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Friday 31 July 2015
Celebrity Featured Feminism Music

the battle and the war: tyler the creator and rape culture in australia

Annabelle Regan
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Trigger Warning: Rape and Violence Against Women On Monday, Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator – real name Tyler Okonma – took to his twitter to tell his 2.48 million followers, ‘T IS NOW BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, YOU WON @CoralieAlison IM HAPPY FOR YOU <3 [sic]’. Coralie Alison is the Director of Operations at Collective…
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Friday 31 July 2015
Featured Feminism World

under the microscope: scientists petition magazine to tackle sexism

Arabella Close
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More than 600 scientists and their supporters have a signed an open letter to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), accusing it of producing material that reinforces detrimental stereotypes about women and other underrepresented groups. The letter refers to four specific incidents. The first was a cover run by the AAAS’s flagship…
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Thursday 30 July 2015
Books

lip lit: h is for hawk

Jess Miller
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Earlier this year I was working at the Auckland Writer’s Festival where Helen Macdonald was promoting her critically acclaimed memoir H is for Hawk. So far it’s snapped up both the Costa Book of the Year and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. But as I glimpsed her signing books, at the front of a…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured

the status update you’ll never see: one woman’s experience with bipolar disorder

April Smallwood
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Hey, guys! Guess what? I totes have depression! Starting Lexapro tomorrow. #woo #ontrack #letsdothis This is the tits-out status update Nikita*, 26, never posted, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and taking her first round of meds for resulting depression earlier this year. ‘A friend and I were talking about this recently. Some of the…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured Feminism Health Politics

lessons from victoria’s royal commission into family violence

Eden Faithfull
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The Victorian Labor Government has commenced Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence: the most dangerous and prevalent form of violence perpetrated against women. The newly released Terms of Reference task proposed commissioners – Patricia Faulkner, Chair of Jesuit Social Services and the National Health Performance Authority, and Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

the desperettes: a lady’s guide to the art of being a wingman

Clara Borg
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Unlucky in love? Ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks to the art of seduction? Have you grown tired of leaving the club alone, surrounded by hordes of people who all seem to be getting lucky, with you left watching on from the sidelines? Ever wished you had a foolproof method of acquiring—and keeping—company…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Featured

for women living in poverty, the wage gap is even wider

Elizabeth Zarrella Maglio
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Years ago I was sitting at my sister’s kitchen table listening to ideas for naming the family’s newly adopted female pup. I challenged my young nieces to think about names of inspirational women they had studied in school; Anne Frank and Rosa Parks gained the top two spots. The conversation continued on to women leaders,…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Arts Theatre

sweeney todd: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Sweeney Todd, the finale of Victoria Opera’s Sondheim trilogy, is a hair-raising Victorian-era tale. A homicidal barber, Sweeney Todd is blinded on a quest for revenge against the callous upper class society. He slits the throats of his clientele with the help of his seductive accomplice who bakes the victim’s flesh into pies. This gothic…
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Monday 27 July 2015
Fashion Featured Feminism

the naked truth: why it’s taken so long for fashion to reconceptualise “nude” colours

Arabella Close
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In fashion, “nude” has traditionally referred to a light beige colour. Nude shoes, nude nail polishes, nude lipsticks and nude underwear have always tended to come in pale and fair shades. The name “nude” refers to the products’ similarity to the wearer’s skin tone as if the wearer’s nails, lips, feet or middle section were…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Featured Health Sexuality World

does obamacare offer cheaper contraception than australia’s medicare?

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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  It was only recently that Obamacare, or its less catchy name, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its fifth birthday. The plan was introduced with the aim of revolutionising the United States healthcare system. It was a big ambition for a developed country that unlike others, offered no form of basic universal healthcare. Five…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Arts Music

david bowie is: review

Ad Hoc
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  David Bowie Is, has finally opened at ACMI, and it is as visually and auditorily as sumptuous as you would expect from the man who has enthralled audiences through music, film and television for generations in just as many glittering and sometimes glum guises. In a time where reality shows churn out mediocre pop…
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Monday 20 July 2015
Books Opinion Sexuality

grey matter: reshaping female sexuality and erotica

Eden Faithfull
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None of us will ever know how many private moments under the bed sheets with a book light it has inspired, nor do we know how much marital boredom it has enlivened with riding crops and silk ties, but the new wonder-product otherwise known as the “women’s Viagra” of our time, Fifty Shades of Grey,…
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Thursday 16 July 2015
Health Life Opinion

nobody puts baby in the corner: bodily autonomy and infants

Eleanor Danenberg
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The power that parents have over their children is not always wielded in a benevolent manner; how many of us have looked through old family photos to find that, when we were too young to know better or even protest, we were dressed in the most embarrassing outfits by our parents? For instance, a glimpse…
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Feminism Opinion

eyes on the prize: choices and feminism

Jay Ong
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The essence of feminism is clear and simple: equal political, economic and social rights among genders. A fight for equal rights across all fields, with a focus on the status of women. A fight against sexism and the objectification of women. Full stop. But alas, as with every issue open to the scrutiny of the…
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