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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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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: things my mother taught me

Danielle Croci
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What is the role of a mother? And how does the relationship between a mother and her child shape that child’s life and actions? What makes some children grow up to be like their mothers, while others are motivated to turn away and do something completely different? The new book Things My Mother Taught Me…
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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Featured

not superwomen: how government and employers can help close the superannuation gender divide

Helen Machalias
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With a gender superannuation gap of 46.6%, women often receive advice on how to improve our super balances. However, the fact that the average 60-year-old Australian woman would have to work an extra 25 years to retire with the same superannuation balance as her male equivalent suggests that women will have difficulty achieving financial security…
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Monday 2 May 2016
Arts Theatre

the cherry orchard: review

Bridget Conway
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Anton Chekhov is a well-known playwright in the theatre world because he has a knack for making you think outside the conventional box. Born in 1860 in Russia, Chekhov produced four infamously classic plays and a number of short stories. The Cherry Orchard is the last of his great works and has a heavy player…
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Sunday 1 May 2016
News

feminist news round-up 01-05-16

Danielle Croci
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First female Muslim magistrate in Victoria Urfa Masood will become the first Muslim woman magistrate in Victoria, with the appointment announced by the Attorney-General on Tuesday morning. Ms Masood has previously worked in criminal and family law, as well as experience with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. Triggs: Australia must respect Papua New Guinea’s decision…
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Friday 29 April 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: everywhere i look

Arabella Close
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In 2000, Helen Garner was working on the story of Joe Cinque, a young civil engineer who was murdered by his girlfriend. She felt stuck—she had compiled long interviews with Cinque’s parents but had been refused any access to the two women charged with his murder. ‘I had no idea how to write the book,’…
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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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Thursday 28 April 2016
Featured

the triumphs and limitations of Title IX in women’s sports

Danika Kimball
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When Title IX was signed into law by President Richard Nixon forty years ago, gender equality in sports wasn’t on the forefront of legislator’s minds. Rather, the landmark legislation, which bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding, was a response to social realities that were holding women back at the time. The…
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
featured Health

more reproductive choice with ellaOne

Eden Faithfull
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Content Warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault It’s not an uncommon situation: you forget to take your contraceptive pill, the condom broke… you were simply too caught up in the heat of the moment andtheir wavy, Blake Lively-meets-Heath Ledger blonde locks that the condom was never considered in the first place. Emergency contraception…
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
Arts Theatre

a man walks into a bar: review

Bridget Conway
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Sydney’s Kings Cross was once a happening party district, but with the lock-out laws still in place, late-night boozing just isn’t a thriving business any longer. Kings Cross is now almost a ghost town, and the city itself is in need of new and exciting ways to keep the party going. This is why, I…
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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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Tuesday 26 April 2016
Feminism Opinion Sexuality

no more excuses: building up lovelorn friends

Millie Sykes
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  I recently spent one whole glorious night and one cruisy Saturday morning in bed with a guy I had met on that universal fuck den, the dance floor. We left the club at 4:00am with the crusty remains of my purple lipstick smeared across the both of our faces and made our way back…
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