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Thursday 3 April 2014
Feminism

so, can men be feminists? a chat with PhD student, Sophie Robinson

Bridget Conway
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Australian university student, Lewis Merryweather stated that he often encounters negative reactions at university when he declares himself a feminist ­– especially when he’s tried to get his male friends to go to feminism talks with him. He gets this response: ‘Why would you go to a talk on feminism? You’re a guy!’ He doesn’t…
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Monday 23 September 2013
Featured

the gender imbalance in female-dominated occupations

Laura Bradley
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David Brown seems like your typical 50-year-old man, with a myriad of blokey interests ranging from soccer to Sunday jams on his Fender guitar. Mr Brown’s chosen occupation, however, has placed him in one of Australia’s significant minorities: the male nurse minority. It’s fair to say that the Australian workforce in the 21st century has…
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Tuesday 17 September 2013
Feminism Opinion

feminism needs to include, not exclude, men

Heidi La Paglia
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We often think of feminism as purely a women’s movement, based on the inclusion of women and the exclusion of men. The phenomena of ‘Sisterhood’ itself, advocating for the solidarity of all women, implies the existence of a movement of women, standing up for women and challenging social institutions that support men. While I have…
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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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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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Sunday 14 April 2013
News

in brief: penis size does matter

Ruby Mahoney
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It turns out that penis size does matter to women, according to a recent Australian study. Researchers found that penis size is just as important as height to a woman assessing a male’s attractiveness. The group of women who participated in the study were shown computer-generated images of men with varying body shapes, heights and…
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Monday 14 January 2013
Featured Opinion

my boyfriend saved my goldfish! or, why feminists can still let people (even men) do things for them

Dunja Nedic
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I have never before given a shit about a fish. I grew up with goldfish after goldfish and even named some of them, but barely cared or even noticed when they died. I had somewhat more sentiment for my rabbits, but my reaction to their deaths was also pretty cavalier. The prospect of my dog…
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Monday 3 September 2012
Opinion

on the rag, love?

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Women. What bitches, am I right? They moan, they nag, they’re shrill, they’re aggressive, they’re too emotional. We just can’t have them in high positions of power; they’ll let their rag decide who to go to war with because someone called them fat. Bloody women. You may think this is a parody and, it is,…
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Monday 9 July 2012
Culture

feminist of the week: thomas bailey

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Thomas Bailey Age:19 Occupation: Number-cruncher How would you describe yourself and your life? In a nutshell, I work, study and play in Melbourne. I’m at Melbourne University doing Actuarial Studies (a fancy kind of Commerce) and in my spare time I go to the gym, make lentil soup and tutor schoolkids in Maths. I…
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Wednesday 4 July 2012
Culture

can we bin the phrase “real women”, city chic?

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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If the first rule of the internet is ‘Never read the comments; the second must surely be – ‘Once it’s out there, it’s out there. Ain’t no goin’ back.’ Recently, a friend of mine brought something icky to my attention. She was on the City Chic Facebook page when she noticed they’d put up one…
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Sunday 13 May 2012
Culture

five things women can’t do

lip magazine
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1. Know anything about a car, except its colour. This one often comes up at the small gatherings I am more reluctant to attend, in the form of some narrow-minded guy wearing a shirt with an obnoxiously large logo feeling the need to start a conversation about his ideas. During this conversation he will unfailingly…
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Wednesday 14 March 2012
Opinion

The ‘F’ Word

Kaylia Payne
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After reading Jamie Freestone’s article I turned to my husband, who, while I may be biased, is one of the most decent, caring guys around. “Are you a feminist?” I asked (or to be honest, challenged). “Um, ahh, well I believe in equality for everyone.” “But would you call yourself a feminist?” “I told you,…
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Wednesday 7 March 2012
Featured Opinion

why all men should be feminists : a response to Jamie Freestone’s ‘Men Who Hate Women’

Josephine Mandarano
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A few weeks ago, we published this piece on Lip, by Jamie Freestone. Jamie argued that in the movement of feminism as we know it today, there is no place for men or men’s issues. He said that, considering the wealth of oppression and subjugation experienced by women at the hands of men globally, feminism…
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Thursday 2 February 2012
Culture Opinion

feminist(s) of the week: cath & josie of feminaust

Jessica Barlow
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Name: Cath Bateman & Josie Swords Age: Combined age of 50(ish) Occupation: Co-founders of feminaust.org How would you describe yourself and your life? Our lives are quite similar in that we are both very busy (Cath thrives on chaos), live in the same street, are generally the ‘feminists’ at every party/event/social encounter and proudly disagree…
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