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Thursday 10 March 2016
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feminist news round-up 10.03.16

Danielle Croci
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Liddle: IWD an opportunity to bring marginalised voices to the fore Celeste Liddle writes on the widespread ignorance of the history of Aboriginal people, particularly women, for Daily Life. The reference by Channel 7 to Port Arthur as ‘Australia’s worst massacre’ ignores earlier massacres of Aboriginal people, including the Mowla Bluff Massacre in 1916 in…
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Thursday 3 March 2016
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feminist news round-up 03.03.16

Danielle Croci
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First female field umpire at an AFL-level game In another step forward for women in AFL, Eleni Glouftsis became the first female field umpire to referee a game at AFL level on Sunday. Although it was only a pre-season match, the game between Carlton and Essendon at Ikon Park began with the opening bounce taken…
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Saturday 27 February 2016
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feminist news round-up 27.02.16

Danielle Croci
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King: ‘I refuse to support someone I don’t believe in’ Elizabeth King writes an interesting piece for Salon stating that, as a leftist feminist,she has made the choice not to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Having been told that she’s ungrateful for her right to vote and anti-patriotic, King notes that ‘we don’t…
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Thursday 18 February 2016
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feminist news round-up 18.02.16

Danielle Croci
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Clementine Ford: footy fallout reveals footy’s antiquated views on women and relationships Australian feminist writer Clementine Ford writes for DailyLife on the media and industry response to the fallout between former footballers and media personalities Garry Lyon and Billy Brownless. Ford calls the industry’s reaction ‘reinforcing regressive, outdated ideas about mateship’ and paternalistic views on…
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Thursday 28 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 28.01.16

Danielle Croci
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Backlash after women strip naked at sombre Invasion Day event Nakkiah Lui, indigenous writer and actor for ABC’s Black Comedy, has slammed a pair of reportedly non-indigenous women for their nude “performance art” piece at an Invasion Day march in Sydney. During a speech by journalist John Pilger, the two women, painted as Australian flags,…
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Thursday 21 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 21.01.16

Danielle Croci
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Jada Pinkett-Smith calls for boycott of white-led Oscars With this year’s Oscar nominations consisting of 20 white actors and actresses for the second year in a row, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has boycotted the awards. In a video shared on Facebook, she stated that ‘begging for acknowledgement… diminishes dignity… We are powerful, and let’s not forget…
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Thursday 31 December 2015
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2015: the year that was in feminist news

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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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Thursday 24 December 2015
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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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Thursday 17 December 2015
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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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Thursday 10 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 10.12.15

Danielle Croci
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Myer CEO says young workers want flexibility, not penalty rates In a speech at the Australian Financial Review Workforce and Productivity Summit, chief executive of Myer, Richard Umbers, claimed that millennial workers ‘don’t really differentiate between a Saturday and a Sunday’. Umbers also believes that young people aren’t as fearful of losing entitlements such as…
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Wednesday 9 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 9.12.15

Cheyne Anderson
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Girl’s speech against the running of her high school goes viral The captain of an exclusive North Shore girl’s school was speaking out against the corporatisation of schools, saying that it fails the students when the school puts maintaining its reputation above all else. As the ultimate testament to her argument – the school even…
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Wednesday 2 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 2.12.15

Cheyne Anderson
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Photographer Annie Leibovitz releases Pirelli 2016 calendar …and it features simple portraits of prominent women such as Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, Yoko Ono and Patti Smith. They have apparently been at this for years, but it has taken Amy Schumer and a coffee cup for mainstream media to pick up on it. Is this calendar…
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Thursday 26 November 2015
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feminist news round up 26.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Clinton vows to stop using the phrase ‘illegal immigrant’ Hillary Clinton has promised to stop using the term ‘illegal immigrant’ after being criticised for it in a Facebook Q&A . Journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas explained that the term was offensive, and that he was asking all candidates to pledge that they would…
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Wednesday 25 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 25.11.15

Cheyne Anderson
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victim blaming entrenched in violence towards women, report finds Well, it’s White Ribbon day, marked by marches and social media campaigns designed to bring the problem out into the open. But is acknowledging the problem in the public sphere enough to change what happens behind closed doors? A report released today hints at the extent…
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