• carmen solace

    These photos will make you wonder why we ever invented digital cameras.

      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. This week’s featured artist on the Voulez-Vous [read more]

  • sponsor a child

    How could two little girls with the same age and the same name have such different lives?

          When I was seven, there was a little girl my age on the other side of the world who intrigued me. She had my name, you see. Seven-year-old Grace from Kenya had been born in the same year as me, to a mother who – just like mine – saw something poetic [read more]

  • Hunter, Kate

    “Just like JLo, my diet preferences determine how the family eats.”

            Would you believe it? Jennifer Lopez and I have more in common than a gift for latin dancing –  we both expect our kids to eat the same way as we do. But to different degrees. JLo’s six year old twins Emme and Max are, like her, on a vegan diet. My [read more]

  • Sportsbet betting on autopsies

    So we’re betting on autopsies now? We’re betting on celebrity autopsies now.

                    Michael Jackson would sad-moonwalk in his grave if he knew that Australians were now betting on the outcome of his autopsy. As in gambling money on the cause of his death. And not just his, but his good friend Whitney Houston‘s too. And Anna Nicole Smith because why [read more]

  • Disney Princess sexual assault

    Powerful new campaign shows Disney princesses as victims of incest.

      Trigger warning: This post is about child sexual abuse and may cause distress for some readers. All of us remember the moment Jasmine kissed Aladdin on the magic carpet. But what if she’d kissed her dad instead? Artist Saint Hoax, has used some of the world’s most beloved Disney Princesses to call attention to victims [read more]

  • Elliot Rodger father

    The father of Elliott Roger has finally spoken out.

        Peter Rodger, the father of Californian mass-murderer Elliot Rodger, has spoken with Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview following the aftermath of his son’s mass shooting. Rodger, a Hollywood film director who worked on the Hunger Games, sat down with Walters to describe the “reverse nightmare” he had been living following the massacre committed by his 22-year-old [read more]

  • Unrequited

    Best and Worst: Tell us how your week’s been.

        All right, people. I’m back. I can’ t remember the last time I was handed the reigns for Best and Worst. I think Julia Gillard was the Prime Minister and I’d just started watching Breaking Bad (before giving up in season two …because yo, there’s only so many times that I can watch [read more]

  • the most expensive movie ever made

    And the most expensive movie ever made is …

        It wasn’t Harry Potter and it wasn’t Avatar. But it was equally as spectacular. The most expensive movie ever made? Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End costing a total of $369 million. The third instalment in the Pirates franchise was directed by Gore Verbiniski, reunited the magical cast; Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom [read more]

  • mia freedman

    MIA: In the rush to be outraged over everything, we dilute what’s truly shocking.

    Yesterday, Australian writer Sarrah Le Marquand did a terrible thing. Unforgivable, it was. She wrote a column about the recent spate of flare-ups in restaurants and cafes between customers with kids vs customers without. But it wasn’t the subject matter that provoked outrage, it was her use of one word. She wrote: Once a word [read more]

  • Charlotte Dawson Baclofen

    “The truth about Charlotte Dawson’s death.”

        Charlotte Dawson may have been taking a black-market prescription drug in the lead up to her tragic death by suicide. As Caroline Overington at the Australian Women’s Weekly reports, friends and family of the late, beautiful Charlotte knew she was on the drug Baclofen. Balcofen is used for multiple sclerosis but like so [read more]

  • Transexual woman Ava Masania, who was rumoured to have had an affair with Casper Smart. Smart denies the claims.

    “If a straight man cheats with a trans woman, does that mean he’s ‘really’ gay?”

          Earlier this month, rumours were swirling that Jennifer Lopez’ boyfriend Casper Smart  had romanced two transexual women. More recently, reports have surfaced that Hank Baskett, husband of former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson, allegedly cheated on Kendra with a transsexual woman. At the same time, there are some pretty amazing trans public figures making headlines [read more]

  • victoria

    In defence of the grandmother who made up the KFC hoax.

            Imagine this. Your beautiful three-year-old daughter is playing quietly in the living room. You step away briefly. In the 90 seconds that you’re out of the room, three vicious pitbulls make their way into the house. They knock her down and drag her to the backyard. They begin mauling her. By [read more]

  • Turia Pitt Australian Women's Weekly

    In an industry that retouches even supermodels, this cover deserves a round of applause.

      You’re about to see the most striking, important photograph to appear on the front cover of an Australian magazine. Ever. Well done, Australian Women’s Weekly, for putting Turia Pitt on the cover of your July issue. It’s an image – and a decision – that’s made us feel unexpectedly emotional. Turia Pitt is brave, [read more]

  • Turia Pitt magazine cover

    FLUFF: When magazine covers make history.

                The Australian Women’s Weekly just put Turia Pitt on the cover of their July issue. And it’s nothing short of incredible. It was a great moment not just for AWW, but for the entire magazine industry. In a world where retouching is compulsory and Kardashians are everywhere, this magazine cover is brave, bold, and different. [read more]

  • Radio shock-jock Kyle Sandilands has been in hot water this year for his sexist comments on air.

    Kyle Sandilands has an Open Phone Policy. Do you?

          Is it ever okay to look at your partner’s phone? Kyle Sandilands checked his girlfriend’s phone while she was asleep. He didn’t find much. In fact, nothing at all. And in typical female-fashion, she was watching him through not-so-closed-eyes. SPRUNG. Sandilands admitted to the betrayal on KIIS FM this morning as he [read more]

  • kisses at the end of a text

    Why are we letting one letter of the alphabet rule our professional lives?

          “If I don’t get a kiss at the end of an email from my boss, I feel like I’ve done something wrong.” Word for word, that’s what the women sitting next to me just said. She’s smart, strong, and very good at what she does. But her sense of professional confidence can be undone that [read more]

  • Bindi

    Bindi says ‘put your gear back on girls’.

      I have days when I despair at the state of the first world. On some of those days it’s because I’m pre-menstrual. But more often, it’s because I’ve been looking at social media and seeing acres of dross like this:     I despair as a woman. I despair as a mother. I despair [read more]

  • Iraq cheat sheet

    Cheatsheet: Back to basics on what’s happening in Iraq right now.

          Militants from the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) have now seized control of four towns in western Iraq, as well as every major border crossing between Syria and Iraq. On Saturday, ISIS fighters came out of Syria to capture the last major border crossing still held by the Iraq government, [read more]

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    If winter is getting you down, these images will make it feel like summer again.

      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. This week’s featured artist in the Voulez-Vous [read more]

  • Yael Stone sex scenes

    It was her first sex scene as an actress. It was also her first sexual experience.

          Yael Stone’s doing Australia proud in the lesbian sex scene department. Real proud. The 28-year-old Aussie actress – who is currently starring in one of the most exciting TV series on the planet right now. Orange is the New Black is set in a women’s prison and yeah, let’s just say the [read more]

  • Jamila Rizvi CEO Sleepout Melbourne

    Best and Worst: How’s your week been?

        Hello everyone, Welcome to Best and Worst, a tradition almost as old as Mamamia itself (and Mamamia will be starting third grade next year, so that’s pretty old). Each week we invite our community of readers to let us know what’s been going on in their worlds and share the best, and the [read more]

  • tennis player proposed to

    He stole her moment of professional glory. By proposing.

          I’ve just asked Hillary Clinton my final question in an exclusive interview. She winks, adjusts the scrunchie in her hair, and shakes my hand. It’s the greatest moment of my career as a journalist – just me, Hills, and a TV crew. It’s my moment, and I’ll hug it to myself for the rest [read more]

  • wedding memory ideas

    “The lead up was stressful. But I’d do it all again if I could.”

        Thinking back, I’ve had some pretty amazing moments in my life. However one that really makes me smile is thinking back to my wedding day. As most brides will tell you, the months leading up to the big day were consumed by all things ‘wedding’. There were bridal expos to attend, florists to [read more]

  • illegal downloads in Australia

    1.5 million people committed the same crime on Monday night, at exactly the same time.

          I break the law several times a week. In my bedroom. On my own. And on Monday, 1.5 million people joined me. That’s how many people illegally downloaded the Game of Thrones finale because they wanted to watch it immediately. Sure, it’s theft, it’s piracy, it’s criminal. But if infringing copyright for the [read more]

  • Kendall Jenner split dress

    Alyx Gorman: In defence of Kendall Jenner going commando.

            Forget paparazzi catching your cooch as you exit the limo. Those days are over. Now, not wearing underwear isn’t a secret surprise revealed by an untimely bulb flash. It’s a full-blown statement. It’s a sheer panel from the ankle to the upper hip, a gap in your embellishment from hem to [read more]

  • pole dancing for kids 2

    Yes, pole dancing requires strength and flexibility. But it’s also about sex.

      Hold onto your sequinned short shorts people because pole dancing has well and truly entered the mainstream. It turns out that the provocative dance/sport is now being offered to children as young as six-years-old, and proving awfully popular. Elizabeth Domazet runs a kids’ pole fitness class in Canberra, and spoke to Lisa Wilkinson on [read more]

  • mamamia open post

    Open Post: What’s been happening in your world?

            Welcome to Mamamia’s weekly Open Post. It’s the place where you can sit back and catch up with some mates, vent, share a story, offer advice, or just browse through what’s been going on in other Mamamia readers’ lives. The best bit? There’s no judgement here. So grab a cup of [read more]

  • feel like a kid again

    Seven feelings every adult wishes they could experience again.

        My five year old often wishes he was an adult. It breaks my heart really, every time he says it. One year it was his birthday wish as he blew out the candles on his cake. In that moment I wished for him to be my baby forever. In all honesty, why would [read more]

  • Who would you trust?

    And the most trustworthy Australian is?

            It’s not Kyle Sandilands. Or Tom Waterhourse, apparently. Reader’s Digest has compiled a list of the most trusted Australians by asking 1200 people to give a bunch of famous Australians a score out of 10. Your most trusted Australian? Dr Charlie Teo. The neurosurgeon and founder of Cure for Life Foundation, got an average score of [read more]

  • Em-Rusciano-

    EM: The game everyone plays at Aldi.

    I take it on as a personal challenge to beat the cashier at Aldi. Call me petty if you must, but I’ll happily admit that it is my sole supermarket mission to get all my groceries in the bags, while standing at the register. Why? To avoid being forced into the embarrassing “bagging area”. How [read more]

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