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Friday 28 August 2015
Featured

melbourne writers festival 2015: keeping up appearances

Eliza Graves-Browne
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In 2007, Channel Nine made Jessica Rowe redundant while she was on maternity leave. This was following an incident the previous year when the editor-in-chief, Eddie McGuire, was caught saying he wanted to ‘bone’ her. Rowe has made headlines with her recent book Is This My Beautiful Life?, which bravely explores her public scrutiny, sexual…
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Friday 28 August 2015
Featured Get Involved Sexuality

why you should wear it purple today

Clara Borg
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On their website, Wear It Purple’s argument is stated plainly and simply: to see ‘young people everywhere [knowing] that they have the right to be proud of who they are’. Celebrated in August each year, their call-out is also simply stated: ‘Wear purple [today] if you agree!’ Of course, the convictions and aspirations of initiatives…
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Thursday 27 August 2015
Featured

muscled out: I quit my gym to avoid unwanted male attention

Nicola Bryant
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It is a wintry August evening and I have my window open to let in the crisp city air. I am chilled to the bone, but my room smells the way car tyres do after a burnout and I hate it. It smells this way because I have my own home gym. When I think…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts dance

finding centre: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Trisha Dunn, dancer and choreographer, establishes a sense of control and balance as she tries to make sense of the conflicting demands the world throws at her. Her show Finding Centre held at Gasworks Theatre is an exploration of universal struggle, trying to find centre with the physical, mental and spiritual state. Using stimulating visual…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Feminism Health

period pieces: this is the face of a man who is period proud

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   I was out to dinner with my partner last weekend at a busy restaurant when I dropped the contents of my handbag all over the floor. As I scrambled to…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts Books

melbourne writers festival 2015: women writing film

Jade Bate
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This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival kicked off on 21 August with a whole day dedicated especially to discussing women in the media and female writers. One of the events was Women Writing Film, in which Filmme Fatales editor Brodie Lancaster and film critic Rebecca Harkins-Cross discussed the role of women in film, both in front…
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Tuesday 25 August 2015
Feminism Sexuality

the discourse of entitlement in the pickup artist community

Eden Faithfull
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The seduction community, also known as the pick-up artist or PUA community, is a movement of men whose goal is seduction and sexual success with – or access to – women. Members of the community often call themselves pickup artists (PUA). It doesn’t take very much to realise that this kind of “artistry” is not…
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Monday 24 August 2015
Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part three

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.   Dear Shelley, Lyon is a pretty lady. She’s got two great big rivers, the Rhône and Saône, which rhyme, and an old city boasting that classic cobblestone…
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Sunday 23 August 2015
Health Opinion

yet another important lesson from humans of new york

Amy Mowle
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I recently wrote this article for Lip to analyse the findings of a study into youth mental health in Australia. The results sent me reeling, though I’m not sure if it was to do with the uncomfortably high numbers or the sickening feeling that came over me when I considered a child as young as…
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Featured Sexuality

about a girl: consent, teens and technology

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few weeks ago, a teenage girl was reportedly raped by three adolescent males, while two other female adolescents recorded the event on a mobile phone. This footage was forwarded to a journalist who quickly passed it on to local police. Her location remains undisclosed. The police response was lacklustre at best, insisting nothing could…
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Feminism Health

young minds matter: our girls in crisis

Amy Mowle
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Trigger Warning: mental ill-health, suicide The largest ever federally funded survey on youth mental health and well-being in Australia has delivered some shocking results. There can no longer be a question as to whether or not our young women are facing a crisis. In the two year survey, titled Young Minds Matter, one in 10…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
Comedy Health

period pieces: are periods a pain?

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   Two days ago, I was carrying my daughter through a doorway when she distracted me with her fifth projectile vomit for the day, and I stubbed my toe against the door. It…
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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Feminism Health Opinion

a new voice: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eden Faithfull
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Trigger Warning: Discussion of eating disorders While commuters who are usually having a laugh or two listening to Breakfast With Matt & Alex were driving to work, Triple J decided to air a different sort of content recently. Tears of laughter turned into tears of admiration and joy across Australia. This is because on August…
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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Featured Feminism Sexuality

amnesty in policy: amnesty international supports decriminalising sex work

Arabella Close
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Amnesty International has voted in support of advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work. ‘Sex workers are one of the most marginalised groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse,’ the organisation said in a statement. ‘This [is] the best way to defend sex workers’ human rights…
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