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Thursday 23 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion Sport

side by side: eddie mcguire vs women in sport

Danielle Croci
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Content warning: violence against women Sometimes it feels as if women have daily reminders that they are unwelcome in the hyper-masculine domain of sport. But nothing seems to have touched a nerve recently like Eddie McGuire and Co.’s comments about journalist Caroline Wilson last week. For those in the dark, radio station Triple M’s coverage…
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Featured News Opinion

law and patriarchal order: the brock turner case

Emma Robinson
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Content Warning: this article contains mention of rape, rape culture and victim blaming ‘… we should not make the mistake that law can provide the solution to the oppression that it celebrates and sustains’ – Carol Smart in Feminism and the power of law This quote from Carol Smart has been banging around in my…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Column Opinion Politics Sport

side by side: vote #1 – women’s sport

Danielle Croci
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    The federal election is now less than a month away, and in the past week or two, the issue of women’s participation in sport has managed to make its way onto the mainstream agenda. It appears that the two major parties are vying to demonstrate who is better committed to women’s sport. With…
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Wednesday 8 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion

kill pill: part fifteen – they shall not pass

Madeleine Ryan
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  Content warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault and rape culture. There is a man following me. In order to make sense of this, I’ve decided to ornately frame it in the context of killing pill. Because it seems a lot of power comes with having a female form. And reopening the part…
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Thursday 26 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a guide to the matildas

Danielle Croci
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The Rio Olympics are coming up in August, and I was shocked to discover that I know very little about our national women’s soccer* team. When I think of the Matildas, my mind conjures up a mix of highs and lows – the team’s great successes but also their lengthy pay disputes and volatile playing…
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part fourteen – the secret

Madeleine Ryan
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Kill Pill resumes after a one week hiatus as a fortnightly column. Be sure to check back regularly for instalments. I didn’t write about this when it happened because I didn’t want my parents to find out about it. I’m 27 going on 17. A very wise woman friend suggested that my body may be reverting…
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Thursday 12 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a mother’s duty

Danielle Croci
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Sunday was Mothers’ Day. As with any holiday or event, brands and companies jumped at the chance to make reference to the day in an attempt to stay relevant. Sporting teams and leagues were no different, and Mothers’ Day brought a plethora of posts thanking mothers for their contribution to sport. A nice sentiment, right?…
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part thirteen – the girl who does too much

Madeleine Ryan
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Eat, sleep, bleed, repeat. The last week has been an anomaly. It’s no wonder that menstruation can also be called a period, because the definition I found online under “physics” said a period was: The interval of time between successive occurrences of the same state in an oscillatory or cyclic phenomenon, such as a mechanical…
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Thursday 5 May 2016
Feminism Opinion Politics

icymi: budget 2016

Sarah Iuliano
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Winners and losers: it’s a dichotomy Treasurer Scott Morrison wants to ditch when Australians discuss the Turnbull Government’s Federal Budget for 2016-17. He’d prefer to talk about jobs and growth. But Scott Morrison has too much privilege to tell us how to speak about this Budget. The fact of the matter is, if you are…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part twelve – meet your royal guinea pigness

Madeleine Ryan
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  Killing pill is like a spinning wheel and this little guinea-piggy finally landed on red. I got my first period after three months and only a withdrawal bleed to my name. The plot bloodies and thickens, as most timeless tales are wont to do. Given the focus of last week’s column, this is –…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Featured Opinion

it’s money, honey: how we gender financial security

Emma Hardy
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I was seated in a small, sunny room that smelled of dusty carpet. Across the table from me, looking at my upturned palms, was a man with a long beard and thinning hair around his temples. He traced a line along the meaty part of my palm, just below my fingers. ‘You’re not money-minded,’ he…
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Friday 29 April 2016
Comedy Featured Opinion

so tell me, what’s with men’s attitudes towards female comedians?

Annie Hariharan
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During the recent 2016 Melbourne International Comedy festival, I picked a few acts I’d like to see and sent the list to my mates, in case they wanted to catch the same shows with me. Their reactions towards my choices ranged from dubious to dismissive: ‘So…your list has mostly female acts. Is that intentional?’ ‘Count…
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Thursday 28 April 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: why retreating from AFL is not the answer

Danielle Croci
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Side by Side is Danielle Croci’s new fortnightly sport column. This is the first instalment. Be sure to check in with Lip regularly to get more of Danielle’s insights on gender issues in games and fitness – across varying codes and abilities. ‘To my horror, my six-year-old daughter recently announced that she’d like to watch AFL.’ Kasey…
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part eleven (reclaimed) – ‘o pussy where art thou’

Madeleine Ryan
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Coming off the pill and the unexpected death of my pussycat has left me wondering what it means to truly love one’s pussy. Throughout my life, caring for my vagina has been about altering its appearance, or concealing its machinations somehow. I’ve been like a Sim waiting for directions. Stories about hair, or lack of…
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