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Monday 19 December 2016
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the radical power of hysteria

Aayushi Talwar
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I’m sitting in my room listening to Girlpool. My bed is warm and Alfie, my cat, is curled up in my arms, making my bed even warmer. I lit a candle earlier but the scent wasn’t as strong as I had hoped – everything just smells burnt. I want to talk about hysteria. It’s a…
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Friday 16 December 2016
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smoking hot: why we find self-destructive women so sexy

Vee Naidoo
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At Paris Fashion Week in 2011, supermodel Kate Moss walked down the Louis Vuitton runway while languorously smoking a cigarette. It was No Smoking Day, and Moss, who rose to fame on the back of the heroin-chic trend, was dressed in dark lace, fur and hot pants. Images of her captured on the day reek…
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Thursday 8 December 2016
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remember this face? : 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Rachel Lennon
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TW: This article contains graphical depictions of violence that may cause distress. 16 Days of Activism is a campaign designed by the United Nations to raise awareness about issues contributing to gender inequalities and Violence Against Women.  For 16 days, information about the plight of women on a global and local level is distributed across…
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Thursday 17 November 2016
Featured Opinion

dear madame secretary: an open letter to hillary clinton

Jess Coates
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Dear Hillary, It is with a heavy heart I write you. In the days since the election, I’ve grieved with much of the international community. The outcome of this election has left many scared for what the future holds, especially for women and minorities. I cannot tell you how much I wish this were a letter…
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Tuesday 15 November 2016
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the occupational wage gap: a look at the most common “pink-collar” jobs

Danika Kimball
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In 2015, the Census Bureau reported that for the first time, women in the United States were more likely to have a bachelor’s degree than men. According to the reports, 37.5% of women in the 25 to 34 age group have attained advanced degrees, compared to 29.5% of men, making female millennials the most educated…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Featured Politics World

an open letter to donald trump

Adrianna Zappavigna
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Dear Mr. Trump, I’d like to start by saying this letter does not come from a strongly political place. These days, I find myself heavily disillusioned with politics in my own country, let alone yours. I have no interest in taking sides and my decision to write this letter was not politically motivated. I felt…
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Friday 4 November 2016
Featured Feminism Opinion World

the wonder of it: why wonder woman shouldn’t be a UN Ambassador

Suzanne Verrall
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When Natasha Stott-Despoja was appointed Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls in December 2013, she said: ‘I continue to be proud of Australia’s efforts to work with and for the world’s women, and I’m honoured to have been given a chance to contribute to this work.’ In October 2016, when the United Nations appointed Wonder…
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Friday 28 October 2016
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JAN: a deliberate life

Anna Samson
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Today I am meant to be continuing my series of essays centred on the contemporary female experience. I have sat down at my computer to engage in the daily battle: woman versus blank page. I can’t tell you how often the blank page wins or how sweet victory tastes when I do. Today seems a…
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Monday 24 October 2016
Featured Opinion Sport

behind the locker room door: secret sexism

Suzanne Verrall
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When the noted Australian female sports journalist Rebecca Wilson died earlier this month, public outpourings of condolence were swiftly forthcoming. Recognising Wilson’s groundbreaking work during her career of more than 35 years and paving the way for other female journalists in what remains traditionally a man’s domain, The Australian newspaper credited Wilson with ‘smashing down…
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Thursday 20 October 2016
Featured Opinion Sport

the f word and sport

lip magazine
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In September, banned Essendon player Jobe Watson made his long-awaited announcement that he would play on in 2017. At his press conference, he wore a cap emblazoned with the word ‘FEMINIST’. Watson spoke of his New York housemate Jackie Funder, girlfriend of former Essendon Bombers player Scott Gumbleton, who had educated him on gender equality…
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Wednesday 19 October 2016
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feminist in focus: sidney shaw

lip magazine
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Name: Sidney (Sid) Shaw Age: 23 Occupation: Student/bartender Location/Hometown: Melbourne Describe yourself in one word. Oddity. What inspires you? I’m inspired most by the women in my life, particularly my mother. She had the most influence on me growing up because for a while, it was just the two of us. I’ve always looked at…
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Wednesday 12 October 2016
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feminist in focus: eliza graves-browne

lip magazine
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Name: Eliza Graves-Browne Age: 22 Occupation: I currently work as a Digital Copywriter, Freelance Journalist at VICE and Features Writer at Lip Location/Hometown: Melbourne, VIC. Describe yourself in one word. Me! What inspires you? I think I have a love-hate relationship with humanity. I am horrified by the destruction we are causing to the earth,…
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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Featured Feminism

navigating multiple beauty standards

Fareen Ali
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  Content Warning: this contains a brief mention of eating disorders People from different places envision something different when they think of the word “beauty”. For someone living in America, the word “beauty” could mean a young woman that looks like classic Barbie, with blonde hair, blue eyes, tanned skin, and a skinny figure. For…
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Saturday 8 October 2016
Featured Feminism

defying the beauty bias: body-image in claymation and documentary

Suzanne Verrall
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Popular culture is full of images pressuring us to conform to so-called acceptable ways of being. These ideas are so all-pervading they become the norm and we forget that the stories we hear through our favourite characters are a deliberate social construction. Such as when we assert the stereotype that all fat people are lazy….
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