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Friday 20 January 2017
Feminism Opinion

my feminist manifesto

Mia Freund
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I think my first encounter with the word “feminist” was around sixth grade, when a friend of my older brother told me that if I ever wanted a boy to like me, I best not join Feminist Club when I reached high school. At the time, I took his advice seriously. He, a cool high…
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Arts Feminism Theatre

review: women on the verge

Eliza Graves-Brown
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The play Women on The Verge produced by the Bridge (Teatro Latino) Theatre company demonstrates both subtle and explicit gender inequalities in society. Directed by Jamie Wilson Ramirez, the production is based on four monologues written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame during the 1970s – 1980s. The adaption brings slight changes to the performance,…
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Tuesday 17 January 2017
Arts Books

lip lit: the shape of water

Christina Bulbrook
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With the rigorous research involved and the potential for disagreement and criticism, what could be more difficult than writing the biography of an historical figure? The answer? Writing the life of an historical figure on whom the historical record is completely silent. In the latter case, academic rigour must be balanced against a refined imagination…
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Friday 30 December 2016
Featured Health

carrie fisher and the dark side of medicine

Emily Zinkin
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This year we’ve had to say goodbye to an unprecedented number of well-loved icons, and none have upset me more than the loss of Carrie Fisher. Having grown up on a steady diet of Star Wars, Princess Leia was a childhood hero of mine, and as I grew up Carrie became a hero to me…
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Monday 19 December 2016
Featured

the radical power of hysteria

Aayushi Talwar
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I’m sitting in my room listening to Girlpool. My bed is warm and Alfie, my cat, is curled up in my arms, making my bed even warmer. I lit a candle earlier but the scent wasn’t as strong as I had hoped – everything just smells burnt. I want to talk about hysteria. It’s a…
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Friday 16 December 2016
Featured

smoking hot: why we find self-destructive women so sexy

Vee Naidoo
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At Paris Fashion Week in 2011, supermodel Kate Moss walked down the Louis Vuitton runway while languorously smoking a cigarette. It was No Smoking Day, and Moss, who rose to fame on the back of the heroin-chic trend, was dressed in dark lace, fur and hot pants. Images of her captured on the day reek…
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Friday 9 December 2016
Opinion Politics World

the biggest clinton cover up of all? she didn’t come to fool you

Sabrina Ceol
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On 8 November 2016 I found myself watching the Clinton—Trump showdown from a remote town on the Pacific Coast. In its aftermath I joined the masses in experiencing a carnival of emotions, namely, the overwhelming sensation that I had been sucker-punched. I’m now sitting in a sandy cafe listening to a blonde with a drawling accent…
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Opinion Politics World

let’s talk about the rohingya

Fareen Ali
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Rohingya. When you hear this word, does it spark any thought in your mind? Does it spark any segment on the news you’ve seen recently? Anything you learned in class? Does it sound familiar… at all? When I asked some of my friends if they’ve heard the word “Rohingya”, the answer was “no”. And this…
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Featured

remember this face? : 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Rachel Lennon
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TW: This article contains graphical depictions of violence that may cause distress. 16 Days of Activism is a campaign designed by the United Nations to raise awareness about issues contributing to gender inequalities and Violence Against Women.  For 16 days, information about the plight of women on a global and local level is distributed across…
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Wednesday 7 December 2016
Memoir

memoir: she

Emma Brooker
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  Thinking about it all, every last drop of it. She kind of died in a way, without actually ceasing to exist. Without a funeral. Without a kiss goodbye. Not a black dress in sight. Instead, a slow, heart-breaking realisation she wasn’t who she once was and never would be again. Dead, at least to…
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Wednesday 30 November 2016
Health Memoir

memoir: the bottom of the hill

Emma Brooker
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  Hills and more hills as far as the eye can see. On the outskirts of town, they ebb and they flow. Looking like a far off distant land you could easily explore and conquer like a Burke and Wills expedition. Why is it you feel like screaming and crying and dying as you walk…
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Monday 28 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

why feminism is facing a PR problem

Aisling Philippa
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Until I began writing for Lip, I’d made a conscious effort to keep my feminist thoughts separate from my social media channels. Now, you could argue that this makes me a bad feminist. After all, it’s arguably one of the tenants of modern feminism that people are aware of the cause and what it stands…
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Thursday 17 November 2016
Featured Opinion

dear madame secretary: an open letter to hillary clinton

Jess Coates
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Dear Hillary, It is with a heavy heart I write you. In the days since the election, I’ve grieved with much of the international community. The outcome of this election has left many scared for what the future holds, especially for women and minorities. I cannot tell you how much I wish this were a letter…
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Thursday 10 November 2016
Books

lip lit: the science of appearances

Roan Scott
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The Science of Appearances, the third novel from Melbourne author Jacinta Halloran, is the story of two thirteen-year-old non-identical twins and the very different ways they find themselves in the wake of their father’s sudden death. Set in rural Victoria, in a town called Kyneton, and then in Melbourne, in the wake of WWII, this…
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