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Thursday 7 November 2013
Art Culture

exhibition review: edward steichen & art deco fashion

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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2013 is the year of the 1920s love-in. Since the release of Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, elements of the Jazz Age have infiltrated themes of countless parties, fashion, television and art. The opening of Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion at the National Gallery of Victoria either capitalises on this trend or…
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Thursday 31 October 2013
News

in brief: law firm tells women not to giggle, squirm, or eat too much

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A law firm in the States has come under criticism after a memo directing women to ‘wear a suit, not your party outfit’, to not show cleavage, and to drop the use of  ‘like’ was leaked. The ‘advice’ was from a document called ‘Presentation Tips for Women’ sent to female associates of Clifford Chase. The…
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
News

in brief: act passes same-sex marriage bill

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The ACT’s legislative assembly has passed a bill to establish Australia’s first same-sex marriage scheme. The legislation passed eight votes to seven in the single chamber Parliament. The bill’s passage was met with applause, and made the ACT so much cooler in the eyes of many. If the bill is not overruled by  the High…
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Tuesday 15 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 15.10.13

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Study finds that women need resilience to rise to the top A recent study by University of Queensland academic Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons found huge differences between the childhoods of male and female top executives. Nearly all women surveyed suffered from some form of trauma between the ages of eight and 15; conversely, the majority of…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
News

in brief: ‘it’s your fault’ – indian video satirising victim-blaming goes viral

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  A video satirising the culture of rape and victim-blaming in India has garnered more than 2.2 million views on YouTube since September 19. In the video, which is produced by a group of comedians, Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin and television host Juhi Pandey explain why women must take the blame for the rising number…
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Sunday 29 September 2013
News

daily feminist news: 29.09.13

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Mother London wants you to share your bush The UK’s ‘Project Bush’ will culminate in an art installation that features images of the pubic region of anonymous women in order to challenge conventional expectations of lady-town. You can join the conversation on Twitter through the hashtag #projectbush. Thousands march to honour Jill Meagher and Sarah…
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
News

in brief: ohio kidnapper ariel castro dies after found hanging in cell

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Reports from the US media indicate that Ariel Castro, who kept women captive in his Cleveland home, has died after being found hanging in his cell. Prison officals say he died in hospital after prison medical staff were unable to revive him. Castro was sentenced on August 1 to life imprisonment without parole plus 1000 years….
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Sunday 1 September 2013
News

daily feminist news 01.09.13

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Aussie couples heading overseas to select gender of babies via IVF A study has suggested that in the last 18 months, around 120 Australian couples headed a specific clinic in Thailand to avoid a law that prevents parents to select the gender of their child. Australian medical guidelines currently prohibit parents from picking their child’s…
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 28.08.13

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Cadets found guilty in Skype case Two cadets have been found guilty of ‘using a carriage service in an offensive manner’ in a case that has demonstrated the systemic gender problems in the Australian Defence Force Academy. ACT Supreme Court jury also found one of the men guilty of committing an act of indecency on…
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
News

daily feminist news 27.08.13

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‘Female sperm and male eggs a medical possibility’ Scientists in Japan have used skin cells from mice to develop sperm and eggs, successfully creating live births via IVF. Women in Argentina sue over faulty implants About 300 women with faulty PIP breast implants have filed suit seeking $54.7 million in damages from three European companies,…
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Saturday 24 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 24.08.13

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Feminists ‘storm wikipedia’ to end gender imbalance Feminist organisation FemTechNet has designed a project that addresses the gender-imbalance on Wikipedia. 87% of the site’s editors are men, and various pages have been affected as a result of the imbalance. Police accused of filming women naked in cell Eleven US women and a man who were…
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Friday 23 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 23.08.13

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Women ordered to stop praying in park Two Muslim women in Dublin have alleged that they were told by a warden to stop praying in their local park. The warden apparently told the women to stop because ‘they could break their backs and sue the park’.  The two women are seeking legal advice. Woman gang-raped…
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Saturday 17 August 2013
News

feminist news round-up 17.08.2013

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Hugo Schwyzer has epic twitter meltdown, admits to being attention-hungry fraud Notorious male feminist Hugo Schwyzer called himself a hypocrite and a fraud in a twitter tirade this week. He admitted to being unqualified to teach feminism, and revealed he had an affair with a 23-year-old woman at the same time as condemning age disparate…
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Thursday 15 August 2013
News

in brief: study links labour-inducing drugs to autism

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A study from the US has suggested labour-inducing drugs are linked to autism later in life. But researchers have stressed that the link is not definitive; speeding up a birth does not in itself lead to the developmental disorder. Dr Simon Gregory, of Duke University, and colleagues, report their findings in the journal JAMA Pediatrics….
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