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Wednesday 9 December 2015
News

feminist news round-up 9.12.15

Cheyne Anderson
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Girl’s speech against the running of her high school goes viral The captain of an exclusive North Shore girl’s school was speaking out against the corporatisation of schools, saying that it fails the students when the school puts maintaining its reputation above all else. As the ultimate testament to her argument – the school even…
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Friday 4 December 2015
Featured Life Politics

proposed tax reforms: how will they affect you?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The Turnbull Government has made it clear that ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to tax reform. With a constant re-assurance that fairness is the most important element, is this really achievable? There has been recent media hype surrounding the proposal by South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill, regarding his proposal to…
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Wednesday 2 December 2015
News

feminist news round-up 2.12.15

Cheyne Anderson
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Photographer Annie Leibovitz releases Pirelli 2016 calendar …and it features simple portraits of prominent women such as Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, Yoko Ono and Patti Smith. They have apparently been at this for years, but it has taken Amy Schumer and a coffee cup for mainstream media to pick up on it. Is this calendar…
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Tuesday 1 December 2015
Feminism News Politics

white lies? peter dutton’s white ribbon day tweet questioned

Eden Faithfull
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When politicians make fools of themselves on social media, it’s fair to say that it’s an almost pleasurable experience to survey the ensuing wrath from the comfort of our smartphones. It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for our Aussie pollies. We are able to look back in a kind of awe at the…
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Thursday 26 November 2015
News

feminist news round up 26.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Clinton vows to stop using the phrase ‘illegal immigrant’ Hillary Clinton has promised to stop using the term ‘illegal immigrant’ after being criticised for it in a Facebook Q&A . Journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas explained that the term was offensive, and that he was asking all candidates to pledge that they would…
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Wednesday 25 November 2015
News

feminist news round-up 25.11.15

Cheyne Anderson
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victim blaming entrenched in violence towards women, report finds Well, it’s White Ribbon day, marked by marches and social media campaigns designed to bring the problem out into the open. But is acknowledging the problem in the public sphere enough to change what happens behind closed doors? A report released today hints at the extent…
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Thursday 19 November 2015
News Politics World

feminist news round-up 19.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Government appoints women to the ABC board The Turnbull government has appointed two new women to the ABC board. The two businesswomen, Dr Kirsten Ferguson and Donny Walford, bring the total of women on the board to four, who sit alongside five men. They will assist in making the decision on a successor to current…
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Thursday 12 November 2015
News

feminist news round-up 12.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Breast Cancer Patient Warns of Private Health Insurance Brisbane woman Michelle Hennessy contracted breast cancer after having top-level private health insurance with extras for 20 years, and was still forced to pay over $20,000 for her treatment. She is now warning unsuspecting Australians to check the fine print of their plans for coverage levels….
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Friday 6 November 2015
News

feminist news round-up 6.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Jessica Mauboy backed out of singing national anthem due to panic attack Australian singer Jessica Mauboy has broken her silence on why she backed out of singing the national anthem at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday at the last minute. She revealed that she had panic attack moments before the performance as a result of…
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Friday 6 November 2015
Featured News

so bradley cooper is helping to address the hollywood gender pay gap

Ally Mann
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Following the Sony hack and an essay written by Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper recently announced that he would be sharing his salary information with his female co-stars to help ensure pay equality. The Sony hack revealed massive pay disparities between male and female leads in Hollywood. These disparities led many actors and actresses to speak…
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Thursday 29 October 2015
News

feminist news round-up 29.10.15

Danielle Croci
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pregnant refugee Abyan to return to Australian for ‘medical advice’ It has been confirmed by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that the pregnant Somali refugee known as Abyan will return to Australia to receive medical advice. Earlier this month, Abyan was flown to Australia for an abortion, alleging that she had been raped on the island…
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Wednesday 28 October 2015
News

feminist news round-up 28.10.15

Cheyne Anderson
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US woman disrupts anti-planned parenthood protest with ‘yeast infection’ chant A lone protestor has disrupted an anti-Planned Parenthood demonstration in the US by chanting YEAST INFECTION at them. The 29 year old saw the protestors from her nearby workplace and decided to speak out against them, telling the media she supports Planned Parenthood because they…
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
News

feminist news round-up 27.10.15

Amy McKenna
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Here’s what’s on our news radar today. * call to stop abusers from cross-examining their victims in family court Domestic violence groups and lawyers groups are pressing the Turnbull government to end cross-examination of victims by abusers in court. The Family Court’s Chief Justice, Diana Bryant says victims are less likely to proceed to trial…
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Featured Film News

representation and the pay gap: investigation launched to look into gender discrimination in hollywood

Arabella Close
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An official investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood could be the first step in a class action lawsuit against major Hollywood studios. Fifty female directors have been asked by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to detail any mistreatment they may have experienced in relation to their work. The investigation is in response to a formal…
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