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Thursday 17 April 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the visionist

Emily Tatti
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Shakerism is a religion on its way to extinction. Its three surviving members occupy a crumbling old house in rural New England, where they are surrounded by historical settlements, tourist museums and libraries devoted to their faith. At its peak in the 1800s, six thousand Shakers lived in this region. They were led there by…
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Thursday 17 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

down south: my day at sexpo

Alison Butterworth
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  Editor’s Note: Guest writer, Alison Butterworth, braved Tasmania’s first ever Sexpo to share her experiences with us at Lip. Sexpo – in Hobart? You mean this Hobart? The Tasmanian Hobart? Wow. Sure, I’ll come with you – and I meant that ironically. (Insert widely-smiling winky-face here please, editor.) If it weren’t for my friend…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
News World

In brief: women of morocco protest for gender equality

Matilda Mornane
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Hundreds of women hit the streets of Rabat, the capital of Morocco, over the weekend, to demand that their country implement a constitutional guarantee of gender equality. Article 19 of the constitutions states that ‘men and women have equal civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights and freedoms’ and ‘the state shall work towards…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
News

In brief: new study finds girls view sexual violence as normal

Matilda Mornane
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A new study titled ‘Normalising Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harrassment and Abuse’, published in Gender & Society, has found that girls and young women will rarely report incidents of sexual violence because they view them as ‘normal.’ The study analysed interviews conducted by the Children’s Advocacy Center with 100 young women between the…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Comedy Sexuality Theatre TV

ladies of comedy: sarah jane

lip magazine
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  Showing at The Butterfly Club as part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, That Sexy Show shamelessly tackles the topic of sex in a game show style with not a boundary in sight! Hosted by self-proclaimed ‘sex geek’, Sarah Jane along with team captains Geraldine Hickey and Adam Knox, this strictly 18+ show features a rotating panel of…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Film

film review: the grand budapest hotel

Giuliana Cincotta
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Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is truly a feat of grandeur. Set in the fictional Zubrowka, somewhere amongst candy-coloured Middle Europe, the story follows Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham and Tony Revolori in youth), a lobby boy at the renowned Grand Budapest Hotel, and his relationship with the…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: rama nicholas

Sophie Lamond
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  Welcome to the magical land where everyone lives after the fairy tale’s over. Jack’s done a few too many lines, Rapunzel’s expecting her tenth and Cinderella’s found out that The Prince bats for the other team and is more interested in her arse than her slippers of glass. It’s like Shrek rewritten by Alan…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Life

‘I quit my job’: how the first step to finding fulfilment is actually a spectacular leap

Alice McShane
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There are a few distinctive events in life that have become inextricably linked in my imagination with their depictions in film and television. Fantasies of summer holidays, first dates, road trips or international travel always play out as picturesque montages with uplifting scores and glorious sunsets. Naturally, said daydreams gloss over (i.e. exclude completely) the…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Opinion TV

little bird: the hidden strength of sansa stark

Chloe King
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  Warning: There will be spoilers. On 7 April, Game of Thrones returned to Australian screens with the eagerly awaited season four – and it was undeniably stunning. Chock full of drama, humour, grief, death, and the dangerously beautiful CGI dragons, the first episode provided everything that GOT fans were promised – and more. Sure,…
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Monday 14 April 2014
Culture Featured

in case you missed it: lip-readings and awards night

Lip Magazine
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On Friday night Lip held a very special event in Melbourne. Under the lamps of yesteryear and the gaze of multiple Mona Lisa paintings in Bourke Street’s Society Restaurant, a group of Lip writers, readers and supporters came together to celebrate feminism, independent publishing and women’s stories. To kick off the evening, our incoming Editor-in-chief introduced herself. Jo Mandarano…
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Monday 14 April 2014
News

in brief: beyonce photoshops thigh-gap?

Sarah Iuliano
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Beyoncé has attracted criticisms for her supposedly Photoshopped thigh gap on Instagram. The singer took several snaps while golfing on holiday, with this one accused of being doctored to make her legs distinctly thinner with the clone stamp tool. Social media was set alight with complaints and censure of the star. ‘Really, Beyoncé? We all…
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Monday 14 April 2014
News Politics

in brief: penny wong encourages more politicians to identify with feminism

Bridget Conway
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Acting Labor leader Penny Wong has spoken up and urged women in politics to not be afraid to call themselves feminists. She argued that the term is not “extreme” and is not exclusive to women who are more left-inclined. Wong is ‘set to take issue with Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash’s refusal…
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Monday 14 April 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: ellen read

lip magazine
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Name: Ellen Read Age: 25 Occupation: Policy worker at a disability advocacy organisation Location/Hometown: Canberra, Australia Describe yourself in one word: Passionate What is the most important feminist cause in your life? I’m not sure that I can pick just one! But maybe that’s just it. In response to Alan Jones’ infamous comment ‘women are…
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Saturday 12 April 2014
Featured

beauty in a patch: what’s wrong with the new dove ad

Emilie Bertsch
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Well, well, well, it looks like Snickers has some competition. It seems that another “empowering” advertisement, this time from the cosmetics brand Dove, has missed its mark and voyaged way off centre with its new video: Dove Patches. The new marketing campaign sees five physically and emotionally insecure women wear the ‘revolutionary’ RB-X Beauty Patch,…
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