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Wednesday 23 September 2015
News

high times for snoop’s online cannabis start-up

Cheyne Anderson
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  Snoop Dogg and business partner, Ted Chung, have announced a new online project called Merry Jane. Launching in October, the website will be a portal for all things cannabis. It is tipped to feature interactive elements such as a dispensary-mapping service and consumer guides. It will also host media content, including the series Deflowered,…
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Tuesday 22 September 2015
News

solving sexism in hollywood: how the actors and actresses are playing a role

Amy Mckenna
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    George Clooney has spoken out recently, saying more lead male Hollywood roles could be switched to women. He argued that, ‘there are plenty of these films where you can stop and look and just change the gender and make a really interesting film. So we need to start thinking that way.’ His comments…
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Tuesday 14 July 2015
Celebrity

q&a with laura lydall

Bridget Conway
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White Ribbon, the Australian charity that raises awareness for domestic violence will soon be benefitting from donations from the sale of a new 3G Safety Watch which provides a range of features that can help shift workers and women who are out late at night. The watch has built-in geo fencing, has an on-call feature…
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Celebrity Featured Film Opinion

kim kardashian: an unexpected advocate for mental health

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Kim Kardashian is surprising everyone with her recent involvement as Executive Producer in upcoming documentary, #RedFlag. The hour-long special will air during US Mental Health Awareness Month to explore mental health and its relationship to social media. After its premiere, Producer, Dr Drew Pinsky also plans to have an interactive follow-up and similarly themed programming…
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Thursday 22 January 2015
Featured Opinion

rethinking (celebrity) allyship

Shannon Clarke
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As last year wrapped up, Emma Watson was named Feminist Celebrity of 2014 by Ms. Foundation For Women, in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com. With her UN speech last fall, she added her name to a growing list of celebrities who have either declared themselves feminists, had some kind of feminist epiphany, or have said something tangentially…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

‘a refreshing oasis in a trashy desert of cheap flesh’: slut shaming, role models and bindi irwin

Alice Ridge
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Mia Freedman, founder of the website Mamamia, is a big fan of Bindi Irwin.  In her latest piece praising the now 16 year old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, she applauds Bindi’s recent remarks on appropriate attire for teenage girls, contrasting them with a lot of selfies posted online by other teenage(ish) celebrities (including…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Celebrity Opinion

born to die: lana del rey and the romanticisation of dying young in celebrity culture

Ally Van Schilt
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Lana Del Rey is turning into one of the world’s biggest superstars with each passing day. Her music has been increasingly popular over the last few years, with the release of popular hit tracks including ‘Summertime Sadness’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’, the latter given even more of a boost of popularity given its eminence in…
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Friday 23 May 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

beyonce the flawless feminist

Sarah McGhee
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Beyoncé. Singer, mother and self-proclaimed feminist. Let’s face it, we adore her. But like every woman in the entertainment business who names themselves a feminist, there are times when the pointy bra and raunchy lyrics don’t quite live up to the ideology. But do we blame the industry for this, or the individual? The vast…
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Tuesday 13 May 2014
Culture Opinion

not public property: lorde’s stand against the paparazzi

Ally Van Schilt
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It turns out Lorde is not only a supremely talented vocalist, musician, performer and writer, but she’s also managed to contribute to a new brand of activism which I like to call ‘twactivism’. Yes, it looks strange written down like that, but it’s actually Twitter Activism, whereby the singer has taken a stand against issues…
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Monday 12 May 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

you don’t have to use the f-word, but you should at least understand it

Sigrid Cross
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Shailene Woodley has recently joined the list of intelligent and opinionated women who don’t want to touch the term feminist. When Time asked the Divergent star this week if she considered herself a feminist, Woodley responded: ‘No because I love men, and I think the idea of “raise women to power, take the men away…
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Monday 12 May 2014
Culture Opinion

thank god poor old george is finally engaged! oh wait…

Sarah McGhee
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Hearts are breaking all over the world as it was announced a few weeks ago that the charming, suave, internationally adored ladies-man that is George Clooney, got engaged. Since the announcement every magazine seems to be obsessively focused on who the lucky lady is, and how on earth she managed to hook the most eligible,…
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Sunday 27 April 2014
Opinion

the royal visit: representations

Emilie Bertsch
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Hands have been shaken, places have been visited and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Australian land. You may find yourself reflecting on how the whole thing went, or what was actually achieved on this royal tour besides a lot of cooing and awwing at a ruling class who seemed to be here…
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Monday 14 April 2014
News

in brief: beyonce photoshops thigh-gap?

Sarah Iuliano
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Beyoncé has attracted criticisms for her supposedly Photoshopped thigh gap on Instagram. The singer took several snaps while golfing on holiday, with this one accused of being doctored to make her legs distinctly thinner with the clone stamp tool. Social media was set alight with complaints and censure of the star. ‘Really, Beyoncé? We all…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
News

in brief: lorde calls out photoshopped image, reminds us that ‘flaws are ok’

Ruby Grant
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Indie/hipster teen pop sensation, Lorde has impressed the masses yet again with her profound feminist sentiments. After seeing a photoshopped image of herself surface online, the New Zealand starlet took to social media with a *GASP* un-retouched image from that very performance at Lollapalooza in Santiago, Chile, thereby calling out the frequent photoshopping of women and…
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