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Sunday 28 June 2015
Feminism Politics World

let girls learn: Michelle Obama backs education initiative to pull girls from poverty

Annabelle Regan
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There’s a saying that goes, ‘if you educate a man, you educate one person; if you educate a woman, you educate a nation’. When girls are not educated, their quality of life is lessened and escaping poverty becomes almost impossible. According to a White House report, uneducated girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
News Politics Sexuality World

in brief: us supreme court finds marriage equality is constitutional right

Sarah Iuliano
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The United States Supreme Court has made a landmark decision to find same sex marriage is a constitutional right for all American citizens. The finding from the 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges covers all 50 American states and the territory of Puerto Rico. The decision effectively overturns laws in the nation’s…
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Thursday 18 June 2015
News World

US to feature a woman on new $10 bill

Kaylia Payne
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  Exactly 100 years after the Constitution gave women the right to vote, the United States will release a new $10 bill in 2020 featuring a woman’s portrait. The woman, who is yet to be chosen, will replace founding father Alexander Hamilton. That being said, Hamilton will also be a part of the new design,…
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Friday 29 May 2015
News Politics Uncategorised World

news roundup: may 29, 2015

Kaylia Payne
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Tampon tax protest outside Parliament House On Thursday, approximately 50 people (including five dressed as tampons) gathered on the lawns outside Parliament House to lobby against the tampon tax. National debate about the tampon tax was reignited last Monday after campaigner Subeta Vimalarajah confronted Joe Hockey on Q&A, resulting in Mr Hockey pledging to push…
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Feminism News Politics World

news roundup: wednesday may 20, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Counting Dead Women register reaches 38 women The number of Australian women killed by violence in 2015 has now reached 38, feminist social media organisation Destroy the Joint has reported. The figure is attributed to reports of a 68-year-old woman who died of a neck wound at her home, which police are treating as suspicious….
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Sunday 17 May 2015
News Politics World

news roundup: sunday may 17, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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Australian Government considers GPS tracking for domestic violence perpetrators The federal government says it is considering keeping tabs on domestic violence perpetrators with GPS technology. ‘We want to look at really lifting our game when it comes to dealing with the scourge of domestic violence,’ Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. GPS tracking is presently used…
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Saturday 16 May 2015
News Politics World

news roundup: saturday may 16, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Pregnant asylum seekers have difficulty accessing medical assistance on Nauru, Senate inquiry told Pregnant asylum seekers detained on Nauru are unable to walk long distances across the island to gain medical treatment, a Senate Inquiry into the Nauru processing centre’s conditions and circumstances has been told. Non-governmental organisation, Save the Children brought forth the…
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Friday 15 May 2015
News Politics World

news round-up: friday may 15, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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Coalition drops ‘double dippers’, ‘rort’ rhetoric in paid parental leave discussion The Coalition has vowed to phase out its use of troubling language to describe parents, namely women, accessing both government and employer paid parental leave schemes to fund time off work with their children. The revelation comes as both the Abbott government’s Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and…
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Wednesday 13 May 2015
Opinion Politics World

why I can’t vote republican: an open letter

Rine Karr
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Dear Dad, I can’t vote for a Republican candidate for president. I know that this fact surprised you at dinner last night and caused a small argument. Your thoughts on how you don’t think that climate change is a problem really frustrated me – I kind of felt like Galileo arguing that the earth revolves…
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Saturday 2 May 2015
Featured Get Involved Life World

female genital mutilation: it’s closer to home than you think

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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It is a murky practice that is rarely discussed within its own culture, let alone outside it. Khadija Gbla is a nationally recognised spokesperson and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. ‘I didn’t even know what Female Genital Mutilation was growing up, I never heard of it being spoken of,’ Khadija says. Khadija, aged 27, was…
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Tuesday 21 April 2015
Featured Politics World

campaign 2016: a different side to hillary clinton

Eliza Graves-Browne
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After Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she will be running in the US Presidential Election next year, the drastic transformation of her image from cold and calculating to feminine and soft has raised many questions regarding her policy stances, sincerity and motives. Clinton is no stranger to media spotlight, coming under scrutiny while acting as First Lady…
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Featured Politics World

women behind bars: racial bias in Australia and the US

Katerina Bryant
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‘[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.’ ­– Angela Davis In Western Australia last year, 22-year-old Julieka Dhu, who was jailed for an unpaid $1000 parking fine, died. Dhu complained to police about severe pain, vomiting and partial…
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Thursday 15 January 2015
News World

in brief: world of woes for women in American media

Sarah Iuliano
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The number of women directors in Hollywood has not grown in 17 years. Research bySan Diego State University’s Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film shows females directing the top 250 grossing motion pictures have decreased 2 per cent since 1998. The rate of female writers, editors and producers is also down,…
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Arts Featured World

interview: aryana sayeed

Wida Tausif
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She is the sensational Diva of Afghanistan and the only female artist/activist of Afghanistan with over 300,000 fans on Facebook. A multiple award winning artist, Aryana Sayeed is one of the rare singers that only performs live in her concerts. Her outstanding performances, her fight for women’s rights, and her beauty have won millions of…
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