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‘Historic law’: France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

‘Historic law’: France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction. 

  • by Matthieu Protard

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Yes Philip Roth was morally flawed, but his work was also liberating
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Yes Philip Roth was morally flawed, but his work was also liberating

Portnoy’s Complaint spoke to me in a way other Jewish novels did not because it dared to ventilate the pathologies tormenting the postwar Jewish psyche.

  • by Julie Szego
Pakistan PM Imran Khan accused of blaming women’s dress for rape

Pakistan PM Imran Khan accused of blaming women’s dress for rape

Pakistani rights groups are criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan after he claimed that wearing traditional Islamic veil will protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation.

  • by Kathy Gannon
Republican Gaetz denies ‘false’ sex allegations, won’t resign

Republican Gaetz denies ‘false’ sex allegations, won’t resign

The 38-year-old Trump ally from Florida is under scrutiny over whether he had sex with underage girls and violated federal sex trafficking laws.

  • by Alan Fram
‘I really very much enjoyed being Sharon Stone. But I’m enjoying being myself more’

‘I really very much enjoyed being Sharon Stone. But I’m enjoying being myself more’

The screen siren opens the door on sexist directors, near-death experiences and dark family secrets.

  • by Jane Cadzow
Former Labor MP Kate Ellis unloads on party insiders

Former Labor MP Kate Ellis unloads on party insiders

A book on the treatment of women in politics penned by former Labor sport minister Kate Ellis is bound to make an uncomfortable read for some of her former colleagues.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
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How one case helped shape workplace sexual harassment lawsuits

How one case helped shape workplace sexual harassment lawsuits

Workplace sexual harassment trials are still relatively rare in Australia, and the vast majority of cases are settled outside of court.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Women formerly of politics extend campaign to force change

Women formerly of politics extend campaign to force change

Kate Jenkins will be a getting a lot of feedback as she probes workplace culture issues in Parliament.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Behaviour in Parliament House shames democracy
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Behaviour in Parliament House shames democracy

Age readers on the latest sexual misconduct claims out of Canberra, the flooding across eastern Australia, the delayed vaccine rollout, Australia’s policy on China and Victoria’s new consent education program.

Barrister the next casualty in anti-Porter hate train

Barrister the next casualty in anti-Porter hate train

Forget her status as an inner-city lefty. Sue Chrysanthou has been hit with hate mail for taking on Christian Porter as a client.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
A woman won a landmark MeToo case in China. Why is winning so hard?
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A woman won a landmark MeToo case in China. Why is winning so hard?

A rare legal win in China has offered hope to other who’ve been harassed that China’s laws targeting sexual harassment are growing sharper teeth.

  • by Darius Longarino