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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Featured Feminism

a bastard of a job: a tentative defense of germaine greer

Ruby Grant
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From the trail-blazing “saucy feminist that even men like!” to ‘controversial,’ feminist crone who has allegedly “stayed too long at the party,” Germaine Greer’s image and its relation to (white) Western popular feminism is complex.  The media has a funny relationship with Germaine Greer. Feminists have a funny relationship with Germaine Greer. Maybe the World…
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Sunday 15 June 2014
News

feminist news round up: 15.06.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip!   High school boys talk about why they are feminists Angelina Jolie on a mission to stop rape #SurvivorPrivilege trended on Twitter – what do you think? Here’s another Twitter trend – this time about whether father’s day…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 05.04.14

Ruby Grant
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! 65 per cent of Brazilian survey respondents agreed that women who dressed provocatively ‘deserved’ to be raped. A further 58 per cent claimed that if women ‘knew how to behave’ there would be less rape. A significant portion…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: high court recognises third gender in NSW

Ruby Grant
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The Australian High Court has ruled in favour of a third gender category, now legally recognising ‘gender neutral’ in NSW, with Queensland and Victoria likely to follow. The ruling comes after a Sydneysider won their case against the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to be granted a gender-non-specific birth certificate. Norrie,…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
News

in brief: lorde calls out photoshopped image, reminds us that ‘flaws are ok’

Ruby Grant
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Indie/hipster teen pop sensation, Lorde has impressed the masses yet again with her profound feminist sentiments. After seeing a photoshopped image of herself surface online, the New Zealand starlet took to social media with a *GASP* un-retouched image from that very performance at Lollapalooza in Santiago, Chile, thereby calling out the frequent photoshopping of women and…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

the abnormality of the plain-faced woman: saying ‘no’ to no make-up selfies

Ruby Grant
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You will have seen them. They’ve been viral over the weekend. In valiant acts of bravery and generosity, women everywhere have been posting (dark, out of focus and grainy) photographs of themselves WITHOUT MAKE UP. But never fear, for these drastic, selfless acts are all for a good cause: raising awareness and (apparently) money for…
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Sunday 23 March 2014
News World

feminist news round-up: 23.04.14

Ruby Grant
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  Catch up with all this week’s feminist news here on Lip! This ‘Walk of Shame’ kit allows you to totally get your tramp on, and raise money for breast cancer research. Hooray! Seriously. Is a ‘Walk of Shame’ still a thing? Are we still calling it that? In 2014? I’ve heard it better dubbed…
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Sunday 9 March 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 09.03.14

Ruby Grant
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Google celebrates International Women’s Day with a special doodle and video. Here are 22 inspiring Australian women. From ‘Miles’ Franklin, Fanny Cochrane Smith to Jean Macnamara. Don’t know who they are? Check this out! Reuters presents a stunning set of portraits of mothers and daughters from around the world for International Women’s Day. Things that…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
News Politics

in brief: sex discrimination commissioner says lack of women in parliament impacts women’s issues

Ruby Grant
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Speaking on International Women’s Day, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick said that the lack of women in parliament will directly impact on policy issues effecting Australian women. According to Broderick, women make up just one third of Australian parliamentarians, a statistic that needs to change if we are to see real action on women’s…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
News

feminist news round-up 16.02.13

Ruby Grant
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    Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, to sign up for harsh anti-gay laws. Australia and New Zealand experience rates of non-partner sexual violence against women higher than the global average, study finds.  Barbie to be placed on cover of Sports Illustrated in an ‘unapologetic’ campaign.  Trans* comedian, Avery Edison, held at Toronto airport, live-tweets her experiences…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
Health News

in brief: study finds regular mammograms do not reduce breast cancer death rates

Ruby Grant
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A ground-breaking study has found that regular breast screens do not reduce death rates from breast cancer. BreastScreen Australia claims that regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer death rates among women aged 50-69 by one third. However, the Canadian study of around 90, 000 women between the ages of 40-59, conduced over 25 years, concluded that,…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
News

in brief: UK abortion counsellors told women having an abortion would increase risks of cancer, sterility and pedophilia

Ruby Grant
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British MPs are calling for a review of abortion counselling processes after an undercover inquiry by The Daily Telegraph found that women attending crisis pregnancy centres seeking terminations were being given shockingly inaccurate advice. Reporters from The Daily Telegraph attended two crisis pregnancy centres, posing as women considering abortions, secretly filming the advice they were given….
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Friday 7 February 2014
Feminism Opinion

the best and worst of the 2014 super bowl advertising

Ruby Grant
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Here in Kangaroo-Land, we don’t really have the Super Bowl. So, for those of you not aware: it’s basically just America’s AFL Grand Final, but a lot bigger and more American (read: Gigantic, hugely commercialised, hopefully/probably involves hotdogs with mustard, chilli cheese fries, peanuts and whatever). The thing about the Super Bowl is not only…
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Wednesday 5 February 2014
News World

in brief: scotland legalises same-sex marriage and passes historic transgender law

Ruby Grant
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Today, Scotland has become the 17th country to legalise same-sex marriage! The first Scottish same-sex weddings can now take place in October, after the vote passed parliament 105 to 18. The parliament also voted down several attempts to amend the bill to protect the rights/interests of religious celebrants who opposed the law. Scottish health secretary,…
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