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Thursday 25 February 2016
Culture Feminism World

fgm: a tradition that desperately needs to go

Jay Ong
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It is unfortunate that archaic traditions still proliferate in many parts of the world despite how much more socially progressive and politically conscious its inhabitants have become. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure often performed to ‘prepare’ girls for adulthood and marriage. You may ask: what exactly are the health benefits of such a…
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Friday 19 February 2016
Celebrity Feminism

why shaming stephanie davis’s underwear is so much more than that

Yalda Keshavarzi
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As I recently watched the housemates of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother UK cruelly tear into Stephanie Davis’s discharge in her underwear, I couldn’t help but feel like I was missing something. Yes, her laundry was lying around. No, that was not an excuse to publicly shame her and use her underwear as a way…
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Tuesday 9 February 2016
Featured Feminism Get Involved

fEMPOWER: workshopping gender with high schoolers

Arabella Close
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  Last year, a group of students from the University of Sydney Wom*n’s Collective began teaching workshops on feminism to high school students under the brand fEMPOWER. We began the workshops after one collective member shared her experience of coming to university with very little understanding of feminism, outside of what was offered by the…
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Friday 5 February 2016
Featured Feminism Opinion

waleed aly and the daryush valizadeh saga: why i won’t ‘click something else’

Jill Thomsen
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As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, pro-rape Men’s Rights Activist group Return of Kings have decided to hold face-to-face meetings across Australia. ‘Tribal Meetings’ (Yes, that’s what they call them) are planned in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Their international leader Daryush Valizadeh (AKA Roosh V) has also decided to come specifically to Canberra…
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Monday 21 December 2015
Feminism Opinion

veganism and feminism: a surprising alliance

Ada Jenkins
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Today marks my two year vegan anniversary. I have not eaten meat, eggs or milk for 730 days. My reasons for becoming vegan were compassion for animals, of course, but also concern for my health, which wasn’t faring so well on a high cholesterol diet. But, as time has passed, I’ve often found myself marvelling…
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Tuesday 1 December 2015
Feminism News Politics

white lies? peter dutton’s white ribbon day tweet questioned

Eden Faithfull
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When politicians make fools of themselves on social media, it’s fair to say that it’s an almost pleasurable experience to survey the ensuing wrath from the comfort of our smartphones. It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for our Aussie pollies. We are able to look back in a kind of awe at the…
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Monday 30 November 2015
Feminism Film Opinion

a new hope? star wars and gender

Danielle Croci
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With the long-awaited new Star Wars film The Force Awakens being released next month, hopes are high that there could be improvements in Star Wars’ depiction of women. The Star Wars franchise has had issues with its lack of representation, however the portrayal of Leia Organa (most famously by Carrie Fisher) as rebellious and quick-witted…
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Monday 5 October 2015
Feminism Opinion

feminist in focus: eden faithfull

lip magazine
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Name: Eden Faithfull Age: 20 Occupation: Psychology Student Location/Hometown: Sydney Describe yourself in one word. Upbeat Do you have a ‘feminist philosophy’? If so, what is it? Here’s something weird: the idea that if you call yourself a feminist, you are duty bound to support the actions and ideology of every other person in the…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Column Feminism Health Life

period pieces: 10 things i do during my period that i probably shouldn’t

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   1. Flush tampons We all know it’s not the right thing to do environmentally, but we’ve all done it. And we all know that when the work toilet blocks up and the plumber…
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Comedy Feminism Health

period pieces: how to make a toilet paper pad

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday. Ask me for a painkiller and I’ve got 100 paracetamol tablets in my bag. I could deal that shit. Need some noodles? I’ve got you covered. There’s a 10 pack of Mie Ayam in…
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Tuesday 1 September 2015
Featured Feminism Sport

what we really talk about when we talk about tennis

Shannon Clarke
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  After Stan Wawrinka bowed out of his second round match against Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup, I wondered if they’d shake hands. The post-match handshake is sacred but it can convey either deep respect and friendship or stewing loathing and passive aggression. They did shake hands, likely because Wawrinka hadn’t heard the comment…
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Monday 31 August 2015
Column Feminism Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part four

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear Michelle, I’ve been cooking a lot of Filipino dishes lately – adobo and sinegang mostly; kare-kare oxtail stew is next, because it calls for peanut butter. Like a…
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Monday 31 August 2015
Feminism Opinion Sexuality

express yourself: why don’t we discuss female masturbation?

Clara Borg
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  I can’t remember how young I* was when I first discovered masturbation. Too young to know what it was that I was doing, certainly, and even to what end. But old enough – or engrained enough – to know that it was something I should be doing in private, and something I shouldn’t ever…
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Saturday 29 August 2015
Featured Feminism Health

strong like a girl: lift weights, feel great

Annabelle Regan
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Enter into any co-ed gym and you will find the weight training section dominated by guys. They’re big, sweaty and can be very intimidating. It can be daunting walking through there, let alone picking up some weights. So, because of this, you still often find that women believe the treadmill is their place in the…
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