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Friday 19 September 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on masturbation

lip magazine
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Touch yourself. * ‘Men standing around in a room, praying for forgiveness from their deity for jacking off and not impregnating their wives with more sheep for the flock: this is the sight that confronted me during the Channel 4 documentary Sex Death and the Meaning of Life. As a sex positive person, it was…
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Friday 19 September 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: emma marie jones

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today we chat to writer Emma Marie Jones. What are you reading right now? I just started Virginia Woolf’s The Waves for like the third time, because it is 100% perfect. Before that I just finished HollyChilds’ No Limit,…
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Thursday 18 September 2014
Film

film review: what we do in the shadows

Emma Robinson
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The wonderful team behind Flight of the Conchords are offering up their latest tribute to the Gods of comedy. I suspect no goats will need to be sacrificed and that the Gods will be sated for many years to come. In What We Do In The Shadows, Viago (Taika Waititi), Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) and Deacon…
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Wednesday 17 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: gap

Bronwyn Lovell
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Rebecca Jessen’s debut verse novel is excellent. I’ve read it twice cover-to-cover, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The first time, I read it too quickly to take notes or consider it critically – the narrative positively races along and pulls the reader with it. I had to read it again to be able to write this…
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Tuesday 16 September 2014
Featured Opinion

see you next tuesday: the etymology of the c-word

Alexia Brehas
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Try to think of the most vulgar word you possibly can. The most torrid and awful swear word that your mother and friends would chastise you for using. The majority of you would probably think of the “c-word”. Indeed, scholar Germaine Greer commented, ‘it is one of the few remaining words in the English language…
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Tuesday 16 September 2014
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): are holiday hook-ups a site for sexual liberation?

Sarah Iuliano
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Ask a number of holidaymakers in any given airport departure lounge what they are after and you are bound to hear preferences for the following: sun, surf, sex. If media and academia are anything to go by, sex is a particular favourite. But why? There is constant research into the sexual behaviours of people going…
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Monday 15 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: bad feminist

Lauren Strickland
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Bad Feminist is, like feminism itself, not just about one thing, one experience, or one kind of woman. Roxane Gay’s new collection of essays is difficult to condense into a single sentence. There are essays on the topics you’d expect: she deals swiftly and cuttingly with the ever-pervasive subject of rape culture; she writes lucidly…
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Monday 15 September 2014
Get Involved

the waratah project: an online survey about menstrual health education

Bridget Conway
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Did you feel informed about menstruation when you first start got your period? Do you know about all the available products and menstrual health services that are out there? Do you feel confident and happy when you get your period? If you are like most women, you probably answered ‘no, no and no’ to these…
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Sunday 14 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 14.09.14

Shaza Barbar
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Here’s what you missed this week — From around the web Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, Steenkamp’s family, the general public and the South African legal community are shocked by the verdict, having expected a murder conviction. The women fighting ISIS During her visit to Australia,…
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Saturday 13 September 2014
Column Film

kickass feminists on film: princess mononoke

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this monthly column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Last month I learned…
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Friday 12 September 2014
Featured Film

what makes a feminist film?: the first-ever girls on film festival hits melbourne

Lauren Strickland
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What makes a feminist film? If you’re anything like me, this question is one that has plagued you for years. Strong female characters? Well, yeah, but what does that actually mean? Does it pass the Bechdel test? Yes, of course, but is that enough? Thankfully, I got the chance to talk to Karen Pickering, feminist…
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Friday 12 September 2014
Arts Books

the bookshelf diaries: jess oliver

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, our very own Lip Art + Theatre Editor Jess Oliver tells us about the books that make her heart sing. What book changed you? I can’t really pin-point a single one - at risk of sounding cliche I think every book…
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Featured

the adelaide edit: q&a with sandy clark from dignity zambia

Ruby Mahoney
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Here at Lip, we have following closely the ventures of crowdfunding platform Pozible, as they launched their local Edits in Sydney and Brisbane (so far!). This week I cyber-met Sandy Clark, the founder and CEO of new charity Dignity Zambia, who is currently crowdfunding her first book, My Love Affair With Zambia. Here, Sandy discusses her inspiration for the charity and the book,…
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Film

film review: magic in the moonlight

Emma Robinson
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A worldly, intellectual and cynical man (Colin Firth as Stanley Taplinger) somewhere in his forties meets a twenty-something, relatively uneducated and ridiculously attractive woman (Emma Stone as Sophie Baker). A battle of so-called wits ensues; this time, the topic is mysticism versus realism. And despite their best efforts, the two main characters are inextricably drawn…
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