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Thursday 20 August 2015
Featured Sexuality

about a girl: consent, teens and technology

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few weeks ago, a teenage girl was reportedly raped by three adolescent males, while two other female adolescents recorded the event on a mobile phone. This footage was forwarded to a journalist who quickly passed it on to local police. Her location remains undisclosed. The police response was lacklustre at best, insisting nothing could…
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Friday 10 July 2015
Column Featured Sexuality

back to ba(sex): msm and consent

Sarah Iuliano
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With LGBT Pride Month just passed in the United States, there have been some fantastic achievements acknowledging the rights of LGBT+* people in the Western world. The US Supreme Court decision finding marriage equality is a constitutional right has prompted increasing discussion of the matter in Australia. However, Aussie writers, including those at Lip, have highlighted an…
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Sunday 8 March 2015
Featured

international women’s day: no means no

Cin Peeler
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This week one of my favourite YouTubers, Dr. Lindsay Doe, made it to the front page of Upworthy with her video ‘Dear Boy Who Likes My Daughter’. Dr. Doe usually fronts the channel Sexplanations, where she provides accurate sexual education, and often vents her frustration at the lack of education in the United States and…
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Thursday 16 October 2014
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): technology and consent

Sarah Iuliano
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Consent culture and rape culture: from the Interweb to smart phones, these two foes so often war on the battleground of information communication technologies. Every battle won within the name of consent is a small victory. So when affirmative consent app, Good2Go, was pulled from the market just nine days after its release, it begged…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): online surveys and consent

Sarah Iuliano
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  Join Lip’s Sarah Iuliano for her new fortnightly column on all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more! From texting to sexting, the advent of digital media has allowed relationships to blossom and wilt. It has also brought the couples’ survey into the 21st Century. I speak not of the ‘Are you and your…
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Monday 2 December 2013
Health News World

in brief: woman forcibly sedated and given caesarean

Ruby Grant
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In what is becoming an international legal row, it has become apparent that an Italian woman visiting Britain was forcibly sedated and given an caesarean section after experiencing a mental breakdown. Last year, while visiting the UK on a two-week business trip, a pregnant Italian woman with a preexisting bipolar disorder experienced panic attacks, and…
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Art Culture Get Involved

consent culture needs you (and your art!)

Sarah Iuliano
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Calling all Lipsters: want to work towards abolishing rape culture with the chance of having your creativity seen? Newcastle-based consent workshop instructor, Nissa Lee of Secret Strength Self Defence is spearheading a grassroots project which aims to do just that. The OK Danger community collaboration of consent inspired artworks is broadly themed around sexual agency…
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Culture Featured

dear belly button – a letter from the attention: people with body parts project

Lexie Bean
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Attention: People With Body Parts is a body-positive initiative with an emphasis on book-making, letter-writing, and collaborative projects. The international initiative is based in the United States – and soon to be Germany – has been featured multiple times in Lip as a feminist organization to look out for. Some of their upcoming projects include…
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Friday 21 June 2013
Featured Opinion

love is a battlefield, consent is not

Sarah Iuliano
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Image © Jorja Kelly If no means no and yes means yes, then what about all the tricky little nuances of intimacy that aren’t vocalised? With little discussion on how to communicate consent in wider Australian society, people are attending consent workshops to learn how to say yes, no, maybe and use other methods to assert themselves…
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Monday 15 April 2013
Opinion

girl versus strip club

Emma Jones
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I am writing this with a very powerful hangover. My best friend is getting married in three weeks and last night we celebrated her love and commitment with plastic penis paraphernalia and tequila shots – because nothing symbolises love and commitment like plastic penis paraphernalia and tequila shots. As a traditional Hen’s night, the programme…
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Monday 15 April 2013
Opinion TV

small screen sirens: ‘just say yes’ – consent and TV

Sophie Overett
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**Spoiler Alert** The second season of Girls finished up a few weeks back, tying up what was a pretty mediocre season with Hannah and Adam back together after his champion’s run to her house (that was weird, right?). The pair had spent the entire season foxtrotting around each other whilst she macked on Donald Glover…
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