Dear Hooplarians, It is with sadness that co-founder of The Hoopla, Jane Waterhouse and I tell you that this will be the last daily edition of The Hoopla.
Hey "females"! Did you miss the memo on how not to get yourself killed? JANE GILMORE has the guide to personal safety. Too long for a fridge magnet. But handy, nevertheless.
When the Australian Women's Weekly interviewed Margie Abbott - this wasn't the cover line we expected. TRACEY SPICER says one of our most powerful women deserves better.
Almost five decades of feminism and everything old is new again. WENDY HARMER rejoices in young women re-discovering what she knew, way back then. (Sob!)
Atheist, Gay, Hindu, Muslim and want to get married? Not so fast in Oklahoma, where a bizarre new law show just how bigoted and hateful conservative Christians have become.
Should you take your kids out of school for family holidays? School principals are unimpressed, but WENDY HARMER, daughter of a teacher, is a very naughty mother.
The Syrian conflict is four years old, 200,000 people have died, cities are reduced to rubble, and the cost is in the billions. This photo essay reminds us of the slow death of a nation.
Yes it's a single cucumber wrapped in plastic as if it's somehow contagious. Time we told the supermarket chains we're sick of their excessive packaging. One West Australian shopper is leading the way. Hooray!
Popular ABC Newcastle1233 broadcaster CAROL DUNCAN made a living telling other people's stories. Four months after funding cuts slashed her job, she tells her own story...
WENDY HARMER was paid less than the boy next to her at her first job... she never forgot. And 40 years after equal pay became law Elizabeth Broderick is still on the case...
This is Glenn McGrath, an Australian sporting hero - one of the best cricketers this nation has ever produced. He shoots African wildlife, because... why? MRS WOOG takes to the pitch.
When we think of family violence, we often forget the elderly who also suffer from shocking abuse. Is it time we took the issue of elder abuse more seriously?
Two politicians with image problems.Two makeovers in the press this weekend. Are you buying it? There's a room of spin doctors, somewhere, hoping that you are.
Should Gina Rinehart have tried to make cuts in the dramatised story of her life on Channel 9 last night? STEVE MOLKS and WENDY HARMER disagree on this one. What about you?
If you want to gush over 50 Shades of Grey? Go for it ladies. Or don't. You don't need anyone's permission to enjoy sex, at last, says PHYLLIS FOUNDIS
As the execution of Andrew Chan and Muyran Sukumaran enters its final stage of inevitability, Australian artist and friend, Ben Quilty, tells of his leaving.
No decency or dignity. Conduct unbecoming of a Prime Minister - that's how Tony Abbott ended his week after promising he was a reformed character.
Yoo hoo, lovers! Saturday is St. Valentine's Day. So what to do? Ignore/celebrate/forget? WENDY HARMER weighs the options for true romantics everywhere.
When actress Uma Thurman stepped out looking "different" it was another judgement day for women. We have to stop this madness says KERRI SACKVILLE.
It's not often that domestic violence against Aboriginal women is spoken of in Parliament House, Canberra, says KELLY BRIGGS. For government MPs to walk out was a disgrace.