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Thursday 27 August 2015
Art Arts

catriona pollard: sculptural basketry artist to hold first solo exhibition

Bridget Conway
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Catriona Pollard is a Sydney-based contemporary sculptural basketry artist. Her work has been a part of numerous exhibitions across NSW since 2011. This year, Catriona has been working hard to create her first solo exhibition Love.Honour.Cherish, to be held at the Lane Cove Gallery in Sydney from October 7th – 19th. I had the chance…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Featured Opinion

poker, stereotypes and the male advantage

Sophie Jackson
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  In an impressive main event run at this year’s WSOP, 28-year old attorney Kelly Minkin finished as Last Woman Standing with $211,821 cashed, making her the latest addition to a modestly numbered yet notable group of female professional poker players. Other group members include the legendary Vanessa Selbst, who recently added $1 million to…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts dance

finding centre: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Trisha Dunn, dancer and choreographer, establishes a sense of control and balance as she tries to make sense of the conflicting demands the world throws at her. Her show Finding Centre held at Gasworks Theatre is an exploration of universal struggle, trying to find centre with the physical, mental and spiritual state. Using stimulating visual…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Feminism Health

period pieces: this is the face of a man who is period proud

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   I was out to dinner with my partner last weekend at a busy restaurant when I dropped the contents of my handbag all over the floor. As I scrambled to…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts Books

melbourne writers festival 2015: women writing film

Jade Bate
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This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival kicked off on 21 August with a whole day dedicated especially to discussing women in the media and female writers. One of the events was Women Writing Film, in which Filmme Fatales editor Brodie Lancaster and film critic Rebecca Harkins-Cross discussed the role of women in film, both in front…
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Tuesday 25 August 2015
Opinion

‘female viagra’ stimulating controversy: is it really a win for women?

Amy Mckenna
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  The US Food and Drug Admission (FDA) has approved its first treatment for ‘sexual desire disorder’ in women, with the new drug being hailed as a ‘Female Viagra’. The drug, praised by the FDA for its effectiveness in treating ‘generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women,’ has caused a stir amongst critics…
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Tuesday 25 August 2015
Feminism Sexuality

the discourse of entitlement in the pickup artist community

Eden Faithfull
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The seduction community, also known as the pick-up artist or PUA community, is a movement of men whose goal is seduction and sexual success with – or access to – women. Members of the community often call themselves pickup artists (PUA). It doesn’t take very much to realise that this kind of “artistry” is not…
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Monday 24 August 2015
Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part three

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.   Dear Shelley, Lyon is a pretty lady. She’s got two great big rivers, the Rhône and Saône, which rhyme, and an old city boasting that classic cobblestone…
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Sunday 23 August 2015
News Opinion Politics

the ‘people’s vote’: abbott’s gay marriage red herring

Cheyne Anderson
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  Pop your champagne bottles and kiss the closest same-sex friend, because according to this breaking news from Yahoo, gay marriage is pretty much legal in Australia! That’s right, same sex marriage in Australia is ‘almost certain to become law’ after sources reported that the ‘people’s vote’ is probably going to be a plebiscite vote…
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Sunday 23 August 2015
Health Opinion

yet another important lesson from humans of new york

Amy Mowle
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I recently wrote this article for Lip to analyse the findings of a study into youth mental health in Australia. The results sent me reeling, though I’m not sure if it was to do with the uncomfortably high numbers or the sickening feeling that came over me when I considered a child as young as…
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Saturday 22 August 2015
News

you are not alone, and you are okay: interview with jenny jaffe

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    With a recent survey revealing that one in thirteen teenagers have contemplated suicide, it is clear that humanising mental illness is more important than ever. This is the goal of Project UROK (you-are-okay), which uses personal testimonials to normalise these struggles and offer support. Public figures, such as Wil Wheaton and Bobby Long,…
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Featured Sexuality

about a girl: consent, teens and technology

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few weeks ago, a teenage girl was reportedly raped by three adolescent males, while two other female adolescents recorded the event on a mobile phone. This footage was forwarded to a journalist who quickly passed it on to local police. Her location remains undisclosed. The police response was lacklustre at best, insisting nothing could…
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Feminism Health

young minds matter: our girls in crisis

Amy Mowle
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Trigger Warning: mental ill-health, suicide The largest ever federally funded survey on youth mental health and well-being in Australia has delivered some shocking results. There can no longer be a question as to whether or not our young women are facing a crisis. In the two year survey, titled Young Minds Matter, one in 10…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
News Politics

state treasurers plan to discuss tampon tax as Australian women become bloody fed up

Amy Mckenna
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  State and Federal Treasurers are set to meet in Canberra this Friday to discuss the rising issue of the tax on feminine hygiene products. This comes after the four Labor state governments put pressure on the other state governments to remove the infamous tampon tax. According to the Canberra Times, Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey…
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