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Sunday 23 August 2015
News Opinion Politics

the ‘people’s vote’: abbott’s gay marriage red herring

Cheyne Anderson
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  Pop your champagne bottles and kiss the closest same-sex friend, because according to this breaking news from Yahoo, gay marriage is pretty much legal in Australia! That’s right, same sex marriage in Australia is ‘almost certain to become law’ after sources reported that the ‘people’s vote’ is probably going to be a plebiscite vote…
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Saturday 22 August 2015
News

you are not alone, and you are okay: interview with jenny jaffe

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    With a recent survey revealing that one in thirteen teenagers have contemplated suicide, it is clear that humanising mental illness is more important than ever. This is the goal of Project UROK (you-are-okay), which uses personal testimonials to normalise these struggles and offer support. Public figures, such as Wil Wheaton and Bobby Long,…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
News Politics

state treasurers plan to discuss tampon tax as Australian women become bloody fed up

Amy Mckenna
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  State and Federal Treasurers are set to meet in Canberra this Friday to discuss the rising issue of the tax on feminine hygiene products. This comes after the four Labor state governments put pressure on the other state governments to remove the infamous tampon tax. According to the Canberra Times, Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
Featured News

comfort women: sexual assault and war

Sarah Komanapalli
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  The mass abuse of women always seems to follow in the wake of war. During World War II, the government of Imperial Japan was involved in the management of so-called ‘comfort stations’, or brothels for Japanese soldiers. Historians estimate that between 50,000 and 200,000 woman and girls from various countries were kidnapped, coerced, or…
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Sunday 16 August 2015
News Uncategorised

news round-up 16.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Danielle Croci discusses the new VicHealth initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in sports Jessica Oliver reviews Of Mice and Men, A Sport for Jove Theatre Company production Loani Arman talks about breaking up with tampons in the first instalment of her hilarious new series for Lip New research finds that the…
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Saturday 15 August 2015
News

increasing women’s participation in sport through new VicHealth initiative

Danielle Croci
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  The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has launched its $1.8 million initiative aimed at increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport. Monday’s launch of Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport included the support of ambassadors such as Chelsea Roffey, the first female AFL Grand Final umpire, and Bridie O’Donnell,…
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Friday 14 August 2015
News Politics World

the race for taiwanese leadership: a female president in the midst?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The 2016 presidential election is looming in Taiwan. With both major parties being led by women, Hung Hsiu-chu and Tsai Ing-wen, the country seemed poised to make history with their first female president. Now, with James Soong joining the race for presidency, this is no longer so certain. A competing factor is the distinct…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
News

birth control pill can prevent cancer, new research finds

Amy Mckenna
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  The birth control pill has been granting women the undeniable benefit of preventing unwanted pregnancy since it was first approved by the FDA in 1960, but recent research has found that the birth control pill also has the remarkable ability to prevent cancer. This little pill has been giving women sexual freedom for over…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Comedy Health Life Opinion Politics

period pieces: dear tampons

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious new series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip every Wednesday for new instalments.   From:         Loani Arman (funny.lady.bits@gmail.com) Sent:           Wed, 12 August 2015 2:57:15 PM To:              Tampons (period.nation@gmail.com)   Dear Tampons, It’s time to break up. I remember the first time we…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Travel World

empowering youth and tackling poverty in cambodia

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Fifteen year old Sok collects facts in the back of her notebook. At the end of school she approaches the teacher’s desk to tell me that television was invented in 1922. Sok’s English is better than most other students, and she quickly realises my skepticism. She grabs her book and points to a scrawling script…
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Monday 10 August 2015
News Sport

in brief: nz beat oz in netball world cup

Cheyne Anderson
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The Netball World Cup is well underway with a shock defeat to the Australian Diamonds at the hands of old rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns with a final score of 52-47. The defeat is hot on the heels of the Diamonds blitzing their match against Barbados with a record-breaking 83 goals to 16. In…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Life Travel World

really honest postcards from lyon: part one

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon – April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.     Dear Siobhan, No-one will hire me on this visa. I’m absolutely entitled to work but the French aren’t interested in an Australian…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
News Politics World

news round-up 9.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week Bridget Conway reviews one-woman show What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? The Lip Crew on influential feminist books Amy Mckenna writes about the gender pay gap Eden Faithfull discusses the future of women in architecture The Hollywood Bias: a new study finds that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released…
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Saturday 8 August 2015
News Opinion

a new study by USC shows that the hollywood bias is stronger than ever

Danielle Croci
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A new study has revealed that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released between 2007 and 2014. Researchers from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, as part of USC’s Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative, concluded that there was an…
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