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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Featured

pushing buttons: the 2015 festival of dangerous ideas

Eden Faithfull
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From Capitalism and the Climate to the Twilight of Democracy, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is an annual event that takes place at the Sydney Opera House, pushing the buttons and minds of some of the world’s greatest thinkers. The brainchild of Ideas at the House and the Ethics Centre, FODI is far from…
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Monday 14 September 2015
Books

lip lit: not just black and white: a conversation between a mother and a daughter

Bridget Conway
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Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter is the inspiring and harrowing true story of mother and daughter duo Lesley and Tammy Williams. The novel follows the lives of these two Murri (Aboriginal) women in the form of written conversations between mother and daughter. This puts a light tone…
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Friday 11 September 2015
Opinion

the lip crew on gender neutrality

lip magazine
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 Pink is for boys and/or girls and blue is for boys and/or girls and colours are just colours, you guys. * “A vivid childhood memory of mine is going shopping for Star Wars pyjamas with my Dad in our local Target. I have always been a huge Star Wars fan, so these pyjamas were a…
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Friday 11 September 2015
Arts Theatre

jane bodie double bill: ride and fourplay

Bridget Conway
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Running until October 4th at Darlinghurst Theatre is a double bill of Australian playwright Jane Bodie’s Ride and Fourplay. Set back to back amidst the cityscape locale of Darlinghurst, the 3 hour-long running time flies by in a flash as you are encouraged to enter in the lives of some unfortunate people who have some eerily familiar…
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Thursday 10 September 2015
Books

lip lit: sweet boy dear wife

Cin Peeler
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When you open a book and it starts with the chronology of an entire country, it can be daunting. I’m not the type to remember dates or places, and when this was followed by a “list of characters in order of appearance” and a glossary, I freaked out a bit. I don’t know anything about…
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Thursday 10 September 2015
Featured

R U OK?: can a little question really make a big difference?

Ellen Read
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Today is R U OK?Day, a campaign aimed at raising awareness and encouraging the community to engage with people who might be thinking about suicide. While not without its merits, one of the criticisms of the campaign is that simply asking someone ‘are you OK?’ without knowing how to respond in a helpful way is…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
News

elizabeth broderick fights cuts to the paid parental leave scheme

Amy Mckenna
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  Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has warned that the proposed cuts to paid parental leave could further increase the gender pay gap. Broderick, who fought for the paid parental leave scheme at the beginning of her career, told press last Wednesday that in order for Australian women to make progress, a strong paid parental…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Column Feminism Health Life

period pieces: 10 things i do during my period that i probably shouldn’t

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.   1. Flush tampons We all know it’s not the right thing to do environmentally, but we’ve all done it. And we all know that when the work toilet blocks up and the plumber…
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Tuesday 8 September 2015
Featured

online revolution: how social media is changing activism

Danika Kimball
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Social media has become one of the most influential communication channels in human history. In turn, this has changed how activism works on a global level. Through that medium alone, activists have been able to meet and organise large numbers of likeminded thinkers in ways that they simply weren’t able to before. By removing the…
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Monday 7 September 2015
Film

film review: holding the man

Jade Bate
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It’s a sad fact, but most Australians don’t want to watch Australian films. Many will claim that Aussie films are boring, dull and poorly made, and it’s easy to blame audiences for their lack of devotion to their local film industry. However, it’s more accurate to blame the industry itself for the films it makes….
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Monday 7 September 2015
Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part five

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip in two weeks for the final instalment of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear JM, What is the latest and how is your heart? I was watching a talk by author and social researcher Hugh Mackay…
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Sunday 6 September 2015
Uncategorised

news round-up 6.9.15

Kaylia Payne
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On Lip this week Jessica Oliver interviews Melbourne-based photographer Elly Freer A poem a day keeps the doctor away: Bridget Conway reveals how poetry has helped her to live with a mental illness Loani Arman teaches us how to make a pad out of toilet paper Clara Borg discusses female masturbation Australia’s ‘stop the boats’…
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Sunday 6 September 2015
News World

new york times editorial attacks australia’s ‘stop the boats’ policy

Danielle Croci
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An editorial by The New York Times has attacked the Australian government’s current ‘stop the boats’ policy, in a week where the desperate plight of refugees and asylum seekers has been highlighted in the media. The editorial published in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times pulled no punches, decrying the Abbott government’s policy as…
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Friday 4 September 2015
News

julia gillard decides same-sex marriage should be legalised after all

Amy Mckenna
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    Julia Gillard has sparked controversy following her change in position on same-sex marriage, with critics saying that she should have acted when she was in power. People have been lashing out at Gillard after she gave a speech at Victoria University, where she declared that she is now in support of same-sex marriage….
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