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Tuesday 9 February 2016
Featured Feminism Get Involved

fEMPOWER: workshopping gender with high schoolers

Arabella Close
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  Last year, a group of students from the University of Sydney Wom*n’s Collective began teaching workshops on feminism to high school students under the brand fEMPOWER. We began the workshops after one collective member shared her experience of coming to university with very little understanding of feminism, outside of what was offered by the…
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Monday 1 February 2016
Featured

short shorts and long burqas

Annie Hariharan
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There are two reasons why it was easy for me to travel and explore new cities. First, I lived in Kuala Lumpur for most of my life until I moved to Melbourne. Kuala Lumpur is a 2 hour flight to most South East Asian cities, food havens and tropical islands. Second, budget airlines expanded in…
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Friday 29 January 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: i call myself a feminist

Jess Miller
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I called myself a feminist out loud for the first time only last year. Mostly I felt proud, but lurking underneath this pride was an undeniable layer of guilt. I Call Myself a Feminist—an anthology compiled by Victoria Pepe, Rachel Holmes, Amy Annette, Alice Stride and Martha Mosse—helped me answer two questions at the heart…
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Thursday 28 January 2016
Arts Fashion

interview with linda vydra: founder of pins to kill

Bridget Conway
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Pins to Kill, or P2K  for short, is a clothing line made by women, for women. Customers can get their hands on custom-made leggings, or choose from a range of already designed funky styles, once P2K launches on February 2nd! I had a chat with the founder of P2K and she explained to me why…
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Monday 25 January 2016
Arts Books

interview with honor jane newman

Bridget Conway
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Honor Jane Newman is the author of a short and handy self-help book for women titled Killing the Perfectionist Within: A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book includes tips and tricks to tackle the difficult emotions and situations that can arise when you seek perfectionism on a daily basis….
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Thursday 21 January 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: bold

Cin Peeler
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If you’re looking for BOLD in a bookstore, you’ll definitely know when you’ve found it. Its striking cover is mostly red, splashed with the title across the lower half. On the back, it has some impressive cover quotes from Benjamin Law and former Greens leader Bob Brown. Flipping through the pages, you see the many photos collected by the…
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Monday 18 January 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: from the heart: women of letters

Kathy Pollock
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Since its first incarnation at Melbourne’s Trades Hall in 2010, Women of Letters has toured the world to sold-out audiences. Curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, its original purpose was to encourage women to read aloud letters set to a specific theme, directed at a live audience. It has evolved to include a Men of Letters variant and has several accompanying book anthologies, but the underlying principle remains the same: allowing a gathering of people to speak intimately without reservation. In From the Heart, the latest Women of Letters,…
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Thursday 31 December 2015
Featured News

2015: the year that was in feminist news

Arabella Close
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  TW: sexual assault and harassment, gendered violence, misogyny, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, ableism Here’s a round up of feminist news in 2015. A lot of it was awful – violence against women continuing unchallenged, male privilege going unchecked and feminist initiatives that continue to exclude women of colour, queer women, women with disabilities and trans…
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Wednesday 30 December 2015
Featured

lip’s women of the year 2015

Cin Peeler
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2015 was the year Australians weren’t quite sure who their Prime Minister was. As of this year, ‘Netflix and Chill’ has officially been around long enough to be embarrassingly misused by big brands and your clueless uncle alike. And 2015 has brought hashtag activism into its own, with everything and everyone having their own Twitter…
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Friday 25 December 2015
Film

film review: suffragette

Jade Bate
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  There are literally thousands of historical films that document the tragedies and triumphs of men. From war epics to biopics about world leaders, scientists and rock stars, according to the cinema the history of mankind is considered to be more important than the history of womankind. That’s not to say that there aren’t a…
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Thursday 24 December 2015
News

feminist news round-up 24.12.15

Danielle Croci
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  A look back at the sexism of 2015 Feminist writer and commentator Van Badham looks back on the year that was in sexist and misogynistic behaviour in science, the entertainment industry, sport, the list goes on and on. However, the article also gives some hope when you remember those who stood up for women’s…
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Monday 21 December 2015
Feminism Opinion

veganism and feminism: a surprising alliance

Ada Jenkins
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Today marks my two year vegan anniversary. I have not eaten meat, eggs or milk for 730 days. My reasons for becoming vegan were compassion for animals, of course, but also concern for my health, which wasn’t faring so well on a high cholesterol diet. But, as time has passed, I’ve often found myself marvelling…
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Thursday 17 December 2015
News

feminist news round-up 17.12.15

Danielle Croci
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Former speaker Anna Burke quits politics The Labor MP has represented the Victorian seat of Chisholm for 17 years, has been an advocate for the humane treatment of asylum seekers and was speaker during part of the tumultuous minority Gillard/Rudd government. Burke justified her decision to quit politics saying, ‘I’m leaving because you have to…
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Wednesday 16 December 2015
Books Health

killing the perfectionist within: review

Bridget Conway
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Honor Jane Newman is a psychologist currently living in Melbourne who has penned a short and easy-to-understand self-help book for women living with perfectionism, anxiety and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Killing the Perfectionist Within is a simple little book that gives the reader an insight into the various symptoms of these conditions and then delves…
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