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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Culture

memoir: sexual epiphany

Ucheoma Onwutuebe
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I was nine and in my fifth year in elementary school when one day, out of curiosity, I pulled out my mother’s Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and looked up the word ’sex’. I wish I had spared myself that knowledge for suddenly, my little world took on a harsher hue. The second meaning of the…
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Friday 31 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

marriage proposals: business negotiation or disney movie denouement?

Ruby Grant
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So, before I start I’ve got to admit I’m feeling a little bit like a radical feminist troll at the moment because every time I go on mamamia.com.au, “feminist” women’s news blog site, I find something I vehemently disagree with. A few weeks ago I blogged in response to their cute little playlist for women…
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Tuesday 18 December 2012
Featured Opinion

don’t call me mrs: why i’m keeping my surname after i marry

Josephine Mandarano
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‘A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.’ – Lucy Stone This time next year, I will already be somebody’s wife. I will be married; legally tied to somebody ’til death do us part and all the rest of it….
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Tuesday 20 November 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: a note on wedding etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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As a cake-loving, romantic sop, it should come as no surprise that I love weddings. They are like childhood birthday parties but with fancier lolly bags. I love everything about them, from the concept of love and commitment behind them, right down to the finer details that make a wedding day unique. So when I…
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Friday 28 September 2012
Featured

it’s time to start asking better questions about the marriage and fertility “crisis”

Shannon Clarke
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Iran is taking an unconventional approach to stem falling marriage rates. Sports and youth minister, Mohammad Abassi announced that a spouse-finding website may soon be authorised in the Islamic country. Currently, online sites are heavily censored and access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are limited (though a reported 17 million Iranians are…
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Thursday 27 September 2012
Featured Opinion

should she put a ring on it?

lip magazine
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This is something that has fascinated me for a short while now and I have still not come to a definite conclusion. It’s an ever-so-slightly taboo subject but I’m curious to know what others views are. Should single girls wear a ring on their ring finger? First of all, I’ve been trying to think of…
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Tuesday 4 September 2012
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: i vow to smash the patriarchy

Hannah Story
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So you may have heard about or perhaps even read the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney’s opinions about marriage. The Anglicans decided to keep up with the times by updating their marriage vows – they changed the part about a new wife “obeying” her husband to  her just “submitting”. Did someone remember to put up streamers?…
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Friday 31 August 2012
Featured News

‘moral obligations do not hold anymore’: marriage equality bill passes in tasmania

Shannon Clarke
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‘The ayes have it.’ With four simple words Tasmania made history yesterday as months of protesting and political back-and-forth came to a head in Tasmania’s Parliament House. After legislation was shelved this week on federal marriage reform, the Same Sex Marriage Bill passed easily in the House of Assembly by a vote of 13-11.  Shakespeare…
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Friday 20 July 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: the marriage plot

lip magazine
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The Marriage Plot has a marriage plot and examines marriage plots. The types of novels that initially sprang to my mind as marriage plots were older English novels by Jane Austin, George Eliot or Louisa May Alcott. With these associations in mind, marriage plots seemed anachronistic. I then considered the standard genre conventions of a…
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Tuesday 10 July 2012
Featured Opinion

growing pains – what should you be doing when you’re 25?

lip magazine
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A few months ago at work a lovely new girl started, and at 19 she’s all rainbows and lollipops about life. We started talking about life and love and when she found out how old I was she exclaimed ‘What?! I don’t believe you! Why aren’t you married with kids yet?!’ I laughed, but then…
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Saturday 23 June 2012
Film

film review: take this waltz

lip magazine
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Hollywood doesn’t anecdote the ‘happily ever after’ of modern love anymore without doctoring it with clichés, 30 second orgasms and a sense of overall perfection.  This is what Sarah Polley tried to steer away from when she wrote and directed Take This Waltz. Take This Waltz is not a feel good comedy.  It is a rich…
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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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Sunday 26 February 2012
Opinion

thoughts on ‘full frontal feminism’ and changing your last name

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Right now, I’m reading Full Frontal Feminism, by Jessica Valenti, the founder of Feministing. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it – on the one hand, I find it a very accessible read, especially for younger feminists or for people who are first starting to get into feminism and who find a lot…
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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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