Part 2: Let me count the ways, it sucks to be XX and not XY

This piece was written for International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Josephine Renee (she/her) 23 QLD My dad sent me an ABC video, Companies with the biggest gender pay gaps revealed. For the first time in Australian history, the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equity Agency published the gender and wages of businesses with more than 100…

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Part 1: Let me count the ways, it sucks to be XX and not XY

This piece was written for International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Josephine Renee (she/her) 23 QLD Abortions cost $500. For those who menstruate you will spend roughly $10,000 on period care products throughout your life. $11,000 on the Pill. The oral contraceptive pill is only 63 years old and there is no definitive research on…

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“Girl Math” or “Girl Economic Irresponsibility”?

This piece was written for International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Riley (she/her) 20 USA Every March, women worldwide are celebrated for their achievements, hard work, or strength. Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month after centuries of women and their contributions being overshadowed, relegated to the sidelines, or omitted altogether. For one month, the…

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Gender Equality at Work: Gen Z

Our Creative Residents share their thoughts in response to International Women’s Day 2024. Is your workplace committed to embracing gender equality? This International Women’s Day is focussed on the fight for gender equality in economic participation. A study has shown that women’s participation in the workplace had increased to 62%. Join our Creative Residents, Caitlin (she/her),…

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Lot One

Our Creative Residents share their thoughts in response to International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   The following poetry and artwork may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: Count Her In

Every year, 8 March marks a pivotal moment in our ongoing mission for gender equality. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is “Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.” It’s a rallying cry for women’s economic empowerment. We invite you to share your unfiltered thoughts on why investing in women is crucial and how…

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