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Thursday 26 October 2006
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the things we say

Rachel Funari
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It amuses me the things that people get upset about. I’m obviously queen of getting upset about the stupid things people say that are reported in the newspaper, but it amuses me when I find myself on the “wrong” side. For example, here I thought Pru Goward had for the first time in a couple…
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Wednesday 18 October 2006
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Monster House

Rachel Funari
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If anyone was considering taking their cousins/friend’s kiddies/children to see Monster House, I’d like to suggest that you don’t. This movie upset me so much that it made me cry and I had to lecture the two lovely little girls that I took to the movie with when it was over, trying to hammer it…
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Wednesday 4 October 2006
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TINA

Rachel Funari
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Hey all, Well, back from TINA and Newcastle. Being back at work is sooo depressing. TINA was great as usual. My panel for the Student and Emerging Media Festival went well, though was more a heated discussion on feminism than on grrl media. I think that was alright, though, as there were several different perspectives…
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Thursday 21 September 2006
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Jailing Pregnant Women Raises Health Risks

Rachel Funari
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I’m subscribed to women’s e-news and a very disturbing commentary was sent to my inbox today. It’s appalling and irrational and misogynistic and… Anyway, read the article here:http://www.womensenews.org/archive_results.cfm/dyn/cat/2 “Jailing Pregnant Women Raises Health Risks” and let me know what you think! Rachel

Monday 28 August 2006
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parallel universes

Rachel Funari
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This relates to my comment to Rachel L’s post below, about growing up with a specific crowd. I just finished reading Brigid Delaney’s Griffith Review article all about young women and hooking up and intimacy-less sex. I know intellectually that there is a part of youth culture that parties hard and abuses lots of substances…
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Thursday 24 August 2006
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a moment of inspiration

Rachel Funari
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Well, it’s taken me only four years and maybe some of you have thought of this before but I can’t remember anyone using the term…. So, ta da, my brainwave for the evening (as seen in my recent lip newsletter list post) – what are lip subscribers, readers, supporters, e-newsletter readers but not subscribers, staff…
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Wednesday 9 August 2006
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Griffith Review

Rachel Funari
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Hey all, The Griffith Review’s “The Next Big Thing” edition is now online and features writing by Gen x and yers, including me. You can read the full text of the articles that didn’t make it into the print edition (including my piece). I’ve only read the intro so far and will continue reading over…
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Thursday 3 August 2006
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Andrew O’Keefe

Rachel Funari
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In the 2 Aug edition of the Herald Sun there is a “day in the life of” type column with Andrew O’Keefe, Weekend Sunrise’s Deal or No Deal host (I gather – I don’t watch Sunrise). The picture for the column is of, I presume, Andrew O’Keefe with a money bag (it’s got a couple…
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Friday 21 July 2006
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expect it, don’t be grateful

Rachel Funari
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I’m reading an old interview with Natasha Stott-Despoja about violence against women and I thought I’d share what I think is a great quote in response to the question of what she thinks about having men as Ambassadors campaigning for an end to violence against women. “While, of course, men have to part of this…
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Sunday 16 July 2006
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don’t drink james boags

Rachel Funari
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Hi all, Please go to Erin Dolan’s website at http://www.donotbequiet.com to see the letter I wrote to James Boags regarding a tv ad that has me seeing red. You can view the actual ad at http://www.boags.com.au/files/00191-Advertising.asp Here’s the response my friend Judy received from Boags when she also protested the ad: “All advertising used in…
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Monday 3 July 2006
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good SMH article about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign

Rachel Funari
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http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/beauty-is-still-measured-by-thighs/2006/06/30/1151174392242.html

Sunday 2 July 2006
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grease is the word

Rachel Funari
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Hey all, So I caught the very end of Grease before The Rocky Horror Picture Show came on last night and though I’ve seen it a few times before and know what it is all about, I still found myself even more surprised than I’ve been before about the end of the movie. It’s pretty…
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Tuesday 16 May 2006
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young women of the year

Rachel Funari
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The Pantene Young Women of the Year Awards are now open for nominations. These are an initiative of Yen mag. It’s all such a touchy-feely idea to honour inspiring young women, but get a load of the website: http://www.pywya.net. The logo is driving me crazy. It says to me these awards aren’t for the hard-working…
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