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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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Thursday 27 January 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

The Moral Status of the Sex Industry

Erin Stewart
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In the 1970s, Robin Morgan said that ‘pornography is the theory, rape is the practice’. She was an integral part of the Women Against Pornography association, which had set-up an office in New York City, setting up tours to show interested people, even high school students, the places around the city which exploited the bodies…
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Tuesday 24 August 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

The case for a men’s officer?

Erin Stewart
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Recently, my university residential hall has established a men’s officer. Reading through blogs and opinion news sites, I feel conflicted about what role an officer supporting men has to play in this setting. For a very long time we’ve had a women’s officer whose role was never really clear in the first place. Once a…
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Tuesday 19 February 2008
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InspirActivism!

Michelle
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SEARCH is initiating an exciting new training program for young activists interested and engaged in left/progressive social change. The training sessions will consist of an inter-generational dialogue and exchange with veteran activists who will share their experiences, knowledge and ideas with younger activists. This will be done through exploring case studies of previous Australian campaigns…
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Friday 6 April 2007
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YWCa conference

Rachel Funari
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Hey all, Just a plug for an event run by the YWCA, one of our favourite orgs: 2 Days to Change Your World Changin’ It, Lovin’ It Young Women living LIFE, CAREER, COMMUNITY Changin’ It, Lovin’ It is a two day national forum for young women hosted by YWCAs around Australia – www.ywca.org.au/young_womens_conference.php The conference…
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Tuesday 27 February 2007
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These come from trees

Michelle
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Check out this blog: an experiment in environmentalism, viral marketing, and user interface design with the goal of reducing consumer waste paper! Click here: thesecomefromtrees.blogspot.com Incidentally, I found this blog only minutes after a heated debate with my coworkers about office recycling. Bureaucratic contracts prevent effective recycling in my workplace, allowing only white printer paper…
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Monday 5 February 2007
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lights out

Michelle
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I received this email the other day, which is interesting timing as I’m planning to move onto a 10 acre bush block outside town and build my own house in the near future. So I’ve been looking at self-sustainable options, such as solar power and using recycled materials. But the links in this email give…
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Tuesday 2 January 2007
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free hugs

Michelle
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I just saw this clip on MTV – it’s probably the best thing I’ve seen on MTV since the Smells Like Teen Spirit video. Watch it. Quoted from Youtube.com: “Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man who’s sole mission was to…
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Monday 21 August 2006
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power to the people

Michelle
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We’ve been talking a lot about advertising lately: objecting to it, complaining about it, ignoring it, and wondering if we’re making a difference. I find advertising in general offensive. The very fact that it’s there, everywhere I look, invading my eye-space, detracting from the view of my surroundings. But occasionally an ad is clever, amusing…
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