Jamila Rizvi, The Guardian

Jamila Rizvi

The Guardian

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past:
  • The Guardian
  • news.com.au
  • Kidspot
  • Heat Street
  • The Courier-Mail
  • PerthNow
  • Mamamia

Past articles by Jamila:

Don't ask! Why do new mothers find it so hard to ask for help?

We’ve reached the perverse point where being a mother who admits she needs help is akin to saying your child wasn’t worth the sacrifice → Read More

Michaelia Cash outburst humiliated 11 hardworking young women

THERE aren’t enough young women working in Australian politics and today Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash did her utmost to ensure that won’t change. During a Senate Estimates hearing, Senator Cash was being asked legitimate questions about the employment of her new chief of staff when she lashed out in the most bizarre way. “If you want to start discussing staff matters, be very, very careful”… → Read More

Christmas gifts, food, decorations: Women take on mental load

IT’S 5pm exactly when the curtain is drawn, revealing a nativity tableau of overexcited seven-year-olds. Centre stage, dressed in an elaborate angel costume constructed from coat hangers, pantyhose, cardboard, silver lame and an inordinate amount of sequins, is Anna. Anna’s mum, Pam sits in the second back row. She exhales deeply at the sight of her child’s smiling face. “School concert, tick”… → Read More

Christmas gifts, food, decorations: Women take on mental load

IT’S 5pm exactly when the curtain is drawn, revealing a nativity tableau of overexcited seven-year-olds. Centre stage, dressed in an elaborate angel costume constructed from coat hangers, pantyhose, cardboard, silver lame and an inordinate amount of sequins, is Anna. Anna’s mum, Pam sits in the second back row. She exhales deeply at the sight of her child’s smiling face. “School concert, tick”… → Read More

Christmas presents, credit card bills: Why we feel worse off this year

“NO thanks, I’m fine,” says my mate, rejecting the waiter’s offer of coffee. “I’m feeling poor at the moment,” she tells me by way of explanation. → Read More

Christmas presents, credit card bills: Why we feel worse off this year

“NO thanks, I’m fine,” says my mate, rejecting the waiter’s offer of coffee. “I’m feeling poor at the moment,” she tells me by way of explanation. → Read More

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry: Why their engagement is so important

THERE are no blonde haired, blue-eyed princesses in this Once Upon a Time. The monarchy has announced a royal engagement overnight — in a desperate attempt to distract global attention from England’s pathetic showing during the Ashes. Prince Harry, son of Charles and the late Diana, will wed Meghan Markle in spring of next year and in the process, treat the whole world to a brand new kind of… → Read More

Sexual harassment should not be the price an employee pays for simply being a woman

THEY’RE calling it the Weinstein Effect. Last month The New York Times published an explosive report detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment by mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. Since then many more women have come forth with stories of being propositioned, preyed on and paid off by one of the most influential men in Hollywood. And then came the others … Six women have made accusations… → Read More

Harvey Weinstein scandal: Why aren’t Hollywood men being called to account?

HOW did Hollywood’s hypocrisy on Harvey Weinstein become the responsibility of his leading ladies? Last week The New York Times published an explosive report detailing at least eight settlements between mega-producer Weinstein and various women in his employ. Over the course of decades, sexual harassment and assault allegations were covered up in the — highly successful — pursuit of preserving… → Read More

Julie Bishop says she was ignored in Abbott’s cabinet because she’s a woman

HAVE you ever been in a meeting and thrown out what you thought was a particularly brilliant idea, only to have it entirely ignored? To add insult to injury did the bloke sitting across from you then offer up that very same idea moments later, to rapturous praise? → Read More

Why women who speak up about their treatment in the workplace are remarkable

AMY Taeuber’s story is extraordinary. → Read More

Why childcare workers are walking off the job today

TODAY, at 3:20pm, thousands of early childhood educators are walking off the job. Why? Because their pay is abysmal. → Read More

Stop asking me the same question about my son!

I’VE been travelling rather a lot lately, visiting different cities and towns around Australia as part of a book tour. → Read More

What I wish someone had told me about birth

“I WISH someone had told me”. → Read More

What I wish someone had told me about birth

“I WISH someone had told me”. → Read More

Why Taylor Swift needs to be celebrated right now

ANOTHER day and another celebrity is in court because of sexual assault. → Read More

Opinion: How has marriage protected women?!

I’LL give him this much, Tony Abbott is certainly creative. → Read More

Jamila Rizvi: The reality of being a parent is actually awesome

I’m starting to worry that we’re doing a truly terrible PR job. Our performance hasn’t yet reached catastrophic birth-rate-dropping-off-a-cliff levels but if we were actually being employed to market parenthood to the masses? The termination of our collective contract would be imminent. Last week I was having lunch with a group of friends, most of whom have kids, when one of our number announced… → Read More

Rosie Waterland’s book Every Lie I’ve Ever Told details the night she attempted suicide

WHAT a strange experience. To read about one of the scariest nights of your life as told from someone else’s perspective. It’s even more unusual when you know that the book you’re reading from will, in all likelihood, become an Australian bestseller. → Read More

Rosie Waterland’s book Every Lie I’ve Ever Told details the night she attempted suicide

WHAT a strange experience. To read about one of the scariest nights of your life as told from someone else’s perspective. It’s even more unusual when you know that the book you’re reading from will, in all likelihood, become an Australian bestseller. → Read More