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Wednesday 29 July 2015
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julia gillard slams abbott during a recent photo opp event

Amy Mckenna
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    A bold Julia Gillard made an unapologetic stab at the current prime minister, when she stated that Abbott’s good ideas are such a rarity that they should be written down. ‘Tony Abbott had a good idea, so we should write down the date,’ she said to an amused audience at a Photo Opp…
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Monday 27 July 2015
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Sydney Roosters player, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, to appear in court for domestic violence charges

Danielle Croci
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NRL player for the Sydney Roosters, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, will appear in court on 6 August 2015 to face ten domestic violence-related charges. They relate to his former girlfriend, Jessica Peris, and allegedly occurred between October 2014 and June 2015. Kenny-Dowall was expected to appear at Waverley Local Court on Thursday after being charged on Saturday…
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Sunday 26 July 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 26.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  On Lip this week Read the third and final instalment of Shonen Women, on Evangelion and Western Perceptions Check out Bridget Conway’s interview with Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan about Fashion unWINEd Or catch up on more news with our last news roundup   Australian feminist news Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard it can…
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Thursday 23 July 2015
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perpetrators walk free as more than 70,000 rape kits remain untested

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    *Trigger Warning: Discussion of Rape* New findings show more than 70,000 rape kits remain untested in the US, leaving victims with no justice or resolution. These kits, which collect forensic evidence from sexual assault, are vital for successful persecution and stopping serial rapists from offending again. In 2001, RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest…
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Wednesday 22 July 2015
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feminist news roundup 22.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Lauren Strickland muses over the ethics in reading Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Eden Faithfull delves into the characterisation of women in erotic novels Looking for the lowdown on the David Bowie Is exhibit? Lip’s got you covered Bridget Conway interviews band Husky Gawenda And we’ve had a look at how Australian reproductive healthcare safeguards, i.e. Medicare and the PBS, fare…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
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new legislation proposed that will allow women to get an abortion in Canberra without harassment

Amy Mckenna
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  The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury released draft legislation on Monday, aimed at banning anti-abortion protests outside Canberra’s clinic in Moore Street. Fairfax reports the legislation doesn’t set a specific distance, though it aims to end the demonstrations of anti-abortion protestors handing out material to woman coming and going from the clinic, leaving it to the…
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Sunday 19 July 2015
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feminist news roundup 19.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip this week Eleanor Danenberg explores consent in the context of male infants’ bodily autonomy and circumcision Read Part Two of Marie Davis’s series on women in shonen anime and manga Or catch up on more news with Wednesday’s Feminist News Roundup   Australian feminist news Royal Commission into family violence hears alcohol and drug-related incidents…
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
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feminist news roundup 15.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Eyes on the Prize? Jay Ong looks at choices and feminism Arabella Close analyses government policies amid news almost three in four Australians consider domestic violence to be an equal or more threatening issue than terrorism Bridget Conway interviews White Ribbon Ambassador Laura Lydall about the new 3G Safety…
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Sunday 12 July 2015
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feminist news roundup 12.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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News from around the world this week The UN released figures on the Millennium Development Goals for the eradication of global poverty with mixed results for its gender-based goals: Two thirds of developing nations have achieved gender parity in education and a number of occupations and public office positions have increased gender participation. However sovereign…
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Wednesday 8 July 2015
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protein world’s body-shaming: women take a stand

Amy Mckenna
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  Protein World, a weight loss and fitness company, has been slammed over their recent ‘beach body ready’ campaign, which displayed a flawlessly slim, bikini-clad model with the slogan, ‘Are you beach body ready?’. The controversial weight loss campaign has received a huge backlash for its alleged ‘body-shaming’, including a protest in Hyde Park and…
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Thursday 2 July 2015
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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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Wednesday 1 July 2015
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australia’s treatment of refugees just got uglier

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  In May, ten asylum seekers launched a High Court challenge against the Federal Government. The Human Rights Law Centre, representing the refugees, argued that the government had no clear legislative authority for offshore detainment, making it illegal. Another point of the case was to address whether using $1.2 billion of taxpayer money to run…
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Tuesday 30 June 2015
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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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Sunday 28 June 2015
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belle gibson, disgraced wellness blogger, was allegedly paid $45K by 60 minutes for an exclusive interview

Danielle Croci
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  Disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has promised to tell all in an exclusive interview with Tara Brown on 60 Minutes this Sunday night. Whether you believe that giving air-time to someone who has lied about having terminal cancer is right or wrong, it promises to be a talking point. Gibson admitted in April this…
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