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Sunday 27 January 2013
News

Feminist News Round-up 27.01.13

Josephine Mandarano
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David Koch versus breastfeeding mothers everywhere It all started during a discussion on Channel 7’s Sunrise about whether a Queensland mother should be allowed to breastfeed at her local pool. Host David Koch attracted the scorn of breastfeeding mothers everywhere when he said that while mothers should be allowed to breastfeed in public, they should…
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Sunday 13 January 2013
Featured News

feminist news round-up 13.01.13

Josephine Mandarano
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Kayser says sexist tweet was #honestmistake Lingerie brand Kayser has apologiesd for a tweet that has been branded sexist and misogynistic on the Twittersphere for suggesting victims were to blame for rape. The original tweet read: ‘If a guy invites you over to watch a movie, you should know what they’re expecting.’ The brand’s social…
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Tuesday 18 December 2012
Featured Opinion

don’t call me mrs: why i’m keeping my surname after i marry

Josephine Mandarano
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‘A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.’ – Lucy Stone This time next year, I will already be somebody’s wife. I will be married; legally tied to somebody ’til death do us part and all the rest of it….
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Featured News

feminist news round-up 25.11.12

Josephine Mandarano
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six year old girl questions board game gender bias A six-year-old Irish girl has been the latest to call ‘sexism’ when she questioned board game creator Hasbro about the gender imbalance in her favourite board game, Guess Who? In an email to Hasbro she said: ‘I think it’s not fair to only have 5 girls…
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Friday 16 November 2012
Featured Opinion

this is what happens when women are denied abortions

Josephine Mandarano
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Sometimes, horrible things happen. And it goes without saying that sometimes, horrible things happen to women. Some happen close to home, others do not, but the good ol’ Internet has a habit of delivering the horrible news to my inbox every day. The Internet is sneaky like that. Wednesday morning was no different and I…
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Friday 7 September 2012
Get Involved

get involved: wear it purple day 2012

Josephine Mandarano
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In 2010, American teenager Tyler Clementi reacted to his public “outing” by his roommate by throwing himself off New Jersey’s George Washington Bridge. The incident whipped media into a frenzy, even prompting Ellen De Generes to comment publically that ‘something must be done’. And “something” is just what Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams did. They…
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Sunday 26 August 2012
Featured News

feminist news round-up 26.08.12

Josephine Mandarano
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first female nz soldier killed in afghanistan Lance Corporal Jacinda Barker, a 26 year old medic with the New Zealand Army, became the first female Anzac to die in Afghanistan when her vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device as she travelled through the Bamiyan Province. New Zealand is just one of the 11…
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Sunday 19 August 2012
Featured News

feminist news round-up 19.08.12

Josephine Mandarano
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pussy riot found guilty Three members of Russian girl band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism for staging a protest against President Vladamir Putin at the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in February and sentenced to two years in a labour camp. Judge Marina Sirovaya said that their performance of Punk…
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Sunday 8 July 2012
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 08.07.12

Josephine Mandarano
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Seventeen magazine makes pledge not to alter images All it took was a bit of a push (and an online petition signed by 84,000 people) by a fourteen year old to get Seventeen to vow to use only unaltered images in its publication. As stated in its ‘Body Peace Treaty’ and accompanying note from Editor-in-chief…
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Sunday 27 May 2012
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 27.05.12

Josephine Mandarano
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Hustler magazine photoshops penis into commentator’s mouth “What would S.E Cupp look like with a [d**k] in her mouth?” This is the question posed by Hustler magazine in a recently published edition that features a photo of the conservative right-wing commentator with a Photoshopped penis in her mouth. The blurb alongside the image reads: ‘S.E….
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Tuesday 15 May 2012
Featured Get Involved

get involved: kiss goodbye to ms

Josephine Mandarano
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In 2008, just shy of her 22nd birthday, Jackie Richards experienced some dizziness, fatigue and blurred vision, which she took as evidence of ‘partying too hard’, but after the facial paralysis hit (and gradually worsened throughout the day) she took herself off to the doctor. The diagnosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease caused by…
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Sunday 13 May 2012
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 13.05.12

Josephine Mandarano
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barack obama says same-sex couples should marry In a mammoth political move, US President Barack Obama has declared his personal support for gay marriage.  He said: “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my…
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Friday 11 May 2012
Featured Get Involved

be me: a fundraising afternoon

Josephine Mandarano
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The High Tea is back and in a big way; it’s our trendy new thing to do and it’s not hard to understand why. Tea-sipping ladies wearing their Sunday best while indulging in sweet treats and juicy gossip? What’s not to love! Here’s your chance to enjoy that luxury and do something worthwhile at the…
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Monday 23 April 2012
Art Featured

exhibition: project 300

Josephine Mandarano
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“Lend a moment to your imagination and cast your mind back to your childhood, but replace your suburban surroundings with the Nepalese countryside. Where planned streets and roads are replaced by scarcely scattered buildings and rolling hills, with opportunities for schooling few and far between. Now that your mind has carried you there in thought,…
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