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Sunday 26 February 2017
News Politics World

Feminist News Round-Up 26.02.17

Eden Faithfull
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  Brazilian Carnivale Addresses Political Issues The Brazilian festival ‘Carnivale’ has taken a turn for the political this year, with the raucous celebration usually turning a blind eye to current and international events. Organisers of the festival and revelers alike tackled big topics of sexism, homophobia, Donald Trump and the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. Some…
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Friday 30 December 2016
Featured News World

2016: the year that was in feminist news

Eden Faithfull
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Sitting from where we are now, looking back over the year that was maybe more a study in crippling remorse than anything else, and the news doesn’t appear to be getting brighter for women or other sexual, racial or social minorities. 2016 has seen a rise of female-identifying young people taking to the streets to…
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Friday 9 December 2016
Opinion Politics World

the biggest clinton cover up of all? she didn’t come to fool you

Sabrina Ceol
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On 8 November 2016 I found myself watching the Clinton—Trump showdown from a remote town on the Pacific Coast. In its aftermath I joined the masses in experiencing a carnival of emotions, namely, the overwhelming sensation that I had been sucker-punched. I’m now sitting in a sandy cafe listening to a blonde with a drawling accent…
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Opinion Politics World

let’s talk about the rohingya

Fareen Ali
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Rohingya. When you hear this word, does it spark any thought in your mind? Does it spark any segment on the news you’ve seen recently? Anything you learned in class? Does it sound familiar… at all? When I asked some of my friends if they’ve heard the word “Rohingya”, the answer was “no”. And this…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Featured Politics World

an open letter to donald trump

Adrianna Zappavigna
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Dear Mr. Trump, I’d like to start by saying this letter does not come from a strongly political place. These days, I find myself heavily disillusioned with politics in my own country, let alone yours. I have no interest in taking sides and my decision to write this letter was not politically motivated. I felt…
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Friday 4 November 2016
Featured Feminism Opinion World

the wonder of it: why wonder woman shouldn’t be a UN Ambassador

Suzanne Verrall
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When Natasha Stott-Despoja was appointed Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls in December 2013, she said: ‘I continue to be proud of Australia’s efforts to work with and for the world’s women, and I’m honoured to have been given a chance to contribute to this work.’ In October 2016, when the United Nations appointed Wonder…
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Sunday 5 June 2016
Books Featured Feminism World

interview with ira trivedi

Eden Faithfull
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Ira Trivedi is the bestselling author of What Would You Do to Save the World?, The Great Indian Love Story and There Is No Love on Wall Street. Her latest book and first work of non-fiction is India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century, a landmark book on India’s new social revolution…
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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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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
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 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 22 October 2015
News Politics World

conservative male journo and malcolm turnbull’s former chief of staff becomes first foreign news reporter to gain access to nauru

Danielle Croci
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Associate editor for The Australian, Chris Kenny, has become the first foreign news reporter in 18 months to be granted a visa by the Nauruan government to visit the island. Since January 2014, any foreign journalist who has wished to visit Nauru must lodge an application and pay a fee of $8,000, which is non-refundable…
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Thursday 1 October 2015
News World

humans of the refugee crisis

Cheyne Anderson
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    The creator of Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, is focusing his lens on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Middle East and Europe. As the name suggests, Humans of New York usually documents the stories of people out and about in New York. With a following of 15 million people on Facebook alone,…
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