• Twins thai surrogate

    News: Australian man charged with sexually abusing twins born via Thai surrogate.

            An Australian man aged in his 50s has reportedly been charged with sexually abusing the twins he fathered through a Thai surrogate. The twins were allegedly less than 10 years old at the time of the abuse. The ABC reports there are now efforts underway to return the children to their biological mother in [read more]

  • (Screenshot via Sunday Night.)

    “Don’t sit there and tell me it’s the wife’s fault her husband is shagging an escort.”

          By REBECCA SPARROW There are days like today when I REALLY wish I worked in an office because Lord, do I need to debrief about what went down on Sunday Night last night. I’m talking of course about Amanda Goff’s brave and certainly bold interview with James Thomas about her career change.  A career change [read more]

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    Voulez-Vous: Photographs that explore what it means to be a woman.

    Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. Every week we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit using their vaginas. (Kidding. Maybe.) The aim: to make the internet a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click here. Click here to see all the previous Voulez-Vous posts. [read more]

  • M and W presents

    6 reasons women are easier to buy for than men.

        By KATE PULLEN I’ve come to accept something recently. It’s not that my husband knows me better than I know him, or that I am a deficient gift-giver, but it’s much easier for him to buy things for me, simply because he is a man and I am a woman. Let me explain. [read more]

  • the most ridiculous hair fads

    The 17 most tragic hair trends ever – and the rest of the week’s hair news.

              Hair mascara. Spiral perms. Butterfly clips. The past three decades have produced some seriously terrible hair trends – and the worst part is we’re all guilty of at least one of them. (Go on – admit it) This week over on The Glow, we dedicated some time to archiving the [read more]

  • Kevinandrews

    Australian politicians are now pulling out of the World Congress of Families conference. Win.

    Update: Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Victorian attorney-general Robert Clark have pulled out of the World Congress of Families conference. The Australian reports Mr Andrews said the decision followed news the event will now be hosted by right-wing group Catch the Fire — although his move follows Mamamia’s sustained campaign for politicians to boycott [read more]

  • daniel-feature

    What this boy secretly filmed after coming out to his parents is horrifying.

              This is heartbreaking. A 19-year-old boy from the US has secretly filmed his parents verbally and physically attacking him after having a conversation with them about his homosexuality. Daniel tries to explain to his Christian parents that he hasn’t chosen to be gay. They proceed to disown him and demand [read more]

  • pissed-off-kid

    This kid could not be less impressed with his mum’s reproductive choices.

            Meet Tré:   Tré has just been informed by his mother that she is going to have another baby. And Tré is pissed. “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?” he screams at his mum, clearly incredibly unimpressed with her reproductive choices. “Don’t bring another baby between us!”     Poor Tré. So many [read more]

  • Amy Poehler GIF

    Watch this comedian nail the perfect one-liner about being a woman.

        She’s Tina Fey’s best friend. And that should be enough to guarantee Amy Poehler a permanent place in every woman’s heart. BUT WAIT. There is more more to this woman genius. Specifically this line. This sweet, sweet line. A line that you wish, I wish, we all wish we had thought of and [read more]

  • the-bachelor-2014

    Ew. The Bachelor actually just asked the girls to prove their cooking skills.

                    By ROSIE WATERLAND STOP. IT. We open with Osher’s hair this week! Swept up and to the side like an incredible cartoon wave. Next year we need a show where sexy hairstylists battle it out in humiliating challenges for the chance to give Osher one glorious blow-wave. [read more]

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    Best and Worst: How has your week been?

    By ELISSA RATLIFF Happy Friday! It’s time for one of Mamamia’s oldest traditions Best and Worst. It’s a place where you can come and share your week with the Mamamia community – talk about your highs and lows and what’s on your mind. It’s like therapy, only free. I’ll kick us off. Best: I’m going to be [read more]

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 2014 BAFTAs.Facundo Arrizabalaga:AAP Click to enlarge

    NEWS: Brad and Angelina’s big announcement.

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced they were married in France at the weekend. They have always said that they’d get married when gay marriage becomes legal in all US states, but it seems Brangelina weren’t able to hold out.  Jolie, 39, and Pitt, 50, have been together since 2005 and got engaged in [read more]

  • Actress Jennifer Aniston poses in the press room at the 81st Aca

    Jennifer Aniston says what every woman without children is BUSTING to tell us.

          By MIA FREEDMAN “If one more person tells me it’s not too late to have a baby and I could always use donor eggs, I will rip out my empty uterus and beat them to death with it,” my friend complained to me this morning via text. She is 45 and unmarried [read more]

  • mia freedman

    MIA: When is it okay to just let your child quit?

          By MIA FREEDMAN Angst #1: I don’t want to teach my kids to be quitters. Angst #2: I don’t want to be a tiger mum who forces my kids to do stuff they hate. There are so many moments in parenting like this. Rock and a hard place. Confusion. Paralysis. And I’m [read more]

  • 9 year old shooting

    This 9 y/o just killed someone. And she’ll live with that fact for the rest of her life.

            UPDATE: 30/08 The family of the shooting instructor shot by a nine-year-old at an Arizona ranch have said that their prayers are with the little girl and her family. Speaking on the Today show, instructor Charles Vacca’s 19-year-old daughter Ashley said her father’s death was something they were “all going to have [read more]

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    Open Post: Tell us how your week’s been.

          Hi friends! Welcome to Open Post. If you’re new here, this is the place where we come together and talk about our weeks – the good, the bad, the ugly. I’m Caitlin and I’m particularly excited to be hosting Open Post this week because it’s my first week working for Mamamia! It’s been [read more]

  • Six companies in the world have achieved gender equality in senior management. SIX.

    Every company in the world should be achieving this. Only 60 are.

                Do you need a really, really, really good reason to buy a new lipstick? Here’s one! L’Oreal America has just become the first company in the United States to earn an EDGE. That’s a fancy acronym for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality. And yes, it’s a good thing. A very, very [read more]

  • Who's to blame - authorities or the mother?

    Someone left a parking fine in his ambulance. So he paid it for them.

            There’s been a lot of bad news of late, and this beautiful little story restored our faith in humanity. Following his random act of kindness, National Patient Transport  Services officer Marc Primrose is being called Australia’s kindest man.  The Whittlesea Leader reports Marc Primrose found a parking ticket in the ambulance he [read more]

  • court and jules

    30 Nights Of Nookie.

          By COURTNEY BECK Do you remember the first time you made love to your partner? If you were drunk, do you remember the 5th time? The first time you were completely sober, and it was electric. Can you remember the parts of their body that you loved? The nook you wanted to [read more]

  • Meaghan Kausman 3

    Bravo. Australian model takes a stand against photoshop in the best way possible.

      Australian model Meaghan Kausman has taken a stand against photoshop in the best way possible. The Aussie model and student recently did a campaign wearing the brand Fella Swim. But when the brand uploaded a photoshopped image to their Instagram account – that showed Meaghan looking like a size 4, instead of a size [read more]

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    The adorable photos of a toddler that were labelled as “pornographic”.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON A dark haired olive skinned two-year old girl with an impish grin wiggles her toes delightedly as she squirms in front of the camera. Her daisy print knickers stretch across her ankles and her wavy hair blows in the breeze. She’s laughing delightedly, posing for the camera without a trace of [read more]

  • sex

    7 questions for the “scientists” who linked sex before marriage to happiness.

          By ALISSA WARREN I’d like to suggest you take a seat. Because if you’ve had relations with a person who is not your husband, then you’re in for some very bad news. You see, if you’ve slept with more than one man? Your marriage is actually doomed. No, no. Please stop protesting. [read more]

  • facebook logo 2

    Downloaded the Facebook messenger app? There’s something you need to know.

      By MICHAEL COWLING The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook Messenger app, the answer appears to be: “Not as far as Facebook thinks.” For those who [read more]

  • how to help a friend through bad times

    The best friends are the ones who make you feel loved even at the darkest times.

          By NATALIA HAWK We’ve all experienced at least one of them. Those earth-shattering moments that turn your world upside down in less time than it takes to say, “hey, that was unexpected.” Sometimes, the changes that come from these moments are good. And at other times, they’re bad. The kind of bad [read more]

  • ALS ice bucket challenge

    Local news reporter perfectly refuses to dump a bucket of ice on his head.

      Lincoln Humphries is a sports reporter at WIN News on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He – like a lot of people in the past few weeks – was nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He – also like a lot of people – could see how that seriously wasn’t the best use of his [read more]

  • Samorn Sanixay

    Voulez-Vous: This woman’s art is the definition of a “labour of love.”

            Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. Every week we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit using their vaginas. (Kidding. Maybe.) The aim: to make the internet a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click here. Click here to see all [read more]

  • facepalm better

    “The year I forgot Father’s Day. (And how I redeemed myself.)”

              By LISA MITCHELL My dad is notoriously hard to buy gifts for so I tend to come up with something he likes once, and then spend the next five years repeating that gift until Mum taps me on the shoulder and points out that he hasn’t actually been using my [read more]

  • Daphne

    Why is the new Scooby-Doo movie trying to fat-shame Daphne?

          By TOM BURNS There’s a new animated Scooby Doo movie being released to DVD today—Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy—and, unfortunately, the creepiest part of the movie has nothing to do with an overly elaborate plan to scare people away from an abandoned amusement park. Instead, this time, the folks at Warner Bros. Animation decided [read more]

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    Best and worst: Come and tell us about your week.

            By MEG WRIGHT Welcome to best and worst, the place where we give you a chance to tell us what’s new with you. This is a place to debrief, offer advice, ask questions and tell us what’s on your mind (OMM). I’ll kick things off! Best: This week I discovered the [read more]

  • some good news

    Help us remember that the world can be a beautiful place.

      There have been some truly harrowing stories in the news lately; enough to make a person feel like evil and sadness are taking over. We get that, we really do. We cover some excruciatingly sad stories each day. And does feel like there are more than ever. Of course it’s important to know what’s happening in the [read more]