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Sunday 28 June 2015
News Opinion

belle gibson, disgraced wellness blogger, was allegedly paid $45K by 60 minutes for an exclusive interview

Danielle Croci
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  Disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has promised to tell all in an exclusive interview with Tara Brown on 60 Minutes this Sunday night. Whether you believe that giving air-time to someone who has lied about having terminal cancer is right or wrong, it promises to be a talking point. Gibson admitted in April this…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Feminism Opinion Sexuality TV

‘turning gay’ for Ruby Rose: progressive or problematic?

Clara Borg
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Two weeks ago—after months and months of anticipation—Netflix released online the entire third season of Orange Is The New Black, prompting one of two reactions from fans: a)    Watching all 13 episodes in under 24 hours, then proceeding to frantically vent about all of the feels on every single social media platform available. Or, conversely,…
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Thursday 25 June 2015
Film Opinion TV

tv news: is hannibal too gay for NBC?

Kiah Meadows
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Anybody keeping up on pop culture news has most likely heard that NBC has cancelled Bryan Fuller’s operatic adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal series. The series’ third season returned to the aforementioned network on June fourth, to 2.57 million viewers, and saw just 1.6 million the next week’s episode, which aired during an NBA final….
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
News Opinion

tim hunt resignation was not too far

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    I have sympathy for Tim Hunt. First, the public shaming, and now, according to an interview in the Observer, being “hung out to dry” by scientific establishments. I agree that this situation would be horrendous for anyone, and that these comments may have very well been a nervous error, a miscommunication or a…
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Monday 22 June 2015
Opinion

things that make you go OM: orgasmic meditation for personal development

Cassie Lane
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My phone rings. I am so preoccupied by the book I’m reading, I completely forget I’m expecting a call. ‘Hello. Cassie speaking.’ ‘Hi Cassie, it’s Rosa. I believe you were interested in booking a session with me?’ My stomach drops. ‘Oh… yes… hello.’ Heat crawls up my neck and over my reddening face. ‘When are…
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Thursday 18 June 2015
Featured Opinion

Who gets to be a jerk (and why do they want to)?

Shannon Clarke
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When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told graduates at Wellesley College to forget likeability, it made headlines. Not only because when Adichie, a prolific novelist and feminist, speaks people tend to listen, but also because this is not something young women hear often. ‘All over the world, girls are raised to be make themselves likeable, to twist…
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Tuesday 16 June 2015
Film Opinion

top five reasons mad max: fury road is an instant feminist classic

Emma Robinson
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It wasn’t until a self-righteous contributor for the site ‘Return of Kings’, Aaron Clarey, penned a tantrum about feminist Trojan horses taking over Hollywood film that I had any interest in seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. Good action films with well developed plots and at least one complicated and compelling female character are both joys…
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Wednesday 10 June 2015
Arts Celebrity Featured Opinion

whining and dining: gender imbalances in ‘fictional dinner party’

Made Stuchbery
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A recent dinner party I attended left quite a foul taste in my mouth. Well, not a literal taste in my mouth. Nothing was wrong with the food, or the drink. Actually, there was no food or drink. You see, the dinner party was not real. But the reality of said dinner party has lurched…
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Thursday 4 June 2015
Celebrity Featured Film Opinion

the man behind mad max: is tom hardy for real?

Hollie Pich
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Mad Max: Fury Road is the gift that keeps on giving. The first gift was, of course, an action film that smashed sexist stereotypes. The latest offering in the franchise of post-apocalyptic action films, Mad Max features a diverse and fascinating cast of female characters who are central to the plot, including Charlize Theron’s kick-ass…
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Tuesday 2 June 2015
Featured Opinion

feminist friendly: on diversity on television

Katerina Bryant
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While bingeing on Orange Is the New Black on Netflix I’ve fallen for the show and its “diverse” cast. I’ve relished seeing women of all ages, all sizes, all sexualities, women of colour and, of course, seeing trans advocate Laverne Cox killing it. I didn’t really think about what OINTB wasn’t doing well until I…
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Saturday 30 May 2015
Featured Opinion

female-friendly fosters: beer, women and a misleading headline

Sidney Shaw
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Alan Clark, owner of SABMiller – a company responsible for Grolsch and Peroni, bought Australian beer brand, Fosters in 2011. Clark would rather women be consumers of the product nowadays than co-star scantily clad in television commercials and has blamed the common advertisements that frequented television sets throughout the 1980s for their lack of women…
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Monday 18 May 2015
Featured Feminism Health Life Opinion

37 and counting: australia’s dead women

Brianna Doolan
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  Destroy The Joint’s (DTJ) Counting Dead Women campaign was launched on 20 May 2014 to honour women who have lost their lives as a result of violence. Inspired by a model developed by a UK Counting Dead Women Register, the count includes all violent acts, such as murders traditionally attributed as Domestic Violence (‘DV’,…
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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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Wednesday 13 May 2015
Column Opinion

feminist friendly: the power of femvertising

Katerina Bryant
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Apparently the age-old adage of ‘sex sells’ is no longer quite right. Nowadays, gender sells, with feminism increasingly being used as a marketing tool. The merging of feminism and advertising has been called “femvertising”. Women as a consumer group are a $14 trillion market globally, and this number is expected to rise in the future….
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