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Monday 23 April 2012
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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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Sunday 22 April 2012
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 22.04.12

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controvery surrounds new nasogastric tube diet They say a woman is never as slim as she was on her wedding day, and if there’s any truth to that little titbit, we think we’ve discovered the reason. Move over, Atkins, there’s a new fad diet in town! No soups, no pills, no foul-smelling imported teas; all…
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Saturday 21 April 2012
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the warwick foundation’s 2012 high heel race

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Did you know that cancer is the leading killer of young adults? On Sunday 29th April, The Warwick Foundation, the first and largest charitable organisation in Australia that focuses on supporting young adults on their cancer journey, will host their Annual High Heel Race at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse. The Foundation urges you to help raise…
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Thursday 12 April 2012
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the girl effect: girls can change the world

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The Girl Effect, n. –The unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. Girls can change the world. At least, that’s the philosophy behind The Girl Effect, a movement founded by The Nike Foundation in 2008 in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation and the Coalition for Adolescent…
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Sunday 1 April 2012
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feminist news round-up 01.04.12

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Store covers up pregnant Jessica Simpson Too fat, too thin, and now, too pregnant. A Safeway store in the US state of Arizona has been forced to cover up the April edition of Elle Magazine that features a heavily pregnant Jessica Simpson on the cover after it received complaints from customers. The image shows a…
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Monday 27 February 2012
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i do day 2012: do you believe all love is equal?

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The latest polling shows that 62 percent of Australians support same-sex marriage, yet current legislation does not reflect this. As we talk more about the issue, support for legalising same-sex marriage also grows. Enter ‘I Do Day’, the campaign that aims to raise awareness and promote education about marriage equality as well as raise money…
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Sunday 29 January 2012
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feminist news round-up 29.01.12

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The dangers of high heels: study Three male scientists who study the biomechanics of walking at the Musculoskeletal Research Program at Griffith University in Queensland, ‘began to consider what might be happening at the muscle and tendon level’ of women who wear high heels. The scientists recruited 9 young women who had worn high heels…
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Sunday 22 January 2012
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feminist news round-up 22.01.12

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fashion models weigh 23 per cent less than the average woman According to the January issue of PLUS Model magazine, the average fashion model twenty years ago weighed 8 per cent less than the average woman; today, she weighs 23 per cent less. And most runway models nowadays meet the Body Mass Index criteria for…
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Monday 2 January 2012
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feminist news round-up 2.1.12

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black women enlisting at higher rates in US military Black women now represent nearly a third of all women in the US armed forces, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Their representation in the military, which is at about 31 per cent, accounts for twice the number of black women in the…
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Monday 26 December 2011
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feminist news round-up 26.12.11

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tunisian association of democratic women wins simone de beauvoir prize The 2011 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom, an award given to advocates of women’s rights across the globe, was awarded to the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD) on Saturday. According to a statement from the prize organisers, the AFTD ‘was recognised for…
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Sunday 4 December 2011
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feminist news round-up 4.12.11

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Afghan rape victim marriage pressure An Afghan woman who was raped and subsequently jailed for adultery has been pardoned for her ‘crime’ but upon her release, may be pressured into marrying her rapist. The woman, Gulnaz, who gave birth to a daughter in prison, apparently agreed to the marriage in a bid for freedom, despite…
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Sunday 27 November 2011
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feminist news round-up 27.11.11

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uk women march against government cuts. Earlier in the week, UK women (and men) donned 1950s garb and hit the streets in protest over government cuts to women’s employment. Unemployment in the UK is currently at an all-time high, with 2.62 million people out of work. The number of women out of work increased by…
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
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pucker up, ladies: it’s liptember!

Josephine Mandarano
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Paint that smile and pucker up – the word on every woman’s lips this month is ‘Liptember’. Liptember is a yearly, month-long campaign running from the 1st to the 30th of September. Just like the ever-popular November campaign, Movember, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the two biggest health issues faced by men—prostate…
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
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get involved: fashion targets breast cancer

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Breast cancer. It affects 1 in 9 of us in Australia alone, making it the highest diagnosed cancer among women in this country. You’d be forgiven to think that this is a disease that strikes older women. Older women who have already ‘lived their lives’; older women who have had children and whose breasts have…
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