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Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Whose Beautiful Mullet Got Him Kicked Out Of Bar

Oh Australia, what were you thinking? A bar in Perth in the Land of the Criminals kicked a guy out for having a mullet haircut. A bouncer at Print Hall’s…

Julie Gerstein | October 11, 2012 - 11:40 am

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

I love any time activism is infused with joy. That’s why I’m loving these Australians who held a pro-choice flash mob where they all danced on the streets of Melbourne…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Australia Enacts Paid Parental Leave For Dads, Gay Couples

In America, we don’t have even have nationwide paid maternal leave. We just have the Family And Medical Leave Act, which ensures three months of unpaid job-protected leave for a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2012 - 9:40 am

Check Out The Awesome Street Style In Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s Fashion Week is on right now, but what’s happening on the streets is just as interesting as the catwalk. Maybe it’s because Australia’s a bit more isolated from the…

Julie Gerstein | May 3, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Be My Boyfriends: The Guys Who Stole A Penguin From Sea World

You guys like animals, I love animals. You guys like getting drunk, I like getting drunk. It seems like we’d get along. After all, it’s not every day that three…

Julie Gerstein | April 23, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Style Stealer: Aussie Megan Washington’s Lacy Look

Meghan Washington is an Australian musician who performs under the moniker Washington. For some reason, she was at the premiere of the new Aussie flick, “Wish You Were Here” last…

Julie Gerstein | March 24, 2012 - 11:00 am

5 Things You Should Know About Lucas Pittaway, The New Breakout Star Of “The Snowtown Murders”

The first thing you’ll notice about 19-year-0ld Lucas Pittaway is his striking resemblance to fellow Aussie Heath Ledger. But aside from his Ledger-esque curly locks and good looks, Pittaway’s got…

Julie Gerstein | March 2, 2012 - 11:00 am

18 Incredible Vintage Women’s Mugshots

We often joke that Australia is a country of criminals, so it’s fascinating to see a little snapshot from the country’s actual criminal past. The New South Wales Police Department…

Julie Gerstein | February 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: We Made A Long-Distance Relationship Work From 10,000 Miles Away

I was finishing college when I met my husband, Jason*, a carefree, polite Australian with dreamy blue eyes and shaggy brown hair who was on an extended working holiday. The…

| September 20, 2011 - 1:00 pm

IKEA Sydney Creates “Man Cave” For Men Who Cannot Handle Furniture Shopping

Foosball, cricket, video games and hot dogs — it’s just another afternoon at Sydney IKEA’s new “man cave,” where weary husbands and boyfriends can unload while the womenfolk…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 10:40 am

Sexspresso And Rock Hard Coffees May Contain Viagra, Health Authorities Warn

Coffees with sexual enhancement properties do come with some, um, perks. But Australian health officials say to put the java down. Food Standards Australia New Zealand said the coffee brands…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2011 - 5:40 pm