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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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Wednesday 10 February 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part one

Madeleine Ryan
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Join Madeleine Ryan on her personal journey from hormone-controlled fembot to reclaiming who she is, Kill Pill, a new weekly series on Lip.     “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Just ingest it at the same time each day & don’t ask too many questions.”  I’m a 27-year-old woman living in rural Victoria….
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Friday 5 February 2016
Featured Feminism Opinion

waleed aly and the daryush valizadeh saga: why i won’t ‘click something else’

Jill Thomsen
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As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, pro-rape Men’s Rights Activist group Return of Kings have decided to hold face-to-face meetings across Australia. ‘Tribal Meetings’ (Yes, that’s what they call them) are planned in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Their international leader Daryush Valizadeh (AKA Roosh V) has also decided to come specifically to Canberra…
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Thursday 4 February 2016
Opinion

that’s just the way it is: the gendered traditions that are holding us back

Yalda Keshavarzi
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Feminism is a word I run into daily, whether it’s on Facebook, an Instagram post or care of a trending topic brought to light by a celebrity. Thanks to modern feminism and its promotion of basic women’s rights and gender equality, and the questioning of daily cultural biases, I have found myself reconsidering everyday behaviours…
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Wednesday 27 January 2016
Health Life Opinion

beauty and confidence: working in a ‘plus sized’ clothing shop

Findley Pollock
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  ‘Larger women have to try harder to look good,’ a stressed and frazzled mother said to her 12-year-old daughter, Rosie*. Rosie was a confident young girl, who embraced her body. She was, however, challenged by her mother’s harsh words. I feel for Rosie, being told the way you feel is not necessarily how you are…
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Wednesday 20 January 2016
Books Opinion

the austen industry: canon and caricature

Eden Faithfull
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W.H. Auden once said of Sigmund Freud that he was no longer just a person, but had become a ‘climate of opinion’. These days, it is challenging to think of many others in the public eye that merit this description, even with the effusive presence of reality television stars and the ever-growing relevance of pop…
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Monday 21 December 2015
Featured Opinion

the problem with spike lee’s solution to america’s campus rape epidemic

Danika Kimball
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Spike Lee has come up with a solution to America’s college rape epidemic – or so he thinks. The film director recently spoke with Stephen Colbert, and argued that ending sexual assault begins with women denying men sex, stating, ‘I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there’s an abundance of…
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Monday 21 December 2015
Feminism Opinion

veganism and feminism: a surprising alliance

Ada Jenkins
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Today marks my two year vegan anniversary. I have not eaten meat, eggs or milk for 730 days. My reasons for becoming vegan were compassion for animals, of course, but also concern for my health, which wasn’t faring so well on a high cholesterol diet. But, as time has passed, I’ve often found myself marvelling…
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Tuesday 1 December 2015
Music Opinion

more than labels: lianne la havas

Jay Ong
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I first heard of Lianne La Havas upon listening to a Buzzfeed podcast one fateful day, where La Havas had made a guest appearance.  La Havas is a black London-born ‘folk and soul’ singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has infinitely improved my playlist with her music, which ranges from classy soul-jazz to sultry rock. However,…
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Monday 30 November 2015
Feminism Film Opinion

a new hope? star wars and gender

Danielle Croci
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With the long-awaited new Star Wars film The Force Awakens being released next month, hopes are high that there could be improvements in Star Wars’ depiction of women. The Star Wars franchise has had issues with its lack of representation, however the portrayal of Leia Organa (most famously by Carrie Fisher) as rebellious and quick-witted…
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Tuesday 10 November 2015
Featured Film Opinion

looking into the future after a year of marvel disappointment

Mary Ntalianis
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It’s time for Marvel to stop erasing their strong, intelligent and brilliant female superheroes from the Cinematic Universe. In 2016, two Marvel movies are set to be released and yet again, neither of these movies will have a female protagonist. This is a repetition of why the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been continually criticised by…
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Friday 23 October 2015
Opinion

the lip crew on bisexuality

lip magazine
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“You’re either gay, straight, or lying”, right? The Lip Crew begs to differ. * “As a bisexual woman I have experienced discrimination from both the gay and straight communities. I’ve had lesbians not want to pursue a romantic relationship with me due to an irrational fear that I will cheat, while straight girl friends o’…
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Arts Books Opinion

attractive unattractive americans: review

Bridget Conway
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I am constantly asked the question – where are you from? No matter what the situation, my reply is always shameful – I’m from the United States. Because of this shame I decided to leave my home of eighteen years and move halfway across the world to Australia, all by myself. Lots of people tell me that…
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Tuesday 20 October 2015
Featured Opinion

breast cancer awareness and the problem with pinktober

Hind Berji
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October is breast cancer awareness month, which means that everything from street posts to hair products to storefront windows are decked in pink. Women and men don ‘save the tatas’ t-shirts and wristbands, all in the name of breast cancer awareness. We are aware of breast cancer as a disease but we are unaware of…
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