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Wednesday 13 July 2016
Celebrity Culture Featured Music

what lana del rey teaches us about the “perfect” girl

Iryna Byelyayeva
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With today’s power and abundance of social media, it’s very rare to discover an artist’s music without already having some sort of preconceived idea about what you’ll think of them. Lana Del Rey’s music has always been clouded for me with the pervasive opinion that she’s a fake. Little criticism about Lana Del Rey’s career…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Arts Featured

meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “one hundred and fifty seconds” by katy warner

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Katy Warner’s story, One Hundred and Fifty Seconds, won 1st place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Katy, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am a playwright, sometimes actor and writer based in Melbourne. I grew up in Perth…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Arts Featured

meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “mother of invention” by jude bridge

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Jude Bridge’s story, Mother of Invention, won 2nd place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Jude, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I live in Perth and am always thinking of a new story, or play, or song. In a…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Arts Featured

meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “la otra” by laura elvery

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Laura Elvery’s story, La Otra, won 3rd place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Laura, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer and PhD researcher from Brisbane. What do you think it takes to win an award-winning story?…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: highly commended, “the tallest girl in the world” by laura mcphee-browne

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Laura McPhee-Browne’s story, The Tallest Girl in the World, was Highly Commended in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am a 31 year old social worker who writes short stories, and sometimes other stuff. What do you think it takes to win an…
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Monday 27 June 2016
Arts Featured Feminism

women in magic: a saw point of the industry

Eden Gillespie
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Hollywood blockbuster, Now You See Me 2, features a boisterous and strong female illusionist by the name of Lula, a well-established magician standing proud amongst her male cohorts. The coin has flipped and this time the woman in the film is not the sexy assistant donning a sparkly leotard and feathers. Instead she is the…
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Friday 24 June 2016
Featured Feminism

dress codes a la mode: navigating modern work wear

Annie Hariharan
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If we use pop culture as the barometer for women’s workplace fashion, the 70s is defined by Christina Hendricks’ pencil skirt and cinched waist in Mad Men, the 80s was all about Melanie Griffith’s power suits and shoulder pads in Working Girl while in the 90s, Calista Flockhart’s Ally McBeal wore short skirts much to the shock of Boston’s fictional law…
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Monday 20 June 2016
Featured Feminism

victoria police release sexual offences investigation code

Eden Faithfull
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Content warning: this article contains mention of rape, rape culture and legal proceedings involving the two Jaws drop in living rooms across the city. Commuters, reading newspapers and getting their news on smart phones, shake their heads in disgust: How did he get away with it? What was the jury thinking? Why did the judge…
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Wednesday 15 June 2016
Featured Life

we are orlando: why bill H.R.2976 does not mean marriage equality

Kiah Meadows
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I want to dedicate this to the people who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre. This morning I woke up with my wife’s alarm at six. I remembered that we’d polished off the last of the salad over the weekend, so I threw on my robe and made Emma something fresh for lunch while…
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Featured News Opinion

law and patriarchal order: the brock turner case

Emma Robinson
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Content Warning: this article contains mention of rape, rape culture and victim blaming ‘… we should not make the mistake that law can provide the solution to the oppression that it celebrates and sustains’ – Carol Smart in Feminism and the power of law This quote from Carol Smart has been banging around in my…
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Featured

how women became the surprising pioneers of modern advertising

Danika Kimball
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Advertising is an industry that is all too easy to dismiss as anti-woman. For decades now, the industry has grown while presenting women as objects to be consumed, all the while limiting opportunities for women who seek careers in the field. The television series Mad Men reinforced the unfortunate status of women in advertising, from…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Featured Feminism News Sexuality

sex workers protest against salvos’ ongoing discrimination

Eden Faithfull
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In 2009, the Salvation Army capitalised on the discrimination of sex workers through a derogatory promotion for their Red Shield Appeal. After protests and a threat of a “red ban”, the Salvation Army were forced to publically apologise and withdraw their ads about “Rick”, an alleged sex worker they had “rescued” from his industry. Unfortunately…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Arts Featured

a chat with amy middleton, editor of Archer Magazine

Dani Leever
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‘This is going to be the huskiest interview there ever was,’ Amy laughs. ‘Just a couple of frogs talking to each other.’ We bond over how croaky our voices both are. Admittedly, listening back to the audio of our interview, I just wanted to suck on a Soother. She orders a soy mocha in a…
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Tuesday 7 June 2016
Fashion Featured

MOGA: the new ethical headscarf brand empowering women and supporting education in pakistan

Dani Leever
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There are currently 5.1 million Pakistani children of primary school age who are out of school, according to the organisation CARE Pakistan. Of the poorest 20% of the population, two out of three young women do not go to school – it is one of the more severe situations for women’s education in the world….
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