Words with women doing it their own way.
For women, ageing comes with many complications. Megan Whelan speaks to three women who have done it – gracefully or otherwise.
Manal al Sharif is an outlaw. Her crime; driving as a woman in Saudi Arabia. In 2011 she organised protests to support women's rights to drive and was arrested for getting behind the wheel.
Sheila Nevins doesn't do sugar-coating. After a lifetime of telling other people's stories as the President of HBO Documentary, she's ready to get personal and tell her own.
Men are bold, women are loud. Men are confident, women are bossy. It's an enduring double standard and it's time to look closer at it, says the author of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman.
What happened to grey hair? Why are women over 60 only ever seen in erectile dysfunction commercials? Kim Hill talks with four women about 'Ageing and Agency at Wellington's City Gallery.
Contemporary feminism has lost its way, says writer Jessa Crispin. She tells Kim Hill the divide between the rhetoric of the movement and the real-life experience of women is only getting bigger.
Comedian and sex worker Lucy Roche uses comedy to break down stereotypes. Wellington-based Roche was voted best new talent in the Raw Comedy Quest last year.
When self-described ‘bad feminist’ Roxane Gay joked about the ways she was ‘doing feminism wrong', she ended up striking a chord with women all over the world.
Writer and feminist Lindy West says there’s power in reclaiming words that are intended to hurt, which is why she prefers being called fat to being called big.
Carol Shand has been working for and with victims of sexual assault and child sexual abuse and in the fields of women's health and sexual health medicine for more than 40 years.