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Monday 7 July 2014
Featured Life

apolitics: should you employer proof your online activity?

Shannon Clarke
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  In Lynn Coady’s short story ‘Hellgoing’, published in the 2013 collection of the same name, the protagonist unleashes on her friends a weekend’s worth of frustration after visiting her father. Her friend Ruth leans in, ready with a ‘discussion question’ as the conversation turns to men in general. A feminist and academic, she never…
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 22.10.13

Ruby Grant
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In case you missed it: ACT becomes first Australian state/territory to pass same-sex marriage bill! Earlier today the ACT became a lot more hip and happening when it became the first Australian state/territory to pass a bill that, if it doesn’t get overturned by the high court, could legalise same sex marriage! Very impressed, Canberra,…
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Friday 18 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 18.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Artist who designed the American Apparel ‘period power’ t shirt gets her Instagram account deleted. Petra Collins, the artist who designed the now infamous American Apparel ‘period power’ t shirt that we were all talking about a few weeks ago, has had her Instagram account deleted because body regulation. In classic social media anti-woman-censorship, Collins’…
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Saturday 24 August 2013
News Opinion

‘flaps and all’: censoring Honi Soit

Ruby Grant
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  Fans of The Mighty Boosh will remember how strange it is to see a grown adult with no genitalia (Naboo, anyone?). Flat down there, like a Ken or Barbie doll. But this isn’t actually that far from the images shown in the mainstream media in Australia. This great Hungry Beast blog from 2010 points…
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Wednesday 27 October 2010
Art Arts Featured

Breastfeeding= pornography, apparently

Rebecca Howden
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I suppose it’s the Bill Henson effect, but it seems like lately everyone has been particularly on edge about the lines between art and porn, especially when it comes to photography. I’ve written about a few different instances of this in the past few months, and the issues are always pretty similar. This time, the…
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Wednesday 18 August 2010
Art

Oh! Will censorship never cease?

Rebecca Howden
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Another day, another censored photograph. This time, the controversial artist is 24 -year-old Isabella Melody Moore, whose photograph of herself and a friend sitting topless side by side on a hotel bed has been blocked from winning a prize in a competition backed by the City of Sydney. Four of the five judges in the…
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