The question of pre-natal tests for Down syndrome

Words by Amelia van der Rijt We all remember the story of baby Gammy, born with Down syndrome to a surrogate mother and then allegedly...

Marxism OR Catholicism

WORDS | Jordan Heckendorf On Thursday 16 October at Macquarie University,  I attended a lecture entitled “Pope Francis versus Capitalism: Where does Marxism end and...

Short Story: Letters To The Republic

    WORDS | The Ant   My Dearest Grierson, Salutations to you and your ilk, away in the toils of Chibyula. I can scarcely imagine the terrors that lurk...

VOTES “DELETED” in Student Election

Today, as the polls were closing on student elections, the university emailed the student body to inform them that their votes have been "deleted". Angela...

Wallumatta: Rediscovering The City Of Ryde

WORDS | Claire Catacouzinos At the beginning of every Grapeshot magazine, we humbly acknowledge the Darug Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on...

Going Green Isn’t Black And White

WORDS | Emma Vlatko After almost a decade since former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, called climate change the “greatest moral challenge of our time,” the issues...

I Don’t

WORDS | Saartje Tack Equality VS Lunch The fight for marriage equality is on. It’s simple. Either you’re for, or you’re a homophobe. I was painfully...

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

WORDS | Manisha Josephraja How do I get over my FOMO? I'm always afraid of turning down invitations even if I'm tired or not up...

Captain’s Call: Tony Abbott’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme

WORDS by Anna Glen Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s controversial $5.5 billion Paid Parental Leave Scheme (PPLS) has been put on the backburner, with the legislation...

It’s time (for reform)

WORDS | Sarah Basford Australia has been dealing with the contentious issue of electoral reform for some time now. With the controversies of past elections...

Features

Diving off the Fertility Cliff

Words || Eleanor Taylor What is common knowledge about fertility now? If you have a uterus,...

Perfect, Pretty and Poised: The Hidden yet Visible World of the...

Words || Aylish Dowsett Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Attractiveness is...

Preach Nasty

Words || Anonymous Let me chronicle my experience as a woman for you. I grew up...

Exploring the Artifice of Influencers

Words || Shinae Taylor “Is this caption okay?” It’s the summer of 2017 and I’m sitting...

The Balancing Act of a Brown Feminist

Words ||Sara Choudhry Almost anyone who calls themselves a feminist in the year of Miss Rona 2020 is familiar...