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Monday 25 May 2015
Art Arts

cosmic cuties: characters for change

Bridget Conway
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  Are you sick and tired of the constant imagery of skinny models with perfect skin plastered all over media? Well, we have all been sick of it for a while. But artist Mikhaila Nodel has decided to make images and put them into a zine, and these images inspire confidence for all girls and…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Arts

head on photo festival: review

Isabella Cornell
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This year’s Head On Photo Festival, a celebration of photography exhibited in various locations across Sydney, presents a range of poignant photographic surveys dealing with diverse subjects, including a plethora of topical social issues. Many of these issues are related to, or a consequence of gender inequality in international contexts. The voice of these issues…
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Sunday 10 May 2015
Featured Life

why i don’t want to be a mother

Jay Ong
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  The ‘joys’ of motherhood are undoubtedly lost on me. The inverted commas that I have deliberately and strategically placed around ‘joys’ say it all. Mind you, I have never experienced being a mother for myself, so of course I wouldn’t know. But I have my conspiracy theories. I have heard too many horror stories…
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Celebrity Featured Feminism

dear princess: a letter to charlotte of cambridge

Clara Borg
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  Dear Princess, You were less than a week into the world and already people were placing bets on you. You will probably need to get used to this. It started before you were born, even. Gamblers were pooling money to guess what your name would be. Charlotte. A diminutive form of the masculine Charles,…
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Film TV

orange is the new black: why are we itching for the third season?

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Full of sex, criminality and queer-dom, it’s little wonder why Orange is the New Black (OITNB) has amassed a devoted following. The show launched in July 2013, and quickly shot to the leader board for Netflix’s most popular shows. Responding to pleas, producers will release the third season late this June. Inane at times, the…
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Friday 8 May 2015
Art

intertwined: exhibiting mother artists

Ruth Skilbeck
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Growing out of the Women’s Art Movements of the 1970s, a new movement of Mother Artists is gathering strength in Australia and internationally. Intertwined: Exhibiting Mother Artists, at the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra, shows the range of social concerns that feminist mother artists are aesthetically and culturally addressing: What is a…
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Tuesday 5 May 2015
Film TV

4 great female-centric TV shows streaming on netflix right now

Kate Voss
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Earlier this year, Netflix Australia was launched in an effort to reach a larger worldwide audience with its services that continue to replace a­ny need for cable TV for most people. And while the original launch only included 1,500 shows, it’s anticipated that it will continue to release new content as time progresses to bring…
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Monday 4 May 2015
Featured Film Uncategorised

welcome to the dollhouse collective: a new all-female production company

Lauren Strickland
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  Australian actress Rose Byrne recently announced the formation of a new local production company, endearingly named The Dollhouse Collective. The group, made up of  Byrne, actress/director Gracie Otto, actress/writer Krew Boylan, director Shannon Murphy, and publicist/producer Jessica Carrera, has been put together with one aim in mind: to redress the film industry’s gender imbalance….
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Saturday 2 May 2015
Featured Get Involved Life World

female genital mutilation: it’s closer to home than you think

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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It is a murky practice that is rarely discussed within its own culture, let alone outside it. Khadija Gbla is a nationally recognised spokesperson and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. ‘I didn’t even know what Female Genital Mutilation was growing up, I never heard of it being spoken of,’ Khadija says. Khadija, aged 27, was…
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Tuesday 28 April 2015
Featured Life Opinion Uncategorised

sexism in retail: a tale of creepy old men and men’s magazines

Sarah Randall
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In my experiences of working in retail, I’ve been pretty fortunate in regards to sexism. Apart from a few stand-out occurrences, most of my working retail life has been sexism-free, at least on the surface. However, the few times when I have been made to feel uncomfortable – because I happen to identify as female…
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Sunday 26 April 2015
Film

film review: mommy

Eloise Grills
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Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (released on April 9) brims with an exuberance that threatens to split its very illusion at the seams. Violence brews just beneath the surface of chaotic and charming almost-teenager Steve’s countenance (played by Antoine-Olivier Pilon). Diagnosed vaguely by his mother with “ADHD… attachment disorder” he is thrust back into her life when…
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Saturday 25 April 2015
Featured Feminism Health Opinion

bearded and bold: meet harnaam kaur

Brianna Doolan
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Meet Harnaam Kaur, a 24 year old British teacher’s aide and anti-bullying activist who happens to have a whopping great beard. The self-proclaimed “Bearded Dame” was diagnosed with a hormonal disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at age 11. This relatively common disorder – affecting 12-18% of women of reproductive age – is diagnosed based…
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Saturday 25 April 2015
Art Arts

madeleine ryan: interview

Bridget Conway
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We are all aware of Kickstarter and Pozible campaigns: a slew of projects all worth supporting that are vying for our attention and our jingling pockets. Well, sometimes a particular campaign can really make you want to dig deep because it hits a note within you. With Madeleine Ryan’s GINESTHOI, I felt something stir in…
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Monday 20 April 2015
Featured Health

the truth about electroconvulsive therapy

Yasmin Mobayad
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Electroconvulsive Therapy: kind of conjures up images of sterile hospital rooms with old-world medical machinery attached to a helpless young woman strapped to a gurney. Well, sadly, if you pictured that image, you would have been pretty close to the truth. Electroconvulsive Therapy, otherwise known as ECT, was a form of treatment used primarily in…
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