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Thursday 10 April 2014
News

in brief: teen ‘sexting ring’ busted

Shannon O'Keefe
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In the US state of Virginia, over 100 middle school and high school teenagers have been caught in what has been described as a ‘sexting ring’. This has spanned over six US states and the police have uncovered over 1000 naked or revealing photos of under-aged teenagers. The images were discovered on an Instagram account…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
News World

in brief: philippines high court wins the fight against church in birth control laws

April Glover
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The Philippines High Court has passed a controversial bill that allows birth control, after years of the Catholic Church pressuring the government to maintain a ban on the contraception. Philippine President, Benigno Aquino passed the bill which will allow sexual freedom for Philippine women, and require health institutions to provide free condoms and contraceptive pills….
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Thursday 10 April 2014
News

in brief: veet’s new advertisement implies that having body hair literally makes you a man

April Glover
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Veet’s newest ad campaign has caused a stir in a commercial that seems to imply that women will basically turn into men if they don’t wax their legs and rid themselves of body hair. Each of the commercials show a woman who has transformed into a hairy man, even though her legs were only deemed…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Featured Opinion

good intentions don’t make sexism ok

Ellen Read
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The latest Snickers ad has sparked widespread public debate. Although it seems feminists widely agree that the underlying message of the ad is sexist, many have turned focus toward intentions. Did Snickers intend to empower women? Or did they intend to feed into the degradation of women? Or was it simply a clumsy attempt to…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Film

film review: half of a yellow sun

Lauren Strickland
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The dresses are short, bright, bold. The jewellery is ostentatious: thick strings of golden pearls, diamond-and-emerald necklaces heavy and obscene. The hairstyles are impossibly neat, a series of sculpturesque bouffants. It’s the 1960s all right, but the world on screen is as far away from Mad Men as it is possible to get. As the…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: shappi Khorsandi

lip magazine
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Born in Iran and raised in England, Shappi Khorsandi has delighted audiences world-wide with her unique, tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that covers a range of topics from personal dating experiences, to racism and the exile of her family from Iran shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Khorsandi has performed previously at the Melbourne International Comedy…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Feminism News

in brief: the guardian turns everyday sexism back on men

Matilda Mornane
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Based on public encounters reported to them, The Guardian recently used scenarios from real women from the @EverydaySexism Twitter feed to turn the tables on sexist discourse. Video Producer, Leah Green went undercover for the four minute video, in which she depicts the real-life situations, instead cat-calling or asking unsavoury questions of the men she bumps…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
News

in brief: human doll shares her enlightened thoughts on ‘race-mixing’

Matilda Mornane
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Valeria Lykyanova, who is famous for transforming herself into the human Barbie doll, was recently interviewed by GQ Magazine Russia, subsequently giving the world even more reasons to hate her and the system from whence she came. As if it wasn’t enough that she has mutilated her entire body to look like an unrealistic children’s…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
News

in brief: julia gillard compares time as prime minister to game of thrones

Matilda Mornane
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Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard took to The Guardian earlier this week to draw comparisons between the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and her time as the country’s first female prime minister. Leader of the Labor party from 2010 to 2013, Gillard said that once she started watching the hit show, based on…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

is mcgill university’s feminist collective right: can anybody be a feminist?

Ruby Wallace
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Can anybody be a feminist? The Feminist Collective at McGill University’s Faculty of Law made it clear that yes, anybody can be a feminist as long as they believe in gender equality. The Feminist Collective campaign sought to reclaim the idea that anyone can be a feminist no matter their gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Arts Comedy

comedy review: bryony kimmings- sex idiot

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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Bryony is 29 and has recently had her first STD check. Discovering that she has a common sexually transmitted disease, she embarks on a tour of her own sexual history, promising to make each sexual partner a piece of art in exchange for their response. She sends 35 emails, 14 facebook messages and 7 texts….
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Books

lip lit: award winning australian writing 2013

Bronwyn Lovell
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Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 is an anthology of 52 of last year’s competition winners in short fiction and poetry. The book features a different variety of competitions each year, and you’ve probably never heard of most of them. In Carmel Bird’s introduction, she reminds us that there are more than 300 smaller annual literary…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Film Uncategorised

The top ten wes anderson characters

Jade Bate
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In honour of the imminent release of Wes Anderson’s newie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jade Bate has chucked together a list of the best characters out of all the auteur’s films. Prepare for an education! 10. Dignan (Owen Wilson) – Bottle Rocket In Wes Anderson’s 1996 feature debut, Bottle Rocket, three friends attempt to pull…
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Featured Music

interview: hayley mary, the jezabels

Ruby Turner
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Australian band The Jezabels have just released their second record, The Brink, and Lip’s Ruby Turner spoke with the effervescent and enthusiastic lead singer Hayley Mary about putting out a new record, feminist music icons and what it means to be an Australian musician. Did you have a particular sound or concept in mind for…
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