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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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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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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Featured Politics World

an open letter to donald trump

Adrianna Zappavigna
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Dear Mr. Trump, I’d like to start by saying this letter does not come from a strongly political place. These days, I find myself heavily disillusioned with politics in my own country, let alone yours. I have no interest in taking sides and my decision to write this letter was not politically motivated. I felt…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

feminist in focus: kait fenwick

lip magazine
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Name: Kait Fenwick Age: 21 Occupation: Full-time student, part-time console operator Location/Hometown: Newcastle, NSW Describe yourself in one word. Curious What is your feminist philosophy? Inclusivity is at the forefront of my feminist philosophy. I’m conscious of my whiteness and the privileges that are associated with that. What inspires you? The writings of the late…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: the hate race

Harriet LM
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Walking into the playground, early on in primary school, two of my friends got into fight. There was hair pulling, slapping and screaming. A crowd gathered, cheering them on. “You fucking bitch,” yelled one, using the colourful language we were just starting to learn. “You’re a monkey,” said the other. Watching on, I had never…
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Monday 7 November 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: the girls

Emma Hardy
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Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, is a coming of age story set in extraordinary circumstances. Based on the true events of the Charles Manson family, The Girls follows Evie Boyd, a fourteen-year-old girl on the cusp of adolescence, as she is drawn into the inner circle of a soon-to-be-infamous cult. The research that has…
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Friday 4 November 2016
Featured Feminism Opinion World

the wonder of it: why wonder woman shouldn’t be a UN Ambassador

Suzanne Verrall
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When Natasha Stott-Despoja was appointed Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls in December 2013, she said: ‘I continue to be proud of Australia’s efforts to work with and for the world’s women, and I’m honoured to have been given a chance to contribute to this work.’ In October 2016, when the United Nations appointed Wonder…
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Tuesday 1 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

icymi: weight watchers solves problem weight watchers created

Aisling Philippa
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According to Weight Watchers, recent findings have revealed that 63 per cent of Australian women believe a good sex life is important to an individual’s overall wellbeing – not unlike the content we see in some popular women’s magazines. However, about a quarter of these Australian women report having avoided sexual activity on at least…
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Friday 28 October 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: i’m buffy and you’re history

Kathy Pollock
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From its inception as a (widely panned) movie, through to the iconic TV show and comic book series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) has proven to be an ‘undying’ piece of pop culture. Celebrated for its punning protagonist Buffy Summers and her ‘Faith’-ful Scooby Gang, BTVS is canonical in its portrayal of female strength. In…
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