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Wednesday 27 April 2016
featured Health

more reproductive choice with ellaOne

Eden Faithfull
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Content Warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault It’s not an uncommon situation: you forget to take your contraceptive pill, the condom broke… you were simply too caught up in the heat of the moment andtheir wavy, Blake Lively-meets-Heath Ledger blonde locks that the condom was never considered in the first place. Emergency contraception…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
featured Feminism Life Opinion

Happy International Women’s Day

Audrey K. Hulm
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Because today is my own very special day, where I get to celebrate what its like to be a woman in my own very special way I choose to pretend that I live in the society of my dreams and I will: Walk down the street in a skirt above my knee and not be…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
featured News

measuring equality in the workplace: jobs where women earn more than men

Yalei Wang
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An article in the Courier Mail this week listed 20 jobs where women earn more than men. This article came as a surprise for me. A nice surprise, although I wondered what the catch would be. Despite the ongoing gender pay gap in many industries, there are a number of jobs that women earn more…
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Friday 11 October 2013
featured News Opinion

unpaid interns not protected from sexual harassment

Bridget Conway
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A shocking story has come out of NYC this week. A young woman, Lihuan Wang, has attempted to file suit against her manager Liu Zhengzhu from Phoenix Satellite Television U.S., with whom she worked for as an intern in 2010. Wang has claimed that Liu sexually harassed her after a work lunch inside his hotel…
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Monday 7 October 2013
featured News

‘girl rising’: empowering girls through education

Heidi La Paglia
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In most contemporary western countries, there is little difference between the educational participation of males and females. While in the past it was males that predominantly participated in the education system and the workforce, while females worked within the private realm of their home; changes in legislations and cultural values have over time made the…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
featured Opinion Politics

julia gillard and anne summers in conversation

Veronica Sullivan
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When feminist author Anne Summers announced she would be conducting two events in conversation with Julia Gillard, one commenter responded, ‘this will sell out faster than a Pink concert!’ They were right. In a testament to the deep esteem in which many Australians hold Gillard, both events sold out within hours. Since losing office, Julia…
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Saturday 28 September 2013
featured News

breastfeeding is in vogue

Claire Jansen
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You may have already heard, the Dutch edition of Vogue has as a mother breastfeeding as its cover image. The October 2013 issue of Vogue Netherlands features model, Ymre Stiekema, posing topless while feeding her baby in a scene reflective of the style of Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer was known for depicting household moments…
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Tuesday 17 September 2013
Arts featured Music

interview: rainbow chan

Marissa Paine
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There’s a scene in The Mighty Boosh where Vince and Howard dress as futuristic sailors, and sing about combining elements from the past and the future together, to ‘make something not quite as good as either’. It could be said that Sydney’s ethereal songbird, Rainbow Chan does the same thing, but to a much more…
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Tuesday 17 September 2013
featured News

one is the loneliest number: gender in tony abbott’s cabinet

Emma Koehn
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The cast of Gilmore Girls, the cast of 7th Heaven, the Afghani national cabinet and, if you think about it, most Lynx commercials have more of the lady folk in them than Tony Abbott’s new cabinet. PM Abbott is ‘very disappointed’ that his new line up includes only one female MP. Anyway, that woman, Julie…
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Monday 16 September 2013
featured News

what is the cost of cutting aid?

Danielle Scoins
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    In his address to the African Union Summit in Ethiopia in January earlier this year, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on States to renew their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals. ‘We have 1,000 days to reach our Millennium Development Goals,’ he said, ‘Now is the time to finish the job…
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Friday 13 September 2013
featured News

toys r us drops gendered labels after intense pressure

Alexandra van Schilt
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Earlier in the year, I was drawn into reading a really great article on Lip’s website about the essential brainwashing of stereotypical gender roles in babies from the word go. It really got me interested in taking more notice of the point in daily life, and the cold, hard facts of just how true this…
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Saturday 1 September 2012
Arts featured

Boon-esque – 50 Shades of Cabaret and an interview with Ginger Leah Rye

lip magazine
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Boon-esque – 50 Shades of Cabaret Reinventing the romance novel with a dash of burlesque and barbershop Boon-esque – 50 Shades of Cabaret, part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival is a burlesque and barbershop performance that aims to take the juiciest bits from Mills & Boon romance novels, while referencing 50 Shades of Grey, to…
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