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Tuesday 8 March 2016
Health

the zika virus: WHO, what, when, where, why and how?

Arabella Close
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On Wednesday, scientists researching the Zika virus in Brazil announced that more than one mosquito species may be able to transmit the virus, complicating further efforts to contain its spread. Previously, the mosquito species Aedes aegypti had been identified as the primary transmitter of the Zika virus. However, scientists were able to infect another, much more common…
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Monday 7 March 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: girl waits with gun

Jess Miller
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Amy Stewart’s novel Girl Waits With Gun, based on the forgotten true story of one of the first American female deputy sheriffs, is every feminist’s dream read. Brimming with humour, sass, mystery, and delivered to the reader by a narrator so completely resistant to stereotype, Stewart’s novel is worthy of its acclaim from beginning to…
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Thursday 3 March 2016
News

feminist news round-up 03.03.16

Danielle Croci
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First female field umpire at an AFL-level game In another step forward for women in AFL, Eleni Glouftsis became the first female field umpire to referee a game at AFL level on Sunday. Although it was only a pre-season match, the game between Carlton and Essendon at Ikon Park began with the opening bounce taken…
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Wednesday 2 March 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part four – imagine

Madeleine Ryan
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My sweat patches smell sweeter. My hair is greasier. My orgasms feel deeper. Words are bubbling out. I can’t stop eating tofu. Dogs seem to be barking at me more aggressively. I prefer the scent of the Bulgarian Rose candle to the Almond Milk one, which is very strange. Very strange indeed. My skin is…
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Wednesday 2 March 2016
Film

film review: hail, caesar!

Marie Davis
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Hail, Caesar! is about a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a devout Catholic who works as a “fixer” for the fictional Capitol Studios in early 1950s Hollywood. Essentially, his role is to keep the image of the studio from deviating from the norms of the time, that of white Christian wholesomeness….
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Tuesday 1 March 2016
Film

lipmag at the oscars: 2016

Jade Bate
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  #OscarsSoWhite #OscarsSoStraight #OscarsSoMale. Yep, this year’s Academy Awards sure had a lot of criticisms and controversies heading into the ceremony. The Academy has since attempted to rectify the diversity problem within their membership, but this will happen over many years. This year’s Oscars were set to look almost like an exact replica of last…
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Monday 29 February 2016
Film

film review: room

Emma Robinson
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Resilience thy name is woman. Room, the latest film by director Lenny Abrahamson (known for 2014’s Frank and 2012’s What Richard Did), based on the book of the same name by Emma Donaghue, tells the singular story of Joy ‘Ma’ Newsome (Brie Larson) and her seven-year captivity in a tiny room with her son Jack…
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Saturday 27 February 2016
Featured Opinion

australia’s “right” to blackface: what we’ve learnt about our attitude to racism

Sophie Verass
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Blackface. Can I still talk about it, or is it dead and buried in yesterday’s news? I hope I haven’t missed the window of opportunity of that “time of year” when a social issue affects a celebrity and we all decide now’s the time for political conversations on Mexican immigration, racism in sport and men…
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Saturday 27 February 2016
News

feminist news round-up 27.02.16

Danielle Croci
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King: ‘I refuse to support someone I don’t believe in’ Elizabeth King writes an interesting piece for Salon stating that, as a leftist feminist,she has made the choice not to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Having been told that she’s ungrateful for her right to vote and anti-patriotic, King notes that ‘we don’t…
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Friday 26 February 2016
Film

deadpool and consumer scepticism: a different kind of superhero

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Superheroes are in vogue. In 2016 alone, Hollywood will release films about Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, the X-Men, Captain America versus the Avengers, and Batman versus Superman. The capes are back, with ripples of American pride flowing underneath. This outpour amounts to an endless bag of stale popcorn packaged in a picture of Chris Hemsworth’s…
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Featured Politics

young women and Hillary Clinton: making sense of the generational divide

Danika Kimball
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As the 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination moves forward, Bernie Sanders has proven to be a continuous complication in Hillary Clinton’s otherwise shoe-in nomination. Her victory over Bernie Sanders in this month’s Iowa caucus was slim, and her loss in New Hampshire was profound. The lack of support for Clinton’s campaign from younger generations…
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Culture Feminism World

fgm: a tradition that desperately needs to go

Jay Ong
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It is unfortunate that archaic traditions still proliferate in many parts of the world despite how much more socially progressive and politically conscious its inhabitants have become. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure often performed to ‘prepare’ girls for adulthood and marriage. You may ask: what exactly are the health benefits of such a…
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Wednesday 24 February 2016
Arts Theatre

interview with anna rezenbrink

Bridget Conway
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If you’re looking for something to do in Melbourne, The Butterfly Club is a great place to go if you’re after hilarious night out with talented and devoted performances. This week from the 24th – 28th you can catch an exciting show that’s all about transporting the audience to those glamorous Hollywood years of old…
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Wednesday 24 February 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part three – phantom menace

Madeleine Ryan
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Content warning: eating disorders   I have an image of the characters from Reservoir Dogs sitting around a table eating burgers inside my uterus. But instead of having names like Mr White or Mr Pink, they’re Mr Bloating and Mr Blood. And they’re probably ladies, not men. I’ve spent the last week eating metaphorical burgers…
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