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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): online surveys and consent

Sarah Iuliano
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  Join Lip’s Sarah Iuliano for her new fortnightly column on all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more! From texting to sexting, the advent of digital media has allowed relationships to blossom and wilt. It has also brought the couples’ survey into the 21st Century. I speak not of the ‘Are you and your…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Film TV

offspring: trash or treasure?

Rosie Hunt
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There has been plenty of good television on Australian screens of late. From Redfern Now to Rake to Janet King, it seems that roles for Australian actors have become increasingly complex and varied in recent years. But can we put Channel Ten’s hit drama Offspring in this category of quality? The commercial network is not…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Featured Feminism

enough about clinton: monica lewinsky on feminism and public shame

Shannon Clarke
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  For the first time in a decade, Monica Lewinsky, is speaking out. Not about her affair with then president Bill Clinton exactly (of which she says only that it was an abuse of power and also consensual) but the aftermath. The essay in the June 2014 issue of Vanity Fair is for many people…
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Monday 26 May 2014
Get Involved

she speaks for the future of women’s leadership

Hannah Gissane
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By now we’re all too aware that we have an excess of men in leadership across all sectors, industries, government and media. Try this game: Can you name the seven women who are CEO’s of ASX 200 companies? Can you name a Breakfast radio program that is hosted by more than one woman? What’s the…
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Monday 26 May 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: eleanor & park

Natalie Ong
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Eleanor is the new girl who is finding it hard to get a comfortable seat anywhere in life – in the bus, in her new school, even in her family. Park is the boy who wants nothing to do with Eleanor. The status quo dictates the rules of his hierarchical, hormone-induced teenage universe and in this case,…
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Monday 26 May 2014
Opinion Politics

risky business: how budget reforms to higher education could impact women

Alice Ridge
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My mum once told me that when she quit her job after my younger sister was born to look after my sisters and me full time it was the happiest time of her life. But to really understand that statement you need to know a little bit about my mum. In the speech she gave…
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Sunday 25 May 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 25.05.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Did you see that feminist Frank meme? What do you think? Check out the Beyonce feminist debate. Read about feminist biology – What do you think of it? World Cup season is upon us, and this artist is…
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Saturday 24 May 2014
Film

feminist film history 101: whale rider

Emma Nobel
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In this new series, Lip writers take a look at a wide range of films to determine what it is that makes a great feminist film. From the black-and-white classics right up to the newest of new releases, this retrospective examines just what’s in the feminist film canon — and asks if anything needs to…
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Friday 23 May 2014
Film

film review: godzilla

Kate Voss
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Does a speechless female monster count as a primary female role? Probably Not. As most of us know, pop culture plays an important role in the shaping of societal norms. The images we see in films, television shows, and magazines, influence the way we think and how we perceive the world. This is why it’s…
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Friday 23 May 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

beyonce the flawless feminist

Sarah McGhee
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Beyoncé. Singer, mother and self-proclaimed feminist. Let’s face it, we adore her. But like every woman in the entertainment business who names themselves a feminist, there are times when the pointy bra and raunchy lyrics don’t quite live up to the ideology. But do we blame the industry for this, or the individual? The vast…
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Thursday 22 May 2014
Arts Books Culture

not such a sweet sorrow: my love-hate relationship with Shakespeare

Christina Bulbrook
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She’s gone forever! I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She’s dead as earth. The words echo through the room, followed by the deathly silence of Peter Brook’s music-less film.  No one stirs.  Somewhere far away a train chatters past. Still the classroom remains motionless. On screen, Paul Scofield is kneeling in black…
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Thursday 22 May 2014
news Politics

what a winker: tony abbott strikes again

Josephine Mandarano
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Ahhh, Tony Abbott, so you’ve done it again, huh? During an interview on ABC Radio Wednesday morning, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister of this dinky-di land of ours, was busted on camera winking and grinning after a caller to the radio show – who wanted to discuss…
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
News

thousands turn out to protest against the federal budget

Angelique Lu
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Thousands of people turned out in major cities across Australia on Sunday in protest against the Liberal Party’s budget. (Click below to hear audio report.) They protested in response to what has been criticised as an attack on low income earners, among other things. Proposals in the budget included the introduction of a $7 ‘co-payment’…
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
Opinion Politics

the real aim behind the ‘three word budget’

Heidi La Paglia
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  On Tuesday the 13th of May, the federal government’s treasurer Joe Hockey presented the 2014-2015 budget to the Australian Nation in a speech that was broadcast on ABC TV. Throughout the speech Hockey proclaimed that the budget changes were for and about ‘the people.’  However, as a socially conscious individual, I beg to disagree….
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