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New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller’s proposal for an app that records consent reveals how willfully ignorant he and government MPs are about the institutionalised nature of sexual assault, writes Isaac Nellist.

Jackie Kriz writes that the #March4Justice movement needs to keep mobilising if it wants its demands to be met.

Pip Hinman reports on the huge #March4Justice protests, organised in 10 days, showing how angry women are about sexual violence and the way it continues to be excused, dismissed and normalised.

The #March4Justice rallies and marches across the country on March 14-15 are making a clear statement about the need to end sexual violence and rape in workplaces. Kerry Smith reports.

The upsurge in organising against sexual violence shows how far we have come but also how far we need to go, writes Pip Hinman.

The size — and composition — of the national vigils for comedian Eurydice Dixon on June 18 has given us some hope that with a growing awareness about violence against women we can achieve at least some of the measures we so desperately need.

Not since the community response to Jill Meagher’s murder in 2012 have so many people taken to the streets to demand that women have the right to live free of fear.

In a continuation of the rancid rape culture spewing from Australian university and high school campuses, a national grouping of young men identified with the Facebook page “Yeah the Boys”, which boasts half a million likes, is spitting chunks onto social media.

The page is receiving attention now because members of the group scheduled a “male-only” meet-up at Sydney's Coogee Beach. While the anonymous ‘Yeah the Boys’ page admins sought to distance themselves from the event, within hours thousands of the page’s followers had jumped behind it.

A boy is grabbed around the throat, his head is smashed against the ground twice and then a chair is thrown onto him by a security guard. Many people witnessed and reported the incident.
Every activist has at some point been told that activism is pointless today, that it achieves nothing and hasn’t since the ’70s. Others say that there’s no point to feminist activism in particular because we already have gender equality. A quick look at the issues feminists are struggling for, and the wins we’ve had recently, show that neither claim is true, nor are they likely to be for some time. 1. Zoe’s Law

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