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Thursday 17 March 2016
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feminist news round-up 17.03.16

Danielle Croci
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Significant gender wage disparities in staff of presidential campaigns Yikes. Jezebel have analysed the campaign finance data for the current six biggest presidential campaigns to look at gender disparity, and it doesn’t look good.Some will be surprised to find that Bernie Sanders’ 10 highest paid staffers are all men, although on average, women in his…
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Thursday 10 March 2016
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feminist news round-up 10.03.16

Danielle Croci
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Liddle: IWD an opportunity to bring marginalised voices to the fore Celeste Liddle writes on the widespread ignorance of the history of Aboriginal people, particularly women, for Daily Life. The reference by Channel 7 to Port Arthur as ‘Australia’s worst massacre’ ignores earlier massacres of Aboriginal people, including the Mowla Bluff Massacre in 1916 in…
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Thursday 3 March 2016
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feminist news round-up 03.03.16

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First female field umpire at an AFL-level game In another step forward for women in AFL, Eleni Glouftsis became the first female field umpire to referee a game at AFL level on Sunday. Although it was only a pre-season match, the game between Carlton and Essendon at Ikon Park began with the opening bounce taken…
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Saturday 27 February 2016
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feminist news round-up 27.02.16

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King: ‘I refuse to support someone I don’t believe in’ Elizabeth King writes an interesting piece for Salon stating that, as a leftist feminist,she has made the choice not to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Having been told that she’s ungrateful for her right to vote and anti-patriotic, King notes that ‘we don’t…
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Thursday 18 February 2016
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feminist news round-up 18.02.16

Danielle Croci
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Clementine Ford: footy fallout reveals footy’s antiquated views on women and relationships Australian feminist writer Clementine Ford writes for DailyLife on the media and industry response to the fallout between former footballers and media personalities Garry Lyon and Billy Brownless. Ford calls the industry’s reaction ‘reinforcing regressive, outdated ideas about mateship’ and paternalistic views on…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
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feminist news roundup 11.2.16

Danielle Croci
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Yet another white saviour film… Jessica Chastain, and indeed the Hollywood establishment, has been criticised for being named as star of an upcoming period drama, Woman Walks Alone, about a ‘19th century Brooklyn artist and activist who helps Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull’ in his fight to save his people and the land. The storyline has…
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Monday 8 February 2016
Featured Sport

federal government to enforce gender-neutral travel policies for sport

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  The federal government has promised to crack down on differences in travel and accommodation allowance spending for male and female athletes, but is it a conciliatory gesture in an industry with wider problems? On Wednesday, the Department of Health announced that Federal Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley had written to Australia’s peak…
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Sport

inaugural women’s big bash league a success for women’s sport in australia

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  The inaugural Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has drawn to a close for the summer, and has been hailed as a success for women’s sport and health in Australia. The Sydney Thunder took out the title at the MCG in front of more than 5,000 fans, and more via its live broadcast on television….
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Thursday 28 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 28.01.16

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Backlash after women strip naked at sombre Invasion Day event Nakkiah Lui, indigenous writer and actor for ABC’s Black Comedy, has slammed a pair of reportedly non-indigenous women for their nude “performance art” piece at an Invasion Day march in Sydney. During a speech by journalist John Pilger, the two women, painted as Australian flags,…
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Thursday 21 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 21.01.16

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Jada Pinkett-Smith calls for boycott of white-led Oscars With this year’s Oscar nominations consisting of 20 white actors and actresses for the second year in a row, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has boycotted the awards. In a video shared on Facebook, she stated that ‘begging for acknowledgement… diminishes dignity… We are powerful, and let’s not forget…
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Thursday 24 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 24.12.15

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  A look back at the sexism of 2015 Feminist writer and commentator Van Badham looks back on the year that was in sexist and misogynistic behaviour in science, the entertainment industry, sport, the list goes on and on. However, the article also gives some hope when you remember those who stood up for women’s…
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Thursday 17 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 17.12.15

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Former speaker Anna Burke quits politics The Labor MP has represented the Victorian seat of Chisholm for 17 years, has been an advocate for the humane treatment of asylum seekers and was speaker during part of the tumultuous minority Gillard/Rudd government. Burke justified her decision to quit politics saying, ‘I’m leaving because you have to…
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Thursday 10 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 10.12.15

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Myer CEO says young workers want flexibility, not penalty rates In a speech at the Australian Financial Review Workforce and Productivity Summit, chief executive of Myer, Richard Umbers, claimed that millennial workers ‘don’t really differentiate between a Saturday and a Sunday’. Umbers also believes that young people aren’t as fearful of losing entitlements such as…
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Monday 30 November 2015
Feminism Film Opinion

a new hope? star wars and gender

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With the long-awaited new Star Wars film The Force Awakens being released next month, hopes are high that there could be improvements in Star Wars’ depiction of women. The Star Wars franchise has had issues with its lack of representation, however the portrayal of Leia Organa (most famously by Carrie Fisher) as rebellious and quick-witted…
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