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Thursday 16 October 2014
Arts Culture

11 things I learnt from annabel crabb

Lou Heinrich
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Political journo and TV presenter Annabel Crabb’s has investigated women, men and domestic expectations in her new book, The Wife Drought. In an Adelaide event earlier this week, Crabb discussed the themes in her book in her characteristically witty manner. Here’s what I learnt. The reason why there aren’t many women in parliament is because…
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Memoir

memoir: the summer of leaving ghosts

Melanie Pryor
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I lie awake, eyes wide beneath the lacing of moonlight filtering through unfamiliar curtains, listening to the distant wail of trams. The pub up the street is pumping out a bassy whump-whump and bursts of raucous laughter. A coil in the mattress feels like a knuckle in my spine. The thoughts in my mind feel…
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Film TV

tv review: scott & bailey

Rosie Hunt
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Scott & Bailey is like any other good British crime show. It has gripping and often disturbing storylines, workplace banter and plenty of trips to the pub after work. But in one particular way, the show stands out: its two title characters are women, working under the leadership of a female boss in the Manchester…
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Featured Health

control your brain: the stigma around panic attacks

Kaylia Payne
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It can difficult to explain panic attacks to people that have never experienced them before. Yes, I could rattle off the symptoms that are such a big part of them, like trembling, a sense of unreality, stomach pains, dizziness, a tight chest, difficulty swallowing, heart palpitations and numbness; but this doesn’t give anyone a real…
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Featured Health

mental health state of mind

Brianna Doolan
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Yep, I’m in a mental health state of mind. Last week was National Mental Health Week. Upon learning this (mostly through the amazing coverage by the ABC during the week) my thoughts have been consumed by the complexity of this topic. Illness, stigma, disease, access, reaching out, not reaching out, lack of support; my mind…
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Film

species versus under the skin: a critical comparison

Eloise Grills
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Scarlett Johansson recently appeared as a sexy space thang in the Jonathan Glazer-helmed Under The Skin (2013), a film that my housemate denounced as a ‘goddamn rip-off of Species (1995).’ Feminist critics have been similarly quick to deride it as male fantasy fulfilment posing as art, where one can imagine being boinked to death by a…
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Monday 13 October 2014
Featured

sexual assault and the youtube community

Tansy Bradshaw
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Usually when we hear about sex scandals, our minds may think of sports players, music stars and private schools; not self-made celebrities on YouTube. Yet as more allegations of abuse come to light, and the amount of content being made demoralising women increases, it is important that we have an open conversation. This story has…
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Sunday 12 October 2014
Film

film review: gone girl

Jade Bate
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WARNING: This review contains SPOILERS. Do not read any further unless you’ve read the book, seen the film, or are happy to be spoiled.  David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 bestselling crime novel Gone Girl has finally hit the screens, and to tell the honest truth, it’s amazing. Amy (Rosamund Pike) and Nick (Ben…
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Saturday 11 October 2014
Film TV

sexuality and gender in orphan black

Katerina Paltoglou
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Sci-fi as a genre undeniably has something of a shaky history when it comes to feminism. All too often sci-fi’s female characters fall into one of two categories: the ‘slutty nemesis’ or the ‘damsel in distress.’ This is why BBC America’s science fiction series Orphan Black is a great addition to our screens. Here’s what…
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Friday 10 October 2014
Featured Health

mental illness and compounded effects of marginalisation

Natalia Verne
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DISCLAIMER: This article is written only from my own experiences and is not meant to represent other people’s experiences of ableism, transmisogyny, sexual assault, or other experiences. Trigger Warnings: Rape, sexual assault.   A lot of people look up to people who appear to be struggling with life, as if they are inspirational in some…
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Friday 10 October 2014
Film TV

mental health week: timothy

Rosie Hunt
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This week, the ABC has devoted lots of airtime to bringing mental illness into the spotlight. Titled ‘Mental As’, the suite of programming coincides with Mental Health Week and is all about removing the stigma from illnesses that are not always physically apparent, yet can be truly debilitating. On Wednesday night, viewers were treated to…
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Friday 10 October 2014
Film

film review: the little death

Emma Robinson
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“Whatever happened to good all fashioned, run-of-the-mill sex? People have to complicate it with all this kinky shit.” Josh Lawson makes his directorial debut with The Little Death, a sitcom-esque movie about a group of couples exploring their sexual desires and kinks. The fetishes are varied and often bizarre, but the characters are believable and…
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Friday 10 October 2014
Arts Books Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: carissa lee godwin

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Carissa Lee Godwin lets us in what inspires her and what makes her mad. What book changed you? The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I first read it when I was 16, and loved it on a morbidly…
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Featured News

how the Australian media is failing Mayang Prasetyo and all trans women

Cin Peeler
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  Trigger warning: slurs, abuse, suicide A few mornings ago, I hopped on Twitter to find a big screenshot of Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail, its front page salaciously covered with a woman in a bikini and the headline: “Monster Chef and the She Male”. I know I joke with friends that Queensland’s a little behind in…
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