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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts Fashion

canberra’s biggest fashion event supports local designers and encourages diversity

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  It all started with a question: ‘Why?’ Why didn’t Canberra have its own major fashion event? The capital had come into its own as a thriving mini-metropolis of culture and fashion, an inspirational place exploding with eclectic, imaginative minds harking from every corner of Australia and all over the world. For its size, Canberra…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Featured Feminism

the day the laughter stopped: a game about rape

Sigrid Cross
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I want to start this article with a Serious Trigger Warning. If trigger warnings are something you watch out for, then this article is likely not for you. Otherwise, I would encourage you to follow this link. But be warned it will leave you feeling deeply uncomfortable. That’s how I felt afterwards.When you’ve finished with that…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Featured Feminism Politics

conservative feminism: a complex conviction

Emilie Bertsch
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  A questioner on last Monday’s Q&A on the ABC raised an interesting and important topic for debate amongst the Q&A panellists. Her question, put simply, was: ‘Do feminist women have a place within Australia’s politically conservative domain?’ The idea of feminism and conservatism merging together to create a friendly ideological meeting seems convoluted and…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Art Arts Books news

free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists

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  Are you an artist or writer currently based in the ACT and don’t feel especially clued up on the legal issues surrounding your practice? Welcome to the club! But we’re all in luck as the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres have announced a new partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to deliver…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts

WIN a free pass to Found Festival 2014

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Found Festival is a multiform arts event taking place at the Abbotsford Convent from 17 – 25 May, 2014. Thanks to the amazing folks at Found, we have a full event pass worth $120 up for grabs! For your chance to WIN, simply describe, in 50 words or less, what being ‘lost and wayward’ means…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
News

in brief: magazine cover featuring a breastfeeding mum is banned from newsstands

April Glover
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American parenting magazine Hip Mama has released their latest print issue with an image of a woman breastfeeding a child, resulting in newsstands banning the cover due to its apparently explicit nature. The issue, which is to be released on Mother’s Day this May, features Barcelona-based artist Ana Alvarez-Erreclade breastfeeding her four-year-old child whilst wearing…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Music News

in brief: is avril lavigne’s new music video racist?

April Glover
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Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne has released a music video for her newest single Hello Kitty, which involves the singer being shadowed by a group of robotic Japanese girls while eating sushi and wearing a lolita cupcake skirt. The song itself, co-written by Lavigne’s husband and Nickelback front-man Chad Kreuger, boasts playful lyrics such as…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
News

in brief: new survey finds more women are becoming ‘do-it-yourselfers’

Matilda Mornane
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  A new survey conducted by WD Bathrooms, found that more women are embracing DIY around the house, spending the money and the time to fix things without the aid of their male partner. WD Bathrooms questioned 1,244 British women about their DIY habits and, according to the Daily Mail, women are taking a bigger…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Featured Opinion

the pressures of instafame: a chat with asher britton

Adriana Barro
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*Trigger alert: Discussion of eating disorders and self-harm* The idea of being an online celebrity has surely crossed the minds of many social media users during those lonely afternoons when a selfie with your dog only attracted one like – from your sister. Although it may seem glamorous to be followed by thousands upon thousands…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Arts Culture Featured

magdalen laundries for “sluts” in “moral danger”: why I founded ‘Found Festival’

Audrey K Hulm
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I have been quietly and frantically working away on the Found Festival for almost two years now. It is an arts event taking place from 17–25 of May at The Abbotsford Convent featuring 100+ women – artists, performers, producers, speakers, musicians, choir members, meditation experts and everything in between and around those limited definitions. I…
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Featured Feminism

Feminism isn’t the only word up for debate

Shannon Clarke
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The short-lived meme, ‘Is this feminist?’ was perfect for two reasons: 1) it proved the feminists can have a sense of humour about themselves, despite what a vocal minority might think and 2) like Community’s Britta Perry, it managed to parody of third-wave, feminism without relying on lazy and misogynist stereotypes. That is, the academic,…
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Feminism Opinion

is ‘gender flipping’ helping the feminist cause?

Elise Terrell
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I was freed from Plato’s cave of social conditioning, and awakenedfrom the slumber of patriarchy, with the knowledge that women are oppressed. If you do not believe me, simply take the word ‘feminist’ and all its negative connotations as my proof: Jemimah Cooper of The Sydney Morning Herald goes as far as to argue it…
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Arts Comedy Feminism Uncategorised

comedy review: kirsty mac’s feminazi

Brianna Doolan
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  “We’re all a bit confused about stuff right now. Like who pays for dinner on the first date? Do I walk first through doors so you can check out my arse? Does the treatment of our first female PM indicate a chunk of people in Australia are actually mental? More importantly, does a short…
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Monday 21 April 2014
News Politics World

In brief: Chelsea Clinton announces she’s pregnant and twitter reacts

Bridget Conway
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Last week, at an event in New York, Chelsea Clinton announced that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky ‘have our first child arriving later this year.’ The world immediately reacted, asking ‘But what does it mean for 2016?’ Mainly via Twitter – ‘news of the pregnancy spread rapidly throughout the political twitter-verse.’ Vanity Fair has concocted…
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