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Tuesday 4 February 2014
News

in brief: girl pens scathing letter to lego calling out gender inequality

Ruby Grant
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Our new feminist bestie, 7 year old, Charlotte Brown, has penned a scathing letter to giant toy machine, Lego, calling them on their sexist bullshit. Charlotte was understandably irate about the blatant gender binarism in the marketing of Lego toys, reflected in department store layouts that segregate the pink/girls from the blue/boys and the stereotypically…
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Thursday 30 January 2014
News

In brief: BBC wants to save the children from the feminine evils of red lipstick

Ruby Grant
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We all know by now that in this scary modern world kids these days have a bit of a hard time. (LOL JK where was my iPhone at age 9??) Apart from practically slipping out of the womb onto a pile of Apple devices, screens a-glow with Angry Birds and Minecraft, the more world-weary among…
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Sunday 26 January 2014
News

feminist news round-up 26.01.13

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Ice Design slammed for sexist/racist ‘Property of an Aussie Boy’ t-shirts.  Aussies head to NZ for gay marriage. $200 ‘marriage vouchers’ to start in July, will be available to gay couples. Indian woman gang-raped on orders of council. EU regulators investigating whether morning after pill works for obese women. Anti-abortion nurse reports former employers for…
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Sunday 12 January 2014
News World

in brief: Italian law requiring use of father’s surname ruled discriminatory

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You may not have known that, until this week, in Italy, children of married couples were required by law to take their father’s surname. Required. By. Law. None of this ‘aww it’d be a nice nod to tradition for the kids to have his name’/ ‘his name sounds all sexy and Germanic and we’d obvs…
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Thursday 2 January 2014
News World

welcome to 2014: a holiday news recap

Ruby Grant
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Happy New Year, and Welcome Back, Lipsters! If you’re anything like me, you will have spent the last week-and-a-bit pretty much inebriated and therefore, too indisposed to know/care about current events, let alone form eloquent opinions on them. You will no doubt be wondering what’s been happening out there in the real world while the…
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Saturday 14 December 2013
News

feminist news round-up: 14.12.13

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Abbott to married same-sex couples: you knew the ‘risk.’ Michigan passes a bill requiring women to purchase ‘Rape Insurance.’ Democratic elections in Honduras may mean peace, stability and better conditions for women. California becomes first American state to legislate against revenge porn, arrests of website creeps ensue. Pussy Riot could be free by the end…
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Thursday 12 December 2013
Feminism News

in brief: this feminist street art is the best

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The awesome art collective that recently enlightened us all to the glory of vaginal knitting has an early Christmas present for you. Melbourne based ‘craftivist’ group, Craft Cartel, want to challenge the shame and censorship around women’s genitalia, in particular, through the word – “cunt”. They claim that the word, ‘despite being the descriptor of…
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Thursday 5 December 2013
News

in brief: the findings of mission Australia’s annual youth survey released

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The findings from Mission Australia’s annual youth survey of the concerns of around 15 000 young people aged 15-19 have been released. The aim of the survey is to ‘explore what young people value, their issues of concern, where they turn for support, their engagement in community activities and feelings about the future.’ And this…
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Wednesday 4 December 2013
Music News

where were all the women at the 2013 ARIAs?

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The annual ARIA awards took place on Sunday, with all the big names of Australian music frocking up and hitting the red carpet. Indie dance/electro goodness provider, Flume (AKA Harley Streten) took out the awards for best male artist, best dance album, breakthrough artist and producer of the year. Tame Impala won best group, best rock…
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Monday 2 December 2013
Health News World

in brief: woman forcibly sedated and given caesarean

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In what is becoming an international legal row, it has become apparent that an Italian woman visiting Britain was forcibly sedated and given an caesarean section after experiencing a mental breakdown. Last year, while visiting the UK on a two-week business trip, a pregnant Italian woman with a preexisting bipolar disorder experienced panic attacks, and…
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Sunday 1 December 2013
Health News

in brief: government approves new long-acting contraceptive

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In order to address high rates of abortion in Australia, the government has approved a new long-lasting intra-uterine contraceptive. Recent studies have found that approximately 70 000 women undergo abortions in Australia each year, 60 per cent of whom were using a form of contraception at the time. Data from South Australia and Western Australia…
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Saturday 30 November 2013
News

in brief: primary school bans girls from wearing shorts, makes dresses mandatory

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A New South Wales primary school has come under fire after it banned girls from wearing shorts as part of the school uniform, only allowing them to wear dresses. Parents of students at Bathurst Primary School were unhappy when the school updated its uniform policy, removing the option of navy shorts and a white polo…
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Thursday 21 November 2013
News

in brief: Tasmania to decriminalise abortion

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After months of campaigning and debates, Tasmania is set to become the third Australian state to decriminalise abortion. The Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013 has passed the Legislative Council, in amended form, after extensive late night debates. The bill passed this afternoon with nine votes in favour and five against. The Reproductive Health…
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Monday 18 November 2013
Opinion

crowning glory: hair, sex and gender

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Rapunzel fashioned it into a handy grappling cable. Mary Magdalene used it to wash the feet of Jesus. Clearly, hair is among the most versatile parts of the human body and because of this, it is oft imbued with a myriad of socio-cultural meanings. In 1957, anthropologist E.R Leach published an essay entitled ‘Magical Hair,’…
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