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Wednesday 28 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 28.08.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Cadets found guilty in Skype case Two cadets have been found guilty of ‘using a carriage service in an offensive manner’ in a case that has demonstrated the systemic gender problems in the Australian Defence Force Academy. ACT Supreme Court jury also found one of the men guilty of committing an act of indecency on…
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Tuesday 9 July 2013
Featured News Opinion

is this what a feminist looks like? wendy davis and the blonde feminist ‘debate’

Danielle Scoins
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On 25 June, Texas Senator Wendy Davis stood for nearly eleven hours in order to block a controversial abortion bill referred to as ‘SB5’  (Senate Bill 5) being put forward by the Texas Republicans. In doing so, Davis was utilising the political technique of filibustering, discussing the issues surround SB5 at length in order to…
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Culture Life Memoir

memoir: who me? a feminist?

Kym Campradt
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I have never called myself a feminist. Being raised by a single mother in the 1980s with my sisters, equality for women wasn’t a concept that I questioned. You could say I took it for granted that women had equal rights. At this early age I didn’t question gender equality because I was only influenced…
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Sunday 30 June 2013
News

feminist news round-up 30.06.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Julia Gillard ousted as Prime Minister After months of media speculation on strife within the Labor Party, Julia Gillard called for a leadership spill on Wednesday. A vote took place on Wednesday night and as a result, Kevin Rudd came to replace Gillard as leader of the Party and Prime Minister. Gillard has announced her…
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Friday 28 June 2013
Opinion

zooey deschanel, the feminine feminist

Michelle See-Tho
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  I have a girl-crush on Zooey Deschanel. I know, I know, so does half the female population. There are just too many good things about her. Her sort-of curly hair. Her bright blue eyes. Her deep, twangy voice. Her fashion sense and her status as a feminist. So when she declared her stance as…
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Wednesday 26 June 2013
Music

album review: cutting room floor, you shouldn’t be here

Lexie Bean
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I saw Cutting Room Floor for the first time in a co-op basement in rural Ohio. That night I held hands with three different people, sat in the dark in a dried food cellar thinking sad thoughts, gave a gift, and had a giggly walk into the humid night. I arrived home with three new…
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Monday 24 June 2013
Opinion

feminist of the week: hannah guyon

Junene Taylor
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Name: Hannah Guyon Age: 20 Occupation: Student and Yoga Instructor Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Describe yourself in one word: Determined What is your feminist philosophy? I believe in celebrating women and the major strides that strong women all over the world have made, and are making, both big and small. My biggest desire is…
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Sunday 2 June 2013
News

feminist news round-up 02.05.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Chime for Change concert promotes female empowerment The Chime for Change campaign brought feminism to the centre stage in the UK on Saturday through the Sound of Change Live concert. Headlined by Beyoncé, the concert raised $4m to support approximately 200 projects in 70 countries, while raising awareness of maternal death, domestic violence, and female…
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Monday 13 May 2013
Opinion

feminist of the week: theresa smith

Junene Taylor
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Name: Theresa Smith Age: 57 Occupation: Professor of Religious Studies Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Describe yourself in one word: Stubborn. What is your feminist philosophy? I am a radical feminist.  I believe that sexism is rooted in misogyny and misogyny is rooted in fear of women.  Patriarchy is the institutionalised, trans cultural and trans…
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Monday 6 May 2013
Culture Featured

feminist witchcraft: self, woman, world

Ruby Mahoney
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Over the last century, women’s rights movements in Western culture have led to a challenge of the patriarchy and in particular the religious patriarchal structures that have governed laws and cultural expectations for thousands of years. Mainstream Western religions – particularly Christianity and Judaism – have been criticised by feminists for both excluding women and…
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
News

in brief: ms magazine editor mary thom dies aged 68

Alexandra Storey
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Mary Thom, feminist and former editor of Ms. magazine, died in a motorcycle accident on April 26. She was 68 years old. Ms. magazine began in 1971, as a once-off insert in New York Magazine.  At the time, most women’s magazines gave advice regarding marriage, children, or beauty.  Though Ms. was heavily derided at the…
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
Featured Opinion

fur is a feminist issue

lip magazine
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It’s summertime in Melbourne and as the city begins to resemble an oversized convection oven I, like many others, hanker for the cooling breezes and soothing water of the seaside. As one of the few places where it is acceptable to disport yourself in the nearly nude, the beach presents challenges for the feminist bather….
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Tuesday 1 January 2013
Featured Opinion

sonya says goodbye to lip

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I have been writing for Lip since 2009. When I first started writing, fat acceptance was only a fledging concept in my mind – I had a rough idea of what it was, mostly through livejournal communities such as fatshionista and I had a rough concept of what exactly “fatshion” was as well. It’s no…
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Wednesday 19 December 2012
Opinion

hawk eyed feminism: feminist trekking across the universe

Emmica Schlobohm
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As the year draws to a close the World Wide Web has been crammed with annual lists. We’ve seen the Daily Life’s 20 Most Influential Female Voices of 2012, Forbes’ The World’s Most Powerful People and the list capable of causing an internet meltdown, Buzzfeed’s The 30 Most Important Cats Of 2012. Channelling my inner X Factor contestant…
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