• woman aceh gang raped

    Voices from Afghanistan: “I am trying to be optimistic about the future.”

              By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Women are at the front line in protecting women’s human rights in Afghanistan. They are teachers, doctors, journalists, activists and politicians. Many have been killed or threatened because of their work to protect women’s rights, while some have fled the country. They face intimidation and attacks; some are [read more]

  • neighbours

    The Australian TV show that’s tackling bulimia to promote eating disorder awareness.

          By MAMAMIA TEAM Unless you’re in your teens, it’s probably been a while since you last tuned into Neighbours. But now there’s a new reason to watch: Australia’s longest-running drama is taking on some issues many of us can relate to – negative body image and eating disorders. Imogen Willis played by [read more]

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    Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

              1. Over 200 Australian women are in the process of pursuing a class action against a major provider of the contraceptive pill. The women have approached legal firm, Tindall Gask Bentley, in the hope of pursuing an action against Bayer, the manufacturer of contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin, claiming that the [read more]

  • earth-mother

    A conversation between two Smug-Mums.

    ‘Yep. She also poos on command. Tilda, poo for Mummy. Poo for Mummy… She did it before.’
    ‘Are you using disposable nappies?’
    ‘No!’
    ‘Neither. Ours are cloth. They’re amazing! They’re made from some special fabric… I think it’s teflon. Yeah, it’s teflon. You?’
    ‘We’re using discarded waste products sourced from landfill.’

  • fail

    “I’ll do it,” he told me. “But only if you get your tits out.”

            By NATALIA HAWK I am well aware that nothing good happens after 2am. This is why I am not generally a stay-out-past-2am kind of person. But I was on holiday in New Zealand last week, and it was my friend’s birthday, and I’d had two Redbulls, and so we decided to [read more]

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    The beauty products you need to stop using, as of right now.

      By MELISSA DEDRICK I know a bit about beauty. I’m no Zoe Foster but after working behind a beauty counter at a major department store, I know a thing or two. First of all, yes. I understand that walking onto the beauty floor of a large department store can be intimidating. There are ladies [read more]

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    Political stir-fry: 9 things happening on the campaign trail.

      By MAMAMIA NEWS Oh boy, where to begin? 1. The Liberal party really, REALLY dislikes the Greens.   On Wednesday Opposition Leader Tony Abbott announced that he had made a “captain’s call” to give the Labor party – i.e. his sworn, mortal enemy – preferences in the upcoming federal election, over the Greens. In [read more]

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    This video will be the reason you never text and drive again.

    BY MAMAMIA TEAM Xzavier was eight years old when he was hit by a driver who was sending a text. He is now paralyzed from the diaphragm down. Chandler hit and killed three children when he ran his car into a family who were travelling on the road in front of him. Debbie was placed [read more]

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    Mockumentary Episode 5: Tension in the Mamamia Office.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM We are all pretty close here in the Mamamia office. And by close, we mean literally, we sit very close to each other. Most of the time it’s great – it means we can brainstorm and throw ideas around as they come to us. (And simultaneously watch the latest video of a [read more]

  • She drunk drove to get her son to the hospital. Is that okay?

    Friday’s news in under 2 minutes.

        1. Is there ever an excuse for drink driving? Forty-seven-year-old mother Jane Hatch has explained to the NT News that she has had her faith in police shattered after she was recently convicted of drink driving, and lost her licence for six months. But the reason she was drink driving? Her son suffered a [read more]

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    That 70′s Show star dies in rehab

            1. Lisa Robin Kelly, star of hit comedy series That 70′s Show, has died. The actress, who played Eric Foreman’s older sister Laurie on the show, passed away in her sleep at a rehab centre on Wednesday. She was 43. Kelly had been struggling with addiction problems for the last few [read more]

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    Mamamia’s Best and Worst: What’s happening in your world?

    By ROSIE WATERLAND Welcome to Best and Worst! This is the fab little corner of Mamamia where you can let it all hang out and talk about whatever’s on your mind. I haven’t hosted in a while but I’m sure this goes without saying: there will be GIFs. So, need someone to kick things off? [read more]

  • Alannah Hill

    Bad news for red lippie floral-frock wearers everywhere.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM Alannah Hill – the founder and designer of the brand that bears her name – is stepping away from, er, Alannah Hill. She founded the clothing line over 18 years ago. She is one of Australia’s most successful designers, and known for her girly, colourful aesthetic. Alannah Hill [read more]

  • rachael

    What is it about this selfie that’s making me uncomfortable?

    By ALISSA WARREN Yesterday, former Miss Australia, Rachael Finch posted a very pregnant nearly-nude selfie. In her undies. In her bedroom.  And it’s really got me and my own bump in a bother. You see, we’re due around the same time, Rachael and I, and I’d say this is where our similarities end: But already, [read more]

  • In the aftermath of this fiasco, Cleo have decided to do this.

    Memo to Mark Latham: shut up

            By ROSIE WATERLAND Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, thinks liberal candidate Fiona Scott is hot. Former ALP leader, Mark Latham thinks she is ugly. This morning I woke up knowing nothing about Fiona Scott except that one man thinks she’s sexy and one man thinks she’s not. And that made me furious. [read more]

  • Today, we're challenging every woman to go makeup free.

    96% of women around the world can’t call themselves this…

              By MERISSA MATTHEW Surely there’s something wrong when only 4% of women around the world can call themselves beautiful. These statistics were revealed during the Dove campaign for Real Beauty, first started in 2004. It’s not difficult to be shocked by these statistics. However, if I were to be completely [read more]

  • Premature ejaculation thumb

    “30 seconds. That’s all I get.”

              By ANONYMOUS 30 seconds. That’s all I get. Sometimes maybe a minute if I’m lucky. That’s how long it takes for my husband to reach orgasm. Then we’re done. It wasn’t always like this. We had a really healthy sex life for the first two years of our relationship. It [read more]

  • feel like a kid again

    The one thing I knew that saved my child’s life.

      By JOSEFA PETE It was a day like any other day. It was July, a few years ago now. We had just celebrated AJ’s third birthday and PJ had turned one. I was at home with both boys. PJ had settled down for his afternoon nap upstairs. Peace and quiet settled over the house, [read more]

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    The 10 date rule.

            By MIA FREEDMAN I was talking to a newly married girlfriend this week and she told me about her 10 Date Rule. No sex for 10 dates. At first, I thought she said ‘days’ and I thought that sounded quite strict. But dates? That could mean 10 weeks! Which is kind [read more]

  • Ferrett Steinmetz

    Dear Daughter: I hope you have awesome sex.

    Dear Daughter: You’re going to get bruised by life, and sometimes bruised consensually. But I won’t tell you sex is bad, or that you’re bad for wanting it, or that other people are bad from wanting it from you if you’re willing to give it. I refuse to perpetuate, even through the plausible deniability of humor, the idea that the people my daughter is attracted to are my enemy.

  • heart

    This man’s vulnerability is so raw, it’s almost hard to watch.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM TIP: You need to watch until the very end. The lengths this man has gone to for love are heartbreaking.

  • patrick

    An interview with Patrick from beyond the grave.

            By LUCY ORMONDE So it’s been a big week for Offspring fans. BIG week. There have been a lot of ugly, messy tears, a few sickies from work, a little bit of wearing black out of respect. I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent around seven days counting down for [read more]

  • 18 divas

    Woman sings Total Eclipse of the Heart as 19 different divas.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM This woman – Christina Bianco – sings Total Eclipse of the Heart. Which, for most of us mere humans, would probably be considered a difficult enough task. There’s some pretty long and high notes in there. But she also manages to impersonate 18 different divas while she’s at it. Seriously. Whoa.

  • Hundreds of protesters

    Thursday’s news in under 2 minutes.

            1. 250 dead in Cairo protests At least 250 people have been killed in Egypt after a police crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi in the capital city of Cairo. A cameraman for Britain’s Sky News was among those killed. 2. A New Zealand woman has reportedly driven 300 kilometres [read more]

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    Sunrise girls go make-up free in an Aussie TV first.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr have gone make-up free in the last hour of Sunrise in an Australian breakfast show first. After the 8am news bulletin Kochie crossed live to Armytage and Barr having their make-up removed. “One of the most common questions I get asked is  what do the girls look [read more]

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    Offspring: Q&A with the writer of the final episode

        By MIA FREEDMAN Debra Oswald is the creator and head writer for Offspring. Throughout her career she’s also worked on shows like The Secret Life of Us, Police Rescue, Bananas in Pyjamas and Wildside. And she’s also written plays for teenagers and children’s books. This week, I talked to her about the show, [read more]

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    Tara Reid went on Google and totally learned some stuff.

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE     We present this without comment. What do you think of Tara Reid’s new discovery of Google? Like Mamamia Rogue on Facebook for all the fun things.