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Thursday 24 March 2016
Featured Health Sexuality

contraception 101: choices, choices, choices

Sarah Iuliano
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  An introduction to contraceptive choices From the Ancient Egyptians’ use of crocodile dung to drinking hot mercury tea in Ancient China, people fearing an extra mouth to feed fretted over the best means to avoid bearing one. Contraception is a global, timeless issue which some big international players – most notably the United Nations –…
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Feminism Opinion

eyes on the prize: choices and feminism

Jay Ong
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The essence of feminism is clear and simple: equal political, economic and social rights among genders. A fight for equal rights across all fields, with a focus on the status of women. A fight against sexism and the objectification of women. Full stop. But alas, as with every issue open to the scrutiny of the…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Art Life News

in brief: ‘power of makeup’ trend shows makeup shaming has got to go

Sarah Iuliano
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Thousands of women have banded together to post selfies to debunk the myth women who wear makeup are ashamed of their everyday appearance. Posting images of themselves with half their face made up and the other portion bare, the hashtag ‘PowerOfMakeup’ has demonstrated defiance towards those alleging they are victims chained to the beauty industry….
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Friday 17 October 2014
Featured

keep calm and befriend a muslim

Raidah Shah Idil
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Seriously? Again? Bronywn Bishop already had her go with her ‘ban the hijab in schools’ mantra in 2005. Now it’s time to up the ante with the ‘ban the burqa’ mantra. It boggles my mind when political figures like Jacquie Lambie draw links between the burqa and terrorism. What’s the connection? This ‘ban the burqa’…
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Health News Opinion Politics

abortion debates from australia’s deep south: tasmania’s battle over reproductive rights

lip magazine
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Like countless other young women, the “war on women” during the 2012 American presidential election campaign was a shock to my system. It can seem so easy to take our rights for granted in a time and culture where post-feminist discourses tell us that we can “have it all”; where Beyonce’s power-femininity dominates the all-American-male…
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Tuesday 8 January 2013
Opinion

Feminism: Fighting for the right of women to disagree

Siobhan
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I really must give a shout out to one of my dearest social networking sites, Facebook. What a challenge it can be, every day to connect into the hearts, minds and walls of so many friends, colleagues, and often strangers whom you’ve befriended and now know many of their private details.  But despite the potential…
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Thursday 5 July 2012
Opinion

(sex)uality : the morning after pill

Zoya J. Patel
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I worked in a pharmacy for about 4 years while I was at university. I loved my job as a dispensary tech, despite the often gross conversations I would be forced into with customers. Some favourites include the time a guy tried to make me touch the wart that was blooming under his armpit, and…
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Thursday 24 May 2012
Opinion

what, no baby?

Kaylia Payne
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I haven’t ever wanted kids. Not even when I was younger, when everyone around me was either a child themselves or a parent and I assumed that all women had to have them. Because every tantrum, every complaint that ‘so and so got more than me’, every ‘I hate you mum’ that came out of…
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Thursday 26 April 2012
Opinion

The Child Conundrum – Why I Don’t Want Kids

Zoya J. Patel
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I originally wrote this as a post for my blog, The Coconut Chronicles, but have expanded it here! Let me just put this out there – I’m not a fan of children. In fact, I would go so far as to say that children are like little aliens to me. I see them and I’m…
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