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Thursday 16 August 2012
Culture

the gender games

Erin Stewart
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More women than ever have competed in the 2012 London Olympics than any previous games. For the first time, every country represented at the Olympic Games has sent women to compete in London. This includes Saudi Arabia, a country that has never previously sent any women athletes to the Olympics. Women’s boxing also made its…
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Monday 23 July 2012
Opinion

the feminist relationship

lip magazine
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As a feminist, I often get into situations where I’ll do something vaguely ‘un-feminist’ (not that I even believe in that term), and whoever is with me will clap their hands in glee and say, ‘Ha! That’s not very feminist of you, is it?!’, triumphantly, as if I’ve finally been caught out as the fraud…
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Sunday 13 May 2012
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 13.05.12

Josephine Mandarano
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barack obama says same-sex couples should marry In a mammoth political move, US President Barack Obama has declared his personal support for gay marriage.  He said: “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my…
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Saturday 21 April 2012
Opinion

the pressure to look perfect in public

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Today my father told me he wanted to walk to our local café for coffee. We’ve both been walking a lot more recently because my parents have downsized to one car and, as my mum is still working, she has the car the vast majority of the time. I thought it would take the both…
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Friday 20 April 2012
Culture

Feminist of the week: Melissa Wellham

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Melissa Wellham Age: 22 Occupation: Student / Freelance Writer / Blogger   How would you describe yourself and your life? I’m a movie buff, word nerd, music snob, mag hag, comic book aficionado and political hack – and like to write about all these things, for various publications and on my blog.  I studied…
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Tuesday 10 April 2012
Culture

Feminist of the week: Andre Pant

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Andre Pant Age: 27 Occupation: Engineer/Physicist How would you describe yourself and your life? I like to think I enjoy a pretty well rounded life.  I’m a pretty big science nut, with a background in space engineering and plasma physics.  I also care about the social side of humanity, and have been involved in…
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Monday 19 March 2012
Culture Opinion

Feminist of the week: David Nowell

Jessica Barlow
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Name: David Nowell Age: 64 Occupation: Business Engineering Consultant How would you describe yourself and your life? My life is very full and with many aspects of happiness and enjoyment in all areas.  I have a great mix of work, social and relaxation in essentially a carefree arrangement. I can pick and choose what I…
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Tuesday 28 February 2012
Culture Opinion

Feminist of the week: Tara Mitchell

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Tara Mitchell Age: 23 Occupation: Activist How would you describe yourself and your life? I never imagined I’d be a Feminist.  Being a transsexual, I was brought up with male privilege for the first 20 years of my life, and this left me quite blind to the reality of women’s lives and the toll…
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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Culture Opinion

Feminist of the week: Farris Nehme

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Farris Nehme Age: 21 Occupation: Building Design student How would you describe yourself and your life? I was born into a fairly traditional Lebanese family, I prayed every night and shared the same cultural ideals as the rest of my family. I guess you could say I simply was the product of my environment….
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Friday 17 February 2012
Books Featured

books for budding feminists: Gail Dines, Pornland

Jessica Barlow
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I sure as hell never envisaged myself reading a book with Porn in the title when I was fifteen, but here I am five years on having thoroughly enjoyed just that. Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality by Gail Dines is an exploration of the effects porn has had and continues to make on…
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Tuesday 14 February 2012
Culture Opinion

Feminist of the week: Nayree Mardirian

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Nayree Mardirian Age: 20 Occupation: Student and Sales Assistant 1. How would you describe yourself and your life? I am currently a student just trying to make my way in the world. I am always busy and eager to engage in new experiences. I love music, film and have a passion for foreign affairs…
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Thursday 26 January 2012
Culture Opinion

feminist of the week: stephen benko-nehme

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Stephen Benko-Nehme Age:    31 Occupation: Library / AV Technician How would you describe yourself and your life? I’m a Western Caucasian male nearing middle age, living in middle-class suburbia. Why are these specific details important? Because my relatively easy existence alluded to by my demographic puts me in a unique position – I…
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Monday 26 December 2011
Featured News

feminist news round-up 26.12.11

Josephine Mandarano
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tunisian association of democratic women wins simone de beauvoir prize The 2011 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom, an award given to advocates of women’s rights across the globe, was awarded to the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD) on Saturday. According to a statement from the prize organisers, the AFTD ‘was recognised for…
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Sunday 4 December 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 4.12.11

Josephine Mandarano
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Afghan rape victim marriage pressure An Afghan woman who was raped and subsequently jailed for adultery has been pardoned for her ‘crime’ but upon her release, may be pressured into marrying her rapist. The woman, Gulnaz, who gave birth to a daughter in prison, apparently agreed to the marriage in a bid for freedom, despite…
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