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Thursday 28 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 28.01.16

Danielle Croci
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Backlash after women strip naked at sombre Invasion Day event Nakkiah Lui, indigenous writer and actor for ABC’s Black Comedy, has slammed a pair of reportedly non-indigenous women for their nude “performance art” piece at an Invasion Day march in Sydney. During a speech by journalist John Pilger, the two women, painted as Australian flags,…
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Thursday 21 January 2016
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feminist news round-up 21.01.16

Danielle Croci
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Jada Pinkett-Smith calls for boycott of white-led Oscars With this year’s Oscar nominations consisting of 20 white actors and actresses for the second year in a row, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has boycotted the awards. In a video shared on Facebook, she stated that ‘begging for acknowledgement… diminishes dignity… We are powerful, and let’s not forget…
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Thursday 24 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 24.12.15

Danielle Croci
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  A look back at the sexism of 2015 Feminist writer and commentator Van Badham looks back on the year that was in sexist and misogynistic behaviour in science, the entertainment industry, sport, the list goes on and on. However, the article also gives some hope when you remember those who stood up for women’s…
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Thursday 17 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 17.12.15

Danielle Croci
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Former speaker Anna Burke quits politics The Labor MP has represented the Victorian seat of Chisholm for 17 years, has been an advocate for the humane treatment of asylum seekers and was speaker during part of the tumultuous minority Gillard/Rudd government. Burke justified her decision to quit politics saying, ‘I’m leaving because you have to…
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Thursday 10 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 10.12.15

Danielle Croci
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Myer CEO says young workers want flexibility, not penalty rates In a speech at the Australian Financial Review Workforce and Productivity Summit, chief executive of Myer, Richard Umbers, claimed that millennial workers ‘don’t really differentiate between a Saturday and a Sunday’. Umbers also believes that young people aren’t as fearful of losing entitlements such as…
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Wednesday 9 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 9.12.15

Cheyne Anderson
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Girl’s speech against the running of her high school goes viral The captain of an exclusive North Shore girl’s school was speaking out against the corporatisation of schools, saying that it fails the students when the school puts maintaining its reputation above all else. As the ultimate testament to her argument – the school even…
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Wednesday 2 December 2015
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feminist news round-up 2.12.15

Cheyne Anderson
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Photographer Annie Leibovitz releases Pirelli 2016 calendar …and it features simple portraits of prominent women such as Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, Yoko Ono and Patti Smith. They have apparently been at this for years, but it has taken Amy Schumer and a coffee cup for mainstream media to pick up on it. Is this calendar…
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Thursday 26 November 2015
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feminist news round up 26.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Clinton vows to stop using the phrase ‘illegal immigrant’ Hillary Clinton has promised to stop using the term ‘illegal immigrant’ after being criticised for it in a Facebook Q&A . Journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas explained that the term was offensive, and that he was asking all candidates to pledge that they would…
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Wednesday 25 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 25.11.15

Cheyne Anderson
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victim blaming entrenched in violence towards women, report finds Well, it’s White Ribbon day, marked by marches and social media campaigns designed to bring the problem out into the open. But is acknowledging the problem in the public sphere enough to change what happens behind closed doors? A report released today hints at the extent…
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Thursday 19 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 19.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Government appoints women to the ABC board The Turnbull government has appointed two new women to the ABC board. The two businesswomen, Dr Kirsten Ferguson and Donny Walford, bring the total of women on the board to four, who sit alongside five men. They will assist in making the decision on a successor to current…
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Thursday 12 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 12.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Breast Cancer Patient Warns of Private Health Insurance Brisbane woman Michelle Hennessy contracted breast cancer after having top-level private health insurance with extras for 20 years, and was still forced to pay over $20,000 for her treatment. She is now warning unsuspecting Australians to check the fine print of their plans for coverage levels….
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Friday 6 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 6.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Jessica Mauboy backed out of singing national anthem due to panic attack Australian singer Jessica Mauboy has broken her silence on why she backed out of singing the national anthem at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday at the last minute. She revealed that she had panic attack moments before the performance as a result of…
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Thursday 29 October 2015
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feminist news round-up 29.10.15

Danielle Croci
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pregnant refugee Abyan to return to Australian for ‘medical advice’ It has been confirmed by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that the pregnant Somali refugee known as Abyan will return to Australia to receive medical advice. Earlier this month, Abyan was flown to Australia for an abortion, alleging that she had been raped on the island…
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Wednesday 28 October 2015
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feminist news round-up 28.10.15

Cheyne Anderson
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US woman disrupts anti-planned parenthood protest with ‘yeast infection’ chant A lone protestor has disrupted an anti-Planned Parenthood demonstration in the US by chanting YEAST INFECTION at them. The 29 year old saw the protestors from her nearby workplace and decided to speak out against them, telling the media she supports Planned Parenthood because they…
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