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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Life Travel World

really honest postcards from lyon: part one

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon – April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.     Dear Siobhan, No-one will hire me on this visa. I’m absolutely entitled to work but the French aren’t interested in an Australian…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Arts Music

rubber soul revolver: review

Bridget Conway
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I had the privilege of catching the Sydney instalment of The Beatles Live presents Rubber Soul Revolver at the Opera House this past weekend. The two+ hour long show ran through each and every song of The Beatles iconic albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Finishing off with two very special singles, the show was a…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
News Politics World

news round-up 9.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week Bridget Conway reviews one-woman show What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? The Lip Crew on influential feminist books Amy Mckenna writes about the gender pay gap Eden Faithfull discusses the future of women in architecture The Hollywood Bias: a new study finds that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
Feminism Opinion

boobs aren’t bombs: fighting for topless rights

Jay Ong
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Remember the feeling of the sun on your back, the wind blowing through your hair, the sense of freedom as you journey through life bare-chested and liberated? Free from the constraints of the demon bra cage? No? With the rise of a highly critical and socially progressive young generation, the conventions of Western society are…
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Saturday 8 August 2015
News Opinion

a new study by USC shows that the hollywood bias is stronger than ever

Danielle Croci
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A new study has revealed that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released between 2007 and 2014. Researchers from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, as part of USC’s Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative, concluded that there was an…
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Saturday 8 August 2015
Featured Feminism Uncategorised

blueprints: the future of women in architecture

Eden Faithfull
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On Wednesday, a panel of four women in architecture came together to discuss the plausible future of their professions, which featured Sydney architects Stephanie Smith, Rachel Neeson, Camilla Block and Imogen Howe. All graduates of the University of Sydney, the speakers collectively had extensive experience working for large Australian and international architects, infrastructure companies and…
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Friday 7 August 2015
Arts Theatre

what’s the matter with mary jane? review

Bridget Conway
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What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? is a powerful and heart wrenching one-woman show that’s been performed in various locations such as Melbourne, Hong Kong, and The Edinburgh festival, throughout its 20-year run. The show and the script have become a benchmark in schools and theatres alike for its truthful portrayal of what it’s like to…
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Friday 7 August 2015
Feminism Opinion

the lip crew on influential feminist books

lip magazine
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Can you recall the first feminist book you ever read that opened your eyes and had you nodding your head along with every sentence, every idea, every truth? *  “‘Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,’ growls Godmother of Punk, the girl who just wanted to look like Keith Richards, Patti Smith. With her…
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
News

gender pay gap at a twenty year high, with women expected to struggle in retirement

Amy Mckenna
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With the latest claims being that a whopping $1 million may be required for a comfortable retirement, experts warn that women will have to work harder than their male counterparts to ensure a sufficient superannuation, with the latest statistics showing that there is still a disturbingly large gap between the earnings of men and women…
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
Art Arts Theatre

underbelly arts festival: review

Bridget Conway
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  Underbelly Arts Festival began in 2007 as a response to the isolation that can often be felt when working as an artist, especially as an emerging artist. By showcasing emerging artists and focusing on experimental and contemporary art, the Underbelly Arts Festival does its best to live up to its name. It’s the underside of what…
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Tuesday 4 August 2015
Feminism Life Opinion

motherboards and motherhood: a competitive online identity

Eleanor Danenberg
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Social media is a battlefield crawling with landmines: people can post offensive and triggering things while using the defence ‘It’s just my opinion’; posts can go viral in mere minutes; activists who use online platforms are criticised for being ‘social justice warriors’ taking things too seriously; and don’t get me started on 4chan. Social media…
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Monday 3 August 2015
Arts Theatre

detroit: review

Bridget Conway
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It’s awfully difficult to make me miss the place where I was born; Detroit Michigan, USA. Detroit is a place riddled with conflict. It’s a grey and uneasy place, and my memories of it are depressed and tangled, distraught and muddled. My family would always talk of the good times they had growing up there,…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
News Politics

same-sex marriage debate: wong v bernardi

Danielle Croci
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  A surprisingly sedate affair occurred on Wednesday when South Australian senators Penny Wong and Cory Bernardi debated the issue of same-sex marriage at the National Press Club in Canberra. There has been yet another push for Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June to allow same-sex couples in…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 2.8.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  Australian feminist news Female MPs in the Liberal Party are pushing for more female representation in the party, after Labor’s vote to achieve 50% representation by 2025 with an affirmative action quota, but Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne says affirmative action quotas are not the ideal means to achieve this Labor Senator, Penny…
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