NEW ZEALAND

comedy

Comedian Rose Matafeo Is More Than Your 'Ethnically Ambiguous Sassy Best Friend'

Rising star Rose Matafeo recently won one of comedy's biggest prizes for her show "Horndog." We talked about love, life, and the sexual politics of the wider industry.
Michael Segalov
1.30.19
Sport

Female Competitive Woodchoppers Are Axing Gender Stereotypes

"I remember one person saying to their husband, 'If she beats you, don't you bother coming home.'"
Sophie Barclay
5.18.17
Work

Men Get Top Jobs in Traditionally Female Fields Because of Course They Do

You've heard of the glass ceiling. Welcome to the "glass escalator."
Sasha Borissenko
5.8.17
tv

New Zealand Bans Teens from Watching '13 Reasons Why' Without a Parent

The country's Office of Film and Literature Classification issued a new rating, RP-18, specifically for the show.
Kimberly Lawson
4.27.17
Photos

Behind-the-Scenes Photos of an Alpaca Beauty Pageant

Who's the fairest fluff-ball of them all?
Sophie Barclay
4.12.17
Photos

Women with the Souped-Up Cars They Love, in Photos

"It's a little bit used, and it's got war wounds and scars—like me."
Tashjian Barklie and Kina Sai
3.15.17
Sexuality

What It's Like to Come Out as Asexual

Most of us know someone who has come out as gay, or bisexual, or even transgender. But less is known about asexuality, including what it's like to tell friends and family you identify as "ace". Here, three women describe the conversations that changed...
Aimee Knight
3.14.17
tech

The App That Could End Revenge Porn

It's a modern-day reality that recording sex on your phone poses an element of risk. And yet, technology might just save the day.
Loretta Chao
3.2.17
Photos

The Nomadic Women of New Zealand's Biggest Traveling Fair

They spend eight months of the year traveling around the country in trucks and caravans, having a riotously good time.
Kina Sai
1.17.17
psychology

When Does Obsessive Daydreaming Become a Mental Illness?

Some people say they are hopelessly addicted to their complex, vivid daydreams—despite the ruinous effect on their everyday lives. Meet the 'maladaptive daydreaming' community, and the psychiatrist fighting to legitimize their plight.
Rebecca Kamm
1.10.17
mental health

The Diabetic Women Who Skip Insulin to Lose Weight

It's hugely under-diagnosed, but the risks of this little-known eating disorder include blindness, limb amputation, and early loss of life.
Michelle Duff
12.12.16
JUSTICE

'This Is a New Frontier': The Global Movement Working to Make Courts Feminist

An international project is re-writing key judicial decisions through a feminist lens, with a view to transforming the justice system for women.
Diane White
11.30.16
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