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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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Friday 8 May 2015
Fashion Feminism Opinion

spanx: how can shapewear be ‘feminist’?

Alison Maher
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  Don’t get me started on Spanx. I hate that the models they use to advertise their shapewear don’t have any reason to be wearing the Spanx in the first place. By reason, I mean that they don’t have any of the bodily attributes that this product is designed to hide. I’ll quickly clarify that…
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Film Opinion

let’s talk about the avengers: women, motherhood, and saving the world

Lauren Strickland
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WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Let’s talk about the Avengers. By now, you’ve probably read a dozen reviews, watched numerous clips, seen snippets of interviews, had the argument about which superpower you’d like to have all over again, and maybe even seen the actual film. Or maybe you’ve stopped paying attention…
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Monday 4 May 2015
Culture Featured Opinion

the problem with being obsessed with ourself[ies]

Gabriella Borter
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‘Here, let me hold it – my arm is longer than yours.’ Three grinning faces crowd together at the bottom of the screen, the angle tilted just enough so that the majestic Eiffel Tower looms above their floating heads in the background. Kccch goes the simulated sound of the shutter opening and closing. Kccch. Kccch….
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Thursday 30 April 2015
Featured Feminism Life Opinion

east vs west vs choice: cultural standards of beauty

Karen Liu
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For most of my childhood I remained blissfully oblivious to any notion of beauty standards. In primary school, I was always the ‘tomboy’ – someone who shunned the school dress for pants and a long sleeved polo and who spent lunchtimes playing rugby and soccer. Yet this wasn’t just a phase that characterised my pre-adolescent…
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Celebrity Featured Film Opinion

kim kardashian: an unexpected advocate for mental health

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Kim Kardashian is surprising everyone with her recent involvement as Executive Producer in upcoming documentary, #RedFlag. The hour-long special will air during US Mental Health Awareness Month to explore mental health and its relationship to social media. After its premiere, Producer, Dr Drew Pinsky also plans to have an interactive follow-up and similarly themed programming…
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Tuesday 28 April 2015
Featured Life Opinion Uncategorised

sexism in retail: a tale of creepy old men and men’s magazines

Sarah Randall
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In my experiences of working in retail, I’ve been pretty fortunate in regards to sexism. Apart from a few stand-out occurrences, most of my working retail life has been sexism-free, at least on the surface. However, the few times when I have been made to feel uncomfortable – because I happen to identify as female…
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Saturday 25 April 2015
Featured Feminism Health Opinion

bearded and bold: meet harnaam kaur

Brianna Doolan
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Meet Harnaam Kaur, a 24 year old British teacher’s aide and anti-bullying activist who happens to have a whopping great beard. The self-proclaimed “Bearded Dame” was diagnosed with a hormonal disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at age 11. This relatively common disorder – affecting 12-18% of women of reproductive age – is diagnosed based…
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Tuesday 21 April 2015
Featured Opinion

super bowl reflection: consumerism or sexism?

S. Makai Andrews
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As a daughter that was raised on yearly Super Bowl parties, complete with pounds of guacamole and endless mounds of wings, available in every heat level desirable, it’s no surprise that I was a little disappointed when I wasn’t at home to partake in the action this year. Many weeks have past since that weekend…
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Saturday 18 April 2015
Featured Film Opinion

complex, varied, deep: female friendship in seven films

Belinda King
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Friendships are as complex and varied as the people in them. It’s one thing for a film to pass the Bechdel test, but it’s sometimes hard to find in depth explorations of female friendship. These films are some of my favourites, and they all contain very different yet interesting portrayals of girlfriends.   Thelma &…
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Thursday 16 April 2015
Featured Feminism Health Opinion

don’t wash your box, love your box

Sarah Iuliano
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On the rear of my car, there is a sticker declaring how much I love my box. I’m not just talking about the hatchback or the boxes of wine it is meant to denote (cheers, university Goonion.) This sticker also connotes the admiration I have for my vagina, my vulva and all the other intricate…
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Wednesday 15 April 2015
Celebrity Featured Opinion TV

funny feminists

Belinda King
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  Can feminists be funny? Of course. Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. That’s the dictionary definition. Here is a list of awesome people who are two of my favourite things: advocates of gender equality and who are fucking funny. Oh, and they’re not afraid to drop…
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