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Wednesday 18 April 2018
Film

film review: the post

Ella Pace
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The phrase ‘backwards and in heels’ is derived from a cartoon by Bob Thaves drawn in 1982. Specifically, the cartoon stated that Ginger Rogers performed everything that Fred Astaire did in their films, except backwards and in heels. This phrase has come to emulate the recurrent struggles of women working in a patriarchal world, as…
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Monday 16 April 2018
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: briohny doyle

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Today we introduce you to author Briohny Doyle, one of the judges of the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. * What comes to mind when you think of our 2018 theme, ‘metamorphosis’? Kafka of course! And given that this is a prize for women’s writing, I’m thinking about Grete, who really needed her brother…
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Sunday 8 April 2018
Film

film review: love, simon

Kellie Amos
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You weren’t allowed to be gay at my high school, but of course that never stopped anyone – my best friend included. We’d known each other for five years, been out of school for one, when she came out to me. It wasn’t anything major on my end, she was my friend and her sexuality…
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Saturday 31 March 2018
Culture Feminism Opinion

should men be included in feminism?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Feminism is defined as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”. The broad spectrum of feminist ideologies (from radical, Marxist to liberal) have different expressions of this core belief, but they are all fighting to create an egalitarian society. Many branches of feminism also place emphasis on intersectionality, which considers…
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Monday 26 March 2018
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: shastra deo

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet poet, Shastra Deo. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for a focus on women’s stories. What’s your view on the current state of women’s stories* in media and…
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Tuesday 20 March 2018
Arts Books

lip lit: the dictionary of animal languages

Danielle Croci
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 “I think all women carry something of a rebellion inside them that often goes unexpressed. Because we think we are not in the race – or game, or whatever the sporting analogy is – we have a sense of anarchy that I think is an advantage. In times like these it threatens to erupt. It…
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Monday 19 March 2018
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: margot mcgovern

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet YA author, Margot McGovern. *   The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for a focus on women’s stories. What’s your view on the current state of women’s stories* in…
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Saturday 3 February 2018
Film

tv: catching up on riverdale

Jessica Kennedy
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Teen drama-fest Riverdale is well into its second season, yet only now have I finally succumbed to the show that has been clogging all social media with gossip, theories, and fangirling for the past twelve months. I’m a fan of dark dramas, so Riverdale had always intrigued me, but I didn’t know the true extent…
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Wednesday 31 January 2018
Film

film review: the shape of water

Hannah Rogers
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‘Water can be any shape, it just depends on the container,’ my brother eloquently said as we drove to the cinema. It was a good point – as he predicted,  the new Guillermo del Toro film The Shape of Water fits into many movie genre moulds. It is a monster movie, an arthouse film, a…
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Wednesday 27 December 2017
Memoir

memoir: shells

Emma Brooker
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I can still close my eyes and remember summer holidays as a kid. The car trip we made each year, to the small beach town on the other side of the mountain ranges. The smell of eucalyptus and the soaked earth under the vine tangled rain forest, swallowing up the road as our car made…
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Tuesday 26 December 2017
Film

film review: the last jedi

Jessica Kennedy
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At midnight on a fateful summer evening, Star Wars fans lined up to get the first look at the new movie, with hopes high and adrenaline pumping through their veins. As an enthusiastic fan myself, I was amongst the rabble of strangely clad movie-goers in Melbourne, barely managing to keep myself awake to witness my…
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Saturday 23 December 2017
Film TV

best on screen: tv in 2017

Rosie Hunt
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2017 has seen the continued rise and rise of TV as an art form. Lip’s film writers have chosen their favourite shows to share with you – there’s still time to binge watch all three before the year officially comes to a close! The Handmaid’s Tale  In a year of female heroes, no fictional heroine…
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Monday 11 December 2017
Film

film: friends, foes & fireworks

Rosie Hunt
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How did you spend last New Year’s Eve? Most of us go to a party or a festival, where we can kick back with champagne and friends. But filmmakers Sarah Jayne Portelli and Ivan Malekin spent NYE 2016 doing the thing they love most: making a film. The result is Friends, Foes & Fireworks, a…
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Sunday 3 December 2017
Film

awkward sex on tv

Hannah Rogers
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Last weekend I binged on Netflix series Chewing Gum. It’s great, watch it now if you like; there are only 12 episodes across two seasons so it won’t take you long! The show’s central character, Tracey, is played by its talented creator, writer and theme song-singer— Michaela Coel. Tracey lives on a housing estate in…
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