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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured Feminism Health Politics

lessons from victoria’s royal commission into family violence

Eden Faithfull
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The Victorian Labor Government has commenced Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence: the most dangerous and prevalent form of violence perpetrated against women. The newly released Terms of Reference task proposed commissioners – Patricia Faulkner, Chair of Jesuit Social Services and the National Health Performance Authority, and Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood…
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Monday 27 July 2015
News

Sydney Roosters player, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, to appear in court for domestic violence charges

Danielle Croci
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NRL player for the Sydney Roosters, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, will appear in court on 6 August 2015 to face ten domestic violence-related charges. They relate to his former girlfriend, Jessica Peris, and allegedly occurred between October 2014 and June 2015. Kenny-Dowall was expected to appear at Waverley Local Court on Thursday after being charged on Saturday…
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Sunday 26 July 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 26.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  On Lip this week Read the third and final instalment of Shonen Women, on Evangelion and Western Perceptions Check out Bridget Conway’s interview with Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan about Fashion unWINEd Or catch up on more news with our last news roundup   Australian feminist news Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard it can…
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Thursday 23 July 2015
News

perpetrators walk free as more than 70,000 rape kits remain untested

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    *Trigger Warning: Discussion of Rape* New findings show more than 70,000 rape kits remain untested in the US, leaving victims with no justice or resolution. These kits, which collect forensic evidence from sexual assault, are vital for successful persecution and stopping serial rapists from offending again. In 2001, RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest…
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Wednesday 22 July 2015
News Politics World

feminist news roundup 22.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Lauren Strickland muses over the ethics in reading Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Eden Faithfull delves into the characterisation of women in erotic novels Looking for the lowdown on the David Bowie Is exhibit? Lip’s got you covered Bridget Conway interviews band Husky Gawenda And we’ve had a look at how Australian reproductive healthcare safeguards, i.e. Medicare and the PBS, fare…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
News

new legislation proposed that will allow women to get an abortion in Canberra without harassment

Amy Mckenna
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  The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury released draft legislation on Monday, aimed at banning anti-abortion protests outside Canberra’s clinic in Moore Street. Fairfax reports the legislation doesn’t set a specific distance, though it aims to end the demonstrations of anti-abortion protestors handing out material to woman coming and going from the clinic, leaving it to the…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Featured Health Sexuality World

does obamacare offer cheaper contraception than australia’s medicare?

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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  It was only recently that Obamacare, or its less catchy name, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its fifth birthday. The plan was introduced with the aim of revolutionising the United States healthcare system. It was a big ambition for a developed country that unlike others, offered no form of basic universal healthcare. Five…
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Sunday 19 July 2015
News Politics World

feminist news roundup 19.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip this week Eleanor Danenberg explores consent in the context of male infants’ bodily autonomy and circumcision Read Part Two of Marie Davis’s series on women in shonen anime and manga Or catch up on more news with Wednesday’s Feminist News Roundup   Australian feminist news Royal Commission into family violence hears alcohol and drug-related incidents…
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
News Politics World

feminist news roundup 15.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Eyes on the Prize? Jay Ong looks at choices and feminism Arabella Close analyses government policies amid news almost three in four Australians consider domestic violence to be an equal or more threatening issue than terrorism Bridget Conway interviews White Ribbon Ambassador Laura Lydall about the new 3G Safety…
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Monday 13 July 2015
Featured Feminism Life Politics

family terrorism: government policy vs social issues

Arabella Close
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Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence / Violence Against Women A recent poll has shown that three-quarters of Australians believe that domestic violence poses as much, or more, of a threat than terrorism. Just under half of those polled said domestic violence is a greater threat than terrorism. The Essential Research poll of 1,000 people follows the…
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Sunday 12 July 2015
News World

feminist news roundup 12.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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News from around the world this week The UN released figures on the Millennium Development Goals for the eradication of global poverty with mixed results for its gender-based goals: Two thirds of developing nations have achieved gender parity in education and a number of occupations and public office positions have increased gender participation. However sovereign…
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Friday 10 July 2015
Opinion Politics Sexuality

debate or degradation? when high-brow bigotry hijacks the marriage equality discussion

Meg Rawson
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What a disgusting week of political dribble on marriage equality. Just when you believe nothing more offensive or ridiculous could be done, the people responsible for carrying out governance aim another notch lower to seal the deal that they are woefully out of touch and out-dated. Once again, government ministers flouted all common sense and…
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Thursday 9 July 2015
Featured Politics Sexuality

not the end goal: marriage equality on long list of infringed LGBTQIA rights

Ruth Scott
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Now that same sex marriage has been deemed legal on a constitutional level for all 50 states in America, eyes have turned to the Australian government’s continued refusal to recognise the right of same sex couples to marry. Fighting for marriage equality by the LGBTQIA community has been an ongoing effort here for a number…
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Wednesday 8 July 2015
News

protein world’s body-shaming: women take a stand

Amy Mckenna
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  Protein World, a weight loss and fitness company, has been slammed over their recent ‘beach body ready’ campaign, which displayed a flawlessly slim, bikini-clad model with the slogan, ‘Are you beach body ready?’. The controversial weight loss campaign has received a huge backlash for its alleged ‘body-shaming’, including a protest in Hyde Park and…
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