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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Health

well…what? allergies and anaphylaxis

Cin Peeler
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It’s October! Not only can we start planning our Halloween costumes, but it’s also well and truly springtime. As the weather warms up, pets start shedding more, flowers release pollen, and dust is blown up into the dry air. Fur, pollen, and dust are common allergens, which can make spring an uncomfortable time for those…
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Music

album review: dancehall days, the beautiful girls

Carla Ziino
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The Beautiful Girls’ fifth studio album, ‘Dancehall Days’  does what it claims on the box – it provides the perfect feel-good, toe-tapping music for the Australian summer. Mat McHugh’s eclectic vocals make a welcome return on the crowd-funded album, after the festival favourites’ hiatus. In the band’s down time, McHugh has been ‘’exploring a life’’…
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Featured

an open letter to the prime minister: calling for retraction of the refugee transfer deal with cambodia

Lauren Northcote
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Dear Prime Minister, I feel compelled to write to you on behalf of many Australians who believe in the importance of protecting people who are fleeing persecution, risking their lives to seek the basic human rights that have been taken away from them. I am specifically writing to express my deep concerns regarding your September…
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Health Sexuality

back to ba(sex): five STIs you didn’t know about

Sarah Iuliano
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If you are sexually active, one would hope you have heard of the infections that can set upon your bits if you have a lax attitude to safe sex. Perhaps they are not as embedded in your brain as one Geordie Shore cast member, whose sweet nothings during love making consisted of ‘chlamydiaaaaa!’ Beyond chlamydia,…
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Sunday 28 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 28.09.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Emma Watson created quite a media buzz with her UN speech promoting the #HeForShe campaign Oxford dining hall turns feminine Legislation to support testing of backlogged rape gets handed into Barack Obama Brody Dalle says pop stars feelthat their…
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Saturday 27 September 2014
Comedy Film Opinion TV

what makes Broad City so radical?

Katerina Paltoglou
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Comedy Central’s new female-based comedy, Broad City, created by and starring newcomers Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, has been one of the most pleasantly surprising, bizarre, stoned-out-of-its-mind and profoundly funny shows TV has had to offer. Some of that can be attributed to its beginnings as a web series before making the leap to primetime,…
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Friday 26 September 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: the light part of every 24 hours

Jess Oliver
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  The light part of every 24 hours, presenting the work of Clare Jackson and Georgia Black showed at the Front Gallery + Café in Canberra from 26 August – 6th September 2014. Exploring the nature of perception and time, the name of the exhibition referred to the given definition of a day, or the…
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Friday 26 September 2014
Arts Books

The bookshelf diaries: lorelei vashti

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today,  Lorelei Vashti allows us insight into what she (and her six-month-old daughter) are reading. What are you reading right now? Mostly picture books! My daughter is almost six months old and she’s really engaged and looking at everything around…
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Wednesday 24 September 2014
Featured Travel

on the run, on my own: going west

Jo Williams
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I am of firm believer that everyone should go on a road trip at least once in their lives. I don’t mean a long car journey somewhere – that doesn’t count. I mean a proper road trip. One that lasts days of driving to places, and stopping when you feel like it. One where you…
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Tuesday 23 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: how to get there

Catalina Bonati
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Rural writer Maggie MacKellar has been through a lot. In her second memoir, How to Get There, she writes about the challenges she’s faced, and how she’s made her life anew. A historian, McKellar was pregnant with her second child when her husband committed suicide. Her mother passed away a short time later due to aggressive cancer, and McKellar…
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Monday 22 September 2014
Featured Opinion

one in five australians think a woman is “partly responsible” if she is raped while intoxicated

Sophie Verass and Claire Capel-Stanley
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Last week shocking and shameful statistics emerged from a survey conducted by VicHealth. The results showed that one in five Australians believe that if a woman is raped while drunk or under the influence of drugs, she is partly to blame. One in Five. Duck, duck, duck, duck… Goose. Although the majority of those 17,500…
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Monday 22 September 2014
Film

film review: boyhood

Bridget Conway
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Richard Linklater’s newest gem, the flick Boyhood, has really caused quite a stir in the film and media industry. It’s being hailed as one of the best movies of the decade; Rotten Tomatoes has rated it at 99%, and Roger and Ebert writer Matt Zoller Seitz gives it 4 stars. Linklater has been working on…
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Saturday 20 September 2014
Health

well…what? endometriosis

Cin Peeler
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Last week, endometriosis was on Lip’s radar, as pharmaceutical giant Bayer refuses to supply more than half a million Australian women suffering from the crippling disease with valuable pain medication. Endometriosis affects up to 10% of women worldwide and is defined mostly by intense pelvic pain. Twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Freedman, the woman behind the push for…
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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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