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Monday 1 September 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: sophie verass

lip magazine
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  Name: Sophie Verass Age: 26 Occupation: Radio Presenter and Writer Location/Hometown: Canberra, Australia Describe yourself in one word: #freethenipple What inspires you? My friends. I feel very fortunate to have so many interesting and engaging people in my life. Whether they’re discussing gender in Government or chewing my ear off about DnB music, I…
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Monday 1 September 2014
Featured

universities, sexual assault and the trouble with “bad apples”

Shannon Clarke
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Late last month, police in Thunder Bay, a small city in northwestern Ontario, Canada charged two students from the University of Ottawa hockey team with sexual assault. Both men, David Foucher, 25, and Guillaume Donovan, 24, were in Thunder Bay for an away game against Lakehead University when they allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old woman. The…
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Friday 29 August 2014
Arts Books Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: sam george-allen

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. This week, editor at Scum Mag Sam George-Allen exposes her literary loves. What are you reading right now? I’m finally reading a Junot Diaz novel - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I’ve read his short fiction before but this is the first chance…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Arts Theatre

theatre review: highway of lost hearts

Jess Oliver
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Presented by Mary Ann Butler and ARTBACK NT, Highway of Lost Hearts is a one-woman theatre production that explores love, loss and the process of grieving. Written and performed by award winning Darwin based playwright Mary Anne Butler and directed by Lee Lewis, the production is as humorous as it is gut-wrenching and infused with…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Opinion TV

the emmys: disappointingly outdated and unwilling to change

Michael Wu
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Among the countless Twitter users live-tweeting Monday night’s Primetime Emmy awards was Janet Mock, an author and transgender activist from New York City. Her tweets were unrelentingly funny, astute and honest about the awards, as well as the industry being awarded. None were as biting, however, as one of her most popular tweets of the…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Life

love life: what makes a lasting relationship?

Camilla Patini
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I’m late, I’m late. I’m sorry I missed the deadline last week. Much has been afoot here in the Berra for this columnist and I’ve consequently been quite exhausted. Rest assured, however, that my commitment to providing you with the best in mediocre love advice has not waned. So, to the point. I saw the…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Get Involved

wear it purple: a day of solidarity for rainbow youth

Sarah Iuliano
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You might not think purple is your colour, but you should don some of the hue this Friday. Wondering why we here at Lip so concerned about what you’ll be wearing for once? Well August 29 is Wear it Purple Day, an initiative to recognise and support sexuality and gender diverse young people in their…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Arts Books Culture

caravan conversations at mwf

Lou Heinrich
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  Within the chaos of Melbourne’s Federation Square, there sits a modest caravan. Beyond the rounded windows the square is full of people. You can hear the clip-clopping of befeathered clydesdales leading grinning tourists in gilded carriages. You can smell the petrol fumes of heavy traffic, and watch a cheeky busker crack a whip and…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Featured Health

clean, green & ethical beauty (part one): the toxins

Shaza Barbar
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Earlier this year, we found out that on average woman spends 55 minutes in the morning getting ready. But did you know that in the time it takes you to get ready in the morning, you’ve already ingested up to 168 chemicals? And by purchasing some of the beauty brands on the market, you could…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: home is not a dirty word

Jo Williams
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When you’re a traveller, home is a dirty word. A secret that you keep to yourself because if you admit that you might be missing it and the people there, even just a little bit, you’re a Bad Traveller. You’re supposed to be having adventures and being free and having Constant Fun. Right? Hmmm. The…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Life Travel

we grow towards the sun: life lessons learnt abroad

Stephanie Tate
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People seek out the warmth of the sun. They bemoan their bad luck when it’s too hot, and hate it when an overcast sky blocks the light it emits. We don’t hide from the sun, but we have a respectful fear of it. The sun’s a lot like life. When it’s perfect, we revel in…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Featured

our generation: the leaders of today

Shaza Barbar
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‘Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow.’ It’s a phrase often touted by well-meaning experienced leaders to inspire young people. But from the Tiananmen Square Protests to the Arab Spring, young people have always been key instigators of change in the fight for social justice. Growing up with the Internet, our generation has the resources…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: womankind

Christina Bulbrook
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When I heard that there was another magazine on the market for women, I was sceptical. Why add to the celebrity-driven nonsense already being circulated on newsagents’ shelves? Womankind, however, doesn’t compare. Simone de Beauvoir’s face graces the front cover, painted by thousands of butterflies. Flicking through the pages, I was caught by an article…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
TV

tv review: anzac girls

Rosie Hunt
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It is hard to deny the somewhat mythical significance of the ANZACs and Gallipoli in popular understandings of Australian history. The connotations of mateship, bravery and nationhood that are all tied up with the ANZAC figure seem predominantly masculine, but how often do we hear about female ANZACs? It was not just men who experienced…
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