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Sunday 8 March 2015
Featured

international women’s day: no means no

Cin Peeler
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This week one of my favourite YouTubers, Dr. Lindsay Doe, made it to the front page of Upworthy with her video ‘Dear Boy Who Likes My Daughter’. Dr. Doe usually fronts the channel Sexplanations, where she provides accurate sexual education, and often vents her frustration at the lack of education in the United States and…
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Friday 14 March 2014
Film

i am a girl: gendered experience around the world

Lou Heinrich
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‘I was taken to hospital to prove my virginity, and then to a hotel.’ Cambodian teenager Kimsey sold her virginity at 12 because her family needed money to eat. She lives in slum-like conditions with an abusive boyfriend and a mother who takes care of her daughter while she works. Kimsey is acquainted only with…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
News

in brief: planned parenthood describes world it wants this international women’s day

Sarah Iuliano
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Reproductive health care provider, Planned Parenthood has taken to social media to assert women’s rights to safe and adequate sexual healthcare to US Secretary of State John Kerry this International Women’s Day. Using the hashtag #WorldWeWant, the organisation is calling on Kerry to work towards a world where access to good reproductive and sexual healthcare…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
featured Feminism Life Opinion

Happy International Women’s Day

Audrey K. Hulm
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Because today is my own very special day, where I get to celebrate what its like to be a woman in my own very special way I choose to pretend that I live in the society of my dreams and I will: Walk down the street in a skirt above my knee and not be…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
Featured Feminism Life

international women’s day: hopeful reflections for a feminist future

Ally Van Schilt
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My niece, Ella, turns two on March 8 this year. I’m undeniably jealous that she gets to be born on International Women’s Day; but on the other hand, I get to share my birthday with the late Jeff Buckley, Isaac Hanson, RuPaul and Rachel McAdams, so I guess that can be my consolation prize. Still,…
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Opinion Politics

security for promiscuity: how anti-discrimination legislation is failing women

Sarah Iuliano
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Despite 102 International Women’s Days, the sexual revolution, and countless contraceptives in a girl’s favour, heterosexual women are still vilified for their sexuality. On this year’s International Women’s Day, Julia Gillard addressed what she no doubt thought were the big issues in women’s rights today: violence, education, gender pay gaps and human trafficking. While the…
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Tuesday 19 March 2013
Featured World

how reproductive health can change the developing world

Matylda Buczko
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The theme for International Women’s Day earlier this month was ‘The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum’ and it could not be more apt given the recent horrific attacks on women in India and South Africa – attacks that are not unprecedented and are prevalent in too many countries around the world. These acts of violence against…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Culture

are you a vashti or an esther feminist?

lip magazine
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Today is International Women’s Day, an occasion to peer back through history and say, ‘Gosh, we’ve come a long way!’ I guess it’s a day to say thanks, fellas, for letting us vote, wear trousers and earn a decent wage. You’re so good to us (sorry, I couldn’t resist). But it’s also worth considering what…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Culture

five things i’m thankful for this international women’s day

lip magazine
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‘A woman’s opinions are useless to her, she may suffer unjustly, she may be wronged, but she has no power to weightily petitions against man’s laws, no representatives to urge her views, her only method to produce release, redress, or change, is to ceaselessly agitate.’ – Louisa Lawson, speech to the inaugural meeting of the…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Culture

lip top 10: days in history (or more appropriately, “herstory”)

Melissah Comber
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Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Having my column fall on this day sounds like a golden opportunity for a womanly theme, which almost makes it a shame that almost every column has some kind of womanly theme. I feel like I shot myself in the foot there. So, instead of a column listing achievements, I…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Featured Opinion

One Step Forward, Two Steps Mubarak? Women in New Eygpt

lip magazine
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A recent photography competition casts a spotlight on the role of women in revolutionary Egypt — but women’s rights are under threat under Egypt’s new leaders, writes Farz Edraki. A woman in red hijab. She stands in a crowd of helmet-clad police officers, protesters, and cameramen. Her gaze is steadfast; resolute. The caption on the…
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Sunday 11 March 2012
Culture Featured

Feminist News Round-up 11.03.12

Erin Stewart
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A Right to Kill Newborns? Late last week, Australian philosophers Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argued in the British Medical Journal that killing a newborn is of no moral difference to aborting a foetus. This is justified on the basis that a newborn and a foetus have the same lack of a sense of their own life and aspiration. As long…
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