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Tuesday 21 July 2015
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new legislation proposed that will allow women to get an abortion in Canberra without harassment

Amy Mckenna
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  The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury released draft legislation on Monday, aimed at banning anti-abortion protests outside Canberra’s clinic in Moore Street. Fairfax reports the legislation doesn’t set a specific distance, though it aims to end the demonstrations of anti-abortion protestors handing out material to woman coming and going from the clinic, leaving it to the…
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Wednesday 8 July 2015
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protein world’s body-shaming: women take a stand

Amy Mckenna
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  Protein World, a weight loss and fitness company, has been slammed over their recent ‘beach body ready’ campaign, which displayed a flawlessly slim, bikini-clad model with the slogan, ‘Are you beach body ready?’. The controversial weight loss campaign has received a huge backlash for its alleged ‘body-shaming’, including a protest in Hyde Park and…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
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tim hunt resignation was not too far

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    I have sympathy for Tim Hunt. First, the public shaming, and now, according to an interview in the Observer, being “hung out to dry” by scientific establishments. I agree that this situation would be horrendous for anyone, and that these comments may have very well been a nervous error, a miscommunication or a…
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Monday 22 June 2015
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in brief: clementine ford banned from facebook for 30 days after reposting abusive messages sent to her account

Kaylia Payne
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  On Sunday 21 June, prominent feminist Clementine Ford was banned from Facebook for thirty days after a so-called violation of community standards, in which she published screenshots of online abuse that were sent to her Facebook account. The abusive messages came after Ford called out Sunrise on their victim blaming, writing them a fantastic f%&k…
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Saturday 20 June 2015
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in brief: Google takes important step in tackling revenge porn

Kaylia Payne
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Google’s senior vice president of search, Amit Singhal, announced via a blog post on Friday that Google will be releasing an online form allowing victims to request the removal of nude or sexually explicit images shared online without their consent. ‘Our philosophy has always been that Search should reflect the whole web. But revenge porn…
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Saturday 20 June 2015
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matildas advance to the round of 16 in FIFA women’s world cup

Danielle Croci
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  After surviving the so-called ‘group of death’, Australia’s Matildas are through to the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup in Canada. However, they’ll have to face soccer superstars Brazil if they want to reach the quarter-finals. This is a step forward for women’s sport in Australia, but there’s still a long way…
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Tuesday 16 June 2015
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#JustATampon: tackling the stigma surrounding periods

Amy Mckenna
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    The Plan UK has partnered with V Point News to challenge the taboo around menstruation, using the social media campaign #JustATampon to raise awareness and funds for vital menstrual health work. “The stigma and embarrassment attached to women’s periods contributes to gender inequality worldwide,” states The Plan UK. “Around the world, millions of…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
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feminist news round-up: 12.07.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! U.S. Campuses breaking the law when it comes to sexual assault This actress wants sexual violence to stop on TV American Apparel scandal continues What do you think of these ‘feminist knickers’? More on the Hobby Lobby decision Laverne…
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Sunday 15 June 2014
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feminist news round up: 15.06.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip!   High school boys talk about why they are feminists Angelina Jolie on a mission to stop rape #SurvivorPrivilege trended on Twitter – what do you think? Here’s another Twitter trend – this time about whether father’s day…
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Sunday 25 May 2014
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feminist news round-up: 25.05.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Did you see that feminist Frank meme? What do you think? Check out the Beyonce feminist debate. Read about feminist biology – What do you think of it? World Cup season is upon us, and this artist is…
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Sunday 18 May 2014
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feminist news round-up: 18.05.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Jessica Valenti discusses unhappiness and feminism Read about why we need to respect those who started the feminist movement Swedish Feminist Party may win its first seat in Parliament This guy says he doesn’t need to be a great…
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Saturday 10 May 2014
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feminist news round-up: 10.05.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Here’s how to help the effort to find the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. Seriously, a judge actually thought it would be a good idea to send this rapist to do community service at a rape crisis centre! Read about…
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Saturday 3 May 2014
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Feminist news round-up: 03.05.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Is it ok for a man to review a feminist book? Have you ever been called a man-hater? Jessica Valenti has, and she’s not cool with it Should we stop asking celebrities about feminism? As a feminist, what…
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Saturday 26 April 2014
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feminist news round-up: 26.04.14

Bridget Conway
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  Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Did you observe ANZAC day yesterday? Well, don’t forget to remember women in war and women affected by war. Check out this blog post for some thought-provoking stories. Watch Jon Stewart from The Daily Show bag out persistent sexism…
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