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Sunday 30 March 2014
News TV

in brief: university of iowa rejects lena dunham

Bridget Conway
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With the fourth season of Girls on the horizon for airing in 2015, I’m sure many of you out there are super psyched to see just want Lena Dunham has concocted next for her band of ladies. I am, however, not looking forward to the next season – I find the show barely relatable and…
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Friday 28 March 2014
News

in brief: US college to offer miley cyrus course

Sarah Iuliano
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A liberal arts college in Saratoga, New York will offer a course analysing Miley Cyrus this year. Skidmore College will offer ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media’ as part of its Summer courses, alongside a range of other creative arts and humanities subjects. The classes, headed by Associate Professor Carolyn Chernoff,…
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Wednesday 19 March 2014
Feminism News

in brief: katy perry is confused about being a feminist

Matilda Mornane
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  You have to give a girl props for trying. Having previously declared, ‘I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women,’ during her Woman of the Year acceptance speech in 2012, Katy Perry has now decided she is one, minus the actual meaning of the word. Host Karl Stefanovic…
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Friday 14 March 2014
News

in brief: angelina jolie to have more preventative surgery for cancer

Sarah Iuliano
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Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is set to undergo more surgery to reduce her risk of cancer. The 38-year-old underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction last year, after being diagnosed with the gene BRCA1 which put her at an 87 per cent risk of developing breast cancer. This risk was much higher than the average…
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Wednesday 12 March 2014
News

in brief: lorde shuts down kyle sandilands’ homophobia

Kezia Lubanszky
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Kyle Sandilands has caused outrage again by making crude comments about Lorde’s relationship with fellow songstress Taylor Swift. In an interview with ‘The Kyle & Jackie O Show’ the 17-year-old was due to talk about her upcoming Australian tour. But the conversation quickly moved to Lorde’s personal life when Sandilands interrogated her about her friendship…
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Monday 3 March 2014
News

in brief: lupita nyong’o speaks out on intersection of race and beauty

Ally Van Schilt
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Lupita Nyong’o, winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave, has spoken powerfully at the annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon organised by Essence, about the intersections of race and beauty. Nyong’o, in addition to her acclaimed role in 12 Years a Slave, has also nabbed…
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
News

in brief: new covergirl campaign might be cute, but it’s nothing new

Matilda Mornane
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CoverGirl’s latest ad campaign, #GirlsCan, is basically everything you would want, as a cosmetics brand, in order to capture the attention of your target audience. They’ve got empowering music, the colour pink, and strong statements from a few of the most famous female faces in the world, including Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, Katy Perry, P!NK…
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Sunday 23 February 2014
News Opinion

in brief: lena dunham responds to jezebel’s publishing of her un-retouched vogue shoot

Yalei Wang
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Remember this article that we published here on Lip a couple of weeks ago? Well, Lena Dunham has responded, after keeping quiet about it. She broke the silence on US talk show, Grantland with host Bill Simmons.  In short, she didn’t like it one bit. ‘I think Jezebel is really smart and funny, I think…
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Thursday 20 February 2014
News

in brief: cosmo stopped rosie o’donnell from coming out in 1992

Sarah Iuliano
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Actor-comedian Rosie O’Donnell has revealed she would have come out ten years earlier if late US Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown hadn’t canned parts of a 1992 magazine article. She told web series Mondays with Marlo she believed Gurley Brown was trying to protect her. ‘At that time it would have been a huge issue,…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: ellen page comes out at LGBT youth welfare conference

Yalei Wang
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  Ellen Page, star of 2007’s Juno and up-coming X Men: Days of Future Past, has come out as gay at conference THRIVE, which promotes the welfare of LGBT youth, held at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page stated: ‘I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission, I…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: beyonce releases LGBT inclusive underwear line

Kezia Lubanszky
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Searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift? Beyonce’s new range of underwear might be just what you’re looking for. Designed specifically for Valentine’s Day, the new ‘Yours and Mine’ box sets are proudly LGBT inclusive. Sold directly from Beyonce’s website, the $40 sets feature boy-shorts and boxers emblazoned with the words ‘yours’ and ‘mine.’ The sets…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Featured

empress elisabeth of austria: was the 19th century monarchy just as bad as today’s media?

Courtney Iseman
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Any time her weight began to creep past 110 pounds, she enacted a “hunger cure” by fasting. When told she needed the nutrients from meat, she settled on having its juice squeezed into a soup to avoid actually eating it. She exercised obsessively – she had balance beams in her bedroom so she could work…
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Wednesday 22 January 2014
News Opinion

in brief: cate blanchett questions red carpet double standards

Matilda Mornane
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Amidst the award season chaos, there have been a few standout moments that remind us just how normal all of those glamorous celebrities in designer gowns are. The Screen Actors Guild Awards for 2014 have given us a few of those moments, which include Jennifer Lawrence claiming that her dress is giving her what she…
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Sunday 19 January 2014
News

in brief: lena dunham’s vogue cover shoot re-touched

Yalei Wang
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It comes as no surprise that US Vogue has re-touched images of Lena Dunham in her much anticipated cover shoot. Feminist Website Jezebel offered Annie Leibovitz $10,000 for the un-retouched photographs. The differences between the un-retouched and retouched photos are not vast. So called ‘improvements’ will always be made in fashion photographs. However, Jezebel writer…
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