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Thursday 19 June 2014
Culture Opinion

new assassin’s creed game won’t have any female protagonists because they require a redo of animation

Bridget Conway
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  I’m a huge fan of the video game Assassin’s Creed. Even though its logic can be quite flawed and it seems the creators didn’t do much historic research, it still falls under that way-too-addictive-for-this-to-be-legal category. Thus, I have lost many an hour pretending to be a guy spreading the good faith to his fellow…
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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts

arts review: power babes unite at the 2014 found festival

Phylisa Wisdom
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The Found Festival was a nine-day, multi-platform arts festival. It consisted of an all women-produced art exhibition in the Magdalen Laundry and funky nightly festival events at the Shadow Electric, both within the Abbotsford Convent complex. When I asked Found’s producer Kirsty Hulm why she chose the Laundry for an all-women’s art festival, she said…
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Tuesday 20 May 2014
Opinion Television

white-washing in television: from silencing to stereotypes

Vanessa Brinis-Norris
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  White washing throughout television is completely normalised to the point where audiences rarely question it. As a result, we are subconsciously digesting white supremacy. White supremacy is not necessarily always overtly expressed, as avid viewers of white washed television, we regularly intake and express white supremacy in more subtle ways. Consider some of the…
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Tuesday 20 May 2014
Life Opinion

the women’s round: the role of women in AFL

Ally Van Schilt
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Mother’s Day weekend also doubles as Women’s Round in the AFL, where the players, officials and umpires recognise and honour the roles women have to play in all levels of Australian Rules Football. These range from female umpires and players, through to player’s mothers and the females who work around the club from day to…
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Culture Life Memoir

as long as you don’t act like a wog: negotiating implicit family racism

Sarah Iuliano
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Blood is thicker than water, but for some ethnicity is the deciding factor. That’s a bold claim but as a target of family racism, it’s something that I am forced to think about. I’m what could be considered ‘biracial’, that is, my mother is Anglo-Australian and my father is Italian. All racism is bad and…
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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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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

lip magazine
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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: character

lip magazine
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  Name: Holly Squair Label: Character Web address and/or FB address: www.facebook.com/charactercloth, http://charactercloth.wix.com/home   Where are you based?  I am based in Canberra and Sydney. My hometown is Canberra where I studied design but I am currently living in Sydney completing an internship at ‘Billion Dollar Babes’, a high end women’s label. How did you…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: the darling sisters

lip magazine
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    Name: Maria Ramsden and Leanne Dempsey Label: The Darling Sisters Web address and/or FB address: www.thedarlingsisters.com   Where are you based?  Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? We are not designers but heritage professionals with a…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Culture Featured World

coachella bindis: cultural appropriation or globalisation?

Cin Peeler
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  Coachella fashions in the past years have stirred raucous debate, with the terms ‘cultural appropriation’ and ‘racist’ thrown about over Twitter.  The feathered headdresses of the Native American people and the bindis and henna of the South Asian cultures have been embellishing the bodies of people who do not understand the significance of these…
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Friday 25 April 2014
News

in brief: Barbie to star in live-action film about ‘female empowerment’

Kezia Lubanszky
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Barbie’s upcoming live-action movie, going into production at the end of this year, is promised to be about female empowerment. The plot aims to team the original doll, marketed in 1959, with an overworked bureaucrat looking for an assistant – as well as many dazzling costume changes. ‘We always thought that the Barbie story had…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts Fashion

canberra’s biggest fashion event supports local designers and encourages diversity

lip magazine
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  It all started with a question: ‘Why?’ Why didn’t Canberra have its own major fashion event? The capital had come into its own as a thriving mini-metropolis of culture and fashion, an inspirational place exploding with eclectic, imaginative minds harking from every corner of Australia and all over the world. For its size, Canberra…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Arts Culture Featured

magdalen laundries for “sluts” in “moral danger”: why I founded ‘Found Festival’

Audrey K Hulm
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I have been quietly and frantically working away on the Found Festival for almost two years now. It is an arts event taking place from 17–25 of May at The Abbotsford Convent featuring 100+ women – artists, performers, producers, speakers, musicians, choir members, meditation experts and everything in between and around those limited definitions. I…
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Thursday 17 April 2014
Culture Featured

from bounty hunter to busty babe: the sexualisation of samus aran

Sigrid Cross
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Super Smash Brothers 4 has elected to add a Zero Suit clad Samus Aran to its line-up. Her new design includes a pair of jet pack high heels. This raised a few questions for me: if the developers felt that Samus needed jet boots to make her stronger, why take her out of her Power…
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