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Wednesday 22 October 2014
News World

facebook and apple offer women $20,000 to freeze their eggs

Bridget Conway
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Last week, monolith companies Facebook and Apple both announced that they would pay female staffers a whopping $20,000 to freeze their eggs. Egg freezing is fast becoming a popular way to delay child bearing, as it allows women to have a baby later on in life with eggs that are “younger”, therefore lowering the risk…
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Featured News

how the Australian media is failing Mayang Prasetyo and all trans women

Cin Peeler
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  Trigger warning: slurs, abuse, suicide A few mornings ago, I hopped on Twitter to find a big screenshot of Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail, its front page salaciously covered with a woman in a bikini and the headline: “Monster Chef and the She Male”. I know I joke with friends that Queensland’s a little behind in…
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Sunday 28 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 28.09.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Emma Watson created quite a media buzz with her UN speech promoting the #HeForShe campaign Oxford dining hall turns feminine Legislation to support testing of backlogged rape gets handed into Barack Obama Brody Dalle says pop stars feelthat their…
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Sunday 14 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 14.09.14

Shaza Barbar
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Here’s what you missed this week — From around the web Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, Steenkamp’s family, the general public and the South African legal community are shocked by the verdict, having expected a murder conviction. The women fighting ISIS During her visit to Australia,…
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Featured Politics

let them eat historical inaccuracies: in defence of marie antoinette

Lauren Farquhar
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‘Let them buy petrol’ The line makes little, if any, sense. The corresponding image is, sadly, a bit dumb for Greens party MP Adam Bandt. As shown below, the meme features a famous portrait of a 12 year old Marie Antoinette, which has been crudely photoshopped to have Joe Hockey’s face over it. It parodies…
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Sunday 24 August 2014
News

feminist news round-up 23.08.14

Josephine Mandarano
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Here’s a round-up of the things that caught our eye this week. From the Interwebs Egyptian cleric says it’s OK for a man to spy on a woman while she showers – so long as he intends to marry her. And in news a bit closer to home, a NSW man who filmed women in…
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
News

government reform threatens women’s-only services

Shaza Barbar
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Specialist homelessness services (SHS) in NSW are undergoing major reform for the first time in 30 years under the government’s Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) program. According to the GHSH factsheet, the program seeks to make specialist homelessness services more accessible and to ensure that clients’ needs are met on an individual basis. The program…
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Saturday 16 August 2014
News

feminist news round-up 16.08.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Why Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest feminist icons Artificial womb will change feminism forever Joseph Gordon-Levitt is apparently a feminist. Awesome. Turkish women campaign against sexism on Twitter Jessica Valenti suggested that tampons get sold for nothing…
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
News

mental health matters – but not if you’re a young asylum seeker

Shaza Barbar
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Today is International Youth Day. From the UN website, International Youth Day is a chance for ‘youth around the world to organise activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country’. With 20% of youth worldwide experiencing a mental health condition, the theme for this year is ‘Youth and Mental Health’ under…
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Saturday 9 August 2014
News

feminist news round-up 09.08.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Melbourne school forms feminist collective Feminists freak out over #FeministsAreUgly Unpack the #WomenAgainstFeminism movement Study says sexual health education should begin as early as age 10 Congress introduces legislation to protect students from sexual assault Uruguay: Latin America’s liberal…
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Saturday 2 August 2014
News

feminist news round-up 02.08.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Did you see the ‘Confused Cats Against Feminism’ stunt that’s been floating around? New film ‘Lucy’ – feminist or not? A look back on Harry Potter and feminism First World Day Against Human Trafficking Barack Obama sets out to…
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Film News

wonder woman photos revealed at san diego’s comic-con

lip magazine
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At Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, Superman: Man of Steel director Zack Snyder revealed a photo of what our feminine superhero Wonder Woman will look like in the upcoming Batman v Superman film set to be released in 2016 – and it’s definitely not the glossy and dolled up Lynda Carter’s red, white,…
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Saturday 26 July 2014
News

feminist news round-up 26.07.14

Bridget Conway
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Here’s what’s been on our feminist news radar this week! New wave feminist anatomical underwear is here: what do you think? Questioning Beyonce’s feminism again Check out Cards Against Harassment if you’re sick of guys harassing you A feminist perspective on Israeli aggression If prostitution were legalized then HIV would not be spread as easily…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Books Culture News

marvel’s thundering announcement: the next thor will be female

Karla Gamero Gomez
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It was recently announced on The View that Marvel’s God of Thunder, Thor, will be portrayed by a woman in future comic adaptations. As a starter to this I would start by saying that gender bending is not unusual when it comes to Norse Gods in comic books, or even historically. Loki has shape shifted…
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