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Sunday 19 February 2017
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feminist news round-up 19.02.17

Josephine Mandarano
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Women can avoid rape by staying at home, says Indian politician This just in: your vagina is like a car and to avoid “accidents”, it’s best you keep it parked at home. At least that’s what Indian politician Kodela Shiva Prasad said while speaking at a press conference before the National Women’s Parliament in Amravati. ‘When…
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Friday 30 December 2016
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2016: the year that was in feminist news

Eden Faithfull
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Sitting from where we are now, looking back over the year that was maybe more a study in crippling remorse than anything else, and the news doesn’t appear to be getting brighter for women or other sexual, racial or social minorities. 2016 has seen a rise of female-identifying young people taking to the streets to…
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Saturday 4 June 2016
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feminist news round-up 04.06.16

Danielle Croci
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LGBT community gets behind suspended La Trobe academic Roz Ward In the wake of private Facebook comments criticising the Australian flag as ‘racist’, academic at La Trobe University in Melbourne and founder of the Safe Schools Coalition Roz Ward was suspended from her position at the university. The hashtag #IStandWithRozWard was created by LGBT people…
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Sunday 15 May 2016
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feminist news round-up 15.05.16

Danielle Croci
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First ever Indigenous woman to contest Miss World Australia For the first time ever, an Indigenous woman will be contesting the Miss World Australia competition. Maminydjama ‘Magnolia’Maymuruis a 19-year-old Yolgnu woman and will be representing the Northern Territory. She says she’s come out of her shell to compete in the competition ‘for all the young…
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Sunday 8 May 2016
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feminist news round-up 08.05.16

Danielle Croci
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Mia Freedman criticised for auctioning off an internship for Mamamia Founder of Mamamia, Mia Freedman, has come under fire online for auctioning off a ‘priceless’ internship at the organisation – for $10,000. While the money raised will go to Caritas Australia, Freedman has already faced criticism in the past for underpaying writers. The criticism comes…
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Sunday 17 April 2016
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feminist news round-up 17.04.16

Danielle Croci
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Maley: the hypocritical reaction to child welfare cases Jacqueline Maley writes for the Sydney Morning Herald on Australia’s response to two different cases this week – the 60 Minutes botched “child rescue” in Lebanon that has left the crew in jail and a mother charged with the death of her 14-month-old daughter in Melbourne. Why…
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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 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 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 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 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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Thursday 19 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 19.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Government appoints women to the ABC board The Turnbull government has appointed two new women to the ABC board. The two businesswomen, Dr Kirsten Ferguson and Donny Walford, bring the total of women on the board to four, who sit alongside five men. They will assist in making the decision on a successor to current…
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Thursday 12 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 12.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Breast Cancer Patient Warns of Private Health Insurance Brisbane woman Michelle Hennessy contracted breast cancer after having top-level private health insurance with extras for 20 years, and was still forced to pay over $20,000 for her treatment. She is now warning unsuspecting Australians to check the fine print of their plans for coverage levels….
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