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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Featured

introducing: “owner”, a smart adult toy

Ruby Mahoney
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These past few weeks, Lip has been excited about a range of Australian projects that are using Pozible to crowdfund the money needed to bring their ideas into fruition. We have looked at Brisbane and Sydney projects, which have focused on areas such as the local arts scene and healthy food. While looking through the…
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Saturday 19 July 2014
Featured

the vagina boat artist is japan’s pussy riot

Phylisa Wisdom
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At this point, we all know about the vagina boat artist in Japan, Megumi Igarashi (who goes by Rokude Nashiko), right? For those living under a rock of legal phallic art, Igarashi has been arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges. In an effort to ‘make pussy more casual and pop’, Igarashi has used a vagina…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
Featured

the brisbane edit: q&a with sheldon hikaiti from yummbox

Ruby Mahoney
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Here at Lip, we have been super excited by the buzz around Pozible and their new hyper-local projects in Sydney and Brisbane (so far!). This week I cyber-met Sheldon Hikaiti, the founder and director of YummBox, a deliciously healthy online company that delivers lunches to busy Brisbanites. Here, Sheldon discusses her inspiration for YummBox and how her Pozible…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
Featured

pozible heads to queensland to launch the brisbane edit!

Ruby Mahoney
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In the last few weeks we have reported on The Sydney Edit and some awesome NSW projects crowdfunded through Pozible. This week, however, our focus moves somewhere warmer: to Brisbane! The Brisbane Edit is the second of the Pozible Edits, highlighting projects, events and opportunities in the local Brisbane area. A busy and colourful webpage…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Featured

dear holly: what would you tell your 13-year-old self?

Brianna Doolan
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Can you imagine at 13 years of age having access to a world of stories, secrets and insights that could have offered you an alternative to the mainstream? If given the opportunity, what would you tell your 13-year-old self? For me it would be the following: 1. Do not buy those pink pants – they…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Featured

greater access to contraception would ensure a brighter future for today’s youth

Anna Masters
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A professionally trained counsellor at the Marie Stopes Sexual Health Infoline in Timor-Leste (East Timor) is on the phone trying to explain to a teenage girl that if she gets a contraceptive implant in her arm, there is no way it could travel to her heart or brain and kill her. These sorts of myths…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Featured Feminism

masculinism and the ‘f’ word: a terrifying tale in modern discourse

Brianna Doolan
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That’s right people, masculinism is a thing. When faced with this term, several questions spring to the feminist mind; is masculinism the countermovement to feminism? Is it pure misogyny? Or, is it simply a glorious celebration of what it is to be a man? In an article written in 2012 by Melissa Blais & Frances…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Featured Health

first moon: here’s what modern menstruators want to see in a period care package

Phylisa Wisdom
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For $29.95, HelloFlo ships period starter kits with supplies they’ve deemed necessary for new menstruators. Marketed to parents as a gift for their girls, the kit includes pads, panty liners, a canvas pouch to carry supplies, guides for parents and girls and a beaded bracelet. The bracelet has left me scratching my head. Is it…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
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the US supreme court’s hobby lobby decision: a primer

Phylisa Wisdom
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You may have heard the name “Hobby Lobby” being tossed around American blogs and news recently. You’d be forgiven if your first thought was Hobby Lobby is a ridiculously childlike name for a major national business. If you had that thought, you’d be absolutely correct. The scandal surrounding Hobby Lobby is, like its name, embarrassing….
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Monday 7 July 2014
Featured Life

apolitics: should you employer proof your online activity?

Shannon Clarke
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  In Lynn Coady’s short story ‘Hellgoing’, published in the 2013 collection of the same name, the protagonist unleashes on her friends a weekend’s worth of frustration after visiting her father. Her friend Ruth leans in, ready with a ‘discussion question’ as the conversation turns to men in general. A feminist and academic, she never…
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Friday 4 July 2014
Featured Opinion

street harassment: stop catcalling before the claws come out

Rebecca Letts
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Beware: they will strike when you least expect it. It doesn’t matter that you were minding your own business. Don’t even bother trying to avoid eye contact. And if you think you can make it into the safety of the nearest store before the attack begins, well, think again. You spot their gaze locking onto…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Art Featured

pozible’s sydney edit: interview with jennifer noorbergen, ‘kaleido’

Ruby Mahoney
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“I am excited to launch something that makes me creatively happy. I think you need to put some of yourself into your projects, outside of your full-time job. It keeps you inspired.” Jennifer Noorbergen’s typical week is spent designing web graphics for the University of Western Sydney. A young graphic designer, she moved in from…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

‘a refreshing oasis in a trashy desert of cheap flesh’: slut shaming, role models and bindi irwin

Alice Ridge
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Mia Freedman, founder of the website Mamamia, is a big fan of Bindi Irwin.  In her latest piece praising the now 16 year old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, she applauds Bindi’s recent remarks on appropriate attire for teenage girls, contrasting them with a lot of selfies posted online by other teenage(ish) celebrities (including…
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Monday 30 June 2014
Culture Featured Feminism

feminist frequency: tropes vs. women in video games

Sigrid Cross
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If you’re not overly familiar with the gaming world, then it is quite possible you may not know Anita Sarkeesian. She is feminist blogger who is behind the Feminist Frequency series. She was also the target of massive internet backlash in 2012. Sarkeesian began a Kickstarter project looking to fund a series of videos that…
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