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Balancing Acts

Edited by Justin Wolfers with Erin Riley.

A collection of non-fiction pieces from more than 20 contributors that explores women’s range of experiences with sport and sporting culture in Australia.

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From the Outer

Edited by Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes.

A celebration of our great game, From​ the Outer brings together 30 personal stories about Aussie Rules from unexpected voices: those who are female, Indigenous or gay; those with a disability, a foreign accent or even – perhaps most dubious of all – literary leanings.

Selected Articles

Ninja Warrior is extremely fun to watch — but is it fair?
The Guardian — July 2017
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I moved to the ‘Burbs to escape city rent. This is what it’s like
Sydney Morning Herald — June 2017
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The one thing that finally got my baby sleeping through the night
Kidspot — May 2017
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Why this former sports star will never let his kids follow in his footsteps
Kidspot — March 2017
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On International Women’s Day, why do we ignore mothers?
ABC Online — March 2017
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When it comes to motherhood, women just can’t win. Ask Gladys Berejiklian
Daily Life — January 2017
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AFL Women’s League may threaten, not bolster, diversity
Eureeka Street — September 2016
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There is no defense for failing to pay players in the AFL’s Women’s competition a living wage
Daily Life — August 2016
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In-home child care industry in desperate need of oversight
SBS The Feed — August 2016
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SBS closes women’s sport website
Crikey — August 2016
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We’ve come a long way, but female athletes are still being objectified
SBS Zela — July 2016
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Fighting back: Women in combat sports
SBS Zela — July 2016
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Five common misconceptions about weightlifting
SBS Zela — July 2016
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What does it mean to be a ‘marketable’ athlete
SBS Zela — July 2016
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When will our society properly recognise the labour of pregnancy
Daily Life — June 2016
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Eddie McGuire and Caroline Wilson: equality has never been about accepting abuse
Daily Life — June 2016
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Male AFL Players should fight for fair pay for women
SBS Zela — June 2016
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Facing an unexpected pregnancy when it may be now or never
Daily Life — May 2016
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We will rock you: a handy guide to the sport of bouldering
SBS Zela — May 2016
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Access to education and entry-level employment is making class mobility a disappearing dream
SBS The Feed — May 2016
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Is a dedicated channel the next step for Women’s Sport?
SBS Zela — May 2016
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Sexist commentator says sexist thing, denies being sexist
SBS Zela — May 2016
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What the debate about Triple J’s Hottest 100 misses about privilege
The Guardian — January 2016
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Chris Gayle, Mel McLaughlin and why we fight
Sydney Morning Herald — January 2016
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Selection of earlier writing

 

Naomi Wolf misses the point about vocal fry. It’s just another excuse not to listen to women in The Guardian.

 

Sexism in sport excludes women from on of Australia’s most important cultural products in The Guardian.

 

No, I won’t twirl: what Eugenie Bouchard should have said in The Guardian.

 

Kurtley Beale’s Di Patston texts show women face a struggle in sport in The Guardian

 

I found out the hard way why footy is still a man’s world in The Guardian

 

AFL has a problem with racism, sexism and homophobia on Fairfax online.