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Thursday 9 June 2016
Featured Feminism News Sexuality

sex workers protest against salvos’ ongoing discrimination

Eden Faithfull
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In 2009, the Salvation Army capitalised on the discrimination of sex workers through a derogatory promotion for their Red Shield Appeal. After protests and a threat of a “red ban”, the Salvation Army were forced to publically apologise and withdraw their ads about “Rick”, an alleged sex worker they had “rescued” from his industry. Unfortunately…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: the dry

Hollie Pich
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Jane Harper’s debut novel The Dry is a compulsive read. It opens with an apparent double-murder/suicide in the drought-stricken farming community of Kiewarra in rural Australia. Aaron Falk, a Federal Police investigator and former Kiewarra resident, comes back for the funeral – but soon finds himself using his investigative skills when the facts of the…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Arts Featured

a chat with amy middleton, editor of Archer Magazine

Dani Leever
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‘This is going to be the huskiest interview there ever was,’ Amy laughs. ‘Just a couple of frogs talking to each other.’ We bond over how croaky our voices both are. Admittedly, listening back to the audio of our interview, I just wanted to suck on a Soother. She orders a soy mocha in a…
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Wednesday 8 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion

kill pill: part fifteen – they shall not pass

Madeleine Ryan
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  Content warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault and rape culture. There is a man following me. In order to make sense of this, I’ve decided to ornately frame it in the context of killing pill. Because it seems a lot of power comes with having a female form. And reopening the part…
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Wednesday 8 June 2016
Art Arts

q&a with kelly hammond

Bridget Conway
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Australian photographer Kelly Hammond is stepping outside ‘the system’ and quite literally, into the wild unknown. With her project ‘Women Of the Wild,’ she is exploring what it means to reconnect with the feminine energy of the natural world, and is doing so by traversing the lines between male and female, natural and constructed, and by challenging…
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Tuesday 7 June 2016
Fashion Featured

MOGA: the new ethical headscarf brand empowering women and supporting education in pakistan

Dani Leever
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There are currently 5.1 million Pakistani children of primary school age who are out of school, according to the organisation CARE Pakistan. Of the poorest 20% of the population, two out of three young women do not go to school – it is one of the more severe situations for women’s education in the world….
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Monday 6 June 2016
Film

what Spirited Away taught me about feminism

Emma Hardy
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  Like many little girls, I grew up idolising Disney princesses. Ariel was my favourite; I never took her voicelessness too literally. When I was six years old I suggested my parents name my newborn brother ‘Prince Charming’. In my young eyes there could be nothing better. They went with ‘Liam’ instead. Once I was…
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Monday 6 June 2016
Featured

what is her name? : cordelia

Anna Samson
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‘What is Her Name?’ is a series of short essays that explore the reality of what it means to be a woman living in a patriarchal world. Each essay takes the name of a woman whose place in history or in culture serves as a platform for examining different female experiences. The accumulative aim of…
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Monday 6 June 2016
Money

how to be a super broke university student and survive

Rhianne Conway
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For some unknown reason, baby boomers love joking that university students must live off 2 Minute Noodles and potatoes alone. We do a lot of the time, but I still don’t get why that’s classified as a joke. I don’t think living off noodles and potatoes is a great as it sounds ­– it probably…
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Sunday 5 June 2016
Books Featured Feminism World

interview with ira trivedi

Eden Faithfull
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Ira Trivedi is the bestselling author of What Would You Do to Save the World?, The Great Indian Love Story and There Is No Love on Wall Street. Her latest book and first work of non-fiction is India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century, a landmark book on India’s new social revolution…
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Saturday 4 June 2016
News

feminist news round-up 04.06.16

Danielle Croci
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LGBT community gets behind suspended La Trobe academic Roz Ward In the wake of private Facebook comments criticising the Australian flag as ‘racist’, academic at La Trobe University in Melbourne and founder of the Safe Schools Coalition Roz Ward was suspended from her position at the university. The hashtag #IStandWithRozWard was created by LGBT people…
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Saturday 4 June 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: lemons in the chicken wire

Sarah Randall
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Alison Whittaker’s debut collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire, is a refreshingly authentic and accessible new addition to the Australian poetry landscape. The collection is grounded in simplicity yet explores complex issues such as sexuality, racism and family negligence. Whittaker, who received the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship, also explores the history…
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Wednesday 1 June 2016
Arts news

let’s stand up against funding cuts to the arts

Miranda Geoghegan
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Friday the 13th of May was a bad day for arts organisations in Australia. All over Twitter were bursts of emotion like fireworks – pledges of people subscribing for the first time to the likes of literary journals ‘Meanjin’ or ‘Voiceworks’, in a show of support after announcements of cuts to funding. If you aren’t…
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Friday 27 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—‘why women should rule the world’

Eden Faithfull
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This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival.  * It’s not often that you’re able to sit in a room filled with proudly self-proclaimed feminists, listening to a panel of admirable and notable female authors, thinkers and activists describe exactly why you should have the right to rule the…
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