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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Featured Sexuality

not just a phase: outrage at speculation over cara delevingne’s sexuality

Eden Faithfull
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Luminary fashion magazine Vogue has recently been on the receiving end of an outbreak of criticisms regarding their July cover story on model-come-actress Cara Delevingne, for labelling her sexual orientation as a ‘phase’.  The interview between Delevingne and Vogue reporter Rob Haskell touched on the subject of Delevingne’s romantic relationships with both men and women,…
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Arts

dark mofo: review

Ad Hoc
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Dark MOFO shines as Australia’s most highly anticipated arts event of the cold and miserly months, achieving this extraordinary feat in only three short years. In a time when our government is intent on squashing independent arts in Australia, I am personally thankful that MONA exists. The benevolent wealthy will potentially keep cultural life in…
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Tuesday 30 June 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

ditch the what? women and australian politics

Amy Mowle
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It was March 2011. Over 3,000 people had gathered on the lawns of Parliament house. Weeks earlier, Prime Minister Julia Gillard had announced the government planned to introduce a carbon tax, a move seen in the eyes of the demonstrators as a broken promise, an outright scandal. Thousands of vitriolic protesters – placards in hand…
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Sunday 28 June 2015
News Politics World

in brief: donald trump’s racist comments lose him TV contract

Eden Gillespie
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  American politician Donald Trump has lost a TV contact for Miss Universe and Miss USA after posting a series of racist comments on Twitter which targeted Mexicans. Univision, an American-Spanish TV network, has refused to air the pageants which are partly owned by Trump, in response to the presidential candidate’s comments that the Mexican…
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Sunday 28 June 2015
Feminism Politics World

let girls learn: Michelle Obama backs education initiative to pull girls from poverty

Annabelle Regan
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There’s a saying that goes, ‘if you educate a man, you educate one person; if you educate a woman, you educate a nation’. When girls are not educated, their quality of life is lessened and escaping poverty becomes almost impossible. According to a White House report, uneducated girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
Art Arts

what i learnt from staring at a stranger at marina abramovic: in residence

Hollie Pich
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I’m staring at a stranger. He has a red-brown beard. He has a freckle under his right eye. His eyes are pale blue-grey, and fixed on mine. I’m not sure how long we’ve been looking at each other—long enough, certainly, that the cold has seeped through my jumper. It’s been long enough that I’m no…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Feminism Opinion Sexuality TV

‘turning gay’ for Ruby Rose: progressive or problematic?

Clara Borg
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Two weeks ago—after months and months of anticipation—Netflix released online the entire third season of Orange Is The New Black, prompting one of two reactions from fans: a)    Watching all 13 episodes in under 24 hours, then proceeding to frantically vent about all of the feels on every single social media platform available. Or, conversely,…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Arts Film Theatre

sophie hyde: interview

Isabella Cornell
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Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde doesn’t shy from telling often difficult, yet socially and culturally relevant and important stories. Her impressive portfolio ranges from the critically acclaimed feature drama 52 Tuesdays, which tells the story of a parent and child as one undergoes a gender transition, to her latest project with collaborator Bryan Mason, To Look…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Fashion Featured

don’t tell me to go eat a sandwich: models’ internalisation of bodyshaming

Eden Faithfull
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‘So I’m not anorexic or anything, but l just love that look where all you can see is bone. lt’s like she doesn’t even exist, it’s so sexy.’ They’re sitting in a circle of bubble gum pink tulle and analysing each others’ Instagram profiles. I hadn’t been taking part in the selfie scrutiny up to…
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Tuesday 23 June 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

revenge porn: why amending ip and privacy laws isn’t enough

Arabella Close
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Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women Hundreds of Australian women have had sexual or revealing images of themselves uploaded online without their consent. South Australian police are currently trying to block access to the US website where the photos are published. Many of the photos have been retrieved from private Facebook accounts, or directly uploaded…
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Monday 22 June 2015
Opinion

things that make you go OM: orgasmic meditation for personal development

Cassie Lane
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My phone rings. I am so preoccupied by the book I’m reading, I completely forget I’m expecting a call. ‘Hello. Cassie speaking.’ ‘Hi Cassie, it’s Rosa. I believe you were interested in booking a session with me?’ My stomach drops. ‘Oh… yes… hello.’ Heat crawls up my neck and over my reddening face. ‘When are…
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Monday 22 June 2015
Culture Featured Life

the white witch of dandenong

Theertha Muralidhar
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A seventh generation White Witch, Sarah Kulkens uses timeless rituals and spells to help people. This eccentric religion which was once thought of as evil and satanic proves to be quite opposite to its stereotypes. Unfortunately, Sarah is still being bombarded with hate mail for practising witchcraft. Hailing from a long line of witches since…
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Monday 22 June 2015
Arts Featured

meet the winners of the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “round” by katelin farnsworth

lip magazine
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Katelin Farnsworth’s short story ‘Round’ won Lip’s 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Katelin, plus her award-winning story! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Hi! I’m Katelin and I’m a writer from Melbourne. I’m currently studying Professional Writing & Editing, trying to complete my first novel, and…
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Monday 22 June 2015
Arts

meet the winners of the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “fota” by danielle binks

lip magazine
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Danielle Binks’ story, ‘Fota’ won 2nd place in the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Danielle, plus her award-winning story! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Wearer of Many Hats. I’m a book review blogger over at my own Alpha Reader, a publicist for Wild Dingo Press,…
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