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Friday 25 July 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on family

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Family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. * ‘When I think of family, I think of volcanoes. Some lie dormant, while others erupt. All we can do is build a home next to the chaos and dodge the lava. And once we dust off the ash clouds, the soil is…
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Friday 18 July 2014
News Opinion

two sides, same coin: should women be charged with assault if they use illegal drugs while pregnant?

Kaylia Payne & Junene Taylor
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“NO” – By Kaylia Payne On July 8, Mallory Loyola was the first person to be charged under a new Tennessee law that classifies drug use during pregnancy as assault to the foetus. The law stipulates that ‘a woman may be prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
News Opinion

should we give up on girls when it comes to maths and science?

Bridget Conway
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I am one of those girls who just could never seem to understand maths and science in school. And that’s not to say I didn’t try or that I didn’t care – it was mostly that I just didn’t understand the numbers jargon in mathematics, and I couldn’t comprehend the complicated equations of chemistry. And…
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Monday 14 July 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: elaine rita mendus

Junene Taylor
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Name: Elaine Rita Mendus Age: 23 Occupation: Freelance Journalist Hometown/Current town: Mastic, New York/Brooklyn, New York. Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious What is your definition of feminism? Equality. Feminism should be about equality and pulling the underprivileged women (regardless of race, sexual orientation, or trans-ness) up to the same playing field that cisgender, white men have…
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Life Opinion

australia’s children: physical dissatisfaction beginning at eight

Chloe King
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  In a recent study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, dissatisfactions of the physical appearance of the body have been discovered to be evident in children as young as eight years old. These kinds of body image issues, affecting both men and women, are perfect representations of the impact of the media…
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Monday 7 July 2014
Opinion Politics

the future of the australian welfare system

Ruth Scott
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After Joe Hockey announced the Liberal Party’s budget plans for 2014, many people began to panic due to the proposed changes to Australia’s welfare system, in particular Newstart Allowance and the Disability Support Pension. Just to confuse people even further, a report entitled A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes was released last…
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Monday 7 July 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: elisabeth paquette

Monica Hunasikatti
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Name: Elisabeth Paquette Age: 25 Occupation: Administrative Assistant at VCU’s School of Business Hometown: None. I grew up in 25 different homes across 5 countries on 3 continents. Describe yourself in one word: Colourful Why is feminism important to you? Feminism is important to me because women are still paid less than men, most of…
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Friday 4 July 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on labels

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Labels are for jars, not people. * ‘Labels are for jars, ingredient listings, well-designed clothes and salt and pepper. They’re not for gender, race, sexuality or anything else for the matter. You are labeled from the minute you emerge into the world as the doctor looks up to confirm if pink or blue blankets will…
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Friday 4 July 2014
Featured Opinion

street harassment: stop catcalling before the claws come out

Rebecca Letts
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Beware: they will strike when you least expect it. It doesn’t matter that you were minding your own business. Don’t even bother trying to avoid eye contact. And if you think you can make it into the safety of the nearest store before the attack begins, well, think again. You spot their gaze locking onto…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

‘a refreshing oasis in a trashy desert of cheap flesh’: slut shaming, role models and bindi irwin

Alice Ridge
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Mia Freedman, founder of the website Mamamia, is a big fan of Bindi Irwin.  In her latest piece praising the now 16 year old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, she applauds Bindi’s recent remarks on appropriate attire for teenage girls, contrasting them with a lot of selfies posted online by other teenage(ish) celebrities (including…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Celebrity Opinion

born to die: lana del rey and the romanticisation of dying young in celebrity culture

Ally Van Schilt
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Lana Del Rey is turning into one of the world’s biggest superstars with each passing day. Her music has been increasingly popular over the last few years, with the release of popular hit tracks including ‘Summertime Sadness’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’, the latter given even more of a boost of popularity given its eminence in…
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Monday 23 June 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: kelley ann banahasky

Junene Taylor
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Name: Kelley Ann Banahasky Age: 25 Occupation: Recent Graduate/Waitress Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Wollongong, NSW Describe yourself in one word: Adventurous What is your feminist philosophy? My feminist philosophy incorporates all ages, genders, races, every kind of person. Each being lucky enough to share a piece of this planet has a unique life circumstance and each being’s…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Culture Opinion

E3 2014: pandering to the straight white male gamer

Sigrid Cross
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) has been and gone for 2014. E3, for those who don’t know is the largest annual convention for the video game industry, serving as an opportunity to showcase and announce upcoming technology and games. For those of us who like to game it’s an exciting time and a great…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on censorship

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* ‘Comment boards are a great place to go if you want to read a hysterical misunderstanding of the word “censorship”.  It’s a word that’s so prone to hyperbole that in cyberspace it has become acceptable to equate criticism or moderation with censorship. Not only is this inaccurate, it also trivialises just how oppressive censorship…
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