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Sunday 10 August 2014
Film

film review: devil’s knot

Caitlin Gordon-King
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A dark, fuck-off wood in Arkansas. Shadows lick at a rusty pipe; ripples slowly spread across the water; mist creeps in on a silent bog. A child begins to sing: the music is ever so slightly out of tune. Just one minute in and I started to feel that maybe I shouldn’t have asked my…
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Saturday 9 August 2014
News

feminist news round-up 09.08.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Melbourne school forms feminist collective Feminists freak out over #FeministsAreUgly Unpack the #WomenAgainstFeminism movement Study says sexual health education should begin as early as age 10 Congress introduces legislation to protect students from sexual assault Uruguay: Latin America’s liberal…
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Friday 8 August 2014
Arts Books Theatre

the bookshelf diaries: cathy petocz

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. This week, playwright Cathy Petocz tells us yes, she does have a favourite book of all time.  What are you reading right now? I’ve just finished Ninety 9 by Sydney writer Vanessa Berry, which I took on a trip to help me…
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Life

love life: the booty call

Camilla Patini
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  Upon the genesis of this column, I expressed my hesitance about writing a column of this sort. I was afraid my metaphorical pen would reveal too much about me or disclose secrets too dangerous to give away. Disclose too much indeed. I am afraid we have long since crossed that line and are now…
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Art Sexuality

strapped: art challenging phallocentrism’s impact on lesbian sexuality

Sarah Iuliano
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Not everyone wants a ‘bulbous veined dick’ inside them. With this in mind, Newcastle-based artist Emilie Jeine Amaryllis has replaced the phallus with fists and other gestures in an installation resembling strap-ons. ‘Patriarchy and penises are everywhere and as a feminist lesbian, I want to challenge these things,’ Emilie says of the exhibition, which aims…
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Arts Books Culture Opinion

on women, writing, and being stellar

Lou Heinrich
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‘There’s still an elephant in the room,’ says Francesca Ohlert. We’re speaking on the phone about novels. And writers. And culture. And the fact that when we consider major Australian novelists (Tim Winton and Christos Tsiolkas, for example), men come to mind. You see, there is gender inequality in writing. The elephant in the room…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Featured Life

to help or tinder: how apps are changing the way we date

Adriana Barro
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I’ve never been one for casual dating. I went to a Catholic, all-girls school for God’s sake. Boys were scary and for a long time the only interaction I had with the male species was being unwillingly squished up against them on the 3.39pm train all the way home.  Save for a few close male…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Film

film review: lucy

Giuliana Cincotta
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Director Luc Besson’s latest, Lucy, is an effort that promises more than it can deliver. Scarlett Johansson gives a commanding performance as the eponymous Lucy, a US exchange student in Taiwan who finds herself entangled in the city’s seedy underworld of drugs and violence. At the bidding of her lawless boyfriend, Richard (Pilou Asbæk), she…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Health

well…what? premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Cin Peeler
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Getting your period can be bloody awful, and for many women the week or so leading up to it is not much better. The changes the body goes through in this time can cause moderate to severe symptoms, known as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. While PMS can make life difficult, about 5% of women of…
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): fake orgasms, fake products

Sarah Iuliano
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You might be able to pick a fake orgasm, but can you tell the difference between fake adult products and the real deal? What’s that? You can’t determine the authenticity of either? Oh dear! In this instalment of Back to Ba(sex), we take a look at the importance of purchasing genuine adult products and how…
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Sport

chicks with balls: anna meares

Ally Van Schilt
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The 2014 Commonwealth Games are alive and well and they’re taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Australians customarily do extremely well in the Commonwealth Games (with the Olympic medal threats of the United States, Republic of China and Russia not participating due to their non-Commonwealth status), and hence, sports commentators and spectators alike tend to get…
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Arts Books Culture Opinion

extremely white and incredibly male: the 2014 man booker prize longlist

Veronica Sullivan
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The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize was announced last week. It is difficult to speculate as to which individual title is most deserving of the £50,000 prize, given the majority have not been released yet. Based on previous form and those few which are already available, several frontrunners for the prize seem evident….
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Monday 4 August 2014
Featured

how to date a feminist: a very serious guide

Emilie Bertsch
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I actually don’t know how to approach this topic seriously without turning to you with my  resting bitch face and saying something like, ‘Treat her like you would any other woman or human being.’ I should probably add that if you just be yourself, your inherent goodness/badness will come through to whoever has agreed to…
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Monday 4 August 2014
Opinion

feminist of the week: Vanessa DeCardenas

Junene Taylor
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  Name: Vanessa DeCardenas Age: 23 Occupation: Student/Artist Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States Describe yourself in one word: Creative What is your definition of “feminism”? In my opinion, feminism is the equality of men and women. What is your feminist philosophy? I never really thought about that before, but something that sticks out in my…
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