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Saturday 27 February 2016
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feminist news round-up 27.02.16

Danielle Croci
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King: ‘I refuse to support someone I don’t believe in’ Elizabeth King writes an interesting piece for Salon stating that, as a leftist feminist,she has made the choice not to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Having been told that she’s ungrateful for her right to vote and anti-patriotic, King notes that ‘we don’t…
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Thursday 25 February 2016
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young women and Hillary Clinton: making sense of the generational divide

Danika Kimball
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As the 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination moves forward, Bernie Sanders has proven to be a continuous complication in Hillary Clinton’s otherwise shoe-in nomination. Her victory over Bernie Sanders in this month’s Iowa caucus was slim, and her loss in New Hampshire was profound. The lack of support for Clinton’s campaign from younger generations…
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Culture Feminism World

fgm: a tradition that desperately needs to go

Jay Ong
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It is unfortunate that archaic traditions still proliferate in many parts of the world despite how much more socially progressive and politically conscious its inhabitants have become. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure often performed to ‘prepare’ girls for adulthood and marriage. You may ask: what exactly are the health benefits of such a…
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Tuesday 23 February 2016
Featured World

the politics of names: Westernised names and inequality

Annie Hariharan
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There’s a scene in the movie The Addams Family Values when Christine Baranski, as camp counselor, reads the names of the camp attendees effortlessly but pauses at the name Jamal. ‘I’m not sure how to pronounce this name,’ she says with a frown. ‘Ja..Jay mal?’ Cue eye rolls from Jamal, who is probably used to…
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Thursday 18 February 2016
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feminist news round-up 18.02.16

Danielle Croci
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Clementine Ford: footy fallout reveals footy’s antiquated views on women and relationships Australian feminist writer Clementine Ford writes for DailyLife on the media and industry response to the fallout between former footballers and media personalities Garry Lyon and Billy Brownless. Ford calls the industry’s reaction ‘reinforcing regressive, outdated ideas about mateship’ and paternalistic views on…
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

don’t bernsplain me bro: an analysis of the ‘bernie bro’ phenomenon

Eden Faithfull
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It has been said that in a clash between rhetoric and aggression, the pen is mightier than the sword. But in today’s society, there are very few among us who have not traded in the Stabilo for a Samsung or the Artline for an Apple. We have entered into an age where the thumb is…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
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feminist news roundup 11.2.16

Danielle Croci
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Yet another white saviour film… Jessica Chastain, and indeed the Hollywood establishment, has been criticised for being named as star of an upcoming period drama, Woman Walks Alone, about a ‘19th century Brooklyn artist and activist who helps Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull’ in his fight to save his people and the land. The storyline has…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

the feminist vote: clinton vs sanders

Eden Faithfull
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Since the time of Julius Caesar, politics has had the profound ability to polarise the members of a community. Even in our relatively peaceful contemporary era, allegiant political supporters have their back-stabbing daggers at the ready – and for much less than the subjugation of the Roman Republic. In the months leading up to the…
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Thursday 28 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 28.01.16

Danielle Croci
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Backlash after women strip naked at sombre Invasion Day event Nakkiah Lui, indigenous writer and actor for ABC’s Black Comedy, has slammed a pair of reportedly non-indigenous women for their nude “performance art” piece at an Invasion Day march in Sydney. During a speech by journalist John Pilger, the two women, painted as Australian flags,…
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Thursday 21 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 21.01.16

Danielle Croci
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Jada Pinkett-Smith calls for boycott of white-led Oscars With this year’s Oscar nominations consisting of 20 white actors and actresses for the second year in a row, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has boycotted the awards. In a video shared on Facebook, she stated that ‘begging for acknowledgement… diminishes dignity… We are powerful, and let’s not forget…
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Thursday 31 December 2015
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2015: the year that was in feminist news

Arabella Close
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  TW: sexual assault and harassment, gendered violence, misogyny, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, ableism Here’s a round up of feminist news in 2015. A lot of it was awful – violence against women continuing unchallenged, male privilege going unchecked and feminist initiatives that continue to exclude women of colour, queer women, women with disabilities and trans…
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Thursday 24 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 24.12.15

Danielle Croci
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  A look back at the sexism of 2015 Feminist writer and commentator Van Badham looks back on the year that was in sexist and misogynistic behaviour in science, the entertainment industry, sport, the list goes on and on. However, the article also gives some hope when you remember those who stood up for women’s…
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Thursday 17 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 17.12.15

Danielle Croci
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Former speaker Anna Burke quits politics The Labor MP has represented the Victorian seat of Chisholm for 17 years, has been an advocate for the humane treatment of asylum seekers and was speaker during part of the tumultuous minority Gillard/Rudd government. Burke justified her decision to quit politics saying, ‘I’m leaving because you have to…
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Thursday 10 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 10.12.15

Danielle Croci
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Myer CEO says young workers want flexibility, not penalty rates In a speech at the Australian Financial Review Workforce and Productivity Summit, chief executive of Myer, Richard Umbers, claimed that millennial workers ‘don’t really differentiate between a Saturday and a Sunday’. Umbers also believes that young people aren’t as fearful of losing entitlements such as…
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