pages of Vogue, it's easy to see extreme beauty treatments as a kind of goofy lark. These photos by Australian artist Jessica Ledwich will remind you that, say, injecting fat into your lips or immobilizing your brow with botulinum toxin is actually quite disturbing if you really stop to ponder it. » 4/04/14 6:10pm 4/04/14 6:10pm

7-Year-Old Girl Writes To Scientists Asking Them To Make Her A Dragon

Australia's got its very own pint-sized Khaleesi in 7-year-old Sophie Lester of Queensland, who over Christmas wrote a letter to the national science agency CSIRO asking for a dragon of her own. Both the letter and the agency's response are so cute you're going to feel like passing out. » 1/08/14 6:01pm 1/08/14 6:01pm