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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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Friday 7 October 2016
Featured Feminism Life

girl growing up woman: learning to say ‘enough’

Bree Elizabeth Chapman
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‘He asked me out again, so I just told him I had boyfriend.’ As I said the words it just sounded like another futile story of mine. I was re-telling the story of an older guy, who was probably in his mid-40s­, asking me out. I was always a loud presence in a room, but…
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Friday 30 September 2016
Featured

STEM culture bars women’s success

Danika Kimball
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For some time now, women have been statistically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This trend is particularly troubling, as STEM fields are aching for qualified workers. The cyber security industry, as an example, is a field that has grown to be particularly important in today’s technological age, yet a mere…
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Wednesday 7 September 2016
Featured Opinion

this is a love letter: why nsw should spend more to combat dv

Aisling Philippa
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This is a love letter to domestic violence victims. To the sisters, the mothers, the aunts, the grandmothers. The sophisticated ladies, the spitfire working class woman, the timid girl. The women who are victims of violence within their own homes. You, who have traversed the hallowed roads of hell. This is for you. This is…
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Tuesday 6 September 2016
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what is her name? : aurora

Anna Samson
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‘What is Her Name?’ is a series of short essays that explore the reality of what it means to be a woman living in a patriarchal world. Each essay takes the name of a woman whose place in history or in culture serves as a platform for examining different female experiences. The accumulative aim of…
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Friday 26 August 2016
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empirical evidence that gender parity in the workplace matters

Danika Kimball
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Since the early 1960s, business leaders have argued that expanding opportunities for women in the workplace would yield positive net results. Although it’s been a long time battle, statistics show that women have not fared as well as their male counterparts in the business and technology sectors. The gender pay gap and women’s employment statistics…
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