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Thursday 17 April 2014
Feminism News

in brief: women who eat on tubes fight back

Shannon O'Keefe
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Facebook is well known for it’s many bizarre and inappropriate pages, but a new page, developed by a man in the UK, has sparked controversy and even protests. The page in question is titled ‘Women Who Eat on Tubes,’ encouraging members to post pictures of women eating whilst on the tube and then writing derogative…
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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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Thursday 12 December 2013
Feminism News

in brief: this feminist street art is the best

Ruby Grant
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The awesome art collective that recently enlightened us all to the glory of vaginal knitting has an early Christmas present for you. Melbourne based ‘craftivist’ group, Craft Cartel, want to challenge the shame and censorship around women’s genitalia, in particular, through the word – “cunt”. They claim that the word, ‘despite being the descriptor of…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
News World

woman arrested in Saudi Arabia for driving father to hospital

Emma Nobel
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A Kuwaiti woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for driving her diabetic father to a hospital. The latest incident comes just days after more than 60 women filmed themselves driving and posted the videos online in protest against the country’s ban against women driving without being accompanied by a male companion. Although…
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Sunday 3 November 2013
News World

Saudi women grab the wheel, claim their rights

Suzy Yang
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Saudi Arabia is a country of many unique virtues, one of which, unfortunately, is being the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. No law officially bans women from driving, but nonetheless they can’t. Under Islamic Shari’ah law, which is not just their religious law but also the political law, Saudi women…
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Monday 8 July 2013
Culture Life Politics World

VGen, positive health, and the importance of aid

Heidi La Paglia
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After having developed an interest in the social bases of global gender inequality and differences in men and women’s health, I spent a considerable amount of time studying relevant academic theories and views. But aside from doing research and developing my own understanding, I didn’t think that there was anything an individual like me could…
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Wednesday 29 May 2013
Culture Featured Film

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival : Creativity, Conversation and Change

Eileen McInnes
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My footsteps echo and I am overwhelmed by the colour white. Black and white faces of children, mothers and soldiers stare out at me from white walls, illuminated by spotlights. Yarra Gallery provides a sombre and reverent temporary home for visitors to remember those caught in the Cambodian Khmer Rouge’s ascent to power in 1975….
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Thursday 13 December 2012
Fashion Opinion

thoughts on fatshion blogging

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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A friend of mine recently wrote a post over on XOJane entitled ‘When Activism Gives Way to Advertising: How Fatshion Blogging Ate Itself’ (she didn’t pick the title, but the pun makes me lol childishly). In it, she describes feeling alienated from the fatshion blogging world and how it has also been saturated by the…
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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Culture Featured

honour this sistagirl: stop transphobic and racist deaths in custody

lip magazine
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Aboriginal woman, Veronica Baxter, was born in Cunnamulla country in outback Queensland and died in Silverwater Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre, NSW. On 16 March 2009, she was found dead in her prison cell hanging from a bed sheet. She was just 34 years old. Veronica, a Sistagirl, had lived as woman since she was…
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Monday 6 February 2012
Opinion

The Reluctant Feminist

Erin Stewart
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I clearly identify myself as a feminist. I write for lip and link articles from Jezebel on facebook. I can identify advertisements or warnings which work to blame the victims of rape; I tell my brother off for buying Lynx deodorant; “the pay gap”, “the double-shift”, and “double standards” are phrases that regularly feature in…
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Monday 31 October 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 31.10.11

Erin Stewart
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Each week, lip will offer you a round-up of news and events relating to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. We welcome your feedback and encourage discussion. the british monarchy changes inheritance laws In a major step for the British royals,…
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Friday 17 June 2011
Featured Opinion

keeping a clear head in the face of nuclear disaster

Serrin Prior
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This year, after much soul-searching, I decided to begin a Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide. While the administration’s decision to give all first–year science students an iPad, sans charge, has been better than a kick in the head, I’m not so sure about the other thing they’ve concocted this year: Principles and…
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Art Arts Culture Featured Opinion

What Does a Feminist Look Like?

Rebecca Howden
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The brand of feminism has suffered considerably over the years. I’m not sure when exactly it happened, but somewhere along the line, being a feminist became a really ugly label, one that apparently means you’re an angry, humourless, hairy-legged man-hater. No one wants to be associated with that image. Girls and women are always careful…
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

Not Just Another Number

Jo-Anne Tsai Tsiu Yiung
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Not too long ago I was reading A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen. It was prompted by an interview with him that I’d read on Democracy Now, and I do not regret hunting it down in the library. The book reads like a conversation one might have with an esteemed professor over a…
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