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Monday 14 July 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: elaine rita mendus

Junene Taylor
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Name: Elaine Rita Mendus Age: 23 Occupation: Freelance Journalist Hometown/Current town: Mastic, New York/Brooklyn, New York. Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious What is your definition of feminism? Equality. Feminism should be about equality and pulling the underprivileged women (regardless of race, sexual orientation, or trans-ness) up to the same playing field that cisgender, white men have…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
News

feminist news round-up: 12.07.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! U.S. Campuses breaking the law when it comes to sexual assault This actress wants sexual violence to stop on TV American Apparel scandal continues What do you think of these ‘feminist knickers’? More on the Hobby Lobby decision Laverne…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Featured Feminism

masculinism and the ‘f’ word: a terrifying tale in modern discourse

Brianna Doolan
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That’s right people, masculinism is a thing. When faced with this term, several questions spring to the feminist mind; is masculinism the countermovement to feminism? Is it pure misogyny? Or, is it simply a glorious celebration of what it is to be a man? In an article written in 2012 by Melissa Blais & Frances…
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Monday 7 July 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: elisabeth paquette

Monica Hunasikatti
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Name: Elisabeth Paquette Age: 25 Occupation: Administrative Assistant at VCU’s School of Business Hometown: None. I grew up in 25 different homes across 5 countries on 3 continents. Describe yourself in one word: Colourful Why is feminism important to you? Feminism is important to me because women are still paid less than men, most of…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

‘a refreshing oasis in a trashy desert of cheap flesh’: slut shaming, role models and bindi irwin

Alice Ridge
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Mia Freedman, founder of the website Mamamia, is a big fan of Bindi Irwin.  In her latest piece praising the now 16 year old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, she applauds Bindi’s recent remarks on appropriate attire for teenage girls, contrasting them with a lot of selfies posted online by other teenage(ish) celebrities (including…
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Monday 30 June 2014
Culture Featured Feminism

feminist frequency: tropes vs. women in video games

Sigrid Cross
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If you’re not overly familiar with the gaming world, then it is quite possible you may not know Anita Sarkeesian. She is feminist blogger who is behind the Feminist Frequency series. She was also the target of massive internet backlash in 2012. Sarkeesian began a Kickstarter project looking to fund a series of videos that…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Celebrity Opinion

born to die: lana del rey and the romanticisation of dying young in celebrity culture

Ally Van Schilt
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Lana Del Rey is turning into one of the world’s biggest superstars with each passing day. Her music has been increasingly popular over the last few years, with the release of popular hit tracks including ‘Summertime Sadness’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’, the latter given even more of a boost of popularity given its eminence in…
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Wednesday 25 June 2014
Featured Feminism Sport

tackling sexism with sexism: collective shout and the lingerie football league

Ellen Read
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  Being the feminist that I am, I’m all for calling out and challenging sexism. However, you can’t tackle sexism with sexism. In a patronising twist of events this is exactly what Collective Shout, an anti-sexism activist organisation, has tried to do. Legends Football League (LFL), commonly known as Lingerie Football League, came to Australia…
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Monday 16 June 2014
Feminism Opinion

instagram, stop shaming women’s bodies

Vanessa Brinis-Norris
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As many are already aware, #FreeTheNipple is a feminist campaign aimed at highlighting the double standard that exists within our society, in regards to male and female nipples. Our society normalises male nipples and breasts, particularly in Australian culture where topless men are socially acceptable. On the social media front, a man can take and…
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Monday 16 June 2014
Feminism Opinion

claire van ryn is confused by feminism

Sarah McGhee
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Claire Van Ryn is a pro-life Christian blogger and writer for The Examiner, with a reputation for writing controversial articles that incite heated responses. And her most recent article is no exception. The piece is titled Women’s Rights Confusing Men, and in it Van Ryn talks about traditional gender roles and urges men to be…
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Sunday 15 June 2014
News

feminist news round up: 15.06.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip!   High school boys talk about why they are feminists Angelina Jolie on a mission to stop rape #SurvivorPrivilege trended on Twitter – what do you think? Here’s another Twitter trend – this time about whether father’s day…
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Wednesday 11 June 2014
Feminism World

deviants or victims: sex tourism and prostitution, the voluntary/forced debate

Grace Dobinson
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  If upon hearing the words ‘sex tourism’, you conjure up images of white, privileged, Western men embarking on journeys to developing countries with the pursuit of engaging in paid sexual activity, you would not be mistaken. Yes, sex tourism is actually a thing happening all around the globe. And in most cases, this conception…
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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts dance Theatre

performance review: stones in her mouth

Nikki Kennedy
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  Leni Ponifasio and his company MAU return to Carriageworks with their Australian premiere of yet another thought provoking work,  Stones in Her Mouth. Like MAU’s 2012 production of Birds With Skymirrors, which explored our relationship with the world in a time of climate change, Stones in Her Mouth is a similarly provocative work. Through the…
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Friday 30 May 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

misandry might hurt but misogyny kills

Sigrid Cross
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  Trigger warning: for violence against women and misogynistic language. Margaret Atwood once wrote that ‘Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them’. Elliot Rodger has become America’s latest mass murderer. His motivation? A hatred of women. There’s no way to tiptoe around it. Rodger was…
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