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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Feminism News Politics World

news roundup: wednesday may 20, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Counting Dead Women register reaches 38 women The number of Australian women killed by violence in 2015 has now reached 38, feminist social media organisation Destroy the Joint has reported. The figure is attributed to reports of a 68-year-old woman who died of a neck wound at her home, which police are treating as suspicious….
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Sunday 17 May 2015
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news roundup: sunday may 17, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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Australian Government considers GPS tracking for domestic violence perpetrators The federal government says it is considering keeping tabs on domestic violence perpetrators with GPS technology. ‘We want to look at really lifting our game when it comes to dealing with the scourge of domestic violence,’ Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. GPS tracking is presently used…
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Saturday 16 May 2015
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news roundup: saturday may 16, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Pregnant asylum seekers have difficulty accessing medical assistance on Nauru, Senate inquiry told Pregnant asylum seekers detained on Nauru are unable to walk long distances across the island to gain medical treatment, a Senate Inquiry into the Nauru processing centre’s conditions and circumstances has been told. Non-governmental organisation, Save the Children brought forth the…
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Friday 15 May 2015
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news round-up: friday may 15, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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Coalition drops ‘double dippers’, ‘rort’ rhetoric in paid parental leave discussion The Coalition has vowed to phase out its use of troubling language to describe parents, namely women, accessing both government and employer paid parental leave schemes to fund time off work with their children. The revelation comes as both the Abbott government’s Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and…
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Tuesday 24 February 2015
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reflections on the Human Rights Commission report into children in immigration detention

Jennifer Worthing
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The Australian Human Rights Commission (HRC) report, entitled The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014), was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday 11 February. The report investigates the mental, emotional, and physical ramifications of mandatory detention, particularly on children. Reading this report, I was nothing short of horrified. The HRC’s investigation provides…
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Thursday 15 January 2015
News World

in brief: world of woes for women in American media

Sarah Iuliano
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The number of women directors in Hollywood has not grown in 17 years. Research bySan Diego State University’s Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film shows females directing the top 250 grossing motion pictures have decreased 2 per cent since 1998. The rate of female writers, editors and producers is also down,…
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Thursday 20 November 2014
News

in brief: mother banned from Facebook over water birth photo

Sarah Iuliano
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In yet another episode of Social Media Double Standards, a woman has been temporarily banned from accessing her organisation’s Facebook page after sharing a photo of a water birth. Why? The image posted to the Positive Birth Movement page featured buttocks and was removed because it ‘doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards regarding nudity’. Milli…
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Monday 27 October 2014
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reaction to renee zellweger highlights sexism in the media

Katelyn Cameron
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Last Monday night in California, Renee Zellweger attended Elle’s Women in Hollywood Awards. Everyone was quick to pick up on the fact that the actress looked quite different to the way she had ten years ago, when she starred as the lovable, granny pant wearing Bridget in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. By Tuesday…
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Sunday 28 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 28.09.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Emma Watson created quite a media buzz with her UN speech promoting the #HeForShe campaign Oxford dining hall turns feminine Legislation to support testing of backlogged rape gets handed into Barack Obama Brody Dalle says pop stars feelthat their…
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Sunday 14 September 2014
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feminist news round-up 14.09.14

Shaza Barbar
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Here’s what you missed this week — From around the web Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, Steenkamp’s family, the general public and the South African legal community are shocked by the verdict, having expected a murder conviction. The women fighting ISIS During her visit to Australia,…
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Sunday 24 August 2014
News

feminist news round-up 23.08.14

Josephine Mandarano
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Here’s a round-up of the things that caught our eye this week. From the Interwebs Egyptian cleric says it’s OK for a man to spy on a woman while she showers – so long as he intends to marry her. And in news a bit closer to home, a NSW man who filmed women in…
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Saturday 16 August 2014
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feminist news round-up 16.08.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Why Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest feminist icons Artificial womb will change feminism forever Joseph Gordon-Levitt is apparently a feminist. Awesome. Turkish women campaign against sexism on Twitter Jessica Valenti suggested that tampons get sold for nothing…
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
News

mental health matters – but not if you’re a young asylum seeker

Shaza Barbar
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Today is International Youth Day. From the UN website, International Youth Day is a chance for ‘youth around the world to organise activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country’. With 20% of youth worldwide experiencing a mental health condition, the theme for this year is ‘Youth and Mental Health’ under…
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Saturday 9 August 2014
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feminist news round-up 09.08.14

Bridget Conway
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Catch up on all the feminist news from all around the world this week on Lip! Melbourne school forms feminist collective Feminists freak out over #FeministsAreUgly Unpack the #WomenAgainstFeminism movement Study says sexual health education should begin as early as age 10 Congress introduces legislation to protect students from sexual assault Uruguay: Latin America’s liberal…
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