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Saturday 8 February 2014
Culture Opinion

‘let my girls be hermiones’: thoughts on jk rowling’s regrets

Kaylia Payne
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I don’t know if J K Rowling is really insecure about her work even after all of the success, or just bored and missing good old HP in the spotlight, but for some reason she has decided to backtrack on one of the storylines from the Harry Potter series: namely, who the heroine, Hermione, ended…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Arts Culture Film

filmme fatales: hottest zine on the block

Rosie Hunt
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There is no shortage of feminist criticism available on the world wide web these days (Lip included, of course), but Brodie Lancaster is one feminist writer doing things the old-fashioned way. Brodie is the Melbourne-based founder and editor of Filmme Fatales, a zine that brings a feminist perspective to cinema and the filmmaking industry. She…
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Culture Featured Opinion

advance australia fair? equal recognition for women’s achievements and contributions

Ally Van Schilt
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It was Australia Day on Sunday, and this day is many of my friends’ favourite public holidays. I’m not exactly sure as to the reasons why. I assume that it’s due to having an excuse to drink exorbitant amounts of alcohol, watch different sports and feel good about living in this supposedly ‘lucky land’. Well,…
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Monday 27 January 2014
Culture Feminism Life

queer perspectives : the power of pin-up

Alisa P.
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Image via Flickr What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘pin-up girls?’ Do you think of objectification or old fashioned and out of dates values? Or do you think of a celebration of women, of the female form, of a time filled with glamour, femininity and a more simple life? For me…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Art Arts Culture Music Opinion

festival review: mona foma

Audrey K. Hulm
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Mona Foma (or MOFO) is the summer art and music festival hosted by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (better known as Mona). Held each year in January, the festival has a national reputation and is considered to be a stalwart of Tasmania’s cultural fabric. Reviewing a whole festival is a difficult task- every aspect…
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Thursday 23 January 2014
Culture Film

woody allen and celebrating the art of horrible men

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Until recently, what I knew about director, screen-writer and actor, Woody Allen was limited to what I had learned by watching his films. I knew the King of Neuroticism has thick, black glasses, a scrawny hunched back, and small hands that are always kept close to his body. But beyond this, my opinion on Allen stopped…
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Monday 20 January 2014
Culture Featured Sexuality

16 and not pregnant: yes, media messages can actually benefit women

Sarah Iuliano
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If you were a teenage girl addicted to television programmes examining teen pregnancy and parenthood would you: a) Go out and get pregnant because it’s so cool and you’ll get on TV! Or, b) reflect on your sexual practices. Well, according to research into the impacts of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, you’d…
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Culture Featured Feminism

no place for a lady: contemplating online sexism and misogyny

Ally Van Schilt
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A recent social experiment which took place on subreddit TwoXChromosomes, a forum related to gender and intended for women’s perspectives, saw a man set up a female profile in order to prove his preconceived notion that women ‘have it easy’ on dating sites. Unsurprisingly, the results of this social experiment caused the man to have…
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Friday 10 January 2014
Culture Opinion

bad sports: how sporting venue dress codes control women

Sarah Iuliano
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It seems it doesn’t matter if you’re a competitor or a spectator: where there is sport, there is a dress code bringing women down. Two women have been refused access to sport and fitness for their attire in the space of a week in what has been a display of just how Australian institutions still…
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Wednesday 8 January 2014
Culture Featured Feminism Film

strong female characters: separating strength from the bechdel test

Shannon Clarke
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Judging by the think pieces, blogs and professional reviews of the last few months leading up to award season, 2013 was a good one for women in Hollywood. According to writers Versha Sharma and Hanna Sender of Voctiv, movies featuring ‘strong female roles’ earned more than twice as much than movies that didn’t. They used…
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Tuesday 24 December 2013
Culture Film

2013 and gender inequality in film

Claire Gaynor
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While list articles are one of the best things about wrapping up the end of the year, Lip prefers to look back at 2013 in a typically feminist way: representational analysis. Over the last few weeks, our writers have looked at how women have been portrayed in the media, and then the Australian media’s attitude towards…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Art Arts Culture news

arts news: the weekly wrap up

lip magazine
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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is under pressure to return a painting claimed to have been looted by the Nazis. Swiss Lawyer Olaf Ossman claims the painting “Head of a Man” is a Van Gogh sold under duress by wealthy Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel in 1933 when he fled the Nazis. Although tests have…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Culture Life Opinion

being blue collar doesn’t make me stupid

Sophia Anna
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“So…what do you do for a living?” Can we please all just collectively sigh? Because sometimes this question feels like perhaps the worst icebreaker ever invented among western civilization. A nervous smile usually ensues on my behalf and this is where I hesitantly answer, “I’m a hairdresser.” “A hairdresser?” comes the reply, often accompanied by…
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Culture Fashion News

in brief: Indigenous model search inspiring diversity

Matilda Mornane
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Last week was the launch of the first search for indigenous models, which will coincide with the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW) in April 2014. The search is aimed at shifting perceptions and encouraging diversity in the fashion industry. Speaking at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, model Samantha Harris said that…
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