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Monday 14 November 2016
Books

lip lit: fight like a girl

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Fight Like a Girl is a rousing memoir-meets-manifesto by Clementine Ford. Though casual in tone, it is persuasive and confronting. Ford shares her experiences as a woman claiming her space in the world and exposes the brutality of life as a woman, which we are raised to be oblivious to. You finish the book angry…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
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an interview with author Hannah Kent

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Hannah Kent laughs nervously when asked if she introduces herself as a “writer” now. She radiates an air of shocked gratitude that is at odds with her status as Australia’s most recent literary prodigy. Lip caught up with Kent to find out more about the path she had travelled, and what it means to be…
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Sunday 16 March 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 16.03.14

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The fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o Buzzfeed staff look at the language surrounding our obsession with Lupita Nyong’o in this thought-provoking article, investigating the line between admiration and objectification. Best quotes: ‘I’d argue that Hollywood — which is really just America with better makeup — doesn’t have a vocabulary for discussing black beauty in a way…
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Saturday 22 February 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 22.02.14

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    Women’s Media Centre annual report reveals sad stats The progress towards gender equality in the media is slow going, according to the latest annual report from the Women’s Media Centre. According to the report, women had the fewest speaking parts in film in 2012 since 2007; the highest paid female movie star gets…
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Tuesday 18 February 2014
Books

lip lit: for today I am a boy

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Kim Fu’s debut novel, For Today I am a Boy, is an elegant and often heart-wrenching story of an individual’s struggle for identity and belonging. The protagonist is Peter, a long-awaited son, born into a first-generation Chinese family in Ontario. He is given the middle-name Juan Chaun – ‘Powerful King’ – a moniker that reveals…
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Saturday 8 February 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 08.02.14

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Disney child-star receives death threats after same-sex couple appears on show Last month, Disney show Good Luck Charlie featured a same-sex couple (two mums of Charlie’s playdate friend). It was the first time a gay couple had appeared on a Disney show. According to the highly reputable sources at TMZ, the 5-year-old star of the…
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Sunday 2 February 2014
News

feminist news round-up 02.02.14

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  India’s ‘missing women’ cast shadow over art fair Towering steel statues representing the millions of India’s ‘missing women’ stood over the India Art Fair as it opened on Friday. The installation, titled M.I.S.S.I.N.G, is from artist Leena Kejriwal and is a response to the growing gender gap, fuelled by sex-selective abortion, infanticide, and the…
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Saturday 18 January 2014
News

feminist news round up: 18.01.13

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New Delhi gang-rape victim attacked for hours A 51-year-old Danish woman was allegedly raped at knife-point for more than three hours after asking for directions back to her hotel. Two suspects have been arrested in a park close to the crime scene. It is believed that police are close to making more arrests. The suspects…
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Saturday 11 January 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 11.01.14

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Tampons sent to Scott Morrison’s office in protest Protestors have found a novel way to express their anger at Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s treatment of female asylum seekers – posting sanitary pads and tampons to his PO Box in Canberra. The move comes in response to revelations that female asylum seekers have to ask guards…
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Friday 13 December 2013
News

in brief: special K fights ‘fat talk’

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Special K has launched a campaign to fight so-called ‘fat talk’ – comments from women harshly critiquing their own bodies. In a new advertisement titled ‘Shhhhut Down Fat Talk,’ the cereal brand filled a clothing store with placards quoting negative tweets and other online commentary. The ad shows women entering the store, reading the signs,…
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Sunday 8 December 2013
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feminist news round-up: 8.12.13

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Same-sex marriage hits Australia, institution of marriage remarkably stays intact. Celebrations kicked off in Canberra this weekend with same-sex marriage laws coming into effect. 40 couples were registered to tie the knot across the weekend. West Australia Labor MP Stephen Dawson married his partner of 10 years just after midnight on Saturday, becoming the first…
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Saturday 30 November 2013
News

feminist news round up 30.11.13

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56 women killed in Pakistan for giving birth to girls A report from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan suggests that 56 women have been killed this year in Pakistan for giving birth to girls instead of boys. According to statistics from the human rights body, ‘From January 2012 to September 2013, there were also…
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Sunday 17 November 2013
News

feminist news round-up: 17.11.13

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Asylum seeker separated from her sick newborn An asylum seeker was sent back to a Brisbane detention centre while her newborn child was in intensive care this week. For several days, the woman could only visit her baby during visiting hours (10-4). A statement from the Mater Children’s Hospital, where the woman gave birth, rejected…
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Sunday 10 November 2013
Feminism News

feminist news round-up 10.11.13

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Lululemon founder says fat thighs are to blame for sheer pants In a stunning move of dickery and PR self-sabotage, the co-founder and chair-person of athletic wear brand Lululemon has blamed the size of women’s thighs for the fabric of their pants being thin. ‘It’s really about the rubbing of the thighs, how much pressure…
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