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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts dance Theatre

performance review: stones in her mouth

Nikki Kennedy
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  Leni Ponifasio and his company MAU return to Carriageworks with their Australian premiere of yet another thought provoking work,  Stones in Her Mouth. Like MAU’s 2012 production of Birds With Skymirrors, which explored our relationship with the world in a time of climate change, Stones in Her Mouth is a similarly provocative work. Through the…
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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts

opportunity: verandah journal now seeking submissions for issue 29

lip magazine
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Are you an emerging or established writer or artist who wants to see their name in print? Want to be a part of Verandah Journal’s 29th edition? Well, you’re in luck because Verandah Journal is seeking submissions for its 29th edition, which launches later this year. Verandah is looking for all previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry…
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Saturday 31 May 2014
Arts Comedy Music Theatre

comedy review: supergirly

Brianna Doolan
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    Showing from 27 May – 8 June at the Loft Theatre in Melbourne, Lulu McClatchy’s Supergirly: Return of the Pop Princess is a balance of crude potty mouth, raw Aussie humour and some pretty spot on observations about the popular music industry. Supergirly tells the tale of Lulu McClatchy’s alter ego, Supergirly; an…
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Friday 30 May 2014
Arts Books

the bookshelf diaries: lou heinrich

lip magazine
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, our very own Books and Literature editor Lou Heinrich kicks off this weekly column of novel-love. What are you reading right now? I’ve got a couple of Aussie non-fiction titles going at the moment: Money Shot by Jeff Sparrow, which is…
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Friday 30 May 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

misandry might hurt but misogyny kills

Sigrid Cross
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  Trigger warning: for violence against women and misogynistic language. Margaret Atwood once wrote that ‘Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them’. Elliot Rodger has become America’s latest mass murderer. His motivation? A hatred of women. There’s no way to tiptoe around it. Rodger was…
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Thursday 29 May 2014
Feminism News

elliot rodger: the misogyny behind the murders

Chloe King
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  In Santa Barbara, near the University of California, twenty-two year old Elliot Rodger launched a vicious killing spree that caused the deaths of seven people, including his own suicide. He used legally obtained guns and knives to inflict his ‘Day of Retribution’, an attack prepared and planned to enact revenge for ‘the crime of…
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Thursday 29 May 2014
Featured Feminism

menstruation: how should it be seen? how should it be understood?

Emilie Bertsch
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In the 1978 issue of Ms magazine Gloria Steinem wrote her famous article  ‘If Men Could Menstruate’ in which she stated that ‘menstruation [for men] would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. Young boys would talk about it as the envied beginning of manhood. Gifts, religious ceremonies, family…
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Featured Feminism

affirmative consent: the enthusiastic and ongoing offering of ‘yes’

Camilla Patini
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    Last Sunday writer and feminist Clementine Ford gave an impeccably intelligent lecture on affirmative consent at the Australian National University. Clementine spoke of shifting the focus in debates about consent from ‘no’ to ‘yes’. Affirmative consent is positive, enthusiastic and on going. But it’s not just about seeking a ‘yes’ rather than a…
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Column Health

well…what?: hormonal contraception part I

Cin Peeler
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Join Lip’s Cin Peeler for her all new fortnightly column on all things medicine, health and wellbeing! I was not quite 14 when I was prescribed the oral combination pill, the hormonal contraceptive more commonly known as ‘the Pill’ that’s been around since the 1960s. I had had terrible acne since I was 11, and…
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Feminism

dangers of the male/female gender binary

Grace Dobinson
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  Clear distinctions between the male and female sexes are continually reinforced throughout society, perpetually highlighting differences between the sexes, while any similarities are often disregarded. Due to scientific discourses, which repeatedly exaggerate differences between men and women, many have come to accept that the two genders are subject to biological determinism, and that one’s…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): online surveys and consent

Sarah Iuliano
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  Join Lip’s Sarah Iuliano for her new fortnightly column on all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more! From texting to sexting, the advent of digital media has allowed relationships to blossom and wilt. It has also brought the couples’ survey into the 21st Century. I speak not of the ‘Are you and your…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Film TV

offspring: trash or treasure?

Rosie Hunt
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There has been plenty of good television on Australian screens of late. From Redfern Now to Rake to Janet King, it seems that roles for Australian actors have become increasingly complex and varied in recent years. But can we put Channel Ten’s hit drama Offspring in this category of quality? The commercial network is not…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Featured Feminism

enough about clinton: monica lewinsky on feminism and public shame

Shannon Clarke
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  For the first time in a decade, Monica Lewinsky, is speaking out. Not about her affair with then president Bill Clinton exactly (of which she says only that it was an abuse of power and also consensual) but the aftermath. The essay in the June 2014 issue of Vanity Fair is for many people…
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Monday 26 May 2014
Get Involved

she speaks for the future of women’s leadership

Hannah Gissane
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By now we’re all too aware that we have an excess of men in leadership across all sectors, industries, government and media. Try this game: Can you name the seven women who are CEO’s of ASX 200 companies? Can you name a Breakfast radio program that is hosted by more than one woman? What’s the…
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