Alexandra Fisher,

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  • Women's Media Center
  • The Daily Beast

Past articles by Alexandra:

Former Wimbledon star Martina Navratilova criticised over 'cheating' trans women comments

Martina Navratilova reignites debate about how transgender athletes compete at the elite level, saying rules that allow trans women to compete in women's tournaments are insane and amount to cheating. → Read More

Austrian avalanche kills three German tourists

In Austria three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche and a fourth is missing. It comes several days after an Australian teenager was killed in the same area by an avalanche. → Read More

Photo of 'segregated' classroom reopens old wounds in post-apartheid South Africa

A teacher in South Africa is suspended after a backlash over a photo showing her students sitting in racially separate groups at a school in the country's North West Province. → Read More

Murders, overdoses and delivering babies: At the end of the line with Australia's triple zero call takers

When turmoil or tragedy unfold at one end of the phone, it's the job of triple zero operator to remain calm. And whether the call involves a murder, a drug overdose or a woman in labour, they have to think fast. → Read More

Here's how much power Border Force has to search your phone

How much power do Australian airport authorities have? Well, you may want to delete a few of your more embarrassing selfies before your next flight. → Read More

Sick of being stuck in traffic? The solution may lie with ants

Researchers are studying ant colonies in hopes they will solve the transportation and infrastructure woes afflicting our cities. → Read More

Cute or cruel? The cost of dressing up animals on social media

The growing popularity of costumed pets on social media is raising animal welfare concerns, prompting the RSPCA to develop guidelines on the trend. → Read More

Ugandan maids face abuse in the Gulf despite new safeguards

Uganda has lifted a ban on its citizens going to Saudi Arabia and Jordan as domestic workers. But human rights groups say abuse is still rife. → Read More

India's Adopt a Heritage scheme opens icons to corporate advertising

Want to adopt the Taj Mahal? India's icons are up for adoption but not everyone's happy, with fears treasured heritage sites could be irreparably damaged in corporate handovers. → Read More

Painful sex treatment sometimes hard to find as more women seek help

More women are seeking treatment for pain during sex, a problem once left behind closed doors. → Read More

The First-Born Son of the Monstrous Warlord Joseph Kony Speaks Out for the First Time

His mother was enslaved by the Lord’s Resistance Army, but she was allowed to raise him at home. Now the son yearns to ask his father, responsible for such horror, ‘Why?’ → Read More

Zimbabwe Is Rising Against Mugabe, But a Young N.J. Woman Faces Jail Time There for a Tweet

Martha O’Donovan says she didn’t even write the tweet critical of Mugabe, but that may not help her in court. → Read More

On the high seas, the Australian Navy prosecutes the war on drugs

For days at a time, the two crews see and hear nothing. But today is different. In a matter of hours, $75 million of heroin will be flushed through a bottomless wheelie bin and into the Indian Ocean. → Read More

Robert Mugabe’s Wife on the Lam for Attacking Model

The wife of Robert Mugabe, who’s been maneuvering to succeed Zimbabwe’s authoritarian nonagenarian, allegedly attacked the young woman who’d been hanging out with her sons. → Read More

As U.S. and Uganda Troops go Home, Kony May Make a Murderous Comeback

Lord’s Resistance Army defectors say infamous warlord Joseph Kony will revive his gruesome campaign to impose his rule based on a warped version of the Ten Commandments. → Read More

Trump May Make a Very Dangerous Place to Be Trans Even Worse

LGBT people in Africa are hoping against hope that the gains they made with Obama’s help won’t be destroyed by Trump. → Read More

Africa’s Heroin Highway to the West

The heroin traffic through Africa’s ‘highway of impunity’ is flooding Europe and also making its way to the U.S. → Read More

Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria aborted over fear of civilian deaths, RAAF pilot says

A NT-based RAAF pilot who took part in the first airstrikes against IS says says missions have been called off due to the risk of civilian casualties. → Read More