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Friday 6 May 2016
Featured

a brief history of women and alcohol

Liz Greene
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Despite societal pressure to break down traditional gender roles, there’s a large chunk of the population that still disapproves of women drinking anything more than a moderate amount of alcohol. Of course, this is a ridiculous double standard, as men are free to drink to their hearts’ content – without fear of judgement. Regardless of…
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Friday 25 September 2015
Featured News

on the floor tackles sydney’s nightlife

Cheyne Anderson
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It was a dark and stormy night but Belvoir Street Theatre was at full capacity for the inaugural On the Floor panel discussion in Sydney on Tuesday. The joint project by fashion brand/protest outfit House of Riot and youth non-profit Vibewire aims to start a conversation on pressing political issues in the lead up to the…
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Wednesday 7 January 2015
Arts Music Theatre

the misadventures of miss bouzy rouge

lip magazine
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    After a successful season premiere at Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club, hit cabaret show, The Misadventures of Miss Bouzy Rouge, is back for another rollicking good time from Thursday 8th, Friday 10th and  Sunday 11th of January. Written and performed by Sarah Goussé, and accompanied by  Daniele Buatti, this one woman show explores universal themes…
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Thursday 27 March 2014
News

in brief: Alaskan senator wants women to have pregnancy tests before drinking in bars

Shannon O'Keefe
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A state senator in Alaska is advocating that women have pregnancy tests before drinking in bars. State senator Pete Kelly believes that if this happened women would no longer drink when pregnant, thus not giving birth to babies with foetal alcohol syndrome. Senator Kelly also claims that birth control such as the pill is not…
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Thursday 14 November 2013
Books

lip lit: snake bite

Veronica Sullivan
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Christie Thompson’s debut novel  relates contemporary Australian adolescence with brutal honesty. As her characters come of age in the grimy outer suburbs of Canberra in 2009, they manifest all the ennui and self-sabotage of the teen years. 17-year-old Jez is bored and disaffected. Her days in a suburb on the fringes of the national capital…
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Friday 22 March 2013
Featured Opinion

the daily telegraph – thanks for contributing to victim blaming

Kaylia Payne
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  Last week I was unlucky enough to come across an article in the Daily Telegraph entitled ‘More women are getting drunk on Sydney streets than ever before’. It was the usual article about women and sexual assault, i.e. how women can avoid getting assaulted if they simply stop being so darn silly and reckless…
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Friday 14 September 2012
Culture

all dressed up and nowhere to go

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Standing in an eighteenth century period costume complete with hoops, looking like The Joker with tears streaming down my face at 4am on Adelaide’s Rundle Street, I wondered how it had come to this. Until that moment, I thought that I was pretty good at gauging situations and had the smarts to keep out of…
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Tuesday 28 August 2012
Culture

drunk girl etiquette

lip magazine
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I often find myself being a voyeur when I go out of an evening. There’s a certain amusement wanting how people go from being steadily happy to becoming increasingly uninhibited the more inebriated they become. I have also noticed a certain trend among crowds, those few unfortunate individuals who already arrive a little too gregarious,…
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Tuesday 28 August 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: get well soon!

Erin Stewart
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Nursing seems like a cruelly difficult job to me. You’re on your feet all day, working all hours for little pay, and constantly exposed to disease, death, and the grossest of bodily functions. In a refreshingly honest manner, Kristy Chambers has written a memoir about her career in nursing from the premise that the job…
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Sunday 22 January 2012
Culture Featured

when anti-drinking campaigns become victim blaming campaigns

Andrea Andric
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A recent ad campaign in North America, entitled “Control Tonight”, and sponsored by The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has once again turned rape into a pathetic blame game. The campaign, which aims to tackle teen binge drinking, has instead taken an uncouth stance that if you or your friends drink too much, you will…
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Sunday 13 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 13.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. This column is still finding its feet, so please feel free to give us feedback, as well as any news…
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