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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Featured

the man at the pub: a story of casual sexism

Eden Gillespie
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I was having dinner in a cosy, welcoming pub with my family when a loud voice, belonging to the burly man seated behind us, interrupted our conversation. He was with a young couple, aged about 30, and their two young boys who had long hair and looked around the ages of eight and six. Each…
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Wednesday 8 July 2015
Featured Feminism

heroes and tests: problematic language in rossington-schroder inquiry

Eden Faithfull
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On the May 8, 2013, at 8:48 pm, Paul Rossington leapt from his cabin balcony on the Carnival Spirit cruise liner into the Tasman sea, 19 metres below. He did not survive. Just hours before the fatal fall, Mr Rossington was seen arguing with fiancée, Ms Kristen Schroder, with whom he reportedly had a ‘volatile…
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Saturday 25 April 2015
Featured Feminism Health Opinion

bearded and bold: meet harnaam kaur

Brianna Doolan
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Meet Harnaam Kaur, a 24 year old British teacher’s aide and anti-bullying activist who happens to have a whopping great beard. The self-proclaimed “Bearded Dame” was diagnosed with a hormonal disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at age 11. This relatively common disorder – affecting 12-18% of women of reproductive age – is diagnosed based…
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Tuesday 25 February 2014
Featured

masculinity and violence: is there something wrong with the way we are teaching boys how to be men?

Alexandra Cashion
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I was riding through the park with my girlfriend on a recent warm summer evening. As we cycled down the path we approached a group of men. Upon passing the group, an object was thrown at my head. A water-filled balloon exploded on my face, followed by another, which hit my chest. We halted and…
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Thursday 10 October 2013
Culture Feminism Health Life Opinion

adventures in machismo: body building

Jessica Alice
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About eight years ago I worked for a chain of health food stores in Melbourne’s CBD. The store was divided roughly into two sections: vitamins, staffed by naturopaths and nutritionists, and sports, staffed by personal trainers, athletes and most interestingly, body builders. I trained up to work with the vitamins but through understaffing and my…
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Tuesday 15 May 2012
Opinion

is it okay: to use the words feminine and masculine?

Elizabeth Flux
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that grammar trolls are extremely popular people. Picking on someone’s spelling and punctuation rather than their arguments and ideas is clearly taking the high road, and being nitpicky is definitely something that shouldn’t be associated with pince-nez and monkeys grooming each other for fleas. Or maybe I’ve got that…
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Thursday 16 February 2012
Opinion

real men: a (satirical) exploration of masculinity

lip magazine
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To say that much has been written about the place and condition of masculinity in today’s world would be an understatement. It’s certainly a favorite topic of many. For as long as I can remember discussions over the role played by men in society and the new challenges and expectations they face have been a…
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Film

film: snowtown – it tells more than just a story

Lachlan Aird
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Australian cinema in 2011 was dominated by Snowtown; the controversial cinematic depiction of the ‘Bodies in the Barrel’ case that is known as Australia’s worst and most infamous serial killings. Having only recently viewed the film, all I can say is that it’s the most disturbing film I have ever seen… and I’ve seen some…
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Wednesday 4 January 2012
Opinion

the disposable man

Siobhan
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I was sitting on facebook when a video was posted in my recent updates that I just couldn’t go past. This video was called Feminism and the disposable man and in continuation of Zoya’s query about the objectification of men and the ever-standing view of equality and definition of feminism that lip upholds, there is…
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Thursday 10 November 2011
Culture

don’t call me crazy: masculin(san)ity

Lachlan Aird
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I am happy to admit that it can’t be easy being a girl. Menstrual systems and hormones – gosh that must suck. What do we get? Boners. I’ll take the boner. To state the obvious, the feminist revolution has done amazing thing for women’s image and identity. And things can only get better. There is…
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