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‘Transphobic’ website puts Melbourne University academics at odds

‘Transphobic’ website puts Melbourne University academics at odds

Lecturer Holly Lawford-Smith has been accused of transphobia over a website in which women are encouraged to anonymously share tales of trans encounters.

  • by Karl Quinn

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The fantasy of ‘the one’ is dead, so how many great loves can we have?

The fantasy of ‘the one’ is dead, so how many great loves can we have?

The answer, according to relationship experts, depends heavily on your attachment style.

  • by Gary Nunn
Cathy McGowan: ‘Every day I wake up and think about refugees and our treatment of them’

Cathy McGowan: ‘Every day I wake up and think about refugees and our treatment of them’

The former independent federal MP discusses why she has given up on the Catholic Church, the government’s treatment of asylum seekers and why being a farmer is better than sex.

  • by Benjamin Law
Hate Valentine’s Day? Forget the roses, there’s a better way in 2021
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Marriage

Hate Valentine’s Day? Forget the roses, there’s a better way in 2021

Typically, I am a cynic who refuses to engage with commercial holidays, but I have a new appreciation for what it means to love and why it should be celebrated – in a fresh way.

  • by Thomas Mitchell
Why it’s time we debunk the myth of ‘the one’

Why it’s time we debunk the myth of ‘the one’

One well-known Harvard relationship researcher calculated that there are approximately 350,000 “the ones” in the world – people with whom you can fall in love and have a good relationship.

  • by George Blair-West and Jiveny Blair-West
Crazy Rich Asians’ Chris Pang: ‘Asian males have been desexualised in popular culture’

Crazy Rich Asians’ Chris Pang: ‘Asian males have been desexualised in popular culture’

The LA-based Australian actor discusses changing stereotypes around Asian males in film, coping with grief, and the inappropriate fan mail he receives.

  • by Benjamin Law
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The evolutionary stage of couple names: a Valentine’s Day dissertation
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Marriage

The evolutionary stage of couple names: a Valentine’s Day dissertation

If a couple starts calling each other “silly moo-moo tiger-twinky”, you can be sure they’ll split up and start calling each other names ending in “wit”.

  • by Danny Katz
‘Like foreplay’: To write a perfect love letter, you need to break a few rules

‘Like foreplay’: To write a perfect love letter, you need to break a few rules

On Valentine’s Day, nothing beats a personally written love letter. Follow our guide and bring back the romance this February 14.

  • by Rachelle Unreich
‘Bonkerton’? truth about Regency romance is far racier

‘Bonkerton’? truth about Regency romance is far racier

The truth of what went on across the era’s defining “coming out” balls is fruitier than Netflix and our history lessons have led us to believe.

  • by Nichi Hodgson
Dramatic Grindr encounter at a park adds chapter to Sydney’s gay history

Dramatic Grindr encounter at a park adds chapter to Sydney’s gay history

Green Park in Darlinghurst has been central to the city's gay life for decades. A new play, to be performed in the park, adds a chapter.

  • by Steve Dow
How not to be ‘that parent’ when teaching your kids about sex
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Parenting

How not to be ‘that parent’ when teaching your kids about sex

I screwed up, and now you don’t have to.

  • by Samantha Selinger-Morris