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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Monday 21 July 2014
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75 years for a slice of the economic pie: you may be dead before women get equal pay

Emilie Bertsch
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You may be dead before women get equal pay. A new report released by Oxfam has stated that it is expected to take 75 years for women to receive the same amount of money for doing the same work, the same way, as men. The report emphasises a promise made at the 2012 Los Cabos…
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Saturday 19 July 2014
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feminist news round-up 19.07.14

Bridget Conway
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This girl’s rape went viral – find out why Leighton Meester’s feminism An interview with Iranian journalist and feminist, Jila Murals can be a form of feminism While the White House investigates campus’s poor rape handling, another campus mishandles sexual assault Taking paternity leaves makes other dads more likely to do the same Two-thirds of…
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Friday 18 July 2014
News Opinion

two sides, same coin: should women be charged with assault if they use illegal drugs while pregnant?

Kaylia Payne & Junene Taylor
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“NO” – By Kaylia Payne On July 8, Mallory Loyola was the first person to be charged under a new Tennessee law that classifies drug use during pregnancy as assault to the foetus. The law stipulates that ‘a woman may be prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
News

wicked campers: signed, sealed, delivered

Emilie Bertsch
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Queensland Campervan hire company, Wicked Campers, has recently come under fire from all sides for perpetuating rape culture by plastering misogynistic slogans on their camper vans for hire. The specific slogan under question, which states ‘In every princess there is a little slut who wants to try it just once’, has led to a petition…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
News Opinion

should we give up on girls when it comes to maths and science?

Bridget Conway
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I am one of those girls who just could never seem to understand maths and science in school. And that’s not to say I didn’t try or that I didn’t care – it was mostly that I just didn’t understand the numbers jargon in mathematics, and I couldn’t comprehend the complicated equations of chemistry. And…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
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feminist news round-up: 12.07.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! U.S. Campuses breaking the law when it comes to sexual assault This actress wants sexual violence to stop on TV American Apparel scandal continues What do you think of these ‘feminist knickers’? More on the Hobby Lobby decision Laverne…
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