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Wednesday 29 July 2015
News

julia gillard slams abbott during a recent photo opp event

Amy Mckenna
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    A bold Julia Gillard made an unapologetic stab at the current prime minister, when she stated that Abbott’s good ideas are such a rarity that they should be written down. ‘Tony Abbott had a good idea, so we should write down the date,’ she said to an amused audience at a Photo Opp…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured

the status update you’ll never see: one woman’s experience with bipolar disorder

April Smallwood
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Hey, guys! Guess what? I totes have depression! Starting Lexapro tomorrow. #woo #ontrack #letsdothis This is the tits-out status update Nikita*, 26, never posted, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and taking her first round of meds for resulting depression earlier this year. ‘A friend and I were talking about this recently. Some of the…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured Feminism Health Politics

lessons from victoria’s royal commission into family violence

Eden Faithfull
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The Victorian Labor Government has commenced Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence: the most dangerous and prevalent form of violence perpetrated against women. The newly released Terms of Reference task proposed commissioners – Patricia Faulkner, Chair of Jesuit Social Services and the National Health Performance Authority, and Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy

lynn bixenspan: interview

Bridget Conway
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New York City comedian Lynn Bixenspan has recently been hailed as ‘one of the funniest feminists on Twitter.’ Social media has become an increasingly huge landscape of posts and opinions by comedians, artists, and celebrities that try to claim a place with the internet audience. To stand out amidst this huge crowd is definitely an…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

the desperettes: a lady’s guide to the art of being a wingman

Clara Borg
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Unlucky in love? Ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks to the art of seduction? Have you grown tired of leaving the club alone, surrounded by hordes of people who all seem to be getting lucky, with you left watching on from the sidelines? Ever wished you had a foolproof method of acquiring—and keeping—company…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Featured

for women living in poverty, the wage gap is even wider

Elizabeth Zarrella Maglio
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Years ago I was sitting at my sister’s kitchen table listening to ideas for naming the family’s newly adopted female pup. I challenged my young nieces to think about names of inspirational women they had studied in school; Anne Frank and Rosa Parks gained the top two spots. The conversation continued on to women leaders,…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Books

lip lit: in the unlikely event

Bridget Conway
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[This review contains spoilers] Judy Blume is a well-known American author famous for novels such as Are You There God? It’s me Margaret, and Superfudge. I consider Blume to be the voice of my American, teenage girl upbringing. She’s both an uplifting yet incredibly honest writer; truly an inspiration to read then and now. So…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Arts Theatre

sweeney todd: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Sweeney Todd, the finale of the Sondheim trilogy, is a hair-raising Victorian-era tale. A homicidal barber, Sweeney Todd is blinded on a quest for revenge against the callous upper class society. He slits the throats of his clientele with the help of his seductive accomplice who bakes the victim’s flesh into pies. This gothic musical…
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Monday 27 July 2015
News

Sydney Roosters player, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, to appear in court for domestic violence charges

Danielle Croci
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NRL player for the Sydney Roosters, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, will appear in court on 6 August 2015 to face ten domestic violence-related charges. They relate to his former girlfriend, Jessica Peris, and allegedly occurred between October 2014 and June 2015. Kenny-Dowall was expected to appear at Waverley Local Court on Thursday after being charged on Saturday…
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Monday 27 July 2015
Fashion Featured Feminism

the naked truth: why it’s taken so long for fashion to reconceptualise “nude” colours

Arabella Close
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In fashion, “nude” has traditionally referred to a light beige colour. Nude shoes, nude nail polishes, nude lipsticks and nude underwear have always tended to come in pale and fair shades. The name “nude” refers to the products’ similarity to the wearer’s skin tone as if the wearer’s nails, lips, feet or middle section were…
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Sunday 26 July 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 26.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  On Lip this week Read the third and final instalment of Shonen Women, on Evangelion and Western Perceptions Check out Bridget Conway’s interview with Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan about Fashion unWINEd Or catch up on more news with our last news roundup   Australian feminist news Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard it can…
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Friday 24 July 2015
Arts Fashion

fashion unWINEd: interview with diana antonijevic and isabella katan

Bridget Conway
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If you’re looking for something to do that combines fashion, beauty, food, wine AND fundraising for charity, look no further than Fashion unWINEd. This event, created by Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan, the two coaches behind event business Style & Beautify Me, will take you on a journey of  the gifted up and coming talents…
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Thursday 23 July 2015
News

perpetrators walk free as more than 70,000 rape kits remain untested

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    *Trigger Warning: Discussion of Rape* New findings show more than 70,000 rape kits remain untested in the US, leaving victims with no justice or resolution. These kits, which collect forensic evidence from sexual assault, are vital for successful persecution and stopping serial rapists from offending again. In 2001, RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest…
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Thursday 23 July 2015
Column Film

shonen women part iii: on evangelion and western perceptions

Marie Davis
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As the West and Japan grow more enchanted with each other, our cultural landscape is exposed to new and unique interpretations of the female. This three-part series by Marie Davis explores the characterisation of women in shonen anime and manga, and their relationship with their burgeoning Western audience. (Part One and Part Two.) My first…
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