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Sunday 23 March 2014
News

no more Lip from me: a note from Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel
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After four years at the helm, it’s time for me to say goodbye to Lip. This magazine has been a huge part of my life and I have been so honoured to be able to bring you such wonderful, inspirational feminist writing over the years. I welcome Jo Mandarano to the role of editor-in-chief, and…
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Culture Featured Health Life Opinion

‘it’s like santa for your vagina’: HelloFlo’s refreshing new ad for sanitary products

Zoya Patel
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When I got my period for the first time, I was 13 and in year 7 at school. I felt it as I walked home from the bus stop with my sister, and told my mum as soon as I got in the door. My older sister was sent to show me how to use…
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Friday 29 March 2013
Culture News

In Brief : new app helps call out sexist advertising via Twitter

Zoya Patel
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No one will be surprised to hear that sexism is alive and well in advertising, particularly for popular or mainstream products. We published an article this week about employees being sacked from an Indian advertising firm for producing deeply sexist posters for a Ford car ad; a recent ad for a Playstation console featured a…
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Thursday 28 March 2013
News Opinion

Do we really need a fund to support ‘victims of feminism’?

Zoya Patel
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Here’s a story to make you groan on a Thursday – following the Adria Richards scandal of last week, a new subreddit emerged on popular website Reddit called ‘The Feminist Victim’s Fund’. The fund aims to ‘help struggling men in the face of adversity’ through user-donated money. For those who haven’t heard about the Twitter…
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
News

In Brief – WPP India Employees Sacked After Sexist Ford Ads

Zoya Patel
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Employees of an Indian-based arm of advertising firm, WPP, have been sacked following the release of sexist advertising posters for Ford cars. The posters included images of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, driving a car with three half-dressed, bound and gagged women in the boot, as well as one of a Paris Hilton look-alike…
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Tuesday 26 March 2013
Culture Opinion

editor of sexist magazine says sexist thing – the issue of the ‘male gaze’

Zoya Patel
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In breaking news last week, an editor of a men’s magazine said something sexist about women. In other news, the sky continues to be blue and grass remains green. Speaking on a panel about feminism at the Advertising Week Europe conference, Alex Bilmes, editor of Esquire said that in his magazine, women are purely ‘ornamental’….
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Tuesday 5 March 2013
Art Culture Fashion

career girl: chatting with ruby barnett, owner of frith st

Zoya Patel
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A little while ago, I wrote about my secret ambition to one day own and run a small business. Although for me that’s still a pipedream, I’m lucky to know an inspiring young woman who has realised that ambition for herself. Ruby Barnett is now the proud owner/manager of a boutique vintage store, Frith St,…
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Monday 4 March 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

riding in trains with girls: turning 18, growing up too soon, and the advice I didn’t give

Zoya Patel
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While seated on an overcrowded Melbourne train a few days ago, I had the pleasure of listening in to a conversation between two teenage girls. Both in their final year of high school, wearing the classic checked-dress public school uniform, they were discussing what they thought life after school would be like. ‘I can’t wait…
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Saturday 23 February 2013
Arts

interview : Sara Wiseman, Hate

Zoya Patel
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Stephen Sewell’s 1988 play, Hate, tells the story of the Gleasons – a rich, popular and polished family, with a lot more going on inside than anyone could possibly tell. The story of a ‘monster patriarch’ with political ambitions, the play centres around a particular weekend spent at the family homestead, where the turbulence that…
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Monday 4 February 2013
Featured Opinion

why I think that feminism is veering drastically off-course

Zoya Patel
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There is a problem with modern feminism. This will come as no surprise to anyone, considering all I ever hear about feminism are the various problems associated with it. Whether people are debating the true meaning of the word “misogyny”, or whether or not feminists are humourless bitches, or whether or not we should shave…
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Featured Opinion

career girl: being unemployed made me feel worthless

Zoya Patel
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For the better part of 2012, I was unemployed. And I don’t think I’ve ever felt worse about myself. I graduated from my undergraduate degree in 2011, and immediately applied for full-time jobs. I landed one almost straight away, and it was even in my field of interest. I started in January 2012, and for…
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Friday 18 January 2013
Culture Featured TV

girls: now with added black character

Zoya Patel
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Lena Dunham won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and Best TV Comedy for Girls, and the wins have sparked yet more internet furor about the show, her body, and whether or not Girls is even vaguely representative of young women’s experiences. I have seen Season One of Girls, and enjoyed…
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Featured Opinion

career girl : I want to own a small business

Zoya Patel
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Have you ever had that dream? The one where you’re working for yourself, running an indie record store/bookshop/café/bar/vintage clothing store? And every day is a dream-like holiday where you get to chat to your lovely customers, hang out in a gorgeous little shop and earn money directly from the source rather than through wages? Yeah,…
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Monday 31 December 2012
Opinion

Resolutions & Reflections : What does New Year’s Eve mean to you?

Zoya Patel
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Of all the holidays that riddle this time of the year, New Year’s Eve is by far my favourite. Not just because my family never celebrated Christmas, or because I like a good excuse to watch fireworks and have a party, but because the idea of starting fresh is one that appeals to me. A…
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