With the exhibition match peaking with over 1 million viewers, there is much support and excitement for a new league. In the past weeks the AFL Women’s league has been gaining much attention. At the beginning of September there was an exhibition match featuring the top female AFL players. With 6,000 people attending at … Continue reading #ToTheFront: AFL Women’s
A size 0 is not a standard, or motivation. Cycle 10 of Australia’s Next Top Model (AusNTM) aired Tuesday night on Fox 8. AusNTM explores the journey of 13 young girls aged 16 – 25 on their way to becoming models in the fashion industry. The show displays the ‘behind the scenes’ of the industry … Continue reading Wanna Be On Top? Conforming to the Conventions of Fashion Standards.
On average women earn 82 cents to a man’s dollar (1). I would like to say we live in a world where we are all equal and everyone has a fair opportunity to achieve their dreams. But, unfortunately this is not the case. As “progressive” as Australian’s wish they were, we are still extremely … Continue reading #ToTheFront: Pay Gap
Today marks the 60th anniversary of commercial television in Australia. In a world where we have an endless supply of television shows and movies at a touch of a button, it’s hard to imagine that it is a technology that is relatively new. Two channels broadcasted successfully in 1956 (One for Melbourne and one for … Continue reading 60 Years of Television
Clover Moore has claimed a record fourth term governing Sydney’s Central Business district. Moore has been Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney since 2004 seeing the last two elections winning over 50 per cent of the primary vote. The election that took place on September 10th saw the introduction of new voting laws. Businesses … Continue reading #ToTheFront: Clover Moore
The Woman to the Front Campaign is about the exploration of women in the media. This social campaign comes as a response to recent articles from the Rio Olympics 2016 that have praised men/husbands for some women's Olympic achievements. One such article headlined a Corey Cogdell as a wife before her Olympic achievement (Give it a Check http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-bears-mitch-unrein-wife-wins-bronze-olympics-20160807-story.html). Woman To The Front aims to address the gender gap and representation of women in the media, in particular in the Australian context. Media and communication courses in Australia have a majority of female participants, and therefore, the workplace environment needs to give proper recognition to this new generation of media producers.