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Wednesday 3 June 2015
Health Politics

the tampon tax on Q&A: where are we now?

Hannah Story
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On Monday, May 25, young activist Subeta Vimalarajah appeared on Q&A to talk to Joe Hockey about the ‘tampon tax’. She and a group of fellow activists had sent in a video question, the group holding a giant tampon in their hands: ‘Mr Hockey, STOP TAXING MY PERIOD!’ The tampon was signed by supporters. ‘Do…
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Thursday 27 June 2013
Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: cheap vices

Hannah Story
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**Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicide** Earlier this month, Vice, known for their gratuitous photo shoots and “daring” content, published a spread entitled “Last Words” in which models posed as literary heroines. Seems fairly innocuous, right? Except that they were literary heroines in the moments prior to their suicides, accompanied by a description of their deaths and…
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Friday 7 June 2013
Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: against offensive humour

Hannah Story
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**Trigger warning: discussion of rape, rape culture and assault** Offensive humour: it almost always goes wrong, and it’s pretty obvious why. Most of the time it’s just not funny. Offensive humour is a way for people to justify saying things that are at the very least insensitive, and at worst are racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic,…
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Tuesday 7 May 2013
Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: why I support RU486

Hannah Story
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I’m excited about RU486. I felt like a bit of a fool, jumping up and down on the night of Friday 26 April because the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee advised the Government to add the abortion pill to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Do you know what that means? Medical abortions for as little as $12….
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Tuesday 2 April 2013
Opinion TV

pissed off feminist fights back: underrepresented and unimpressed

Hannah Story
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There is such a thing as a funny woman. I don’t know why I have to say that. I shouldn’t have to say that. It’s not a topic for debate. It’s an irrefutable fact. Women are funny. They are also intelligent and snarky and sarcastic and worthy of space on television and in all media….
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Tuesday 5 March 2013
Opinion TV

pissed off feminist fights back: but why girls?

Hannah Story
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There are few shows that generate as much online content and controversy as Lena Dunham’s Girls. Every week there is a new piece breaking down the last episode and either celebrating or criticising its creator. But because we’re more than halfway through Season 2, it seems about time we got back to discussing what’s at…
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Tuesday 5 February 2013
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: i don’t owe you anything

Hannah Story
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I went out to a bar on Australia Day. I was in the middle of a conversation with a friend when a pair of men thought they’d try to engage with us. If strangers begin talking to me at a bar or club, I assume that they’re trying to, quite frankly, get into my pants….
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Tuesday 1 January 2013
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: a guide to the morning after

Hannah Story
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Today is New Year’s Day. At least I think it is. I can’t be sure because my head aches and dates are hard. Whether you got hammered with your nanna last night or went out on the town with a bag or three of goon, you probably feel a little crummy today. Which is why…
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Wednesday 19 December 2012
Featured

lip writer, hannah story, on why we need YOUR help to keep Lip alive

Hannah Story
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  My Favourite Things When I was little I was the girl in a white dress with a blue satin sash- at ballet school anyway. I learnt the words to the song and I made it my goal to find out what my favourite things were, so that when I felt bad I could cling…
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Tuesday 4 December 2012
Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: get back in the kitchen and other tall tales

Hannah Story
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There seems to be a person on Facebook who posts moronic things just to goad me/women like me/all the people. Either that or he just genuinely has arcane views. He’s a nice guy (or else I’d delete him) so long ago I decided to bite my tongue when I saw things such as the above…
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Tuesday 13 November 2012
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: a toxic culture

Hannah Story
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I’ve been thinking about writing this article for the better part of a week now. I kept second guessing and thinking to myself that I couldn’t do my own anger justice. But it’s been on my mind this whole time. Thankfully the 24-hour news cycle means I don’t feel so bad about taking my time…
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Wednesday 7 November 2012
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: women and their reproductive rights

Hannah Story
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Alright, people with tits and morbidly curious males, it’s time to talk reproductive rights in the US and whether or not the phrase ‘war on women’ has any meaning to us here Australians. In the course of this article I will be making excessive use of the word ‘abortion’ and the phrase ‘birth control.’ That’s…
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Tuesday 2 October 2012
Culture Featured

pissed off feminist strikes back: won’t somebody please think of the liberal arts?

Hannah Story
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Last week, The Atlantic published an article entitled ‘Pop Culture Has Turned Against the Liberal Arts’.  Today I feel the need to leap to their defence, because if I don’t, then who will? Now I’m a writing student. Writing and cultural studies, to be exact. Usually I can’t be bothered explaining that cultural studies is…
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Tuesday 4 September 2012
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: i vow to smash the patriarchy

Hannah Story
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So you may have heard about or perhaps even read the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney’s opinions about marriage. The Anglicans decided to keep up with the times by updating their marriage vows – they changed the part about a new wife “obeying” her husband to  her just “submitting”. Did someone remember to put up streamers?…
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