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Tuesday 24 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—’gloria steinem: life on the road’

Eden Gillespie
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  This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival. * When I first entered the room and upon seeing so many older women, I was unsure if I would feel comfortable as a member of the new generation of feminism. I wondered whether Gloria Steinem, a prominent 82-year-old American…
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Friday 29 April 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: everywhere i look

Arabella Close
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In 2000, Helen Garner was working on the story of Joe Cinque, a young civil engineer who was murdered by his girlfriend. She felt stuck—she had compiled long interviews with Cinque’s parents but had been refused any access to the two women charged with his murder. ‘I had no idea how to write the book,’…
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Wednesday 6 April 2016
Featured Opinion

kill pill: part nine – treasure chest

Madeleine Ryan
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This week’s column is dedicated to things that have been helpful during the first two months off the pill.  No need to go chasing the end of the rainbow – a pot of gold can be found right here. 1. Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control by Holly Grigg-Spall You’ll…
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Saturday 27 February 2016
Featured Opinion

australia’s “right” to blackface: what we’ve learnt about our attitude to racism

Sophie Verass
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Blackface. Can I still talk about it, or is it dead and buried in yesterday’s news? I hope I haven’t missed the window of opportunity of that “time of year” when a social issue affects a celebrity and we all decide now’s the time for political conversations on Mexican immigration, racism in sport and men…
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Monday 21 December 2015
Featured Opinion

the problem with spike lee’s solution to america’s campus rape epidemic

Danika Kimball
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Spike Lee has come up with a solution to America’s college rape epidemic – or so he thinks. The film director recently spoke with Stephen Colbert, and argued that ending sexual assault begins with women denying men sex, stating, ‘I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there’s an abundance of…
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Monday 21 December 2015
Feminism Opinion

veganism and feminism: a surprising alliance

Ada Jenkins
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Today marks my two year vegan anniversary. I have not eaten meat, eggs or milk for 730 days. My reasons for becoming vegan were compassion for animals, of course, but also concern for my health, which wasn’t faring so well on a high cholesterol diet. But, as time has passed, I’ve often found myself marvelling…
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Tuesday 10 November 2015
Featured Film Opinion

looking into the future after a year of marvel disappointment

Mary Ntalianis
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It’s time for Marvel to stop erasing their strong, intelligent and brilliant female superheroes from the Cinematic Universe. In 2016, two Marvel movies are set to be released and yet again, neither of these movies will have a female protagonist. This is a repetition of why the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been continually criticised by…
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Friday 16 October 2015
Featured Opinion

why the decision to refuse chris brown’s visa application is more complicated than we think

Eden Faithfull
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Chris Brown can be a fairly repellent and contemptible figure. Despite his continued success in the marketplace, it’s his non-musical headlines that have become his calling card stretching back to the last decade. There have been multiple physical altercations with other artists and fans, the destruction of at least one TV studio, several jail stints,…
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Monday 12 October 2015
Opinion

feminist in focus: tiana osborne

lip magazine
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Name: Tiana (Toz) Osborne Age: 18 Occupation: Student Location/Hometown: Melbourne Describe yourself in one word. Optimistic. What inspires you? People who are confident in being exactly who they are meant to be, without worrying about others’ views of them. What’s the most important feminist cause in your life? The fight to help make women feel…
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Tuesday 6 October 2015
Featured

planned parenthood: beyond abortion

Danika Kimball
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If you so much as logged in to social media in the past few months, you’ve likely seen two hashtags surface: #IStandWithPP and #PPSellsBabyParts. In July, a video surfaced from an anti-choice organisation that allegedly showed Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood, Dr Deborah Nucatola, addressing the sale of fetal organs and body…
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Monday 5 October 2015
Feminism Opinion

feminist in focus: eden faithfull

lip magazine
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Name: Eden Faithfull Age: 20 Occupation: Psychology Student Location/Hometown: Sydney Describe yourself in one word. Upbeat Do you have a ‘feminist philosophy’? If so, what is it? Here’s something weird: the idea that if you call yourself a feminist, you are duty bound to support the actions and ideology of every other person in the…
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Thursday 1 October 2015
Opinion

the dying art of female solidarity

Sidney Shaw
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I texted my housemate recently to sadly inform him that I had broken ‘the gentlemen’s agreement’, and that I felt yucky. The ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ was an understanding that we would never, under any circumstance, indulge in red wine after drinking an indulgent amount of beer. He texted me back, informing me that I deserved my…
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Friday 25 September 2015
Opinion

the lip crew on fat shaming

lip magazine
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 Fat shaming is a thing. * “Women’s rights. LGBT rights. Racial rights. Fat rights? ‘Fat’ and ‘feminism’ are becoming buzzwords quicker than we can say, “pass the pancakes.” The fact that we are suffering from collective body dysmorphia – where size 0 models still rule supreme and we go to great extents to get the perfect,…
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Thursday 24 September 2015
Featured Opinion

sex-positive feminism: a movement in need of a revolution

Sanam Goodman
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I identify as a sex-neutral feminist. This doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion on sex. In fact, it very much means the opposite. My first run in with feminism was a fairly negative one, I do admit, and has actually greatly helped me in becoming the feminist I am today. Coming from a fairly…
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