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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. 

On the Rag: Celebrating women’s right to choose and also Fleabag

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

Golriz Ghahraman on dealing with the ‘scared, panicked, angry mob’

The Green MP has been given extra security following threats of violence. She tells the Spinoff about the ‘barrage of hate’ she confronts.

I survived my first Brazilian wax

For the body hair episode of On the Rag, Alex Casey decided to get waxed for the very first time. This is her story. 

On the Rag: Don’t buy your Mum scales for Mother’s Day

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

Watch the very hairy second episode of On the Rag

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. This month, they're waxing lyrical about body hair. 

The absurd history of period advertising in New Zealand

Alex Casey takes a look back at the period ads of the late 90s and early 2000s, with the help of advertising guru Jill Brinsdon. 

Watch all of The Spinoff’s new shows right here

This long Easter weekend, lend your eyeballs to our three new productions: Two Sketches with Toby Morris, Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends and On the Rag. 

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

On the Rag: We learn more about Muslim feminism

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

A brief history of New Zealanders getting mad as hell about period ads

Alex Casey combs through the most furious complaints made to the ASA about sanitary product advertising. 

Argh! Our feminist webseries On the Rag is here and we’re talking periods

Based on the podcast of the same name, our new feminist webseries intends to jelly wrestle with every issue under the sun. First up: periods.

On the Rag: Women can wear suits and men can wear skirts

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

Everything you need to know about our new webseries On the Rag

Re-introducing On the Rag, The Spinoff’s feminist podcast that is launching as a webseries next Wednesday.

On the Rag: In which January has felt 40,000 years long

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

What the hell is VIPoo and also where do I get some?

Toilet spray product VIPoo has haunted our televisions and pre-roll ads for over a year now. Alex Casey dissects one of the most challenging art pieces of the decade.

On the Rag: So this is Christmas, and what has 2018 done?

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Madeleine Chapman tackle the past YEAR in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2018

In the now-annual event of the year, five of our podcasts' hosts join forces like a mighty end-of-year podcast rat-king.

Clementine Ford event overwhelmed with crowd of four protestors

Speaking to The Spinoff’s On the Rag podcast, Clementine Ford predicted one man would turn up to protest her speaking event. What she didn’t anticipate... was four.