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Thursday 12 May 2016
Featured Feminism

straight, white men fed up with being discriminated against

Sidney Shaw
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  MELBOURNE—A cluster of straight white men dragged themselves away from their computer screens on Wednesday night to attend the inaugural ‘Straight White Men Who Are Fed Up With Being Discriminated Against’ rally. It was an event eagerly awaited by tens of thousands of vexed straight white men throughout the Internet. A hot-tempered yet enthusiastic…
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Friday 6 May 2016
Featured

a brief history of women and alcohol

Liz Greene
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Despite societal pressure to break down traditional gender roles, there’s a large chunk of the population that still disapproves of women drinking anything more than a moderate amount of alcohol. Of course, this is a ridiculous double standard, as men are free to drink to their hearts’ content – without fear of judgement. Regardless of…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Featured Opinion

it’s money, honey: how we gender financial security

Emma Hardy
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I was seated in a small, sunny room that smelled of dusty carpet. Across the table from me, looking at my upturned palms, was a man with a long beard and thinning hair around his temples. He traced a line along the meaty part of my palm, just below my fingers. ‘You’re not money-minded,’ he…
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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Featured

not superwomen: how government and employers can help close the superannuation gender divide

Helen Machalias
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With a gender superannuation gap of 46.6%, women often receive advice on how to improve our super balances. However, the fact that the average 60-year-old Australian woman would have to work an extra 25 years to retire with the same superannuation balance as her male equivalent suggests that women will have difficulty achieving financial security…
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Friday 29 April 2016
Comedy Featured Opinion

so tell me, what’s with men’s attitudes towards female comedians?

Annie Hariharan
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During the recent 2016 Melbourne International Comedy festival, I picked a few acts I’d like to see and sent the list to my mates, in case they wanted to catch the same shows with me. Their reactions towards my choices ranged from dubious to dismissive: ‘So…your list has mostly female acts. Is that intentional?’ ‘Count…
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Thursday 28 April 2016
Featured

the triumphs and limitations of Title IX in women’s sports

Danika Kimball
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When Title IX was signed into law by President Richard Nixon forty years ago, gender equality in sports wasn’t on the forefront of legislator’s minds. Rather, the landmark legislation, which bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding, was a response to social realities that were holding women back at the time. The…
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Friday 15 April 2016
Featured Opinion

the lip crew on slut-shaming

lip magazine
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Slut. * “After Kim Kardashian posted her nude photo in early March, I read several pieces on the double standards in the uproar that it prompted. These articles addressed, in particular, the ease with which we accept women’s bare bodies in our advertising, film, television and music videos when they are affirming the male gaze…
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Wednesday 6 April 2016
Featured Opinion

kill pill: part nine – treasure chest

Madeleine Ryan
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This week’s column is dedicated to things that have been helpful during the first two months off the pill.  No need to go chasing the end of the rainbow – a pot of gold can be found right here. 1. Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control by Holly Grigg-Spall You’ll…
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Monday 4 April 2016
Featured

meet the judges of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: abigail ulman

lip magazine
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What are you working on in 2016? Trying to answer emails within five months of receiving them. Also, a novel. What does “other” mean to you? In the context of this prize, “other” means writers, characters, perspectives and voices we aren’t used to reading in fiction – points of view that have been historically, societally,…
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Monday 28 March 2016
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meet the judges of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: eliza henry-jones

lip magazine
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Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to the wonderful women writers that make up the judging panel of the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today we chat with Melbourne author of In the Quiet, Eliza Henry-Jones. What are you working on in 2016? I’m working on my second novel, which is…
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Thursday 24 March 2016
Featured Health Sexuality

contraception 101: choices, choices, choices

Sarah Iuliano
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  An introduction to contraceptive choices From the Ancient Egyptians’ use of crocodile dung to drinking hot mercury tea in Ancient China, people fearing an extra mouth to feed fretted over the best means to avoid bearing one. Contraception is a global, timeless issue which some big international players – most notably the United Nations –…
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Monday 21 March 2016
Featured

meet the judges of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: emily bitto

lip magazine
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Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to the wonderful women writers that make up the judging panel of the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today we chat with Melbourne writer and author of The Stella Prize winning debut novel, The Strays, Emily Bitto.   What are you working on in 2016?…
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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Featured

rachel’s legacy: a note from lip’s founding editor’s sister, nicole funari

lip magazine
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To the editor and staff of Lip, Rachel started Lip because she was frustrated that the only magazines for young women in Australia were about fashion and celebrity gossip. She had a subscription to Seventeen magazine in the early ’90s herself and knew how a magazine could show you the life you wanted to have…
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Saturday 27 February 2016
Featured Opinion

australia’s “right” to blackface: what we’ve learnt about our attitude to racism

Sophie Verass
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Blackface. Can I still talk about it, or is it dead and buried in yesterday’s news? I hope I haven’t missed the window of opportunity of that “time of year” when a social issue affects a celebrity and we all decide now’s the time for political conversations on Mexican immigration, racism in sport and men…
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