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Sunday 14 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 14.09.14

Shaza Barbar
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Here’s what you missed this week — From around the web Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, Steenkamp’s family, the general public and the South African legal community are shocked by the verdict, having expected a murder conviction. The women fighting ISIS During her visit to Australia,…
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Saturday 13 September 2014
Column Film

kickass feminists on film: princess mononoke

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this monthly column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Last month I learned…
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Friday 12 September 2014
Featured Film

what makes a feminist film?: the first-ever girls on film festival hits melbourne

Lauren Strickland
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What makes a feminist film? If you’re anything like me, this question is one that has plagued you for years. Strong female characters? Well, yeah, but what does that actually mean? Does it pass the Bechdel test? Yes, of course, but is that enough? Thankfully, I got the chance to talk to Karen Pickering, feminist…
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Friday 12 September 2014
Arts Books

the bookshelf diaries: jess oliver

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, our very own Lip Art + Theatre Editor Jess Oliver tells us about the books that make her heart sing. What book changed you? I can’t really pin-point a single one - at risk of sounding cliche I think every book…
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Featured

the adelaide edit: q&a with sandy clark from dignity zambia

Ruby Mahoney
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Here at Lip, we have following closely the ventures of crowdfunding platform Pozible, as they launched their local Edits in Sydney and Brisbane (so far!). This week I cyber-met Sandy Clark, the founder and CEO of new charity Dignity Zambia, who is currently crowdfunding her first book, My Love Affair With Zambia. Here, Sandy discusses her inspiration for the charity and the book,…
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Film

film review: magic in the moonlight

Emma Robinson
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A worldly, intellectual and cynical man (Colin Firth as Stanley Taplinger) somewhere in his forties meets a twenty-something, relatively uneducated and ridiculously attractive woman (Emma Stone as Sophie Baker). A battle of so-called wits ensues; this time, the topic is mysticism versus realism. And despite their best efforts, the two main characters are inextricably drawn…
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: heads or [kangaroo] tails

Jo Williams
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  At the moment, I’m in a rather enviable position compared to most foreign backpackers in Australia. I have just had the last of my 88 days signed off for my second year Visa and I have only been here for just over four months. Now I have almost eight months up my sleeves to…
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Arts Theatre

theatre review: sugarland

Bridget Conway
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On a recent dreary and wet weekend, I decided to venture out of the house to see a matinee showing of The Australian Theatre for Young People’s new play, Sugarland. The play, written by Rachael Coopes and Wayne Blair and directed by David Page and atyp’s Artistic Director Fraser Corfield, opened in late August (is…
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Get Involved

world suicide prevention day: one world connected

Bridget Conway
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.’ In a world where we are constantly trying to stay connected via our iPhones and Twitter pages, we have seen an increase in depression, anxiety and suicide rates worldwide. Which begs the question: how connected are we really? My…
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Tuesday 9 September 2014
Featured

common rape myths we’re all sick of hearing

Emilie Bertsch
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**Trigger warning** Discussion of rape and sexual assault Rape myths are harmful. Not only can they seep into a society’s collective cultural consciousness but they can seep into law and policy too. Moreover, instead of holding a rapist to account, myths about rape seek to, in some way, hold a victim of rape to account…
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Tuesday 9 September 2014
Art Arts

irrational emotions: on activism and art

Meg Stoios
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  The culmination of Sophia Dacy-Cole’s residency at Friends of the Earth (FoE) first presented itself to me as its title, Irrational Emotions. The itchy two-word phrase struck me like a mosquito bite and my attempt to navigate a way around it only increased the need to scratch. Unless the title is tautological or false,…
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Tuesday 9 September 2014
Get Involved

the brisbane heat joins forces with ovarian cancer australia to raise awareness of the disease

Alexandra Van Schilt
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The Big Bash League and the Brisbane Heat have teamed up with Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) to drive a month-long campaign to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, one of the biggest silent killers among women. In 2014, it is estimated that approximately 1470 Australian women will be diagnosed with the cancer, but many…
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Tuesday 9 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the chicken thief

Christina Bulbrook
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Close your eyes. Go on. Do it. Now what can you see? Nothing? Really? Look again. Can you see the computer in front of you? Yes – you can feel it there with your fingertips. Can you see your cup of coffee steaming beside your elbow? Of course – you can smell its bitter aroma…
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Monday 8 September 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: phylisa wisdom

lip magazine
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  Name: Phylisa Wisdom Age: 28 Occupation: Academic Researcher and Freelance Blogger, although I’ll be swapping around a little bit over the next few months! #expatlife Location/Hometown: Living in Melbourne currently…via Boston, London and hometown San Diego, CA. Describe yourself in one word: passionate What is your feminist philosophy? It’s pretty basic: everyone, regardless of…
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