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Thursday 2 July 2015
News

in brief: girl scouts of western washington choose inclusivity over $100K donation

Kaylia Payne
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  In early May, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a $100,000 donation, which was nearly a quarter of their fundraising goal and enough to make up a third of their annual financial aid program. Understandably, the council’s CEO Megan Ferland says that they were thrilled when the donation arrived. However, this donation was…
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Tuesday 30 June 2015
News

in brief: the internet goes rainbow in support of same sex marriage

Amy Mckenna
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    The United States Supreme Court legalised gay marriage in all 50 states on 26 June 2015, which sparked Facebook’s ‘celebrate pride’ tool, allowing users to add a rainbow filter over their profile pictures and publicly display their support for marriage equality. Users can add the rainbow filter by simply visiting the ‘celebrate pride’…
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Monday 22 June 2015
News

in brief: clementine ford banned from facebook for 30 days after reposting abusive messages sent to her account

Kaylia Payne
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  On Sunday 21 June, prominent feminist Clementine Ford was banned from Facebook for thirty days after a so-called violation of community standards, in which she published screenshots of online abuse that were sent to her Facebook account. The abusive messages came after Ford called out Sunrise on their victim blaming, writing them a fantastic f%&k…
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Saturday 20 June 2015
News

in brief: Google takes important step in tackling revenge porn

Kaylia Payne
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Google’s senior vice president of search, Amit Singhal, announced via a blog post on Friday that Google will be releasing an online form allowing victims to request the removal of nude or sexually explicit images shared online without their consent. ‘Our philosophy has always been that Search should reflect the whole web. But revenge porn…
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Thursday 18 June 2015
News World

US to feature a woman on new $10 bill

Kaylia Payne
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  Exactly 100 years after the Constitution gave women the right to vote, the United States will release a new $10 bill in 2020 featuring a woman’s portrait. The woman, who is yet to be chosen, will replace founding father Alexander Hamilton. That being said, Hamilton will also be a part of the new design,…
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Wednesday 10 June 2015
News

in brief: ariana grande posts epic feminist rant on twitter

Kaylia Payne
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Ariana Grande let loose on Twitter last Sunday, posting an essay-style piece that not only hit out at the double standards for men and women in the media spotlight, but at sexism in general. In her essay, which I can only describe as freaking awesome, she rails against the fact that the media just can’t…
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Tuesday 2 June 2015
News Politics

In brief: Victoria’s first and only female premier passes away at age 76

Kaylia Payne
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Joan Kirner, Victoria’s first and only female premier, passed away yesterday after a two year battle with oesophageal cancer. The seventy-six year old devoted much of her life to fighting for gender equality, and was one of the dominant influences in the political life of Australia’s first female PM, Julia Gillard. Ms Kirner hadn’t always been…
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