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Sunday 28 June 2015
News Opinion

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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Thursday 25 June 2015
Film Opinion TV

tv news: is hannibal too gay for NBC?

Kiah Meadows
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Anybody keeping up on pop culture news has most likely heard that NBC has cancelled Bryan Fuller’s operatic adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal series. The series’ third season returned to the aforementioned network on June fourth, to 2.57 million viewers, and saw just 1.6 million the next week’s episode, which aired during an NBA final….
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
News Opinion

tim hunt resignation was not too far

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    I have sympathy for Tim Hunt. First, the public shaming, and now, according to an interview in the Observer, being “hung out to dry” by scientific establishments. I agree that this situation would be horrendous for anyone, and that these comments may have very well been a nervous error, a miscommunication or a…
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Tuesday 23 June 2015
News

sex with female detainees filmed and circulated in the Nauru detention centre, social worker claims

Amy Mckenna
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A former senior social worker at an Australian detention centre in Nauru has claimed that security guards filmed themselves having sex with detainees, who were allegedly paid to participate. Charlotte Wilson, who was until February this year a Save the Children case manager at the Nauru detention centre, made a submission to the Senate inquiry investigating…
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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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Sunday 21 June 2015
News

feminist news round-up 21.6.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week: Edie-Louise Diemar on why the phrase ‘walk of shame’ has got to go Google takes important step in tackling revenge porn Miley Cyrus launches transgender awareness campaign NSW woman’s breastfeeding ban overturned Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole reviews ballet performance The Dream Sunrise apologises for post victim blaming women affected by…
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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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Saturday 20 June 2015
News

matildas advance to the round of 16 in FIFA women’s world cup

Danielle Croci
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  After surviving the so-called ‘group of death’, Australia’s Matildas are through to the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup in Canada. However, they’ll have to face soccer superstars Brazil if they want to reach the quarter-finals. This is a step forward for women’s sport in Australia, but there’s still a long way…
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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 17 June 2015
News Politics

employees with intellectual disabilities paid $0.99 per hour: no compensation, no justice

Eliza Graves-Browne
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The Senate has recently passed legislation which will give underpaid workers with intellectual disabilities 50% of their owed wage, on the condition that they waive their right to take court action or pursue the rest of their back payment. The 10,000 workers have been paid as little as $0.99 per hour under the Business Services…
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Sunday 14 June 2015
News Uncategorised

feminist news round-up 14.6.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week: Bridget Conway interviews comedian Urzila Carlson about her new show Poise Control Made Stuchbery writes about the gender imbalance in her ‘Fictional Dinner Party’ Refusing to choose between traditional femininity and radical feminism: Isobella Cornell interviews anonymous artist Ambivalently Yours Screening bisexuality: Clara Borg on bisexual representation in the media   Elsewhere on the Interwebs: Nobel prize winner, Tim Hunt, goes…
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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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Monday 8 June 2015
Feminism News

feminist news roundup 8.6.15

Sarah Iuliano
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Recently on Lip: Read our Q&A with 2015 Text Prize shortlistee and Lip book reviewer, Margot McGovern on her novel, Read about what Senators have to say regarding Sarah Hanson-Young’s win against Zoo Magazine, Or catch up on more news with yesterday’s feminist news roundup!   Making headlines: Nepali women receive self-defence lessons in wake of post-earthquake…
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Sunday 7 June 2015
News

feminist news round-up 7.6.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week:  The tampon tax: where are we now  Diversity on television  Feminists on film: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  GPS trackers being considered for domestic violence offenders   Elsewhere on the Interwebs:  First ever TED talk on abortion  Ana Tijoux, a Chilean rapper, releases ‘Antipatriarca’ music video (and it’s pretty catchy)  A Californian teen…
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