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Friday 6 November 2015
Featured

serena williams talks diversity in sports and technology

Danika Kimball
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Last week, tech magazine Wired announced that the current issue of the magazine would be guest edited by Serena Williams. Undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of our time, Williams mentioned the significance of the Rooney rule in the NFL, which requires the league to interview minority candidates for senior positions. She also notes that…
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Tuesday 2 June 2015
Featured Opinion

feminist friendly: on diversity on television

Katerina Bryant
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While bingeing on Orange Is the New Black on Netflix I’ve fallen for the show and its “diverse” cast. I’ve relished seeing women of all ages, all sizes, all sexualities, women of colour and, of course, seeing trans advocate Laverne Cox killing it. I didn’t really think about what OINTB wasn’t doing well until I…
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Culture Fashion News

in brief: Indigenous model search inspiring diversity

Matilda Mornane
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Last week was the launch of the first search for indigenous models, which will coincide with the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW) in April 2014. The search is aimed at shifting perceptions and encouraging diversity in the fashion industry. Speaking at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, model Samantha Harris said that…
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Friday 18 January 2013
Culture Featured TV

girls: now with added black character

Zoya Patel
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Lena Dunham won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and Best TV Comedy for Girls, and the wins have sparked yet more internet furor about the show, her body, and whether or not Girls is even vaguely representative of young women’s experiences. I have seen Season One of Girls, and enjoyed…
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Sunday 8 April 2012
Opinion

beach bodies: the delightful reality

Lou Heinrich
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Sun, sand and surf is a quintessential part of the Australian identity. I’m a big fan of beach trips on hot days and my enthusiasm for barefoot walks, lying on sun-warmed towels, and the refreshing shock of bounding into cool, dark water is not the only reason why sand is forever in my hair. I…
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Tuesday 20 March 2012
Featured Opinion

Broadening Feminism[s]: Intersectionality 101

Erin Stewart
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As a movement, and speaking in very general terms, feminism has been guilty of marginalising the voices of other people. While it has been rejected on ignorant grounds which rely on stereotypes (feminists are hairy, scary people who hate men and burn undergarments), it has also been quite fairly rejected on the grounds that it…
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Tuesday 28 February 2012
Fashion

Interview with Taryn Williams: How the Fashion Industry Can Empower Models

Erin Stewart
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Taryn Williams became a model when she was 16 years old. She juggled her job with school, and later university, with a lot of success. She graduated the Dux of her high school and completed tertiary studies at the Australian National University. However, it was not easy going. She says, ‘I was modelling full time…
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Tuesday 31 January 2012
Film

soaps and low standards

Emma Koehn
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Do we have low standards? The past few weeks have had us questioning the popularity (or lack thereof) of Australian film, literature and culture generally. There’s talk of us still subscribing to ‘Cultural Cringe’, and failing to value Australian cultural products.  This analysis has been largely related to film and literature, but does it apply…
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 20.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. This column is still finding its feet, so please feel free to give us feedback, as well as any news…
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