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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): more money, more orgasms and vice versa

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!   Earn more money than your partner and you’ll have better sex: sounds too good to be true, right? A study by Time Money magazine of married couples aged 25 and over has found women who earn…
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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Get Involved Life

a mother and daughter share their journey with cancer

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Natalie’s Story Being diagnosed with cancer at just 23 came as a big shock to me since I thought I had years ahead of me to achieve my life goals… My cancer was discovered when my osteopath (who I was seeing for chronic neck, shoulder and back pain) noticed a small lump on my left…
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Monday 23 June 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: kelley ann banahasky

Junene Taylor
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Name: Kelley Ann Banahasky Age: 25 Occupation: Recent Graduate/Waitress Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Wollongong, NSW Describe yourself in one word: Adventurous What is your feminist philosophy? My feminist philosophy incorporates all ages, genders, races, every kind of person. Each being lucky enough to share a piece of this planet has a unique life circumstance and each being’s…
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Monday 23 June 2014
Politics

your guide to double dissolution: what is it and is it likely?

Alice Ridge
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In parliament last Wednesday, everyone’s favourite YouTube celebrity/Greens Senator Scott Ludlam challenged Tony Abbott to call a double dissolution, saying ‘if it’s an election you want then bring it on’. The phrase was repeated by Greens leader Christine Milne and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (hopefully with some sassy finger snaps) who have both challenged the…
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Monday 23 June 2014
Arts Books

lip verse: heartbeats

Bronwyn Lovell
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Candy Royalle is a formidable performance artist who inhabits a unique place somewhere between the magic of storytelling and poetry. To see Candy bring her words to life is a three-dimensional spectacle—one I was fortunate enough to witness at the Melbourne spoken word gig Sweetalkers a few years ago. Performance is so much at the…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: amy nicholls-diver

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Lip Mag contributor, Amy Nicholls-Diver, reveals what’s in her bookcase. What are you reading right now? I just finished L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between and have been casting around for something new to read. The Go-Between is a sort-of-twee, sort-of-saucy…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Culture Opinion

E3 2014: pandering to the straight white male gamer

Sigrid Cross
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) has been and gone for 2014. E3, for those who don’t know is the largest annual convention for the video game industry, serving as an opportunity to showcase and announce upcoming technology and games. For those of us who like to game it’s an exciting time and a great…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on censorship

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* ‘Comment boards are a great place to go if you want to read a hysterical misunderstanding of the word “censorship”.  It’s a word that’s so prone to hyperbole that in cyberspace it has become acceptable to equate criticism or moderation with censorship. Not only is this inaccurate, it also trivialises just how oppressive censorship…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Featured

those certain females: the first woman journalist, nellie bly

Tansy Bradshaw
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From the beginning, Nellie Bly was a woman not to be messed with. When she read an article in The Pittsburgh Dispatch entitled ‘What Girls Are Good For’ – which was, according to the article, making babies and doing the household chores – she was angry enough to write a response to the paper under…
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Thursday 19 June 2014
Culture Opinion

new assassin’s creed game won’t have any female protagonists because they require a redo of animation

Bridget Conway
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  I’m a huge fan of the video game Assassin’s Creed. Even though its logic can be quite flawed and it seems the creators didn’t do much historic research, it still falls under that way-too-addictive-for-this-to-be-legal category. Thus, I have lost many an hour pretending to be a guy spreading the good faith to his fellow…
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Thursday 19 June 2014
News World

‘it is sometimes right’: indian politicians deny women’s rights to a world free of rape

Sarah Iuliano
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  Two girls hanging from a tree in India: gang raped, murdered. On the internet, images of the teenaged cousins from Uttar Pradesh in the country’s north have gone viral in recent weeks. The images, which contravene India’s media laws about identifying the victims of rape, have caused international outrage. But just as concerning is…
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Thursday 19 June 2014
Arts news Theatre

improvised theatre explores the lives of women on the home front

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The topic of war is not an uncommon theme in Australian theatre and, with the ANZAC centenary approaching in 2015, it seems particularly pertinent. Whilst much of the creative dialogue around the First World War focuses on the men fighting at the front, improvised Canberra production, The Home Front, focuses on the women left behind to…
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Wednesday 18 June 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: “even australians count this as the outback”

Jo Williams
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I always like the window seat when I fly anywhere. I pretend it’s because I’m scared  of flying (I am genuinely scared of flying but I could be sat on the pilot’s knee and I’d still be terrified) but it’s really because I like looking out of the window when we’re nearing the destination so…
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Wednesday 18 June 2014
Featured Life

the perils of perfectionism

Raidah Shah Idil
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When I was younger, I used to think that being a perfectionist was a good thing. It meant that I knew the importance of working really hard and I could sacrifice the fun stuff for a higher purpose. Namely, getting good grades. Failure wasn’t an option. My ruthless study ethic meant I duxed high school,…
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