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Thursday 2 February 2017
Arts Feminism Theatre

review: women on the verge

Theertha Muralidhar
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  Tangos, valiant phrases and spirited performances – Women on the Verge is a political act that recreates different phases of female subjugation. In a misogynistic society, women are shamed into keeping male dominated acts of abuse to themselves. The play sums up a lifetime of abuse women undergo wordlessly. The play comprises of four…
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Friday 20 January 2017
Feminism Opinion

my feminist manifesto

Mia Freund
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I think my first encounter with the word “feminist” was around sixth grade, when a friend of my older brother told me that if I ever wanted a boy to like me, I best not join Feminist Club when I reached high school. At the time, I took his advice seriously. He, a cool high…
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Arts Feminism Theatre

review: women on the verge

Eliza Graves-Browne
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The play Women on The Verge produced by the Bridge (Teatro Latino) Theatre company demonstrates both subtle and explicit gender inequalities in society. Directed by Jamie Wilson Ramirez, the production is based on four monologues written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame during the 1970s – 1980s. The adaption brings slight changes to the performance,…
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Tuesday 17 January 2017
Feminism Opinion Travel

onsens on point: lessons on body image in japan

Eden Faithfull
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  As a little white girl, naively comforted by the romances of Madame Butterfly and Disney’s Mulan, I had developed a pretty enduring schema by which to evaluate Asian women: they must either be supplicants donning opulently embellished kimonos, or they must be men. By the time that movies like Godzilla and Aloha came around,…
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Thursday 1 December 2016
Books Feminism

lip lit: no to feminism

Eden Faithfull
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When you first see Rebecca Shaw’s neon-coloured book, ‘No to Feminism: 70 Reasons Why Femism is Bad for You’ on the shelf, do yourself a favour and don’t judge too soon. Take a copy down, hold it in your hands, and flip through a couple of pages. Better yet, peruse Shaw’s witty, tongue-in-cheek introduction and…
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Monday 28 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

why feminism is facing a PR problem

Aisling Philippa
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Until I began writing for Lip, I’d made a conscious effort to keep my feminist thoughts separate from my social media channels. Now, you could argue that this makes me a bad feminist. After all, it’s arguably one of the tenants of modern feminism that people are aware of the cause and what it stands…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

feminist in focus: kait fenwick

lip magazine
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Name: Kait Fenwick Age: 21 Occupation: Full-time student, part-time console operator Location/Hometown: Newcastle, NSW Describe yourself in one word. Curious What is your feminist philosophy? Inclusivity is at the forefront of my feminist philosophy. I’m conscious of my whiteness and the privileges that are associated with that. What inspires you? The writings of the late…
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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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Wednesday 2 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

why weddings are the worst

Eden Faithfull
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Like any other little girl, I would spend hours at a time imagining my perfect wedding. The ring, the bridesmaids, the cake and of course, the fairytale white dress. But it wasn’t until I recently attended a friend’s wedding ceremony that I started thinking – what does all of this really mean? Of course, like…
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Tuesday 1 November 2016
Feminism Opinion

icymi: weight watchers solves problem weight watchers created

Aisling Philippa
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According to Weight Watchers, recent findings have revealed that 63 per cent of Australian women believe a good sex life is important to an individual’s overall wellbeing – not unlike the content we see in some popular women’s magazines. However, about a quarter of these Australian women report having avoided sexual activity on at least…
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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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Monday 8 August 2016
Feminism Get Involved

ride for rights: UN seeks cyclists for vietnam trip

Eden Faithfull
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In March 2017, the United Nations National Committee for Women will be holding a ‘Ride for Rights’ across northern Vietnam to raise money for victims of domestic violence. Statistics from the United Nations have claimed that women in Vietnam experience higher rates of violence than many other countries around the world – around 58 per…
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