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Monday 14 April 2014
News Politics

in brief: penny wong encourages more politicians to identify with feminism

Bridget Conway
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Acting Labor leader Penny Wong has spoken up and urged women in politics to not be afraid to call themselves feminists. She argued that the term is not “extreme” and is not exclusive to women who are more left-inclined. Wong is ‘set to take issue with Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash’s refusal…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Featured Opinion

good intentions don’t make sexism ok

Ellen Read
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The latest Snickers ad has sparked widespread public debate. Although it seems feminists widely agree that the underlying message of the ad is sexist, many have turned focus toward intentions. Did Snickers intend to empower women? Or did they intend to feed into the degradation of women? Or was it simply a clumsy attempt to…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Feminism News

in brief: the guardian turns everyday sexism back on men

Matilda Mornane
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Based on public encounters reported to them, The Guardian recently used scenarios from real women from the @EverydaySexism Twitter feed to turn the tables on sexist discourse. Video Producer, Leah Green went undercover for the four minute video, in which she depicts the real-life situations, instead cat-calling or asking unsavoury questions of the men she bumps…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

is mcgill university’s feminist collective right: can anybody be a feminist?

Ruby Wallace
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Can anybody be a feminist? The Feminist Collective at McGill University’s Faculty of Law made it clear that yes, anybody can be a feminist as long as they believe in gender equality. The Feminist Collective campaign sought to reclaim the idea that anyone can be a feminist no matter their gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or…
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Featured Music

interview: hayley mary, the jezabels

Ruby Turner
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Australian band The Jezabels have just released their second record, The Brink, and Lip’s Ruby Turner spoke with the effervescent and enthusiastic lead singer Hayley Mary about putting out a new record, feminist music icons and what it means to be an Australian musician. Did you have a particular sound or concept in mind for…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: emma wright

Monica Hunasikatti
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Name: Emma Wright Age: 19 Occupation: Disney Intern and VCU Student Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA Describe yourself in one word: Ambitious What is your feminist philosophy? I believe that if you put positivity into the world, it will come right back. Feminism isn’t any different; if you talk about feminism and actually do something about…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Feminism

chocolate feminism: new snickers ad faces unwanted criticisms

Chloe King
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Popular chocolate brand, Snickers, has recently received a great deal of criticism over its latest ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ ad – both from feminists and rival chocolate companies alike. The one minute, 11 second video depicts a group of construction workers shouting surprisingly encouraging feminist and anti-sexist phrases to passing women below. A…
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Sunday 6 April 2014
Feminism News

in brief: feminism criticised by women at panel presentation – women’s history month: evaluating feminism, its failures, and its future

Bridget Conway
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This sort of thing may not be surprising anymore, but it’s still worth mentioning that yet again, women have disowned feminism. This time, it was at a panel presentation set up by The Heritage Foundation of America entitled ‘Women’s History Month: Evaluating Feminism, Its Failures, and Its Future,’ in which conservative women stepped up to…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 05.04.14

Ruby Grant
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! 65 per cent of Brazilian survey respondents agreed that women who dressed provocatively ‘deserved’ to be raped. A further 58 per cent claimed that if women ‘knew how to behave’ there would be less rape. A significant portion…
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Friday 4 April 2014
Featured Opinion Politics

quentin bryce: a woman at the top

Emilie Bertsch
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Maybe it’s because a lack female leadership in the workplace is still a major problem in Australia, maybe it’s because our first female prime minister was removed amid some mean-arsed gender debates. Perhaps it’s because it’s disheartening that our current government employs one woman in its Cabinet, but my psyche has become plagued with the…
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Thursday 3 April 2014
Feminism

so, can men be feminists? a chat with PhD student, Sophie Robinson

Bridget Conway
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Australian university student, Lewis Merryweather stated that he often encounters negative reactions at university when he declares himself a feminist ­– especially when he’s tried to get his male friends to go to feminism talks with him. He gets this response: ‘Why would you go to a talk on feminism? You’re a guy!’ He doesn’t…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Feminism Music

no girl band: haim insulted by ‘medieval’ sexism in music

Ally Van Schilt
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The band, Haim are quickly garnering both commercial and critical success. Their live performances are outstanding, their album Days are Gone has received gold level sales, as well and critical acclaim by both music journalists and their fellow musicians. Their music has frequently been likened to that of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, and it seems…
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Monday 31 March 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: heidi la paglia

lip magazine
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Name: Heidi La Paglia Age: 21 Occupation: Student / Utas Women’s officer / Babysitter / Lip Writer Location/Hometown: Hobart, Tasmania Describe yourself in one word: Determined, or should I say Stubborn? Hah. What is your feminist philosophy? Every girl deserves the opportunity to follow her dreams and achieve her greatest potential. While girls around the…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Feminism News

in brief: exhibition celebrates 4000 years of reproductive choice

Kezia Lubanszky
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The University of Michigan is displaying an exhibition of posters by artist Heather Ault dedicated to the history of women and abortions. The agency of reproductive and contraceptive choice extends back 4000 years, so the exhibition is named ‘4000 Years for Choice.’ Ault, an activist for reproductive rights, said that the exhibition ‘presents abortion and…
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