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Sunday 6 September 2015
News World

new york times editorial attacks australia’s ‘stop the boats’ policy

Danielle Croci
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An editorial by The New York Times has attacked the Australian government’s current ‘stop the boats’ policy, in a week where the desperate plight of refugees and asylum seekers has been highlighted in the media. The editorial published in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times pulled no punches, decrying the Abbott government’s policy as…
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Friday 14 August 2015
News Politics World

the race for taiwanese leadership: a female president in the midst?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The 2016 presidential election is looming in Taiwan. With both major parties being led by women, Hung Hsiu-chu and Tsai Ing-wen, the country seemed poised to make history with their first female president. Now, with James Soong joining the race for presidency, this is no longer so certain. A competing factor is the distinct…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Travel World

empowering youth and tackling poverty in cambodia

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Fifteen year old Sok collects facts in the back of her notebook. At the end of school she approaches the teacher’s desk to tell me that television was invented in 1922. Sok’s English is better than most other students, and she quickly realises my skepticism. She grabs her book and points to a scrawling script…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Life Travel World

really honest postcards from lyon: part one

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon – April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.     Dear Siobhan, No-one will hire me on this visa. I’m absolutely entitled to work but the French aren’t interested in an Australian…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
News Politics World

news round-up 9.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week Bridget Conway reviews one-woman show What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? The Lip Crew on influential feminist books Amy Mckenna writes about the gender pay gap Eden Faithfull discusses the future of women in architecture The Hollywood Bias: a new study finds that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 2.8.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  Australian feminist news Female MPs in the Liberal Party are pushing for more female representation in the party, after Labor’s vote to achieve 50% representation by 2025 with an affirmative action quota, but Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne says affirmative action quotas are not the ideal means to achieve this Labor Senator, Penny…
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Friday 31 July 2015
Featured Feminism World

under the microscope: scientists petition magazine to tackle sexism

Arabella Close
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More than 600 scientists and their supporters have a signed an open letter to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), accusing it of producing material that reinforces detrimental stereotypes about women and other underrepresented groups. The letter refers to four specific incidents. The first was a cover run by the AAAS’s flagship…
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Sunday 26 July 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 26.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  On Lip this week Read the third and final instalment of Shonen Women, on Evangelion and Western Perceptions Check out Bridget Conway’s interview with Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan about Fashion unWINEd Or catch up on more news with our last news roundup   Australian feminist news Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard it can…
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Wednesday 22 July 2015
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feminist news roundup 22.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Lauren Strickland muses over the ethics in reading Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Eden Faithfull delves into the characterisation of women in erotic novels Looking for the lowdown on the David Bowie Is exhibit? Lip’s got you covered Bridget Conway interviews band Husky Gawenda And we’ve had a look at how Australian reproductive healthcare safeguards, i.e. Medicare and the PBS, fare…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Featured Health Sexuality World

does obamacare offer cheaper contraception than australia’s medicare?

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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  It was only recently that Obamacare, or its less catchy name, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its fifth birthday. The plan was introduced with the aim of revolutionising the United States healthcare system. It was a big ambition for a developed country that unlike others, offered no form of basic universal healthcare. Five…
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Sunday 19 July 2015
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feminist news roundup 19.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip this week Eleanor Danenberg explores consent in the context of male infants’ bodily autonomy and circumcision Read Part Two of Marie Davis’s series on women in shonen anime and manga Or catch up on more news with Wednesday’s Feminist News Roundup   Australian feminist news Royal Commission into family violence hears alcohol and drug-related incidents…
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
News Politics World

feminist news roundup 15.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Eyes on the Prize? Jay Ong looks at choices and feminism Arabella Close analyses government policies amid news almost three in four Australians consider domestic violence to be an equal or more threatening issue than terrorism Bridget Conway interviews White Ribbon Ambassador Laura Lydall about the new 3G Safety…
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Sunday 12 July 2015
News World

feminist news roundup 12.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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News from around the world this week The UN released figures on the Millennium Development Goals for the eradication of global poverty with mixed results for its gender-based goals: Two thirds of developing nations have achieved gender parity in education and a number of occupations and public office positions have increased gender participation. However sovereign…
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Sunday 28 June 2015
News Politics World

in brief: donald trump’s racist comments lose him TV contract

Eden Gillespie
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  American politician Donald Trump has lost a TV contact for Miss Universe and Miss USA after posting a series of racist comments on Twitter which targeted Mexicans. Univision, an American-Spanish TV network, has refused to air the pageants which are partly owned by Trump, in response to the presidential candidate’s comments that the Mexican…
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