1. When in the same week two different male politicians called for Australian women to carry tasers and pepper spray to address violence perpetrated against them.
2. When an Aboriginal woman gave birth alone in an unsterile West Australian jail cell in circumstances the prisons' inspector described as distressing and degrading.
3. When the inquiry into transvaginal mesh implants concluded that the thousands of Australian women suffering "devastating complications" from the devices had been "ignored" and "let down" by health professionals and regulatory bodies, and the surgery should only be performed as a "last resort".
4. When a woman who had to pay more than $4,000 to access an abortion interstate was then fired by her employer for taking to social media to complain about the ordeal.
5. When a Sydney pub told its patrons via Facebook to “keep calm and slap a bitch” while watching the NRL finals. Research released this year shows domestic assaults surge by 40% on State of Origin nights.
6. When we surpassed the number of women who last year died violent deaths in Australia (53) by the first week of October. By December 15, 68 women had died this year due to violence according to feminist organisation Destroy the Joint’s ongoing research project Counting Dead Women.
7. When a far-right nationalist targeted Sky News journalist Laura Jayes and said he "might as well have raped" her on air because the outrage over his interview would have been the same. Other female reporters then described the abuse they cop online.
8. When Sky News suspended a female junior producer after a strap at the bottom of the screen displayed an offensive comment about a female senator made on ... Sky News.
9. When former prime minister Tony Abbott said it would be a "politically correct mistake" to remove the tax on tampons. "Look, once you start having these sorts of exemptions, where does it end? Where does it end?” he asked.
10. When a journalist described the night she was allegedly groped by former NSW Labor leader Luke Foley.
11. When Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) allowed a player sentenced to community service by a United States judge over a violent home invasion to play again.
12. When Indigenous women detailed all the abuse they have to put up with online.
13. When a report detailed how rampant sexual violence and degrading hazing rituals were in Australian university residential colleges.
14. When the woman at the centre of a rape trial spoke out against the consent laws, which had helped the man convicted of her rape overturn his conviction on appeal.
15. When a male politician told parliament he was declaring his gender "to be a woman", so left-wing politicians would stop attacking him over his anti-abortion views.
17. When opinion and lifestyle website Mamamia published (and later deleted) an article about post-abortion syndrome (PAS), a condition that is oft-cited by anti-choice groups but discredited by medical organisations.
18. When a Sydney police officer admitted in court to calling Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young and threatening to rape her child.
19. When a man defaced a makeshift memorial for murdered Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon in the park where her body was found.
20. When a Supreme Court justice put his name to a motion to change voting rules at the elite Brisbane Tattersall's Club that would have effectively doomed any chance of women becoming members.
21. When a government staffer who sent an expletive-laden text message to a female journalist, calling her a "feminist cunt" and a "bitch", kept his job.
22. When the AFL proposed reducing the number of games in the blossoming women's competition, despite the fact AFLW gained two extra teams.
23. When a columnist compared Australia's cheating cricketers to the #MeToo movement.
24. When an investigation found former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle had sexually harassed town hall colleagues after he drank "substantial amounts of red wine".
25. When White Ribbon Australia retracted and later reinstated a position on reproductive rights.
26. When footage emerged of a woman begging religious picketers to leave her alone as she entered an abortion clinic in Queensland.
27. When a Labor politician made a speech in parliament and complained to a university over a student holding a pro-choice rally.
28. When 2013 footage circulated of Daily Show host Trevor Noah including a joke he made about Indigenous Australian women.
29. When cabinet minister Michaelia Cash threatened to name "every single young woman" from Labor leader Bill Shorten's office that she's heard rumours about, during a fiery Senate Estimates exchange.
30. When the frontman of a band accused of racism and sexism broke his silence with "boys will be boys".
31. When a hotel created an advertisement in which a woman wasn't interested in the national financial broadsheet.
Gina Rushton is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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