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Thursday 27 November 2014
Culture Featured Feminism News Opinion Politics World

Negotiating humanity: why are women being stripped in kenya?

Wawira Njiru
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Women are conditioned to live in fear. All over the world. Don’t walk on those streets, don’t wear those clothes, don’t be too intimidating, complex, complicated, loud, because men don’t like that. We live in patriarchal societies in which we pander to male preference. In Nairobi, men on the streets got to do what every…
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Thursday 20 November 2014
News

in brief: mother banned from Facebook over water birth photo

Sarah Iuliano
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In yet another episode of Social Media Double Standards, a woman has been temporarily banned from accessing her organisation’s Facebook page after sharing a photo of a water birth. Why? The image posted to the Positive Birth Movement page featured buttocks and was removed because it ‘doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards regarding nudity’. Milli…
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Thursday 20 November 2014
News

in brief: almost 1 in 2 trans* young people have attempted suicide

Sarah Iuliano
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November 20 is the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, set up to emphasise the impact of prejudiced violence on the global trans community. Australian TDOR vigils will be particularly elegiac following the brutal murder of Indonesian-born trans woman Mayang Prasetyo by her Australian husband in October. But the day has also been used…
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Sunday 16 November 2014
Opinion World

why are women’s issues off the agenda at the 2014 G20 Summit?

Jillian Thomsen
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It’s no surprise that the G20 Summit has a common theme: wealthy, powerful people dictating how we should manage the wealth of poorer, less powerful people. I cringed as I heard my television bark at me that the G20 is a gathering of the ‘most powerful men in the world’. This begs the question: where…
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Tuesday 11 November 2014
News Opinion

“catcalling victims should just carry a gun”: cnn segment causes outrage everywhere

Chloe King
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Last week, CNN aired what was meant to be a straightforward ten minute segment responding to a recently released anti catcalling video produced by Hollaback, which has now gone viral. With stand-up comedian Amanda Seales and ‘The MANual’ author Steven Santagati as guests, the network received much more discussion and attention than they had originally…
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Monday 27 October 2014
Culture News

Girlfriend releases body image policy online

Bridget Conway
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Girlfriend magazine won the government’s Positive Body Image award for Media and Entertainment in 2012 for their efforts in portraying images of young women that are inspirational and truthful. In a world where young women are still constantly receiving an influx of negative images of bodies such as super skinny fashion models and skin perfected…
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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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