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Tuesday 3 September 2013
Culture Feminism Get Involved News

women go topless for equal rights

Siobhan
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In the latest display of equal rights activism, women in the UK, Canada and just a little closer to home in Brisbane have taken to the streets in topless campaigns, each for various reasons, but each losing an item of clothing that only becomes an issue when a woman isn’t wearing it. The annual event…
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Thursday 4 July 2013
Featured Film Get Involved

fatland: the movie

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‘I started daydreaming about a world with different beauty ideals from our own’, says film maker Tessa Musket about her 2012 film Fatland –  the story of a world where it’s cool to be fat. Fatland follows the life of Phoebe, a 19 year old girl who suffers from a disorder that prevents her from…
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Saturday 20 April 2013
Culture Featured Life

The Body Luv Project – it’s time to love yourself!

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ATTENTION all males and females who are short, tall, fat, thin, in between size, frizzy haired, no haired, hairy legs, pimpled, wrinkled, wrinkle-free, cellulicious, bodacious, scrumptious and all or none of the above. You are beautiful, and that is all. Fuelled by an empathetic concern for the widespread negative light many people see themselves in,…
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Monday 18 March 2013
Arts

interview: vanessa swift and a celebration of the female form

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Although it seems we’ve still got a bit of fighting to do, I think we’re slowly making headway on our mission to devoid the public of any ideals they have of how women should look. Despite being continually bombarded by images of the beautiful people and products to help us look like they do, there…
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Monday 11 March 2013
News

in brief: keep calm and rape them t-shirts cause uproar

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A series of t-shirts have been withdrawn from sale online at Amazon.com after consumer outrage over their apparent glorification and support of sexual and physical assault. The t-shirts featured statements like ‘Keep Calm and Knife Her ’, ‘Keep Calm and Rape Them’, and ‘Keep Calm and Hit Her’, to name a few. The t-shirts were…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Featured

Let’s Help Jenna – How You Can Help A Cancer Survivor Find & Thank Their Donor

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It’s been almost three years since I last wrote about Jenna Adams, a former high school peer of mine who had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at just 18 years old. Since her treatment and recovery, Jenna’s new outlook on life has given her the inspiration to live to the fullest, and in…
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Tuesday 8 January 2013
Opinion

Feminism: Fighting for the right of women to disagree

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I really must give a shout out to one of my dearest social networking sites, Facebook. What a challenge it can be, every day to connect into the hearts, minds and walls of so many friends, colleagues, and often strangers whom you’ve befriended and now know many of their private details.  But despite the potential…
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
Culture

happy hookers

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Back in November 2011, Kaylia Payne wrote about commodification of human bodies and where society draws the line in regard to human trafficking and the trade of women’s bodies for money. Rightly outraged, she wrote about the Sydney escort agency selling off the virginity of a 19 year old and how this seemed to be…
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Monday 16 July 2012
Opinion

skinny girl, fat girl

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Here at lip we write about the issues that are dear to us, as writers and as women in the modern world, and the acceptance of women in our natural forms and individual shapes are top of the list. We write about the challenges of women striving for the acknowledgment and celebration of full bodied,…
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Friday 13 July 2012
Opinion

riot, don’t diet

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  I tore my nail the other day. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but to me it is. I have an oddly placed in-grown hair on the left hand middle finger and I grow my nails to protect it. It really hurt, so I went to the shops to buy some fake nails…
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Wednesday 13 June 2012
Uncategorised

women in careers: kellie the electrical engineer

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Kellie, Electrical Engineer Straying from her original intentions of become a lawyer, Kellie says her decision to become an electrical engineer was quite random. “I went to a university open day with a vague interest in computers, and the only tour I could get on was Electrical Engineering,” she says. “From there I was fascinated,…
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Monday 11 June 2012
Uncategorised

letting go of ‘pretty’

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pretty adj. (-tier, -tiest) pleasing, fair or attractive to the eye Note: When you are describing someone’s appearance, you would normally only use pretty if you were talking about a female, or baby of either sex. You could use handsome if you were describing  a man, or attractive or good looking, both of which can…
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Saturday 9 June 2012
Featured

women in careers: sasha the naval architect

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Sasha: Naval Architect With a love for problem solving, maths and science running through her family, it’s no wonder that Sasha developed her professional interest in engineering. And with her added interest in big boats, what better job than a Naval Architect could there be? Sasha began her career by a rather long move, from…
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Wednesday 16 May 2012
Culture

women in careers: genevieve the artist

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Meet Genevieve, an emerging artist currently primarily dabbling in documentary and portraiture photography, filmmaking and painting pictured here at the Premiere of her film The Three Minute Project, shot by Christopher Arblaster. Her journey to becoming an artist came as an unexpected wave of abstract creativity inspired by Jackson Pollock, as opposed to her original…
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