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Saturday 5 April 2014
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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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Sunday 23 March 2014
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feminist news round-up: 23.04.14

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  Catch up with all this week’s feminist news here on Lip! This ‘Walk of Shame’ kit allows you to totally get your tramp on, and raise money for breast cancer research. Hooray! Seriously. Is a ‘Walk of Shame’ still a thing? Are we still calling it that? In 2014? I’ve heard it better dubbed…
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Sunday 16 March 2014
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feminist news round-up: 16.03.14

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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The fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o Buzzfeed staff look at the language surrounding our obsession with Lupita Nyong’o in this thought-provoking article, investigating the line between admiration and objectification. Best quotes: ‘I’d argue that Hollywood — which is really just America with better makeup — doesn’t have a vocabulary for discussing black beauty in a way…
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Sunday 9 March 2014
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feminist news round-up: 09.03.14

Ruby Grant
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Google celebrates International Women’s Day with a special doodle and video. Here are 22 inspiring Australian women. From ‘Miles’ Franklin, Fanny Cochrane Smith to Jean Macnamara. Don’t know who they are? Check this out! Reuters presents a stunning set of portraits of mothers and daughters from around the world for International Women’s Day. Things that…
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Saturday 22 February 2014
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feminist news round-up: 22.02.14

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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    Women’s Media Centre annual report reveals sad stats The progress towards gender equality in the media is slow going, according to the latest annual report from the Women’s Media Centre. According to the report, women had the fewest speaking parts in film in 2012 since 2007; the highest paid female movie star gets…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
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feminist news round-up 16.02.13

Ruby Grant
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    Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, to sign up for harsh anti-gay laws. Australia and New Zealand experience rates of non-partner sexual violence against women higher than the global average, study finds.  Barbie to be placed on cover of Sports Illustrated in an ‘unapologetic’ campaign.  Trans* comedian, Avery Edison, held at Toronto airport, live-tweets her experiences…
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Saturday 8 February 2014
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feminist news round-up: 08.02.14

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Disney child-star receives death threats after same-sex couple appears on show Last month, Disney show Good Luck Charlie featured a same-sex couple (two mums of Charlie’s playdate friend). It was the first time a gay couple had appeared on a Disney show. According to the highly reputable sources at TMZ, the 5-year-old star of the…
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Sunday 2 February 2014
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feminist news round-up 02.02.14

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  India’s ‘missing women’ cast shadow over art fair Towering steel statues representing the millions of India’s ‘missing women’ stood over the India Art Fair as it opened on Friday. The installation, titled M.I.S.S.I.N.G, is from artist Leena Kejriwal and is a response to the growing gender gap, fuelled by sex-selective abortion, infanticide, and the…
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Sunday 26 January 2014
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feminist news round-up 26.01.13

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Ice Design slammed for sexist/racist ‘Property of an Aussie Boy’ t-shirts.  Aussies head to NZ for gay marriage. $200 ‘marriage vouchers’ to start in July, will be available to gay couples. Indian woman gang-raped on orders of council. EU regulators investigating whether morning after pill works for obese women. Anti-abortion nurse reports former employers for…
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Saturday 18 January 2014
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feminist news round up: 18.01.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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New Delhi gang-rape victim attacked for hours A 51-year-old Danish woman was allegedly raped at knife-point for more than three hours after asking for directions back to her hotel. Two suspects have been arrested in a park close to the crime scene. It is believed that police are close to making more arrests. The suspects…
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Saturday 11 January 2014
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feminist news round-up: 11.01.14

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Tampons sent to Scott Morrison’s office in protest Protestors have found a novel way to express their anger at Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s treatment of female asylum seekers – posting sanitary pads and tampons to his PO Box in Canberra. The move comes in response to revelations that female asylum seekers have to ask guards…
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Thursday 2 January 2014
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welcome to 2014: a holiday news recap

Ruby Grant
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Happy New Year, and Welcome Back, Lipsters! If you’re anything like me, you will have spent the last week-and-a-bit pretty much inebriated and therefore, too indisposed to know/care about current events, let alone form eloquent opinions on them. You will no doubt be wondering what’s been happening out there in the real world while the…
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Saturday 14 December 2013
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feminist news round-up: 14.12.13

Ruby Grant
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Abbott to married same-sex couples: you knew the ‘risk.’ Michigan passes a bill requiring women to purchase ‘Rape Insurance.’ Democratic elections in Honduras may mean peace, stability and better conditions for women. California becomes first American state to legislate against revenge porn, arrests of website creeps ensue. Pussy Riot could be free by the end…
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Sunday 8 December 2013
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feminist news round-up: 8.12.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Same-sex marriage hits Australia, institution of marriage remarkably stays intact. Celebrations kicked off in Canberra this weekend with same-sex marriage laws coming into effect. 40 couples were registered to tie the knot across the weekend. West Australia Labor MP Stephen Dawson married his partner of 10 years just after midnight on Saturday, becoming the first…
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