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Thursday 29 November 2012
News

in brief: giulia jones rejects “nagging feminists”

Zoya Patel
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In her maiden Assembly speech on Tuesday, Liberal MLA Giulia Jones spoke out against feminism. Jones was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly representing Molonglo this year, and is the new shadow Minister for Women. She began her speech by stating ‘As a confident, aspirational woman with strong traditional family values, I see myself as…
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Monday 26 November 2012
Books Culture Featured Film

twilight might be over, but the plotlines continue to disturb

Zoya Patel
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Thursday the 15th of November marked an important day for pop-culture enthusiasts the world over – it was the release date for the final Twilight  film. Breaking Dawn: Part 2 hit our screens and signalled the end of a multi-million dollar franchise that spawned many a feminist critique, and many a fanfiction tribute. Whether you…
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Wednesday 7 November 2012
Featured Music

interview : Julia Johnson, The Last Prom

Zoya Patel
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  The Last Prom is not your average band. A concept band geared around the apocalypse, The Last Prom combine theatrical elements with awesome pop music to create shows that are more of an ‘experience’ than a straight up gig. Each band member is a character – the Antichrist (Nick Delatovic, vocals), Death (Julia Johnson,…
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Monday 5 November 2012
Featured Opinion

why I hate the term ‘feminazi’

Zoya Patel
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This article originally appeared in Lip Issue 22 – you can buy a copy of the mag here. We promise it’s packed full of other goodies! Here’s a term that makes me want to rip my own face off every time I hear it – feminazi. It’s a term that people use when describing a…
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Monday 29 October 2012
Books Featured

J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy, and Women

Zoya Patel
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    If J. K. Rowling had suffered from second-album-syndrome when writing her first novel since the Harry Potter series, nobody would have blamed her. How do you top something like Harry Potter? There has been no series since to capture the imagination of the masses, and I doubt there ever will be (and no,…
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Wednesday 7 March 2012
Featured Opinion

why all men should be feminists : a response to Jamie Freestone’s ‘Men Who Hate Women’

Zoya Patel
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A few weeks ago, we published this piece on Lip, by Jamie Freestone. Jamie argued that in the movement of feminism as we know it today, there is no place for men or men’s issues. He said that, considering the wealth of oppression and subjugation experienced by women at the hands of men globally, feminism…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Culture

women in careers: Therese Scarano, Dressing for Two

Zoya Patel
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Starting a small business is no small feat – but starting a small business as a working mother with two small children? That’s one big mountain to climb. I chatted to Therese Scarano, public servant by day, owner and manager of an online boutique clothing store, Dressing for Two, by night. Specializing in fashionable, affordable…
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Thursday 16 February 2012
Featured

You Are Here – here again!

Zoya Patel
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Last year, the You Are Here Festival held in Canberra was a bit of an unexpected success – funded in part by the Centenary of Canberra and Canberra CBD Ltd, the festival showcases independent art, theatre, music and other great projects and activities in Canberra through a series of free events held in the city…
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Thursday 9 February 2012
Opinion

a working woman is not just a working uterus on leave

Zoya Patel
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A friend of mine recently relayed to me a rather distasteful incident that happened to her while she was at her place of employment, where a colleague had brought in their infant child for a few hours. Helping her workmate out, my friend held the child for a while, and was having a perfectly agreeable…
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Thursday 2 February 2012
Featured Opinion

women’s work – casual sexism in the workplace

Zoya Patel
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Following my recent graduation from university, I have entered that difficult arena of adult life – the corporate world. I was lucky enough to land a fairly good communications position right out of university, and for that I’m pretty grateful, especially considering the current climate for admin related jobs where I live (there’s virtual tumbleweed…
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Monday 12 December 2011
Opinion

objectification of men – is there such a thing?

Zoya Patel
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If there’s one thing that most heterosexual women can generally agree on, regardless of what their individual stances on feminism are, it’s that hearing men talk about female bodies is often an uncomfortable experience. Whether it’s a bawdy conversation about what they find sexy, an offhand comment about a passing woman, or (most alarmingly) a…
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Thursday 8 December 2011
Fashion

fashion : leggings are not the devil

Zoya Patel
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I’ve noticed a trend lately of people lambasting the practice of wearing leggings as pants. There are articles reviling leggings as the last relic of truly bad fashion; arguing that people who wear leggings as pants suffer from some form of chronic laziness; and suggesting that there is something fundamentally wrong with the concept of…
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Wednesday 5 October 2011
Culture Featured

my lip life: zoya patel, editor-in-chief

Zoya Patel
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I was 15 when I first became involved with lip. My high school encouraged all of its year nine students to complete a work experience placement, and I had decided that I wanted to do something in journalism. Being Canberra, there really weren’t many opportunities. We have one major newspaper, which doesn’t offer work experience…
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Tuesday 5 April 2011
Culture

national youth week

Zoya Patel
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National Youth Week has kicked off all around the country, and there are heaps of events for people to get on board with! Lip caught up with the National Youth Week coordinator for the ACT, Anna Voronoff, to get some more details on the week, and the events being held in Canberra. What do you…
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