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Thursday 24 September 2015
Featured Opinion

sex-positive feminism: a movement in need of a revolution

Sanam Goodman
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I identify as a sex-neutral feminist. This doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion on sex. In fact, it very much means the opposite. My first run in with feminism was a fairly negative one, I do admit, and has actually greatly helped me in becoming the feminist I am today. Coming from a fairly…
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Thursday 24 September 2015
Books

lip lit: the promise seed

Bridget Conway
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This review contains some spoilers. Cass Moriarty’s The Promise Seed, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards in 2013, delves into the lives of two, at first, very estranged characters: an old man and a young boy. Both grew up in different eras and don’t seem to have anything in common, yet throughout the…
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
News

high times for snoop’s online cannabis start-up

Cheyne Anderson
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  Snoop Dogg and business partner, Ted Chung, have announced a new online project called Merry Jane. Launching in October, the website will be a portal for all things cannabis. It is tipped to feature interactive elements such as a dispensary-mapping service and consumer guides. It will also host media content, including the series Deflowered,…
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
Column Comedy Health

period pieces: period stand up at melbourne fringe? oh, but she did

Loani Arman
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This is the final instalment of Period Pieces, upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. You can look back over her pieces here.   When I tell people I’m doing a stand up show called “PERIOD” for Melbourne Fringe, I’m usually met with a whole minute’s silence. There has been surprise,…
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
Film

women in action: emily blunt calls out Hollywood’s typecasting problem

Jade Bate
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Hey Hollywood producers, here’s a radical idea: did you know that women can be action movie stars? Over the last year or so on Lip, I have been exploring my favourite female action heroes in a regular piece called Kickass Feminists on Film. Apart from being an eye-opening exercise, it is becoming harder and harder…
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Tuesday 22 September 2015
News

solving sexism in hollywood: how the actors and actresses are playing a role

Amy Mckenna
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    George Clooney has spoken out recently, saying more lead male Hollywood roles could be switched to women. He argued that, ‘there are plenty of these films where you can stop and look and just change the gender and make a really interesting film. So we need to start thinking that way.’ His comments…
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Tuesday 22 September 2015
Featured Opinion

why are we so afraid of the f word?

Eden Gillespie
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  The other week I was told that I was ‘taking this whole feminist thing too seriously’. Sadly, this wasn’t the first time that I’ve been told to repress my passion for social equality. Mentioning feminist issues such as the gendered pay gap, sexual harassment and gender expectations are too often met with eye-rolling, yawning…
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Monday 21 September 2015
Featured Opinion

why we shouldn’t forget that women are capable of abusing women too

Eliza Graves-Browne
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*TW: Discussion of domestic violence* Domestic violence is a horrific epidemic. One in three women experience a form of domestic violence from the age of 15, and almost two Australian women are killed by partner abuse each week. Persistent gender inequalities continue to run rampant in our society. This can be seen in double-fold: the…
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Monday 21 September 2015
Column Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part six

April Smallwood
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This is the final instalment of  Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. You can look back over the series here. Dear Ike, I love that the French expression for placing an object down so as to not surprise you is, ‘Op!’, and…
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Monday 21 September 2015
Opinion

feminist in focus: eden gillespie

lip magazine
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Name: Eden Gillespie Age: 19 Occupation: Full-time Media/International Studies student at UNSW Location/Hometown: Sydney Describe yourself in one word. Passionate Do you have a ‘feminist philosophy’? If so, what is it? I believe feminism should be inclusive rather than exclusive. This doesn’t just mean a narrow focus on gender but broadening the scope to celebrate…
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Saturday 19 September 2015
Uncategorised

news round-up 19.9.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Bridget Conway interviews playwright Laura Jackson and artist Antony Makhlouf, and reviews the non-fiction book Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter. Loani Arman receives a letter from her period. Cheyne Anderson discusses the the Liberal leadership spill. Could chastity save the 21st century?…
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Saturday 19 September 2015
Arts Theatre

absinthe: review

Bridget Conway
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If you’re keen on burlesque, circus, comedy, and vaudeville, then you’d probably enjoy heading along to Absinthe – now running in Sydney until October 25th. From the Las Vegas live entertainment production company Spigelworld, famous for Empire, Absinthe bursts onto the scene with a tantalising cast of talented performers. The evening begins with the Chair…
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Friday 18 September 2015
Arts Theatre

laura jackson: interview

Bridget Conway
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Hailing from Wollongong, NSW is playwright Laura Jackson who has recently announced that her newest work The Culture will be showing at the Sydney Fringe Festival from the 25th-27th September at Erskineville Town Hall. I caught up with Laura and chatted with her about her career in theatre so far and about this latest work…
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Thursday 17 September 2015
Uncategorised

new UK Labour leader reshuffles shadow cabinet, more women than men for the first time in history

Danielle Croci
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The new leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has announced Labour’s revamped shadow cabinet, which contains no women in the most senior positions but more women than men overall. Corbyn was elected as Labour leader in a landslide victory last Saturday, with widespread support from Labour and union members. However, the party establishment…
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