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Thursday 3 October 2013
Culture Life

a dating dilemma – where do you meet new people these days?

Zoya Patel
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(Image via Flickr) This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. The past year has been full of milestones for my social group, most of them tied to the fact that most of us have now graduated university, and are either in or are…
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Culture Life Sexuality

sponsored post : are women becoming more confident in the bedroom?

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(Image via Jean KOULEV) This post was sponsored by C-date. If you have questions or concerns about sponsored posts, contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. There is a narrative about sex that I think we all have come to believe, somewhat subconsciously, without really examining it. It’s that in the bedroom (and in a heterosexual context), men…
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Friday 30 August 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post: how to get through a long distance relationship

Zoya J. Patel
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Image via Winter Pearl on Flickr   This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. Last year, I spent six months living in one city, while my boyfriend lived in another. We were separated by 659km, very different working hours and the kind of…
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Tuesday 13 August 2013
Culture Life

the (no) distance relationship: from a boat in Berlin (part 2)

Kahtia Lontis
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As I write this article I am lying next to a window overlooking the river Spree in Berlin. It is late evening, and the reflections of the city lights are dancing across the surface of the rippling black water, creating a rather magical atmosphere. It’s Wednesday night now, and we left Stockholm early on Monday morning, taking…
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Thursday 8 August 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post : can women make the first move in dating?

Zoya J. Patel
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. **This article is written with an assumption of heteronormativity, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t keen on hearing about other sexualities also!** You know the rules – when it comes to dating, men do the asking,…
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Thursday 8 August 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: hard to get

Lou Heinrich
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Apparently we’re at the cusp of the fourth wave of feminism, with formidable ladies like Amanda Palmer and Malala Yousafzai at the battle front. It’s all a bit tiring, really—to think that after an ocean of feminist thought, we have not yet toppled the old-age patriarchal values which restrict equality. Unfortunately, it’s true: in many…
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
Featured Opinion

the 5 step guide: my response to overheard homophobic comments

Grace McCarter
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I was sitting on a bus a few weeks ago, listening unabashedly to a conversation between two other passengers. They had just watched a Youtube video on one of their phones of gay marriage being passed in Parliament somewhere on the other side of the world. Judging by the young men’s uniforms, they were studying…
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Wednesday 24 July 2013
Culture Featured Life Memoir

the (no) distance relationship: from online love, to living together (part 1)

Kahtia Lontis
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There’s a buzz around internet-based long distance relationships these days. Everybody has a different opinion: some people can’t for the life of them understand the appeal, and some people sing their praises from the rooftops. When I told people I was in a long distance relationship I received varied reactions. Some people thought it was cool,…
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Culture Life

sponsored post : are men intimidated by successful women?

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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. **This article is written with an assumption of heteronormativity, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t keen on hearing about other sexualities also!** ‘He’s just intimidated by you.’ It’s probably one of the most overused phrases in…
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Tuesday 30 April 2013
Culture Life

sponsored post: is chivalry sexist?

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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com.  When I was in university, taking my first Gender Studies classes and writing for Lip in my spare time, word got around pretty quickly that I was a feminist (and still am, I might add). I…
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Culture Life Opinion World

indian multi-millionaire wants a wife: women with fat-bottoms need not apply

Zoya J. Patel
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A full-page ad placed in The Times of India by an Indian multi-millionaire seeking a new wife has caused some reaction in the media, ranging from guffawing to head-scratching. Reported by The Age, the ad, placed by Dinshah Vimadalal – a 69 year old retired widower living in Mexico – outlines his many attributes and…
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Thursday 7 March 2013
Culture Opinion

the addictive, self-deprecating cycle of “seeing someone”

lip magazine
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Being in your twenties is difficult and sexy. In our twenties we graduate uni, generally start full time employment, dick around Europe for two years or so ‘finding ourselves’, drink too much beer and start getting fat and then realise it’s not as easy losing weight as it was when you were 17 after VCE…
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Wednesday 27 February 2013
Featured Life

learning to let go: when the strongest person you know leaves your life

lip magazine
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When you were younger, they were the strongest person you knew. They were bigger and braver and smarter than everyone else. Ever since you can remember, they protected you from the outside world. Their words of wisdom, discipline and love all created a shield from pain, disappointment and fear.  They held your hand through scraped…
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Thursday 14 February 2013
Featured Opinion

pro-valentine’s day: seriously, what’s not to like?

lip magazine
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On Valentine’s Day last year my beloved (if occasionally a little slow-on-the-uptake) partner arranged to catch up with a friend of his for some casual after work drinks. When he informed me late in the afternoon that he’d made plans for the evening—plans that didn’t involve me, I was, to put it mildly, somewhat perturbed….
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