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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

not resorting to pettiness: the problems with feminist in-fighting

Ruby Turner
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Last week, freelance writer, Eleanor Robertson live-tweeted her disgruntled responses to Mia Freedman’s 2009 memoir Mama Mia: a Memoir of Mistakes, Magazines and Motherhood and, naturally, a Twitter shit storm ensued. Freedman’s loyal readers jumped to her defense, shouting (as much as one can shout through Twitter) that Robertson’s criticisms were ‘mean’ and that she…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Film

film review: hannah arendt

Rosie Hunt
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During the trial of Adolf Eichmann, German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt was unexpectedly struck by what she perceived as the normality of the man in front of her, who had been a senior member of the Nazi administration. Arendt described the ‘banality of evil’: the most evil of acts are not necessarily committed by inhuman monsters, but…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: adrienne truscott

lip magazine
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The 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off this week and here at Lip we are excited to introduce our Ladies of Comedy series of Q&As, featuring some of the talented female comedians who will be performing at the festival. Hailing from the USA, Adrienne Truscott brings her show ‘Asking for it: A one-lady rape…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Featured Opinion

why I took part in the no makeup selfie cancer awareness campaign

Ellen Read
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  Earlier this week, News & Features Editor, Ruby Grant shared her views on the trending #nomakeupselfie breast cancer awareness social media campaign. Today, guest writer, Ellen Read provides an alternative perspective. Did you participate in the No Makeup Selfie campaign this week? If not, you’ve probably at least experienced a huge influx of nude-faced…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Fashion News

study finds women dress best on mondays, slack off afterwards

Ally Van Schilt
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In a recent survey, which has more interest in what women wear to work, rather than what they do at work, the groundbreaking discovery has been made that we apparently put far more effort into our outfits on Mondays than on any other day of the week. In fact, as the working days progress, the outfits become…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Featured Opinion

abortion: people’s stories

Emilie Bertsch
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Another day, another pro-life, male, politician who probably wouldn’t know a vagina from a tree hollow, let alone what actually goes on inside the walls of an abortion clinic. Bernie Finn’s comments regarding abortion as unacceptable under any circumstance and rape related abortions being akin to being raped for a ‘second time’ were neither new…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Life Opinion

my sister’s wedding

Heidi La Paglia
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On the 9th of March 2014 my sister got married to her long-term partner. Personally, I’ve never really been a fan of weddings. I don’t think that it is necessary to have a public celebration to express love for a partner; and I’ve never been one to agree with conforming to religious or heteronormative traditions. However,…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Film Opinion

what makes a feminist film?

Kate Voss
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What makes a film feminist? It’s a question that has been asked many times, and many times wrongly answered. Some might think that a feminist film needs a strong woman, the type that takes charge and heads into battle with the same ferociousness as a male hero. I believe we’ve come to realise that feminism…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Arts dance Theatre

performance review: lake

Sophie Lamond
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Showing as part of the Gasworks’ Moving Parts season, Lake is Lisa Wilson’s first full-length work as a choreographer. She has succeeded in master storytelling without words. Lake is a picture of the Australian landscape; drawing out both its beauty and its inherent and sometimes frightening power. Interested in ‘using water as a metaphor for…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

the abnormality of the plain-faced woman: saying ‘no’ to no make-up selfies

Ruby Grant
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You will have seen them. They’ve been viral over the weekend. In valiant acts of bravery and generosity, women everywhere have been posting (dark, out of focus and grainy) photographs of themselves WITHOUT MAKE UP. But never fear, for these drastic, selfless acts are all for a good cause: raising awareness and (apparently) money for…
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Monday 24 March 2014
News Politics

march in march: why the media silence?

Ally Van Schilt
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March in March happened all over the country last weekend. The initiative is, according to the website ‘a peaceful, non-partisan citizens’ march and rally at Federal Parliament to protest against the current government’s policy decisions that are against the common good of our nation. This signifies the people’s vote of no confidence in policies of…
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Sunday 23 March 2014
News

no more Lip from me: a note from Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel
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After four years at the helm, it’s time for me to say goodbye to Lip. This magazine has been a huge part of my life and I have been so honoured to be able to bring you such wonderful, inspirational feminist writing over the years. I welcome Jo Mandarano to the role of editor-in-chief, and…
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Sunday 23 March 2014
News World

feminist news round-up: 23.04.14

Ruby Grant
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  Catch up with all this week’s feminist news here on Lip! This ‘Walk of Shame’ kit allows you to totally get your tramp on, and raise money for breast cancer research. Hooray! Seriously. Is a ‘Walk of Shame’ still a thing? Are we still calling it that? In 2014? I’ve heard it better dubbed…
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Saturday 22 March 2014
News

in brief: no makeup selfies raise over $3.6 million in 48 hours

Kezia Lubanszky
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Over the last week our Facebook newsfeeds have been full to the brim with ‘no makeup selfies.’ While they’ve spawned some serious debates around awareness-raising versus narcissism, they’ve also managed to raise a whole lot of money for cancer research. In just 48 hours, Cancer Research UK received over $3.6 million dollars in donations. After…
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