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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

jerry lewis still doesn’t think women can be funny. do you?

Brianna Davidson
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Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds are Jerry Lewis’ favourite funny ladies. The old trickster recently enlightened the beautiful people of Cannes to exactly what he thinks of women in comedy. When asked to name comediennes he liked, he listed the two above. When the interviewer recovered and started to get all, ‘Seriously though, what about…
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

women clean and men fix things: the problem with gender-divided chores at home

Sarah Iuliano
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I am an only child and I hate sharing, particularly bathrooms. As I have the pleasure of being a poor uni student and still live at home, I must tolerate my mother’s house guests using my amenities. My mother and I live alone with no man in sight except for when we occasionally wave to…
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Thursday 25 April 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

is the corpse of feminism revived and stirring?

lip magazine
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When Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard admonished opposition leader Tony Abbott in Parliament question time to ‘reflect’ upon his own misogyny and sexism, she was holding out a mirror to a society still plagued by the patriarchal customs it was predicated on. A sigh of relief and exaltation was breathed by feminists across the nation,…
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Monday 22 April 2013
Culture Life Music Opinion

no gentleman: psy’s new clip exudes misogynist “boy’s will be boys” mentality

lip magazine
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Along with 1.5 billion other people, I unashamedly cowboy galloped upon the Gangnam Style band-wagon when South Korean pop sensation, Psy’s hit went viral last year. The iconic clip didn’t take itself too seriously and exuded a kind of self-parodying fun that can be rare in (serious) mainstream Western pop music.  So when I heard…
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Monday 15 April 2013
News Opinion Politics

in brief: feminism a threat to russia

Broede Carmody
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has claimed that feminism could destroy Russia. On Tuesday last week, Patriarch Kirill denounced feminism as ‘very dangerous’ and a form of ‘pseudo-freedom’. He explained that feminism was threatening the fabric of Russian society because it ‘must appear outside of marriage and outside of the family’. ‘Man has…
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Friday 12 April 2013
Culture Music Opinion TV

rotten is as rotten does: our response to johnny rotten’s offensive television tirade

lip magazine
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So, Johnny Rotten lived up to his stage name in an interview with Channel Ten’s The Project on Tuesday night. It is now subsequently the interview about which seemingly everyone is talking – if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it here. The interview, which was to promote his tour with band, Public Image Ltd (PiL),…
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
News

In Brief – WPP India Employees Sacked After Sexist Ford Ads

Zoya Patel
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Employees of an Indian-based arm of advertising firm, WPP, have been sacked following the release of sexist advertising posters for Ford cars. The posters included images of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, driving a car with three half-dressed, bound and gagged women in the boot, as well as one of a Paris Hilton look-alike…
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Wednesday 28 November 2012
Opinion

feminism and testicles: andybob and a voice for men

Broede Carmody
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A few weeks ago a lovely character by the name of Andybob left a series of comments on my article about Tracey Spicer and misogynists. He accused me of insinuating that misogynists are gay because I offered them ‘lavender-scented tissues’. It goes without saying, but we’re no longer living in the 1960s. Saying ‘lavender’ instead…
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Featured Opinion

how not to be a sexist jerk

lip magazine
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With all the furore and discussion that’s been kicked up around Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech and Tracey Spicer’s letter to Mr Sexist, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it all means. I’ve been trawling message boards and online newspapers to see what’s being said. What’s come out of it is that 1:…
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Tuesday 13 November 2012
Featured Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: a toxic culture

Hannah Story
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I’ve been thinking about writing this article for the better part of a week now. I kept second guessing and thinking to myself that I couldn’t do my own anger justice. But it’s been on my mind this whole time. Thankfully the 24-hour news cycle means I don’t feel so bad about taking my time…
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Wednesday 31 October 2012
News

feminism and testicles: tracey spicer versus misogynists

Broede Carmody
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I almost feel sorry for today’s misogynists. They’ve taken quite the beating lately (from our Prime Minister and from the public). If this goes on I might find it within my heart to lend them a box of tissues. Lavender scented, of course. Recently, journalist Tracey Spicer wrote an open letter to misogynists. In the…
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Sunday 19 February 2012
Opinion

Comments on fatphobia on the internet

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I have always been what is derisively referred to as a “bleeding heart”. I’m not a sucker for a sob story, but people being treated poorly is one of my trigger points. I may have spoken before about a project I’ve become involved with — a friend of mine is doing a study and a…
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Thursday 24 November 2011
Culture Featured

saying what jackie o won’t: shut up kyle

Dunja Kay
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Having never met Kyle Sandilands, obviously there’s only so much I can gauge about him. What seems rather apparent, however, is that he is a bully. If you’ve had access to any form of social media over the past day, you will know that Vile Kyle made derogatory comments and threats on air towards news.com.au’s…
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Featured Music

how short dick man changed my life: women in music

Lisa Dib
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I am not one to normally fight fire with fire, but once I was old enough to ‘get’ the 20 Fingers song that bares this article’s title (and not just giggle with uncomfortable shock and awe at its easy use of profanity) I was secretly overjoyed that chicks were ‘getting their own back’. For so…
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