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Sunday 16 August 2015
News Uncategorised

news round-up 16.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Danielle Croci discusses the new VicHealth initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in sports Jessica Oliver reviews Of Mice and Men, A Sport for Jove Theatre Company production Loani Arman talks about breaking up with tampons in the first instalment of her hilarious new series for Lip New research finds that the…
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Saturday 15 August 2015
News

increasing women’s participation in sport through new VicHealth initiative

Danielle Croci
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  The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has launched its $1.8 million initiative aimed at increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport. Monday’s launch of Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport included the support of ambassadors such as Chelsea Roffey, the first female AFL Grand Final umpire, and Bridie O’Donnell,…
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Saturday 15 August 2015
Featured

sarah gatehouse: interview

Bridget Conway
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Sarah Gatehouse has 20 years’ experience working in HR and currently leads the Human Resources department for Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Limited and also acts as a member for the organising committee of the National Association of Women in Operations NSW branch. This year, Macquarie University’s Women Management Work conference ’The Power of Inclusive Leadership Through…
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Friday 14 August 2015
News Politics World

the race for taiwanese leadership: a female president in the midst?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The 2016 presidential election is looming in Taiwan. With both major parties being led by women, Hung Hsiu-chu and Tsai Ing-wen, the country seemed poised to make history with their first female president. Now, with James Soong joining the race for presidency, this is no longer so certain. A competing factor is the distinct…
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Friday 14 August 2015
Arts Theatre

of mice and men: review

Jessica Oliver
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Showing at The Canberra Theatre Centre from August 6 – 9, Of Mice and Men is the dramatic retelling of John Steinbeck’s famous novella of the same name. Billed as a “compelling tale of friendship and survival”, the production captured the grittiness of Steinbeck’s original text and presented an exploration of dreams, delusions, sacrifice and…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
News

birth control pill can prevent cancer, new research finds

Amy Mckenna
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  The birth control pill has been granting women the undeniable benefit of preventing unwanted pregnancy since it was first approved by the FDA in 1960, but recent research has found that the birth control pill also has the remarkable ability to prevent cancer. This little pill has been giving women sexual freedom for over…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
Column Film

kick ass feminists on film: ellen ripley in alien

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this regular column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Before he was spewing…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
Film Opinion

gendered biases: how to succeed in hollywood

Annabelle Regan
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A new report released this week has told us what we already know. Hollywood is a boys’ club. The research suggests that being a straight, white male is the perfect recipe for success in tinsel town. The study from the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative  at USC Annenberg is the most comprehensive analysis of…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
Film Opinion

why is elle fanning playing the lead in about ray?

Cin Peeler
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Trigger warning for the trailer below: misgendering, transphobic low-level violence Next month About Ray will be released in the US, adding to the stories being told about trans folks right now – the key word being about and not by trans folks. About Ray looks like it will not only be a great film, but…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Comedy Health Life Opinion Politics

period pieces: dear tampons

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious new series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip every Wednesday for new instalments.   From:         Loani Arman (funny.lady.bits@gmail.com) Sent:           Wed, 12 August 2015 2:57:15 PM To:              Tampons (period.nation@gmail.com)   Dear Tampons, It’s time to break up. I remember the first time we…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Featured Opinion

witches and ‘do nothing bitches’: on nicole arbour and the manipulative female myth

Marie Davis
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‘Consider this a state of the union address for hoes of the internet’ is how Nicole Arbour introduces her now viral video, ‘Dear, Instagram Models’, in which she details how women who post provocative photos for their Instagram feed are a personal affront to her. A self-described comedian, Arbour calls Instagram models ‘do nothing bitches’,…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Comedy Film Opinion

amy schumer: offensive or avant-garde?

Kate Voss
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However you feel about Amy Schumer’s comedy, it’s hard to deny that she is controversial. But, her ability to use comedy to bring feminism, as well as other current issues, to the forefront is provoking discussion. And that’s a win — not just for comedy, but for the feminist movement, as well. Women in comedy…
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Tuesday 11 August 2015
Featured TV

come binge with me: the problem with netflix

Christina Bui
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It’s human nature to want more of a good thing, and if it’s available to utilise in big amounts all at once (i.e. by binging), many people will. Merriam Webster defines a “binge” as ‘a short period of time when you do too much of something.’ We’re all familiar with binging, for we overindulge in…
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Tuesday 11 August 2015
Celebrity Comedy Feminism Opinion

should amy schumer be feminism’s voice du jour?

Arabella Close
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Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter outlining the link between shootings and gendered violence, asking to Schumer to ‘be a voice for your generation and for women’. The letter follows the shooting at a screening of Schumer’s film Trainwreck in a Louisiana cinema that left two women dead. Schumer responded in a tweet:…
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