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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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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Music Opinion

my sister and female pop stars

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I don’t listen to the radio or watch much TV, and half the time I’m far too lazy to download new music. Which means that my music taste is mostly stuck in the ’90s, with some current stuff thrown in if I stumble across it. My younger sister I care for is one of the…
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Monday 12 November 2012
Culture Featured

the domesticity revolution: the resurgence of the inner domestic goddess

lip magazine
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I recently admitted to a friend that I knit scarves and make cross-stitches. She gave me a look that was an unmistakable mixture of pity and incredulousness then reached across the small table, on which rested our coffee cups, and patted my hand comfortingly, reassuring me that I was not alone, as I shared this…
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Featured Opinion

you don’t own me

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Oh, I don’t tell you what to say I don’t tell you what to do So just let me be myself That’s all I ask of you A PSA is going around the internet at the moment, aimed at women voters in America. A bunch of female identified people are lip synching to Lesley Gore’s…
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Monday 17 September 2012
Culture

feminist of the week: gemma watson

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Gemma Watson Age: 20 Occupation: Writer, student, retail/shop assistant, bookworm. How would you describe yourself and your life? I grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne on a steady diet of politics, comedy and literature. Casual work, full-time study, and coffee are my daytime pursuits while at night I am furiously honing my…
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Monday 10 September 2012
Culture Featured

feminist of the week: ebonie hyland

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Ebonie Hyland Age: 21 Occupation: Student, Writer How would you describe yourself and your life? I spent the first 18 years of my life in Warrnambool, in the same little house with a white picket fence on the top of a hill near the sea. It was a humble, quiet existence, driven by music,…
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Thursday 30 August 2012
Featured News

greer unapologetic for big crack at the PM

Melissa Koutoukidis
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Renowned for her irreverence, more than 40 years after the publication of international best-seller The Female Eunuch Greer continues to spark controversy and leave outrage in her wake. The most recent debacle occurred in March 2012 when the trailblazer featured on the panel of ABC’s Q&A.  She not only criticised the fit of Julia Gillard’s…
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Monday 27 August 2012
Culture Featured

feminist of the week: kate bart

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Kate Bart  Age: 20 Occupation: Musician How would you describe yourself and your life? Well I moved from Perth to Melbourne almost a year ago now, to pursue music and I’m still a little lost, the only thing I know is Melbourne feels right. I know more Irish in Melbourne than I do Australian…
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