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Sunday 4 March 2012
Culture Featured

Feminist News Round-up 04.03.12

Erin Stewart
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Even More Defence Force Sexism The Australian Defence Force has seemed to appear in this column more weeks than not. Yet another disappointing example of the sexism rife in the Defence Force was brought to light this week. In this case, the ABC has been given access to a private facebook group of over 1000 former and serving members…
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Sunday 5 February 2012
Music

Big Day Out, Adelaide, 2012

Serrin Prior
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This year was the Big Day Out’s 20th birthday. Of course, it is the 21st birthday that we all celebrate as the big one (though one can only wonder why this is the case in Australia), which may be the reason that the festival was at, ahem, less than full capacity for its Adelaide show….
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Monday 16 January 2012
Culture Featured

fireworks, midnight and new years resolutions – where did they come from?

Jessica Barlow
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Every year we celebrate the introduction of the New Year without understanding precisely why. Cities all around the world spend millions of dollars on extravagant firework displays and thousands of New Years parties are organized amongst friends. Movies are themed around New Years – the night hailed by all as the biggest night of the…
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Friday 13 January 2012
Culture

The Ladder: Notebook Armageddon – The end of the world (of reason)

Jessica Hannah
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Armageddon kicked off with intentions, recycled promises from magazines, friends or inspirational quotes, dredged up on creativity breaks, iTunes open and credit card ready. I intended to contribute online over the break, assuming the quiet life restricted my activities to a kind of socialised hermitage, emerging every so often bleary eyed and nerdy. Prior my…
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Tuesday 10 January 2012
Books

Books for budding feminists: Intro

Jessica Barlow
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After discovering lip magazine in 2011 I realised that I was quite the feminist. I always have been but I never connected my opinions with feminism or even really tried to understand what feminists believed in. That is, until now. The problem is that I know that I am a feminist and I am all…
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