• Mohammed Sanoussi

    Friday’s news in under 2 minutes.

          1. Skaf rapist released. Skaf rapist Mohamed Sanoussi has been released from Silverwater prison overnight on parole after serving 13 years of a sentence in connection with gang rapes. The 29-year-old had been jailed over his role in the rape of several women by a gang led by Bilal Skaf. He had [read more]

  • womens rights

    International Day of the Girl Child: Help promote rights for girls across the world

    Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day that the United Nations established to promote the rights of girls and raise awareness of the disadvantaged faced by girls across the world.

  • selfie surgery

    Selfie Surgery: A whole new face for $1.99.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND My niece Allira is 11 going on 25. She comes to stay with me quite often and she’s getting to that stage where she’s Officially Not Interested In Being A Little Girl Anymore. Toys and Disney have become make-up and Instagram. Her teddy has been traded in for [read more]

  • Jason with his wife, Kym.

    2.1 million people are affected by this disease worldwide

            By JASON MCINTYRE MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and [read more]

  • Group Therapy

    Does she stay? Or does she go?

          By ANONYMOUS My partner loves me very much. He does say so occasionally, but mostly his love is communicated through gestures. He demonstrates his love through taking care of me when I am sick (read: hungover), being proud of my career and achievements, doing things he doesn’t enjoy without complaint, watching “Four [read more]

  • craigslist

    The scariest online personal ad you’ll ever read.

        By MAMAMIA ROGUE So there’s this classifieds site in the US called Craigslist. It’s basically an online space where people can advertise any and all things: stuff for sale, personal ads, available jobs, a cactus plant that looks like Jesus –  basically any of the random stuff that used to be in newspapers [read more]

  • Mia

    MIA: I don’t understand this photo.

    By MIA FREEDMAN This week, Mariah Carey took the Social Media PDA (pioneered by Shane Warne and Liz Hurley on Twitter) to a whole other level by tweeting a picture of her boobs to her husband Nick Cannon. For his birthday. Happy Birthday to my Hubby @NickCannon…”my baby I’m waiting on youuuu”hahaha! KKLB! GHL!!!! Mwah [read more]

  • Loving someone with depression.

    Loving someone with depression is almost as hard as having depression.

            By HOPE RACINE I’ve never been depressed. I’ve had my share of crazy, and sure, I have my bad times. I have those times where I start crying while brushing my teeth, and I’m not sure why. We’ve all experienced this to an extent. You go through a patch where staying [read more]

  • parents

    Reasons my Toddler is Crying. It’s the best website since…. ever?

          BY BERN MORLEY Children are fickle and unpredictable little creatures. You never quite know what is going to upset the status quo. Often it is something you could never predict. Even harder to gauge, when something completely reasonable will turn them into little melting pots of unreason. I will give you an example: [read more]

  • brryan jackson

    When Brryan was 11 months old, his dad injected him with HIV.

        By MAMAMIA TEAM When Brryan Jackson was just 11 months old, his father injected him with the HIV virus. It was 1992 and Brryan’s father Brian Stewart was working as a blood transfusion specialist. Brian injected his son with HIV-tainted blood in the hopes that it would kill his son. He wanted his [read more]

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    The 5 wackiest ‘beauty’ products your face never knew it needed.

    By MAMAMIA STYLE If you’re an Ally McBeal fan you’ll know this contraption isn’t new. Elaine, played by Jane Krakowski, invented the “Miracle Face Bra” in season two of the dramedy and now a Japanese gadget store is selling a version for the bargain price of $40. It was a contraption that you put on [read more]

  • Yaz Trollope

    Video: Wild Strawberry and Rhubarb Yoghurt Muffins, oh my!

        By YAZ TROLLOPE As a holistic health coach I’m always encouraging my clients to buy the best quality ingredients they can afford. From natural dairy products free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, to grass fed meat and organic fruit and vegetables, using the best produce available means your body is running on [read more]

  • This is it. The final ep of The Bachelor Australia.

    Will you accept this rose… From my PANTS? This week’s Bachelor recap.

              By ROSIE WATERLAND And we open on the girls this week! What is this show? Osher interrupts them as they’re having a very casual ‘just sitting fully-clothed by the pool’ conversation. He reminds the girls that Tim wants to get to know them because interacting with people you don’t know [read more]

  • Child safety

    Thursday’s news in under 2 minutes.

        1. A new report by the Royal Life Saving Society has revealed that there has been a strong rise in the number of Australian children who drown every year. The report shows that 31 children lost their lives in accidents around water last year – more than double the number of children who [read more]

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    The biggest challenge for girls in Uganda is something we take for granted every day.

      By MIA KLITSAS, founder of Moxie. I’m sitting on the plane, homeward bound, from what has been one of the most intense and overwhelming yet exciting and happy experiences of my life. I’ve been in Uganda for the last week with our ‘Pads for Pads’ initiative, whereby we are providing reusable sanitary pads to schoolgirls who otherwise would [read more]

  • Lara Bingle bikini

    Fluff: Is Lara Bingle dating this Aussie actor?

            By MAMAMIA TEAM 1. Lara Bingle called off her brief romance with US DJ Nick Cohen, and her relationship with designer Gareth Moody ended in February this year but now it seems the model has moved on with an Aussie actor. Lara Bingle and Avatar star Sam Worthington are an item, [read more]

  • Afghan women’s rights activists protest in Pakistan © RAWA.

    These Afghan girls will inspire you.

          By MING YU I was 13 when I discovered I could fly.  Returning from school one afternoon, I turned on the TV and a magical picture appeared – of a man soaring on a colourful hang-glider through the Grand Canyon. Transported,  I could hear the swoosh of the wind, my ears felt [read more]

  • Chopper Read

    BREAKING: Mark “Chopper” Read dies.

        By MAMAMIA NEWS One of Australia’s most infamous criminals, Mark “Chopper” Read, has reportedly died at the age of 58. Read had been battling liver cancer since April 2012. He says his illness started when he contracted hepatitis C while in prison. Read is the criminal who is famous for having both his [read more]

  • Em-Rusciano-4-290x385

    EM: “Men are uncomfortable if you’ve slept with this many people.”

            By EM RUSCIANO Recently, I had a startling conversation with two of my straight male friends and I desperately felt the need to share with you all. To begin with, I’ve had to coin an excellent fusion word – “Sexflation” – so you know this is a legit issue. Both of [read more]

  • american apparel

    This t-shirt only costs $32 but we don’t know anyone who would buy it.

    By MAMAMIA STYLE Not a day goes by that we don’t wish someone, anyone, would design a t-shirt depicting menstruation. And friends, we’re glad to report that day is finally here. American Apparel is selling a “Period Power” t-shirt, which features a screen-printed “self-pleasing artwork” of menstruation and masturbation and 32 clams is all that’s [read more]

  • abortion-3

    “Not mature enough for an abortion.”

          By MELISSA WELLHAM In yet another infallible application of logic regarding abortion laws in the United States, a judge has told a 16-year-old girl that she’s “not sufficiently mature” to decide whether or not she should have an abortion. However, the court decided that she was was definitely grown-up enough to raise [read more]

  • baby

    Finally she got to see her baby. What happened next came as a huge shock.

        By MICHELLE RYPER As all first time mums to be, I had a lovely vision for my labour. I had read, read and read some more, attended my hospital classes and completed a HypnoBirthing class. I was actually looking forward to it all. And then reality struck. Yes, I had birthed a little [read more]

  • frat-party

    You won’t believe this email is real.

          By MAMAMIA ROGUE US college fraternities aren’t exactly known for their progressive ideals when it comes to women and, oh you know, consent. But this leaked email from the ‘social chair’ of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at Georgia Tech University has still managed to shock pretty much anyone who understands that [read more]

  • Taryn Brumfitt

    TARYN: Suck it up and stop bitching about this.

          By TARYN BRUMFITT You’ve got wrinkles? Suck it up. Cellulite? Suck it up. Your nose is bigger than you’d like it to be? Suck it up. Is your left boob bigger than your right? Suck it up. Does your junk in your trunk wobble more than you’d like it to? Suck it up. That’s right, folks, we’ve gotten away [read more]

  • Nat with Michelle Bridges

    Open post of the week. What’s on your mind?

    By NATALIA HAWK Well hello there, Wednesday. Didn’t you sneak up on me out of nowhere? I’ve got the long weekend to thank for that (sorrynotsorry, non-NSW-or-QLD-people). A three-day weekend has this uncanny way of making you feel like you’re really refreshed and rejuvenated – and then suddenly it’s back to work and you’ve managed [read more]

  • Nathan Parker

    Wednesday’s news in under 2 minutes.

        1. Nathan Parker, the little boy who went missing from his school yesterday afternoon, has reportedly been found safe and well. Nine-year-old Nathan reportedly left Canley Vale Public School at around 3pm. At 7pm last night, his parents reported him missing. Nathan has apparently turned up at his school in Canley Heights this [read more]

  • Sinead O'Connor Miley

    This Miley Cyrus/Sinead O’Connor mash-up song is surprisingly beautiful.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Quick, somebody write an open letter! Some clever person on the internet has made a mash up of Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares to You and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.  It comes in the wake of Sinead O’Connor’s open letter to the 20-year-old pop singer. And it’s surprisingly beautiful.  

  • Kris Jenner divorce

    CELEB NEWS: Bruce and Kris Jenner separate after 22 years of marriage.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM Bruce and Kris Jenner have separated after 22 years of marriage, according to E! News. “We are living separately and we are much happier this way,” the pair said in a statement. “But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are [read more]

  • whooping cough

    This is what it’s like when your baby has whooping cough.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Unless you have experienced the horror of hearing your baby’s breath rattling, and seen their tiny body being wracked by coughing fits, few of us can imagine the horror a parent feels when their baby has whooping cough. In this video, a mother explains the journey she and her family went through [read more]

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    We thought we’d put this trend behind us.

            By MAMAMIA STYLE Who would have thought there would be a time where we’d look back at Lady Gaga’s pantsless ensembles and consider them modest? But here we are. It’s no longer enough for female celebrities to earn publicity by foregoing pants; the battle for attention has escalated. It’s now perfectly [read more]