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Monday 31 August 2015
News

news round-up 31.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Annabelle Regan discusses the benefits of weightlifting I quit my gym to avoid unwanted male attention: Nicola Bryant on sexism in co-ed gyms Marie Davis reviews the film Stalkher  Operation Fortitude cancelled amid public outrage  Amy Mckenna talks about ‘female viagra’: is it really a win for women?    And much, much…
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Tuesday 25 August 2015
Opinion

‘female viagra’ stimulating controversy: is it really a win for women?

Amy Mckenna
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  The US Food and Drug Admission (FDA) has approved its first treatment for ‘sexual desire disorder’ in women, with the new drug being hailed as a ‘Female Viagra’. The drug, praised by the FDA for its effectiveness in treating ‘generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women,’ has caused a stir amongst critics…
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Sunday 16 August 2015
News Uncategorised

news round-up 16.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Danielle Croci discusses the new VicHealth initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in sports Jessica Oliver reviews Of Mice and Men, A Sport for Jove Theatre Company production Loani Arman talks about breaking up with tampons in the first instalment of her hilarious new series for Lip New research finds that the…
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Saturday 15 August 2015
News

increasing women’s participation in sport through new VicHealth initiative

Danielle Croci
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  The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has launched its $1.8 million initiative aimed at increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport. Monday’s launch of Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport included the support of ambassadors such as Chelsea Roffey, the first female AFL Grand Final umpire, and Bridie O’Donnell,…
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Friday 14 August 2015
News Politics World

the race for taiwanese leadership: a female president in the midst?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The 2016 presidential election is looming in Taiwan. With both major parties being led by women, Hung Hsiu-chu and Tsai Ing-wen, the country seemed poised to make history with their first female president. Now, with James Soong joining the race for presidency, this is no longer so certain. A competing factor is the distinct…
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Thursday 13 August 2015
News

birth control pill can prevent cancer, new research finds

Amy Mckenna
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  The birth control pill has been granting women the undeniable benefit of preventing unwanted pregnancy since it was first approved by the FDA in 1960, but recent research has found that the birth control pill also has the remarkable ability to prevent cancer. This little pill has been giving women sexual freedom for over…
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Monday 10 August 2015
News Sport

in brief: nz beat oz in netball world cup

Cheyne Anderson
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The Netball World Cup is well underway with a shock defeat to the Australian Diamonds at the hands of old rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns with a final score of 52-47. The defeat is hot on the heels of the Diamonds blitzing their match against Barbados with a record-breaking 83 goals to 16. In…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
News Politics World

news round-up 9.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week Bridget Conway reviews one-woman show What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? The Lip Crew on influential feminist books Amy Mckenna writes about the gender pay gap Eden Faithfull discusses the future of women in architecture The Hollywood Bias: a new study finds that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released…
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
News

gender pay gap at a twenty year high, with women expected to struggle in retirement

Amy Mckenna
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With the latest claims being that a whopping $1 million may be required for a comfortable retirement, experts warn that women will have to work harder than their male counterparts to ensure a sufficient superannuation, with the latest statistics showing that there is still a disturbingly large gap between the earnings of men and women…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
News Politics

same-sex marriage debate: wong v bernardi

Danielle Croci
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  A surprisingly sedate affair occurred on Wednesday when South Australian senators Penny Wong and Cory Bernardi debated the issue of same-sex marriage at the National Press Club in Canberra. There has been yet another push for Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June to allow same-sex couples in…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 2.8.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  Australian feminist news Female MPs in the Liberal Party are pushing for more female representation in the party, after Labor’s vote to achieve 50% representation by 2025 with an affirmative action quota, but Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne says affirmative action quotas are not the ideal means to achieve this Labor Senator, Penny…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
News

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
News

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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