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Monday 25 May 2015
Arts Featured Feminism Sexuality

becoming cliterate: a celebration of female sexuality

Clara Borg
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Earlier this month, Huffington Post released CLITERACY, an interactive webpage dedicated purely to educating readers on the clitoris. The project aims to raise awareness of society’s alarming tendency to erase and undermine the intricacies of female sexuality. More specifically, it constitutes an examination of the clitoris on both a personal and societal level by providing…
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Sunday 24 May 2015
Arts Featured Health Sexuality

outing disability: dispelling myths about the sexuality of people with a disability

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few years ago I went rummaging on Amazon to find something that doesn’t cross most peoples’ minds. I purchased a book called The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. I bought this book so I could flip through the pages and hopefully recognise a little bit of myself in them. Growing up with a…
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Thursday 21 May 2015
Arts Featured

the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

lip magazine
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Lip is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction! In no particular order, the shortlisted entries are as follows: After Hours by Sophie Overett Excerpts by Ali Zayaan Fota by Danielle Binks Harbinger by Stevi-Lee Alver Round by Katelin Farnsworth Vegetables by Clara Johanna The winners of the 2015…
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Featured Life News

paving the way for human cooperation: gender equality in early societies

Eliza Graves-Browne
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A two-year study of modern day hunter-gatherer societies has dismissed the idea that sexual equality is a new invention, or that it emerged with modernity, instead suggesting that egalitarianism was a norm for early civilisations. The anthropologists leading the discovery have also proposed that these early values are the indirect cause for human cooperation and…
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Monday 18 May 2015
Featured Feminism Health Life Opinion

37 and counting: australia’s dead women

Brianna Doolan
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  Destroy The Joint’s (DTJ) Counting Dead Women campaign was launched on 20 May 2014 to honour women who have lost their lives as a result of violence. Inspired by a model developed by a UK Counting Dead Women Register, the count includes all violent acts, such as murders traditionally attributed as Domestic Violence (‘DV’,…
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Sunday 17 May 2015
Featured Sexuality Sport

fighting homophobia in sporting culture

Clara Borg
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Today Yarra Glen Football and Netball Club will host the second annual Pride Cup – an event that recognises and celebrates the diversity and inclusion of members of the LGBTIQ* community in sport. The match is also marked by International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), an annual initiative seeking to educate people on the…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Featured

triggered: reliving the trauma of sexual violence

Kelsey Paske
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*Trigger warning: rape, violence* As I recounted the detail of his expression – cold and determined – I felt the room slip away. ‘Was he looking at you?’ ‘No. It was like he was looking through me, to something else.’ I remembered his eyes for the first time, piercing the bedhead behind me. He was…
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Tuesday 12 May 2015
Featured Feminism Sexuality

back to ba(sex): a foray into polyamory, part two

Sarah Iuliano
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FYI, polyamory is more than fucking… but a diverse sex life is all part of the fun. In this second instalment of Back to Ba(sex) on polyamory, we look at the challenges and benefits of this new relationship paradigm for women. Female sexuality, as we feminists know, is rather taboo. Its castration in the West…
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Sunday 10 May 2015
Featured Life

why i don’t want to be a mother

Jay Ong
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  The ‘joys’ of motherhood are undoubtedly lost on me. The inverted commas that I have deliberately and strategically placed around ‘joys’ say it all. Mind you, I have never experienced being a mother for myself, so of course I wouldn’t know. But I have my conspiracy theories. I have heard too many horror stories…
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Featured Life

motherless mother’s day

Belinda King
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  I’m not a mother so I’ve never been celebrated on Mother’s Day. I did, however, celebrate 27 Mother’s Days with my mum, until she died in 2006 from breast cancer. I think about my mum every day. Her absence from my life weighs heavily. My relationship to my grief changes over time but I…
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Celebrity Featured Feminism

dear princess: a letter to charlotte of cambridge

Clara Borg
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  Dear Princess, You were less than a week into the world and already people were placing bets on you. You will probably need to get used to this. It started before you were born, even. Gamblers were pooling money to guess what your name would be. Charlotte. A diminutive form of the masculine Charles,…
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Thursday 7 May 2015
Featured Feminism

love is a (feminist) battlefield

Helen Machalias
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  Nowhere does the personal become more political (and public) than when a feminist becomes engaged and begins wedding planning. So much of the institution of marriage represents what feminism seeks to challenge.  Emily Maguire writes in Princesses & Pornstars that, despite being happily married, if she had her time again she wouldn’t become a…
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Tuesday 5 May 2015
Featured Politics

going home, staying home: nsw homelessness reforms letting down domestic violence survivors

Ruth Scott
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Last year the New South Wales government introduced the Going Home, Staying Home reforms in an effort to reduce the growing rate of homelessness. Statistics show that around one third of all clients seeking help from specialist homelessness services in 2012-13 were experiencing domestic violence, and domestic violence is the biggest cause of homelessness for…
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Monday 4 May 2015
Featured Film Uncategorised

welcome to the dollhouse collective: a new all-female production company

Lauren Strickland
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  Australian actress Rose Byrne recently announced the formation of a new local production company, endearingly named The Dollhouse Collective. The group, made up of  Byrne, actress/director Gracie Otto, actress/writer Krew Boylan, director Shannon Murphy, and publicist/producer Jessica Carrera, has been put together with one aim in mind: to redress the film industry’s gender imbalance….
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