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Friday 19 June 2015
Celebrity News TV

in brief: sunrise apologise for post victim blaming women affected by revenge porn

Sarah Iuliano
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Victim blaming: it’s not something mass media should do. On Wednesday, Channel Seven’s Sunrise breakfast show did just that as it published a Facebook post about Australian women’s nude photos being uploaded to an American revenge porn website. The post, detailing a story affecting 500 women, had the caption: ‘What’s it going to take for…
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Monday 8 June 2015
Feminism News

feminist news roundup 8.6.15

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Recently on Lip: Read our Q&A with 2015 Text Prize shortlistee and Lip book reviewer, Margot McGovern on her novel, Read about what Senators have to say regarding Sarah Hanson-Young’s win against Zoo Magazine, Or catch up on more news with yesterday’s feminist news roundup!   Making headlines: Nepali women receive self-defence lessons in wake of post-earthquake…
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Monday 8 June 2015
Feminism News Politics

in brief: senators weigh in on sarah hanson-young’s win against zoo magazine

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In case you missed it: the New South Wales Supreme Court has found doctored images of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s likeness published by lads’ mag, Zoo Weekly to be defamatory. In July 2012, Zoo published images of the Greens’ immigration spokesperson’s face photoshopped onto a bikini-clad body, stating the publisher would ‘house the next boatload…
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Monday 1 June 2015
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): learning about pleasure in sex ed would be a pleasure

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When I was 13, I had a very awkward conversation about the clitoris and masturbation with my mother. It was one of those parental chats where you’re inclined to scream ‘I know!’ at a certain point of their lecture so they’ll remove themselves from where they’re seated (usually beside you on your childhood bed) and…
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Feminism News Politics World

news roundup: wednesday may 20, 2015

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  Counting Dead Women register reaches 38 women The number of Australian women killed by violence in 2015 has now reached 38, feminist social media organisation Destroy the Joint has reported. The figure is attributed to reports of a 68-year-old woman who died of a neck wound at her home, which police are treating as suspicious….
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Sunday 17 May 2015
News Politics World

news roundup: sunday may 17, 2015

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Australian Government considers GPS tracking for domestic violence perpetrators The federal government says it is considering keeping tabs on domestic violence perpetrators with GPS technology. ‘We want to look at really lifting our game when it comes to dealing with the scourge of domestic violence,’ Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. GPS tracking is presently used…
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Saturday 16 May 2015
News Politics World

news roundup: saturday may 16, 2015

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  Pregnant asylum seekers have difficulty accessing medical assistance on Nauru, Senate inquiry told Pregnant asylum seekers detained on Nauru are unable to walk long distances across the island to gain medical treatment, a Senate Inquiry into the Nauru processing centre’s conditions and circumstances has been told. Non-governmental organisation, Save the Children brought forth the…
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Friday 15 May 2015
News Politics World

news round-up: friday may 15, 2015

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Coalition drops ‘double dippers’, ‘rort’ rhetoric in paid parental leave discussion The Coalition has vowed to phase out its use of troubling language to describe parents, namely women, accessing both government and employer paid parental leave schemes to fund time off work with their children. The revelation comes as both the Abbott government’s Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Feminism News Politics

2015 budget replies: ‘does it advance the equal treatment of women?’

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The Coalition’s 2015 Budget has been poorly received by various politicians, with both the Labor Party and the Greens admonishing the Abbott Government for insufficient initiative in advancing the status of women. ‘The 2015 Budget has neither the qualities or the priorities of the Australian people,’ Labor leader Bill Shorten said in his budget reply on…
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Tuesday 12 May 2015
Featured Feminism Sexuality

back to ba(sex): a foray into polyamory, part two

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FYI, polyamory is more than fucking… but a diverse sex life is all part of the fun. In this second instalment of Back to Ba(sex) on polyamory, we look at the challenges and benefits of this new relationship paradigm for women. Female sexuality, as we feminists know, is rather taboo. Its castration in the West…
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Thursday 16 April 2015
Featured Feminism Health Opinion

don’t wash your box, love your box

Sarah Iuliano
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On the rear of my car, there is a sticker declaring how much I love my box. I’m not just talking about the hatchback or the boxes of wine it is meant to denote (cheers, university Goonion.) This sticker also connotes the admiration I have for my vagina, my vulva and all the other intricate…
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): a foray into polyamory, part one

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‘Sex-crazed, emotionless boors’: this is just one insult levelled at people identifying as polyamorous. FYI, polyamory is more than fucking – but a diverse sex life is all part of the fun. Over the next two columns, we look at polyamory, a new paradigm of how to “do” relationships that has been growing in awareness…
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Friday 20 March 2015
News

in brief: experts reiterate gender equality impossible without sexual and reproductive health and rights

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An old refrain has rung loud and true this week: sexual and reproductive health and rights are integral to the empowerment of women. A number of organisations congregated in New York on Monday to discuss the role of said health care and rights in women’s lives at an International Planned Parenthood Foundation forum. Western Hemisphere…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): 50 shades of consent

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  The most painful whipping anyone in the BDSM community has ever handled is the defamation the lifestyle has suffered at the hands of EL James. The 50 Shades of Grey author has crafted a public relations nightmare for a community that does not necessarily have communications professionals to put forward its interests, particularly in…
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