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Abby Alexander

Freelance columnist

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Ireland Just Criminalised Emotional Abuse. Here's Why Australia Should Too.

4 min read

This month, Ireland made history by making psychological abuse in intimate partner relationships a criminal act, putting it in the same class as physical and sexual abuse in domestic relationships.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

When A Magistrate Says An Alleged Rape Victim Has 'Buyer's Remorse', It's Dangerous

3 min read

Buyer's remorse is something suffered by people who spend a bucket-load on a new computer, only to walk past the shop window the next week and find it is now 20 percent off. It's not something suffered by women who are raped.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

AI Is Just As Biased As We Are, And The Implications Are Scary

4 min read

On Monday night, Q&A hosted a special episode for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Yesterday, Thanks To Ashleigh Raper, Australian Women Had A Small Win

2 min read

Yesterday, a female journalist from the ABC released a statement about the alleged behavior of NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

It's 2018, And NSW Is The Only State Where Abortion Is Illegal

4 min read

It's well past time Australia's most populous state comes into the modern century.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

How Not To Make A Foetal Mistake If You Don't Want To Raise A Family Anytime Soon

11 min read

Today is World Contraception Day. Yay!

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Pauline Hanson Was Right, It's More Than OK To Be White

4 min read

Last night, Pauline Hanson announced she'll be moving a motion in the Senate asking it to acknowledge: "It is okay to be white".

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The Government Can't Pick And Choose When Free Speech Suits Them

3 min read

Letting Milo Yiannopoulos in and not Chelsea Manning sends a strong -- and wrong -- message.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Feminism Must Not Be The Boss Of #MeToo

4 min read

We need to believe women in the #metoo movement, but we need to believe men as well.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Sex Workers Are Being Forgotten By The #metoo Movement

6 min read

“It happens in every industry. Sex work is no different.” – Mary*

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What Needs To Be Done To Get Equal Numbers Of Women In Politics

5 min read

Marian Wright Edelman once said, "you can't be what you can't see."

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Why We Need To Talk About Reproductive Coercion

7 min read

Birth control sabotage. Forced pregnancy and abortion. Emotional manipulation. Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence, stripping women of their bodily autonomy.