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Wednesday 8 July 2015
News

protein world’s body-shaming: women take a stand

Amy Mckenna
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  Protein World, a weight loss and fitness company, has been slammed over their recent ‘beach body ready’ campaign, which displayed a flawlessly slim, bikini-clad model with the slogan, ‘Are you beach body ready?’. The controversial weight loss campaign has received a huge backlash for its alleged ‘body-shaming’, including a protest in Hyde Park and…
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Thursday 2 July 2015
News

in brief: girl scouts of western washington choose inclusivity over $100K donation

Kaylia Payne
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  In early May, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a $100,000 donation, which was nearly a quarter of their fundraising goal and enough to make up a third of their annual financial aid program. Understandably, the council’s CEO Megan Ferland says that they were thrilled when the donation arrived. However, this donation was…
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Tuesday 30 June 2015
News

in brief: the internet goes rainbow in support of same sex marriage

Amy Mckenna
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    The United States Supreme Court legalised gay marriage in all 50 states on 26 June 2015, which sparked Facebook’s ‘celebrate pride’ tool, allowing users to add a rainbow filter over their profile pictures and publicly display their support for marriage equality. Users can add the rainbow filter by simply visiting the ‘celebrate pride’…
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Tuesday 23 June 2015
News

sex with female detainees filmed and circulated in the Nauru detention centre, social worker claims

Amy Mckenna
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A former senior social worker at an Australian detention centre in Nauru has claimed that security guards filmed themselves having sex with detainees, who were allegedly paid to participate. Charlotte Wilson, who was until February this year a Save the Children case manager at the Nauru detention centre, made a submission to the Senate inquiry investigating…
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Monday 22 June 2015
News

in brief: clementine ford banned from facebook for 30 days after reposting abusive messages sent to her account

Kaylia Payne
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  On Sunday 21 June, prominent feminist Clementine Ford was banned from Facebook for thirty days after a so-called violation of community standards, in which she published screenshots of online abuse that were sent to her Facebook account. The abusive messages came after Ford called out Sunrise on their victim blaming, writing them a fantastic f%&k…
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Sunday 21 June 2015
News

feminist news round-up 21.6.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week: Edie-Louise Diemar on why the phrase ‘walk of shame’ has got to go Google takes important step in tackling revenge porn Miley Cyrus launches transgender awareness campaign NSW woman’s breastfeeding ban overturned Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole reviews ballet performance The Dream Sunrise apologises for post victim blaming women affected by…
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Saturday 20 June 2015
News

in brief: Google takes important step in tackling revenge porn

Kaylia Payne
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Google’s senior vice president of search, Amit Singhal, announced via a blog post on Friday that Google will be releasing an online form allowing victims to request the removal of nude or sexually explicit images shared online without their consent. ‘Our philosophy has always been that Search should reflect the whole web. But revenge porn…
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Thursday 18 June 2015
News World

US to feature a woman on new $10 bill

Kaylia Payne
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  Exactly 100 years after the Constitution gave women the right to vote, the United States will release a new $10 bill in 2020 featuring a woman’s portrait. The woman, who is yet to be chosen, will replace founding father Alexander Hamilton. That being said, Hamilton will also be a part of the new design,…
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Sunday 14 June 2015
News Uncategorised

feminist news round-up 14.6.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week: Bridget Conway interviews comedian Urzila Carlson about her new show Poise Control Made Stuchbery writes about the gender imbalance in her ‘Fictional Dinner Party’ Refusing to choose between traditional femininity and radical feminism: Isobella Cornell interviews anonymous artist Ambivalently Yours Screening bisexuality: Clara Borg on bisexual representation in the media   Elsewhere on the Interwebs: Nobel prize winner, Tim Hunt, goes…
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Wednesday 10 June 2015
News

in brief: ariana grande posts epic feminist rant on twitter

Kaylia Payne
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Ariana Grande let loose on Twitter last Sunday, posting an essay-style piece that not only hit out at the double standards for men and women in the media spotlight, but at sexism in general. In her essay, which I can only describe as freaking awesome, she rails against the fact that the media just can’t…
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Sunday 7 June 2015
News

feminist news round-up 7.6.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week:  The tampon tax: where are we now  Diversity on television  Feminists on film: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  GPS trackers being considered for domestic violence offenders   Elsewhere on the Interwebs:  First ever TED talk on abortion  Ana Tijoux, a Chilean rapper, releases ‘Antipatriarca’ music video (and it’s pretty catchy)  A Californian teen…
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Tuesday 2 June 2015
News Politics

In brief: Victoria’s first and only female premier passes away at age 76

Kaylia Payne
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Joan Kirner, Victoria’s first and only female premier, passed away yesterday after a two year battle with oesophageal cancer. The seventy-six year old devoted much of her life to fighting for gender equality, and was one of the dominant influences in the political life of Australia’s first female PM, Julia Gillard. Ms Kirner hadn’t always been…
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Friday 29 May 2015
News Politics Uncategorised World

news roundup: may 29, 2015

Kaylia Payne
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Tampon tax protest outside Parliament House On Thursday, approximately 50 people (including five dressed as tampons) gathered on the lawns outside Parliament House to lobby against the tampon tax. National debate about the tampon tax was reignited last Monday after campaigner Subeta Vimalarajah confronted Joe Hockey on Q&A, resulting in Mr Hockey pledging to push…
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Featured

the world we live in: why we should be asking ourselves the tough questions

Kaylia Payne
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It is often said that we ask far fewer questions about the world as we get older; that we settle into complacency and begin to feel less curious about this big, wondrous universe of ours. And in some ways, that’s true. I personally no longer throw a barrage of questions to those around me about…
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