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Saturday 26 April 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 26.04.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Did you observe ANZAC day yesterday? Well, don’t forget to remember women in war and women affected by war. Check out this blog post for some thought-provoking stories. Watch Jon Stewart from The Daily Show bag out persistent sexism…
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: szn

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Name: Suzan Dlouhy Label name: SZN Web address and/or FB address: www.szn.com.au; www.facebook.com/szndesign   Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I was looking for an alternative to a desk job, I’d always been interested in art and…
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Friday 25 April 2014
News

in brief: Barbie to star in live-action film about ‘female empowerment’

Kezia Lubanszky
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Barbie’s upcoming live-action movie, going into production at the end of this year, is promised to be about female empowerment. The plot aims to team the original doll, marketed in 1959, with an overworked bureaucrat looking for an assistant – as well as many dazzling costume changes. ‘We always thought that the Barbie story had…
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Friday 25 April 2014
Memoir

memoir: wuthering heights

Aimee Knight
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Mary St / Electric Avenue / Wuthering Heights, Adelaide, 2012 – 2014. RIP. Hell so often is other people. Being around them, being without them and, perhaps worst of all, living with them… Before Jeff there was Jess, and one day the friend-of-a-friend becomes housemate. With two others in tow, we first dub our humble…
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Friday 25 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: sovata

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    Name: Jade Sargent Label: SOVATA Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I got into fashion by experimenting with making hats and fascinators. I wanted to learn millinery but the classes never had enough students so…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts Fashion

canberra’s biggest fashion event supports local designers and encourages diversity

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  It all started with a question: ‘Why?’ Why didn’t Canberra have its own major fashion event? The capital had come into its own as a thriving mini-metropolis of culture and fashion, an inspirational place exploding with eclectic, imaginative minds harking from every corner of Australia and all over the world. For its size, Canberra…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Featured Feminism

the day the laughter stopped: a game about rape

Sigrid Cross
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I want to start this article with a Serious Trigger Warning. If trigger warnings are something you watch out for, then this article is likely not for you. Otherwise, I would encourage you to follow this link. But be warned it will leave you feeling deeply uncomfortable. That’s how I felt afterwards.When you’ve finished with that…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Featured Feminism Politics

conservative feminism: a complex conviction

Emilie Bertsch
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  A questioner on last Monday’s Q&A on the ABC raised an interesting and important topic for debate amongst the Q&A panellists. Her question, put simply, was: ‘Do feminist women have a place within Australia’s politically conservative domain?’ The idea of feminism and conservatism merging together to create a friendly ideological meeting seems convoluted and…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Art Arts Books news

free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists

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  Are you an artist or writer currently based in the ACT and don’t feel especially clued up on the legal issues surrounding your practice? Welcome to the club! But we’re all in luck as the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres have announced a new partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to deliver…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts

WIN a free pass to Found Festival 2014

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Found Festival is a multiform arts event taking place at the Abbotsford Convent from 17 – 25 May, 2014. Thanks to the amazing folks at Found, we have a full event pass worth $120 up for grabs! For your chance to WIN, simply describe, in 50 words or less, what being ‘lost and wayward’ means…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
News

in brief: magazine cover featuring a breastfeeding mum is banned from newsstands

April Glover
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American parenting magazine Hip Mama has released their latest print issue with an image of a woman breastfeeding a child, resulting in newsstands banning the cover due to its apparently explicit nature. The issue, which is to be released on Mother’s Day this May, features Barcelona-based artist Ana Alvarez-Erreclade breastfeeding her four-year-old child whilst wearing…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Music News

in brief: is avril lavigne’s new music video racist?

April Glover
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Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne has released a music video for her newest single Hello Kitty, which involves the singer being shadowed by a group of robotic Japanese girls while eating sushi and wearing a lolita cupcake skirt. The song itself, co-written by Lavigne’s husband and Nickelback front-man Chad Kreuger, boasts playful lyrics such as…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
News

in brief: new survey finds more women are becoming ‘do-it-yourselfers’

Matilda Mornane
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  A new survey conducted by WD Bathrooms, found that more women are embracing DIY around the house, spending the money and the time to fix things without the aid of their male partner. WD Bathrooms questioned 1,244 British women about their DIY habits and, according to the Daily Mail, women are taking a bigger…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Featured Opinion

the pressures of instafame: a chat with asher britton

Adriana Barro
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*Trigger alert: Discussion of eating disorders and self-harm* The idea of being an online celebrity has surely crossed the minds of many social media users during those lonely afternoons when a selfie with your dog only attracted one like – from your sister. Although it may seem glamorous to be followed by thousands upon thousands…
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