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Thursday 17 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: after darkness

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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As the train lurched forward, the woman grabbed her daughter’s hand and dragged her towards our carriage. She came so close I could see a mole above her lip. She spat. A glob landed on the window in front of my face. ‘Bloody Japs!’ she said, shaking her fist. After Darkness draws the reader into…
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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Life Travel

on the run, on my own: going troppo

Jo Williams
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Before I landed in Darwin, I knew I was going to love it. I have always been the kind of girl who rooted for the underdog and, when it comes to Australian cities, I think it’s safe to say that Darwin is the underdog. Maybe it hasn’t got the beaches that Sydney has, or the…
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
Film

film review: the lunchbox

Rosie Hunt
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Romantic comedies are not always the most interesting or unique of films, but every so often one comes along that stands out. The Lunchbox is one of these films. A feature film debut from writer and director Ritesh Batra, the movie has been nominated at several international festivals and won multiple awards, including the Critics…
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: claustrophobia

Annalise Bolt
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Claustrophobia by Tracy Ryan leads the reader down a trail of lies, lust and obsession. Penelope Barber, happily married, finds a decade-old letter written by her husband to his ex-lover, Kathleen Nancarrow. It convinces her that their marriage had been built on nothing but a lie and the recipient of the letter becomes the object of…
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: the problem with podium girls

Ally Van Schilt
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  Chicks With Balls is Lip’s new column for women’s sport news and opinions brought to you each fortnight by Ally Van Schilt. Around this time of the year, there is an annual buzz around the Tour de France and the epic challenges it puts towards the athletes daring and courageous enough to participate in…
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Monday 14 July 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: elaine rita mendus

Junene Taylor
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Name: Elaine Rita Mendus Age: 23 Occupation: Freelance Journalist Hometown/Current town: Mastic, New York/Brooklyn, New York. Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious What is your definition of feminism? Equality. Feminism should be about equality and pulling the underprivileged women (regardless of race, sexual orientation, or trans-ness) up to the same playing field that cisgender, white men have…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
Featured

pozible heads to queensland to launch the brisbane edit!

Ruby Mahoney
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In the last few weeks we have reported on The Sydney Edit and some awesome NSW projects crowdfunded through Pozible. This week, however, our focus moves somewhere warmer: to Brisbane! The Brisbane Edit is the second of the Pozible Edits, highlighting projects, events and opportunities in the local Brisbane area. A busy and colourful webpage…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 12.07.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! U.S. Campuses breaking the law when it comes to sexual assault This actress wants sexual violence to stop on TV American Apparel scandal continues What do you think of these ‘feminist knickers’? More on the Hobby Lobby decision Laverne…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Arts Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: celeste liddle

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Celeste Liddle, who blogs at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist, allows us to nose through her novel pile. What are you reading right now? Skagboys by Irvine Welsh. Where did you buy it? At the Readings discount outlet…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Featured

dear holly: what would you tell your 13-year-old self?

Brianna Doolan
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Can you imagine at 13 years of age having access to a world of stories, secrets and insights that could have offered you an alternative to the mainstream? If given the opportunity, what would you tell your 13-year-old self? For me it would be the following: 1. Do not buy those pink pants – they…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Featured

greater access to contraception would ensure a brighter future for today’s youth

Anna Masters
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A professionally trained counsellor at the Marie Stopes Sexual Health Infoline in Timor-Leste (East Timor) is on the phone trying to explain to a teenage girl that if she gets a contraceptive implant in her arm, there is no way it could travel to her heart or brain and kill her. These sorts of myths…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Column Life

love life: “We accept the love we think we deserve”

Camilla Patini
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Love Life is Lip’s new fortnightly column for all things love, relationships, and getting along, brought to you by Camilla Patini.  I’ve heard that love is a disease, an extreme of feeling very much like madness. It blows in from some distant, tropical climate (I’m sure) and is infected by a germ of so deadly…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

theatre review: the magic hour

Jess Oliver
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    Welcome to the Magic Hour- a time of stories and dreams, where the imagination runs wild and the lengthening shadows are never too far away… Written by Vanessa Bates and performed by Ursula Yovich under the direction of Chris Bendall, The Magic Hour is a fantastic one-woman series of monologues that is rude,…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Featured Feminism

masculinism and the ‘f’ word: a terrifying tale in modern discourse

Brianna Doolan
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That’s right people, masculinism is a thing. When faced with this term, several questions spring to the feminist mind; is masculinism the countermovement to feminism? Is it pure misogyny? Or, is it simply a glorious celebration of what it is to be a man? In an article written in 2012 by Melissa Blais & Frances…
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