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Saturday 29 August 2015
Featured Feminism Health

strong like a girl: lift weights, feel great

Annabelle Regan
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Enter into any co-ed gym and you will find the weight training section dominated by guys. They’re big, sweaty and can be very intimidating. It can be daunting walking through there, let alone picking up some weights. So, because of this, you still often find that women believe the treadmill is their place in the…
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Thursday 27 August 2015
Featured

muscled out: I quit my gym to avoid unwanted male attention

Nicola Bryant
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It is a wintry August evening and I have my window open to let in the crisp city air. I am chilled to the bone, but my room smells the way car tyres do after a burnout and I hate it. It smells this way because I have my own home gym. When I think…
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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Feminism Health Opinion

a new voice: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eden Faithfull
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Trigger Warning: Discussion of eating disorders While commuters who are usually having a laugh or two listening to Breakfast With Matt & Alex were driving to work, Triple J decided to air a different sort of content recently. Tears of laughter turned into tears of admiration and joy across Australia. This is because on August…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
News

birth control pill can prevent cancer, new research finds

Amy Mckenna
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  The birth control pill has been granting women the undeniable benefit of preventing unwanted pregnancy since it was first approved by the FDA in 1960, but recent research has found that the birth control pill also has the remarkable ability to prevent cancer. This little pill has been giving women sexual freedom for over…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured

the status update you’ll never see: one woman’s experience with bipolar disorder

April Smallwood
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Hey, guys! Guess what? I totes have depression! Starting Lexapro tomorrow. #woo #ontrack #letsdothis This is the tits-out status update Nikita*, 26, never posted, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and taking her first round of meds for resulting depression earlier this year. ‘A friend and I were talking about this recently. Some of the…
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Wednesday 27 May 2015
Health

quick health tips: managing stress

Jade Manly
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According to the Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey 2014 conducted by the Australian Psychological Society, women reported significantly higher stress levels than men, with the top stressors including money, family and personal health. Whilst daily hassles are a normal part of life, extreme stress levels can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other…
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Monday 20 April 2015
Featured Health

the truth about electroconvulsive therapy

Yasmin Mobayad
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Electroconvulsive Therapy: kind of conjures up images of sterile hospital rooms with old-world medical machinery attached to a helpless young woman strapped to a gurney. Well, sadly, if you pictured that image, you would have been pretty close to the truth. Electroconvulsive Therapy, otherwise known as ECT, was a form of treatment used primarily in…
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Friday 10 October 2014
Featured Health

mental illness and compounded effects of marginalisation

Natalia Verne
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DISCLAIMER: This article is written only from my own experiences and is not meant to represent other people’s experiences of ableism, transmisogyny, sexual assault, or other experiences. Trigger Warnings: Rape, sexual assault.   A lot of people look up to people who appear to be struggling with life, as if they are inspirational in some…
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Featured Health

living with borderline personality disorder

Ruth Scott
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  Author’s Note: Please remember while reading this that these are my own personal thoughts and experiences and they do not represent everyone with a diagnosis of BPD. Please follow the links provided for more information. Writing a concise piece on a very misunderstood and stigmatised mental illness is no easy feat. When you speak…
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Featured Health

mental health week: a reminder that mental health is a complex issue for many of us

Bridget Conway
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I’m incredibly proud that addressing mental health issues with programs such as this week’s Mental Health Week in support of World Mental Health Day, and ABC’S Mental As, a week of TV, radio, and online programming dedicated to dismantling the stigmas surrounding mental health, has now become an everyday norm. It’s very difficult now to…
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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Health

well…what? allergies and anaphylaxis

Cin Peeler
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It’s October! Not only can we start planning our Halloween costumes, but it’s also well and truly springtime. As the weather warms up, pets start shedding more, flowers release pollen, and dust is blown up into the dry air. Fur, pollen, and dust are common allergens, which can make spring an uncomfortable time for those…
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Health Sexuality

back to ba(sex): five STIs you didn’t know about

Sarah Iuliano
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If you are sexually active, one would hope you have heard of the infections that can set upon your bits if you have a lax attitude to safe sex. Perhaps they are not as embedded in your brain as one Geordie Shore cast member, whose sweet nothings during love making consisted of ‘chlamydiaaaaa!’ Beyond chlamydia,…
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Saturday 20 September 2014
Health

well…what? endometriosis

Cin Peeler
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Last week, endometriosis was on Lip’s radar, as pharmaceutical giant Bayer refuses to supply more than half a million Australian women suffering from the crippling disease with valuable pain medication. Endometriosis affects up to 10% of women worldwide and is defined mostly by intense pelvic pain. Twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Freedman, the woman behind the push for…
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Monday 8 September 2014
Health

giving endometriosis sufferers choice: bayer pushed for drug sale in australia

Sarah Iuliano
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  As feminists, we believe women should have choices. We believe nothing should stand in the way of a woman living life as best she can. For the half a million Australian women diagnosed with the debilitating disease endometriosis, their autonomy is currently being compromised by pharmaceutical company Bayer. Bayer is considering bringing the drug…
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