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The Law Ain't Enough to Stop Cheaters from Prospering

The scripture debate is distracting us from the simple truth that all kids need to be taught ethics at school

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Ugly selfies are all about girls trusting other girls

*When girls meet feminism in a toxic culture of appearance, ugly selfies are the result *

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Divorce - Because you deserve it

I caught up with a girlfriend in New York recently. She gave me a rundown on the lives of those with whom we’d gone to school. “She’s divorced”, was a description attached to many, though I was struck by the implicit judgment that came with my friend’s sad face and sigh. As if divorce was evidence of a failure of character and proof of a life lived less well.

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Is Malcolm Turnbull the Next Lady MacBeth?

*The ambitions of men and women in politics are still treated differently. Look at Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop*

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How do you like your Eggs? Leslie talks to 3CR Breakfast about Egg Freezing

Leslie speaks to Mitch on 2CR’s morning show about how a young, healthy women’s decision to freeze her eggs is an understandable response to an imperfect world.

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"Baby Steps to be Welcomed": Leslie on Pope's Forgiveness of Women who Have Abortions

Leslie tells The World Today that while she doesn’t believe women who have abortions require forgiveness as they haven’t done anything wrong, the Pope’s decision to allow Priests to forgive Catholic women who have abortions in the Jubilees year, could be meaningful to some Catholic women. For that reason, it is to be welcomed.

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Leslie and Professor Peter Singer on ABC Radio's Nightlife

In the wake of The School of Life Melbourne and the NGV’s sold out conversation between Professor Peter Singer and Leslie, the two appear on the ABC to discuss Effective Altruism.

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The Time for Women is NOW

The campaign for gender equity needs bold ideas, powerful technology and the potent rage of a new generation

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Medical Refusal Rights: Why pregnant women have them, too

A pregnant Sydney woman died after refusing treatment that may have saved her unborn baby. It’s a distressing choice, but the alternative could be just as troubling

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Egg Freezing - Workplace Revolution or Throwing up the White Flag?

In the wake of Apple and Facebook’s decision to fund egg-freezing for female employees, Leslie urges men to pursue active fatherhood and help women catalyse the workplace revolution we have to have.

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