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Thursday 8 December 2016
Opinion Politics World

let’s talk about the rohingya

Fareen Ali
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Rohingya. When you hear this word, does it spark any thought in your mind? Does it spark any segment on the news you’ve seen recently? Anything you learned in class? Does it sound familiar… at all? When I asked some of my friends if they’ve heard the word “Rohingya”, the answer was “no”. And this…
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Saturday 8 October 2016
Featured Feminism

defying the beauty bias: body-image in claymation and documentary

Suzanne Verrall
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Popular culture is full of images pressuring us to conform to so-called acceptable ways of being. These ideas are so all-pervading they become the norm and we forget that the stories we hear through our favourite characters are a deliberate social construction. Such as when we assert the stereotype that all fat people are lazy….
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Friday 17 June 2016
Art Arts Music

bjork digital

Ad Hoc
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Lucky enough to spy tickets to Bjork Digital Dj set for the 2016 Vivid Festival just minutes after their announcement via the Carriageworks Twitter feed, I was tapping away at the ticketing page quicker than you can say ‘no you have bills to pay.’ It’s Bjork; to hell with the financial repercussions. Thus I flew…
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Monday 27 October 2014
Culture News

Girlfriend releases body image policy online

Bridget Conway
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Girlfriend magazine won the government’s Positive Body Image award for Media and Entertainment in 2012 for their efforts in portraying images of young women that are inspirational and truthful. In a world where young women are still constantly receiving an influx of negative images of bodies such as super skinny fashion models and skin perfected…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

in brief: men still dominate american news media

Sarah Iuliano
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  A study by the US Women’s Media Centre (WMC) has found the majority of print, broadcast, internet and wires content is produced by male journalists. The WMC surveyed 27,000 articles, bulletins and the like to find across all platforms 63.4 per cent was man-made. News anchor positions are mainly held by men with the…
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Monday 20 January 2014
Culture Featured Sexuality

16 and not pregnant: yes, media messages can actually benefit women

Sarah Iuliano
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If you were a teenage girl addicted to television programmes examining teen pregnancy and parenthood would you: a) Go out and get pregnant because it’s so cool and you’ll get on TV! Or, b) reflect on your sexual practices. Well, according to research into the impacts of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, you’d…
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Monday 16 December 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

how has the australian media portrayed women in 2013?

Danielle Scoins
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After the viral success of the Miss Representation project’s video on how the international media represented women in 2013, Lip has decided to apply the same analysis to Australian media. Perhaps unsurprisingly the international trend of gender discrimination is also apparent in Australia, with mixed coverage being provided by the media on key issues. Women…
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Saturday 7 December 2013
Culture Featured

miss representation: how have women been portrayed in the media in 2013?

Danielle Scoins
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  As 2013 draws to a close, activist organisation The Representation Project, looks back on the year that was in terms of the representation of women in the media. Whilst their focus was on American media, their message of gender discrimination is global. 2013 Media – The Positives In their video ‘How the Media Failed…
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Friday 4 October 2013
Featured World

nightmare in nairobi: would we have been shown the victims’ faces if they were white?

Lou Heinrich
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Maybe it was the surrealism of policemen lying on their bellies, guns ready, between cafe tables; of shattered glass framing a deserted fast food complex; of a terrified family creeping past empty chairs to safety; of extreme violence erupting in a place identical to one we visit weekly. The world watched last week as a…
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Saturday 14 September 2013
Arts Fashion Opinion opinion Politics

Campaigns and Couture: The political power of fashion

Isabelle Hellyer
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From Parliament to Prada or Capitol Hill to Couture, it seems like fashion couldn’t seem further away from politics. But we mustn’t forget how easily fashion can change public perception of an individual, something that is utterly crucial in the political landscape. Some would argue that the image a leader projects is more influential than…
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Thursday 12 September 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

girl on girl: female rivalries in media

Lucy Uprichard
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In pop culture, plotlines are awash with strong male friendships. We are bombarded with “buddy movies”, bromances, and J.D. & Turk style “guy love” in everything from Superbad to Supernatural. While equivalent female relationships are not exactly in short supply – Lena Dunham’s Girls has been one of the most successful programs of 2013 – there is a disproportionately abundant representation…
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Friday 30 August 2013
Politics

words of wisdom? volume four: the news media and “the polls”

Toby Newton
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The federal election campaign is now officially under way, which means we’ve been plunged headlong into the black hole of empty slogans, tired clichés, insidious euphemisms, half truths, and complete lies. But, hey, at least we’re all in it together. There’s nothing like an impending election to lower the tone of political language and to…
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Featured News

amanda palmer versus the daily mail

Ruby Grant
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Trashy tabloids love a ‘Wardrobe Malfunction,’ and never fail to get all Shadenfreude on these unfortunate situations. The Daily Mail proved no exception when it covered alternative rocker and cult legend, Amanda Palmer’s recent performance at Glastonbury. Whilst performing, Amanda’s bra did that annoying thing it does where it rides up at the back when…
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Thursday 6 June 2013
News

in brief: ita buttrose talks misogyny, dementia, and women in the media

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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2013 Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose has discussed misogyny, dementia, and women on television in an interview with the ABC radio’s Libbi Gorr. The former Cleo editor laughed off the suggestion that she had influenced the likes of Oprah when it came to creating a pathway for ‘controversial’ women in the media. However, she…
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