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Thursday 28 August 2014
Opinion TV

the emmys: disappointingly outdated and unwilling to change

Michael Wu
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Among the countless Twitter users live-tweeting Monday night’s Primetime Emmy awards was Janet Mock, an author and transgender activist from New York City. Her tweets were unrelentingly funny, astute and honest about the awards, as well as the industry being awarded. None were as biting, however, as one of her most popular tweets of the…
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Friday 22 August 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on women against feminism

lip magazine
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So…you don’t need feminism, huh?  * ‘“Why would you want to make it harder than it has to be?” This was the question raised by my basketball coach during a losing game. Our team wasn’t communicating properly; we were making awful passes and executing some pretty half-arsed plays. All in all, the game was a…
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Friday 22 August 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: raelke grimmer

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. This week, loyal Lip contributor Raelke Grimmer allows us a look-see into her personal library.    What are you reading right now? It is impossible for me to read only one book at a time. At the moment I’m dividing my time between…
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Opinion

the case of baby gammy: why australia’s surrogacy laws aren’t working

Kaylia Payne
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Unless you have avoided all forms of media over the last few weeks, then you have most likely heard about Baby Gammy. But on the off chance that you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, a Western Australia couple paid for a surrogate in Thailand and she gave birth to twins, one of…
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Monday 18 August 2014
Opinion

feminist of the week: david allen hippchen

Junene Taylor
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Name: David Allen Hippchen Age: 25 Occupation: Student Hometown: Homer City, PA, United States Describe yourself in one word: Human What is your definition of feminism? A movement started by women that was once for establishing equal rights between men and women. What is your feminist philosophy? Women deserve equal rights to men, pure and…
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Friday 15 August 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: lisa dempster

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. The Melbourne Writers Festival kicks off next week, and to celebrate, Festival Director Lisa Dempster revealed her literary loves.  What are you reading right now? I’m just finishing Indonesia Etc by Elizabeth Pisani. It’s a portrait of Indonesia but it’s part travelogue…
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Wednesday 13 August 2014
Featured Opinion

how the government’s Newstart allowance policies will affect young and unemployed australians

Ruth Scott
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending the last few months with a strong sense of impending doom with all the new legislation the Abbott government is intending to implement. I’ve spent many a day with my eyes glued to my phone in horror reading article after article about the ways in which my…
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Arts Books Culture Opinion

on women, writing, and being stellar

Lou Heinrich
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‘There’s still an elephant in the room,’ says Francesca Ohlert. We’re speaking on the phone about novels. And writers. And culture. And the fact that when we consider major Australian novelists (Tim Winton and Christos Tsiolkas, for example), men come to mind. You see, there is gender inequality in writing. The elephant in the room…
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Arts Books Culture Opinion

extremely white and incredibly male: the 2014 man booker prize longlist

Veronica Sullivan
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The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize was announced last week. It is difficult to speculate as to which individual title is most deserving of the £50,000 prize, given the majority have not been released yet. Based on previous form and those few which are already available, several frontrunners for the prize seem evident….
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Monday 4 August 2014
Opinion

feminist of the week: Vanessa DeCardenas

Junene Taylor
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  Name: Vanessa DeCardenas Age: 23 Occupation: Student/Artist Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States Describe yourself in one word: Creative What is your definition of “feminism”? In my opinion, feminism is the equality of men and women. What is your feminist philosophy? I never really thought about that before, but something that sticks out in my…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on family

lip magazine
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Family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. * ‘When I think of family, I think of volcanoes. Some lie dormant, while others erupt. All we can do is build a home next to the chaos and dodge the lava. And once we dust off the ash clouds, the soil is…
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Friday 18 July 2014
News Opinion

two sides, same coin: should women be charged with assault if they use illegal drugs while pregnant?

Kaylia Payne & Junene Taylor
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“NO” – By Kaylia Payne On July 8, Mallory Loyola was the first person to be charged under a new Tennessee law that classifies drug use during pregnancy as assault to the foetus. The law stipulates that ‘a woman may be prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
News Opinion

should we give up on girls when it comes to maths and science?

Bridget Conway
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I am one of those girls who just could never seem to understand maths and science in school. And that’s not to say I didn’t try or that I didn’t care – it was mostly that I just didn’t understand the numbers jargon in mathematics, and I couldn’t comprehend the complicated equations of chemistry. And…
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Monday 14 July 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: elaine rita mendus

Junene Taylor
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Name: Elaine Rita Mendus Age: 23 Occupation: Freelance Journalist Hometown/Current town: Mastic, New York/Brooklyn, New York. Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious What is your definition of feminism? Equality. Feminism should be about equality and pulling the underprivileged women (regardless of race, sexual orientation, or trans-ness) up to the same playing field that cisgender, white men have…
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