daily feminist news 12.09.13
Australian Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young is suing ZOO magazine for photoshopping her face onto the body of a bikini model in such a way that Hanson-Young claims made her appear ‘incompetent and immature.’ Hanson-Young claims the lad’s mag represented her as ‘not a politician to be taken seriously’ in an article titled ‘ZOO’s Asylum Seeker Bikini Plan’ that was published a week after her emotional address to the senate about asylum seeker policy.
A Yemini girl, known only as Rawan, has died of internal injuries on her wedding night. She was just eight years old and was married off by her family to a man more than five times her age. Rawan died after suffering a tear to her genitals and severe bleeding. Activists have called for the groom and the girl’s family to be arrested. According to the Social Affairs Ministry, more than a quarter of women in Yemen marry before they turn fifteen. Urgh.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been offered a position as an honorary professor at the University of Adelaide. Gillard said she was delighted to become part of the university where she studied arts-law from 1979-1981. Gillard was offered the position in the School of History and Politics for her unique knowledge and perspective as Australia’s first female prime minister. How cool is that?
A recent study has found that although cosmetics sales are on a steady increase, young women are actually wearing less make up, particularly as they get older. According to the study of beauty routines of American women aged between 18-25, 67 per cent said they used between zero or three products in their morning routine. When broken down by age, the younger twenty-somethings were most likely to cake it on, with many using up to twelve products in the morning, whereas a huge 72 per cent of 25 year olds use just three products.