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Thursday 18 February 2016
News

feminist news round-up 18.02.16

Danielle Croci
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Clementine Ford: footy fallout reveals footy’s antiquated views on women and relationships Australian feminist writer Clementine Ford writes for DailyLife on the media and industry response to the fallout between former footballers and media personalities Garry Lyon and Billy Brownless. Ford calls the industry’s reaction ‘reinforcing regressive, outdated ideas about mateship’ and paternalistic views on…
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Thursday 18 February 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part two – fever

Madeleine Ryan
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Fragile: Handle With Care A sinking feeling unrolls itself in my chest and out my eyes when I think of readers who may be experiencing my writing as shaming or ridiculing them. Please forgive me and my work if that has been the case for you. Through choosing a different path from hormonal contraceptives and…
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Thursday 18 February 2016
Arts Theatre

all my love: review

Bridget Conway
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We can all relate to the struggle that teachers go through when they try to teach history. Things that have happened in the past can often be a bore and leave students feeling uninspired. So, when you set out to create a “period piece” of sorts i.e. a history lesson presented on the live theatre…
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Wednesday 17 February 2016
Film

film review: spotlight

Jennifer Bisset
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Journalists can change the world. At least that was once true, when in 2001 the “Spotlight” team of The Boston Globe – through months of investigation – exposed the systematic child abuse of over 70 priests in the highly Catholic Boston area. If true stories of Pulitzer-winning journalism are your cup of tea, you’ll find…
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Film

i believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure, babe: a discussion about masturbation and Sticky: A (Self) Love Story

Kiah Meadows
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Sticky: A (Self) Love Story, is a documentary by freelance writer and director, Nicholas Tana, about a topic that, as his film addresses, is engaged in by nearly ninety percent of people, but is talked about by almost none: masturbation. The film asks kindergarten teachers, rabbis, porn stars and everyone in between to talk about…
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

don’t bernsplain me bro: an analysis of the ‘bernie bro’ phenomenon

Eden Faithfull
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It has been said that in a clash between rhetoric and aggression, the pen is mightier than the sword. But in today’s society, there are very few among us who have not traded in the Stabilo for a Samsung or the Artline for an Apple. We have entered into an age where the thumb is…
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Friday 12 February 2016
Arts Theatre

the pride: review

Bridget Conway
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Darlinghurst Theatre Company has begun its 2016 season with the bold and relevant The Pride by British playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell. The script was first premiered in 2008 to critical acclaim and it’s no secret why that is. With poetic and life affirming language and an incredibly important message, The Pride is what theatre is meant to be. We…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
News

feminist news roundup 11.2.16

Danielle Croci
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Yet another white saviour film… Jessica Chastain, and indeed the Hollywood establishment, has been criticised for being named as star of an upcoming period drama, Woman Walks Alone, about a ‘19th century Brooklyn artist and activist who helps Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull’ in his fight to save his people and the land. The storyline has…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

the feminist vote: clinton vs sanders

Eden Faithfull
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Since the time of Julius Caesar, politics has had the profound ability to polarise the members of a community. Even in our relatively peaceful contemporary era, allegiant political supporters have their back-stabbing daggers at the ready – and for much less than the subjugation of the Roman Republic. In the months leading up to the…
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Wednesday 10 February 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part one

Madeleine Ryan
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Join Madeleine Ryan on her personal journey from hormone-controlled fembot to reclaiming who she is, Kill Pill, a new weekly series on Lip.     “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Just ingest it at the same time each day & don’t ask too many questions.”  I’m a 27-year-old woman living in rural Victoria….
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Tuesday 9 February 2016
Featured Feminism Get Involved

fEMPOWER: workshopping gender with high schoolers

Arabella Close
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  Last year, a group of students from the University of Sydney Wom*n’s Collective began teaching workshops on feminism to high school students under the brand fEMPOWER. We began the workshops after one collective member shared her experience of coming to university with very little understanding of feminism, outside of what was offered by the…
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Monday 8 February 2016
Featured Sport

federal government to enforce gender-neutral travel policies for sport

Danielle Croci
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  The federal government has promised to crack down on differences in travel and accommodation allowance spending for male and female athletes, but is it a conciliatory gesture in an industry with wider problems? On Wednesday, the Department of Health announced that Federal Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley had written to Australia’s peak…
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Friday 5 February 2016
Featured Feminism Opinion

waleed aly and the daryush valizadeh saga: why i won’t ‘click something else’

Jill Thomsen
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As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, pro-rape Men’s Rights Activist group Return of Kings have decided to hold face-to-face meetings across Australia. ‘Tribal Meetings’ (Yes, that’s what they call them) are planned in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Their international leader Daryush Valizadeh (AKA Roosh V) has also decided to come specifically to Canberra…
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Friday 5 February 2016
Featured Life

a lament: the movement magician of second year

Carissa Lee
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I am an awkward-as-fuck baby giraffe of a human being. It’s not that I’m uncomfortable in my body, I like to think that I’m so insanely comfortable, that I forget about my surroundings, leaving me susceptible to bumping into things and tripping on uneven ground. I like to drag my feet because I love indulging in…
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