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Saturday 30 January 2016

film review: carol

Jade Bate

It’s difficult to think of a recent film more exquisite and more perfect than Carol. It may seem too soon to call the film a masterpiece, but I can confidently say that it is truly up there with some of the greatest movies of recent times. More importantly, it takes its place alongside Brokeback Mountain…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Feminism Opinion Sexuality TV

‘turning gay’ for Ruby Rose: progressive or problematic?

Clara Borg
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Two weeks ago—after months and months of anticipation—Netflix released online the entire third season of Orange Is The New Black, prompting one of two reactions from fans: a)    Watching all 13 episodes in under 24 hours, then proceeding to frantically vent about all of the feels on every single social media platform available. Or, conversely,…
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Art Sexuality

strapped: art challenging phallocentrism’s impact on lesbian sexuality

Sarah Iuliano

Not everyone wants a ‘bulbous veined dick’ inside them. With this in mind, Newcastle-based artist Emilie Jeine Amaryllis has replaced the phallus with fists and other gestures in an installation resembling strap-ons. ‘Patriarchy and penises are everywhere and as a feminist lesbian, I want to challenge these things,’ Emilie says of the exhibition, which aims…
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Film Opinion

film review: blue is the warmest colour

Emma Robinson

I am so conflicted about this film. Blue is the Warmest Colour tells the coming of age story of a young woman, Adele, and how she fell for her first big love, Emma. It explores themes of love, desire, heartbreak and many other intense emotions that go along with being young and falling head over…
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Thursday 25 July 2013
Featured News World

pussy riot and russia’s LGBTIQ crisis

Claire Jansen

Image via Evgeny Feldman / AP   In the last week, more than 100 famous musicians including Madonna, Elton John and Sting have called for Russia to release the two members of feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot still jailed for an anti-government protest performance. This high-profile campaign represents a growing international focus on Russia’s human…
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Film News

in brief: lesbian love story takes out cannes palme d’or

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  A lesbian coming-of-age tale has been awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.  La Vie d’Adèle (Blue is the Warmest Colour in English speaking countries) from French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche took the top prize in an awards ceremony on Sunday after creating widespread buzz for its graphic sex scenes. La Vie d’Adèle tells…
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Friday 4 January 2013
Featured Opinion

Is a short haircut reason enough to be stoned?

Amy Nicholls-Diver

An Israeli girl was attacked on Sunday in Ganei Tikva, in the centre of the country. The 17 year old was stoned by a group of ultra orthodox students outside of their yeshiva, because of her appearance and sexual orientation. The girl, identified only as M., alleged to police that the group called her ‘a…
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Monday 27 February 2012
Featured Get Involved

i do day 2012: do you believe all love is equal?

Josephine Mandarano
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The latest polling shows that 62 percent of Australians support same-sex marriage, yet current legislation does not reflect this. As we talk more about the issue, support for legalising same-sex marriage also grows. Enter ‘I Do Day’, the campaign that aims to raise awareness and promote education about marriage equality as well as raise money…
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Wednesday 22 February 2012

Like a virgin… twice: losing your virginity to both genders

lip magazine
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I blew my high school years in pursuit of one girl. It seems comical now, that my 13-year-old self met the girl of my dreams and spent the next five or so years pining after her. That, along with general shyness and being the only out lesbian at my high school and college meant I…
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Wednesday 25 January 2012
Culture Featured

so, what do lesbians do in bed? a personal account of coming out

lip magazine

If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me ‘what do lesbians do in bed?’ I’d be a lot richer than I am today. However, right after that they usually ask how difficult it was to come out. It’s an interesting question, because the coming out experience is unique to the queer…
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Sunday 6 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 06.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. Please feel free to give us feedback! You can read last week’s round-up here. This week has a mixture of…
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