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Saturday 27 June 2015
News Politics Sexuality World

in brief: us supreme court finds marriage equality is constitutional right

Sarah Iuliano
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The United States Supreme Court has made a landmark decision to find same sex marriage is a constitutional right for all American citizens. The finding from the 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges covers all 50 American states and the territory of Puerto Rico. The decision effectively overturns laws in the nation’s…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
Art Arts

what i learnt from staring at a stranger at marina abramovic: in residence

Hollie Pich
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I’m staring at a stranger. He has a red-brown beard. He has a freckle under his right eye. His eyes are pale blue-grey, and fixed on mine. I’m not sure how long we’ve been looking at each other—long enough, certainly, that the cold has seeped through my jumper. It’s been long enough that I’m no…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Feminism News

in brief: working mothers benefit daughters’ career prospects

Sarah Iuliano
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  Thanks Mum: a Harvard University study has found the daughters of mothers employed in paid work are themselves paid more and have better career opportunities. Researchers surveyed people from 24 countries, including Australia, to deliver the result smashing social stereotypes of paid work away from the home being detrimental to a child’s upbringing. ‘In…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Art Life News

in brief: ‘power of makeup’ trend shows makeup shaming has got to go

Sarah Iuliano
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Thousands of women have banded together to post selfies to debunk the myth women who wear makeup are ashamed of their everyday appearance. Posting images of themselves with half their face made up and the other portion bare, the hashtag ‘PowerOfMakeup’ has demonstrated defiance towards those alleging they are victims chained to the beauty industry….
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Friday 26 June 2015
Feminism Opinion Sexuality TV

‘turning gay’ for Ruby Rose: progressive or problematic?

Clara Borg
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Two weeks ago—after months and months of anticipation—Netflix released online the entire third season of Orange Is The New Black, prompting one of two reactions from fans: a)    Watching all 13 episodes in under 24 hours, then proceeding to frantically vent about all of the feels on every single social media platform available. Or, conversely,…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Arts Theatre

emily edmonds: interview

Bridget Conway
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  Pinchgut Opera’s upcoming production Bajazet, set to take the stage at Angel Place in Sydney on July 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th, is the first ever performance of Vivaldi’s powerful Baroque opera in the Southern Hemisphere. Even though I’m still new to the opera scene, the idea of a dramatic showcase of the works of one…
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Thursday 25 June 2015
Film

essential bergman: selected by david stratton at the acmi

Jade Bate
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David Stratton grew up in England where his love for cinema began in his teenage years. After devouring all he could of American and British cinema, he saw one of his first foreign language films when he was 16. That film was Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night, a comedy inspired by Oscar Wilde….
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Thursday 25 June 2015
Film Opinion TV

tv news: is hannibal too gay for NBC?

Kiah Meadows
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Anybody keeping up on pop culture news has most likely heard that NBC has cancelled Bryan Fuller’s operatic adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal series. The series’ third season returned to the aforementioned network on June fourth, to 2.57 million viewers, and saw just 1.6 million the next week’s episode, which aired during an NBA final….
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
News Opinion

tim hunt resignation was not too far

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    I have sympathy for Tim Hunt. First, the public shaming, and now, according to an interview in the Observer, being “hung out to dry” by scientific establishments. I agree that this situation would be horrendous for anyone, and that these comments may have very well been a nervous error, a miscommunication or a…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Arts Film Theatre

sophie hyde: interview

Isabella Cornell
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Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde doesn’t shy from telling often difficult, yet socially and culturally relevant and important stories. Her impressive portfolio ranges from the critically acclaimed feature drama 52 Tuesdays, which tells the story of a parent and child as one undergoes a gender transition, to her latest project with collaborator Bryan Mason, To Look…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Fashion Featured

don’t tell me to go eat a sandwich: models’ internalisation of bodyshaming

Eden Faithfull
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‘So I’m not anorexic or anything, but l just love that look where all you can see is bone. lt’s like she doesn’t even exist, it’s so sexy.’ They’re sitting in a circle of bubble gum pink tulle and analysing each others’ Instagram profiles. I hadn’t been taking part in the selfie scrutiny up to…
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Tuesday 23 June 2015
News

sex with female detainees filmed and circulated in the Nauru detention centre, social worker claims

Amy Mckenna
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A former senior social worker at an Australian detention centre in Nauru has claimed that security guards filmed themselves having sex with detainees, who were allegedly paid to participate. Charlotte Wilson, who was until February this year a Save the Children case manager at the Nauru detention centre, made a submission to the Senate inquiry investigating…
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Tuesday 23 June 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

revenge porn: why amending ip and privacy laws isn’t enough

Arabella Close
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Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women Hundreds of Australian women have had sexual or revealing images of themselves uploaded online without their consent. South Australian police are currently trying to block access to the US website where the photos are published. Many of the photos have been retrieved from private Facebook accounts, or directly uploaded…
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Tuesday 23 June 2015
Film

film review: jurassic world

Emma Robinson
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Big on the spectacle, low on the character development. This statement accurately summarises Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise; a series which should have stopped with the Stephen Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster. The first film effectively combined rollicking dinosaur action with characters and a plot that the audience cared about (who can…
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