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Tuesday 8 April 2014
News World

sexual assault victim’s letter to Harvard goes viral in time for sexual assault awareness month

Bridget Conway
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**Trigger warning: discussion of  rape and rape culture** This just makes me incredibly angry. In an open, anonymous letter to Harvard, a student has shared her story of sexual abuse by a fellow schoolmate that has, at this stage, been ignored by the school itself. The student, who has been diagnosed with depression and has…
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: sara pascoe

lip magazine
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  Meet UK comedian Sara Pascoe: clever, opinionated and vivaciously funny. She also appeared on (and won) an episode of QI last year so she’s probably the coolest person ever. Sara Pascoe VS the Truth, showing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival until April 20, is Pascoe’s Australian Premiere and should not be missed! Comedian…
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Uncategorised

TV news: Logies nominations

Rosie Hunt
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As the Logies nominations for 2014 were released last Monday, I could almost hear the collective scorn with which these awards are often received boiling up in anticipation of the awards night itself. But, I have a confession to make: I watch the Logies every year. Although I try to pass myself off as a…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: emma wright

Monica Hunasikatti
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Name: Emma Wright Age: 19 Occupation: Disney Intern and VCU Student Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA Describe yourself in one word: Ambitious What is your feminist philosophy? I believe that if you put positivity into the world, it will come right back. Feminism isn’t any different; if you talk about feminism and actually do something about…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Feminism

chocolate feminism: new snickers ad faces unwanted criticisms

Chloe King
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Popular chocolate brand, Snickers, has recently received a great deal of criticism over its latest ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ ad – both from feminists and rival chocolate companies alike. The one minute, 11 second video depicts a group of construction workers shouting surprisingly encouraging feminist and anti-sexist phrases to passing women below. A…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Sexuality Television TV

tv talk: sex in the broad city

Patricia Tobin
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Cult-comedy Broad City recently wrapped up its first season and judging from the above quote taken from its series finale, with Broad City, almost anything sexual is on the menu. Broad City began as a web series that was known for its ‘sneak attack feminism‘. The TV series has the show’s creators Abbi Jacobson and…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: griffith review 43 – pacific highways

Raelke Grimmer
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I admit that I know very little about New Zealand. But until I read the Griffith Review’s 43rd, New Zealand-themed edition, (Pacific Highways, edited by Julianne Schultz and Lloyd Jones), I didn’t realise how much I didn’t know. I spent four days there once as a short stopover on my way to the US, but…
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Sunday 6 April 2014
Feminism News

in brief: feminism criticised by women at panel presentation – women’s history month: evaluating feminism, its failures, and its future

Bridget Conway
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This sort of thing may not be surprising anymore, but it’s still worth mentioning that yet again, women have disowned feminism. This time, it was at a panel presentation set up by The Heritage Foundation of America entitled ‘Women’s History Month: Evaluating Feminism, Its Failures, and Its Future,’ in which conservative women stepped up to…
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Sunday 6 April 2014
News

in brief: US senate to vote on equal pay legislation

Bridget Conway
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The Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, announced on Thursday that the Senate will attempt to vote on equal pay legislation, the Paycheck Fairness Act, as soon as next week. This vote will hopefully take place on Equal Pay Day, which is ‘the day up to which a woman must work in the current year to…
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Sunday 6 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

the lame australian sex census

Sarah Iuliano
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The Great Australian Sex Census comes but once every two years (clichéd pun intended), but if you’ve taken it, you might find yourself wondering whether it is all that great. Now gathering data for its third report, the census claims it asks all the questions the Bureau of Statistics won’t dare to pose about Australian…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

in brief: american school district preaches sexually active girls are like ‘dirty chocolate’

Sarah Iuliano
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A school district in the American state of Mississippi has foregone discussion of condoms in sex education to go on a slut shaming lesson using the confection York’s Peppermint Pattie. In possibly the worst metaphor ever, students shared the chocolate by putting it in their mouth and then passing it on to their classmates. This…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

in brief: men still dominate american news media

Sarah Iuliano
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  A study by the US Women’s Media Centre (WMC) has found the majority of print, broadcast, internet and wires content is produced by male journalists. The WMC surveyed 27,000 articles, bulletins and the like to find across all platforms 63.4 per cent was man-made. News anchor positions are mainly held by men with the…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 05.04.14

Ruby Grant
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! 65 per cent of Brazilian survey respondents agreed that women who dressed provocatively ‘deserved’ to be raped. A further 58 per cent claimed that if women ‘knew how to behave’ there would be less rape. A significant portion…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
Opinion Politics

newtown high students versus tony abbott: why our generation is smarter than we thought

Michaela Kis
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The media is saturated with messages that Generation Y is entitled, lazy and technology-dependent, but is it fair to be painted in such a way? Since viewing the video of the Newtown High students questioning Tony Abbott, it’s fair to say that perhaps our generation is being judged too harshly. In the nine minutes and…
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