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Thursday 17 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

down south: my day at sexpo

Alison Butterworth
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  Editor’s Note: Guest writer, Alison Butterworth, braved Tasmania’s first ever Sexpo to share her experiences with us at Lip. Sexpo – in Hobart? You mean this Hobart? The Tasmanian Hobart? Wow. Sure, I’ll come with you – and I meant that ironically. (Insert widely-smiling winky-face here please, editor.) If it weren’t for my friend…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Opinion TV

little bird: the hidden strength of sansa stark

Chloe King
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  Warning: There will be spoilers. On 7 April, Game of Thrones returned to Australian screens with the eagerly awaited season four – and it was undeniably stunning. Chock full of drama, humour, grief, death, and the dangerously beautiful CGI dragons, the first episode provided everything that GOT fans were promised – and more. Sure,…
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Monday 14 April 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: ellen read

lip magazine
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Name: Ellen Read Age: 25 Occupation: Policy worker at a disability advocacy organisation Location/Hometown: Canberra, Australia Describe yourself in one word: Passionate What is the most important feminist cause in your life? I’m not sure that I can pick just one! But maybe that’s just it. In response to Alan Jones’ infamous comment ‘women are…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

jessie j comes out as straight! or, bisexuality as ‘just a phase’

Sigrid Cross
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Singer Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name as Jessie J says she is no longer bisexual and instead is exclusively interested in men. Speaking to The Mirror‘s 3am earlier in the week, Jessie J says: ‘I feel that if I continue my career not speaking on it, I almost feel more of…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on identity

lip magazine
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Who are you? Who, who, who, who? * ‘Identity is something that I definitely struggled with throughout my teenage years, but thankfully that struggle has now (mostly) passed. I know who I am now and the things that I want, but of course, I am still working out how exactly to obtain all of those…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Opinion Politics

fostering a culture of silence: australian public servants sanctioned for anti-government comments

Alice Ridge
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According to recent comments made in Parliament by Attorney General, George Brandis, people have a right to be bigots. But code of conduct documents leaked from the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet last week indicate that this doesn’t give you the right to say bigoted things about your boss if your boss also happens to be…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Featured Opinion

good intentions don’t make sexism ok

Ellen Read
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The latest Snickers ad has sparked widespread public debate. Although it seems feminists widely agree that the underlying message of the ad is sexist, many have turned focus toward intentions. Did Snickers intend to empower women? Or did they intend to feed into the degradation of women? Or was it simply a clumsy attempt to…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

is mcgill university’s feminist collective right: can anybody be a feminist?

Ruby Wallace
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Can anybody be a feminist? The Feminist Collective at McGill University’s Faculty of Law made it clear that yes, anybody can be a feminist as long as they believe in gender equality. The Feminist Collective campaign sought to reclaim the idea that anyone can be a feminist no matter their gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: emma wright

Monica Hunasikatti
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Name: Emma Wright Age: 19 Occupation: Disney Intern and VCU Student Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA Describe yourself in one word: Ambitious What is your feminist philosophy? I believe that if you put positivity into the world, it will come right back. Feminism isn’t any different; if you talk about feminism and actually do something about…
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Sunday 6 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

the lame australian sex census

Sarah Iuliano
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The Great Australian Sex Census comes but once every two years (clichéd pun intended), but if you’ve taken it, you might find yourself wondering whether it is all that great. Now gathering data for its third report, the census claims it asks all the questions the Bureau of Statistics won’t dare to pose about Australian…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
Opinion Politics

newtown high students versus tony abbott: why our generation is smarter than we thought

Michaela Kis
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The media is saturated with messages that Generation Y is entitled, lazy and technology-dependent, but is it fair to be painted in such a way? Since viewing the video of the Newtown High students questioning Tony Abbott, it’s fair to say that perhaps our generation is being judged too harshly. In the nine minutes and…
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Friday 4 April 2014
Featured Opinion Politics

quentin bryce: a woman at the top

Emilie Bertsch
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Maybe it’s because a lack female leadership in the workplace is still a major problem in Australia, maybe it’s because our first female prime minister was removed amid some mean-arsed gender debates. Perhaps it’s because it’s disheartening that our current government employs one woman in its Cabinet, but my psyche has become plagued with the…
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Monday 31 March 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: heidi la paglia

lip magazine
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Name: Heidi La Paglia Age: 21 Occupation: Student / Utas Women’s officer / Babysitter / Lip Writer Location/Hometown: Hobart, Tasmania Describe yourself in one word: Determined, or should I say Stubborn? Hah. What is your feminist philosophy? Every girl deserves the opportunity to follow her dreams and achieve her greatest potential. While girls around the…
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Saturday 29 March 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

lesbian chic: I didn’t know my sexuality was a fashion trend

Dom Fox
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‘Lesbians! They’re everywhere!’ – (style.com) Style’s newest article, ‘Is lesbian chic here to stay?‘ manages to throw all logic out the window as they introduce the idea that it is not what you’re wearing that’s in style this season – it’s your sexuality. The concept of lesbian chic has been thrown around on online fashion…
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