Tag: on the rag

On the Rag: The murky world of wellness and influencers

Michèle A’Court, Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden are back for a second season of On the Rag, and where better to start than with the mysterious, exhausting world of wellness?

On the Rag: Some cool tips on how to cope with the chaos

The On the Rag team meet one more time to talk about how the Covid-19 crisis affects women and what you can do to cope. 

On the Rag: Victories in the courts and dramas over shorts

The On the Rag team assemble to dissect the previous month in news, media and feminism. 

On the Rag: Vagina candles, climate angst and the power of Lizzo

The On the Rag team assemble to dissect what feels like the longest month in human history. 

A guide to The Spinoff’s podcasts

The Spinoff promises there are only 11 podcasts currently worth listening to (please don't ask anyone else). Here they are. 

Decolonise your body! The fascinating history of Māori and periods

A lot of knowledge has been lost about traditional Māori attitudes to menstruation, but some extraordinary Māori women are making sure it's not lost forever, writes Leonie Hayden

Watch every episode of On the Rag this International Women’s Day

Based on the podcast of the same name, Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Leonie Hayden set out to jelly wrestle with every issue under the sun.

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

Join the hosts of various The Spinoff podcasts as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.

On the Rag: the climate is effed. Or is it?* (WATCH)

In the latest episode of On The Rag, Michele, Alex and Leonie go looking for hope amid the climate crisis.

An exclusive interview with a dude who yells at women from his car (WATCH)

In this hard-hitting episode of current affairs show OTR 24/7, lady journalist Leonie Hayden comes face to face with one of society's most elusive figures.

On the Rag: We made our own safety video for women (WATCH)

In the latest episode of On The Rag, based on the podcast of the same name, watch as Alex Casey, Michèle A’Court and Leonie Hayden get real about women and safety.

Gloria Steinem, in her own words

Gloria Steinem speaks to On the Rag about what she has learned from over 50 years of feminist activism. 

On the Rag: Scrambled brains, bad cartoons and the Freddy Krueger in the room

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 

I went to a sex toy party and I learned some things

For the Sex Positivity episode of On the Rag, notorious prude Alex Casey enlisted the help of sex toy expert and pleasure therapist Teddy Curle.

Kura Forrester’s guide to having the perfect one night stand

For our sex positivity episode of On the Rag, comedian Kura Forrester schools us on how to have a safe one night stand. 

On the Rag: Why New Zealand needs to loosen up about sex (WATCH)

In the latest episode of On The Rag, based on the podcast of the same name, watch as Alex Casey, Michèle A’Court and Leonie Hayden embrace the world of sex positivity.

On the Rag: Why does Greta Thunberg make men so angry?

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden, Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 

I asked a plastic surgeon what they would do to my face

For the ageing episode of On the Rag, Michèle A'Court decided to take herself along to a plastic surgeon to see what needed sprucing up. The results may shock you.  

Abortion myths and a history lesson from bloody legend Dame Margaret Sparrow (WATCH)

In the latest episode of On The Rag, based on the podcast of the same name, watch as Alex Casey, Michèle A’Court and Leonie Hayden tackle the issue of abortion and why the law has to change.

On the Rag: Helping the environment doesn’t make you less of a man

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden, Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 

A step by step guide to getting an abortion in New Zealand

On The Rag host Leonie Hayden got (fake) pregnant and decided to get a (fake) abortion. This is her story.

The Side Eye: Who’s the man?

Toby Morris looks into shopping bags, fatherhood and what being a man means in 2019.

10 common myths about abortion, busted

In the latest episode of On the Rag, Alex Casey sits down with ALRANZ’s Terry Bellamak to bust some common myths about abortion. 

The Kia Ora Lady: Dame Rangimārie Naida Glavish in her own words

When we decided to do an episode of On the Rag on ageing, I knew immediately I wanted to talk to one of my kuia, and I knew who I wanted it to be, writes Ātea editor Leonie Hayden.

Hilary Barry is ageing like a fine wine

For their latest ageing episode, Hilary Barry joins the On the Rag team to talk wrinkle creams, menopause and why people still think she is Jeremy Wells’ Mum. 

Teenage girls talk about their online lives

Alex Casey chats to a group of 16 year-olds about the pressures of Instagram, weird men in the DMs and their multiple online identities. 

The online exodus of women and minorities

Two major studies show that women and minorities in New Zealand are being harassed to the point that they're leaving online spaces in droves.

When did the internet turn into a flaming cesspit? (WATCH)

Based on the podcast of the same name, watch as Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Leonie Hayden wrestle with the positives and perils of being a woman online.