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Sunday 26 October 2014
Film Opinion

problematic portrayals of female villainy

Vanessa Brinis-Norris
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[WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the film Gone Girl. Read on at your own risk. -Editor] Female villains in film, if well executed, make for interesting, complex and credible characters. As audiences, we do not see enough of them. Recently, a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Gone Girl was released in theatres…
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Film

species versus under the skin: a critical comparison

Eloise Grills
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Scarlett Johansson recently appeared as a sexy space thang in the Jonathan Glazer-helmed Under The Skin (2013), a film that my housemate denounced as a ‘goddamn rip-off of Species (1995).’ Feminist critics have been similarly quick to deride it as male fantasy fulfilment posing as art, where one can imagine being boinked to death by a…
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Film TV

the top five reasons you need to watch buffy the vampire slayer

Katelyn Cameron
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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Oz Comic-Con in Sydney and meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Nicholas Brendon and Emma Caulfield. I managed to keep my cool during my very brief chat with them, but on the inside I was squealing at a decibel that would have rivalled that…
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Monday 8 September 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: phylisa wisdom

lip magazine
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  Name: Phylisa Wisdom Age: 28 Occupation: Academic Researcher and Freelance Blogger, although I’ll be swapping around a little bit over the next few months! #expatlife Location/Hometown: Living in Melbourne currently…via Boston, London and hometown San Diego, CA. Describe yourself in one word: passionate What is your feminist philosophy? It’s pretty basic: everyone, regardless of…
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Monday 1 September 2014
Feminism Opinion

feminist of the week: sophie verass

lip magazine
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  Name: Sophie Verass Age: 26 Occupation: Radio Presenter and Writer Location/Hometown: Canberra, Australia Describe yourself in one word: #freethenipple What inspires you? My friends. I feel very fortunate to have so many interesting and engaging people in my life. Whether they’re discussing gender in Government or chewing my ear off about DnB music, I…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Opinion TV

the emmys: disappointingly outdated and unwilling to change

Michael Wu
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Among the countless Twitter users live-tweeting Monday night’s Primetime Emmy awards was Janet Mock, an author and transgender activist from New York City. Her tweets were unrelentingly funny, astute and honest about the awards, as well as the industry being awarded. None were as biting, however, as one of her most popular tweets of the…
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Monday 25 August 2014
Featured

the right to free speech: what you didn’t know about working for the Australian Public Service

Brianna Doolan
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My name is Brianna and I am a former employee of the Australian Public Service. This may sound like a dirty little secret or admitting that I am in some kind of 12-step recovery program for an addiction, but if you are anything like me three years ago, you may not really know what it…
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Friday 22 August 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on women against feminism

lip magazine
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So…you don’t need feminism, huh?  * ‘“Why would you want to make it harder than it has to be?” This was the question raised by my basketball coach during a losing game. Our team wasn’t communicating properly; we were making awful passes and executing some pretty half-arsed plays. All in all, the game was a…
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Monday 18 August 2014
Opinion

feminist of the week: david allen hippchen

Junene Taylor
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Name: David Allen Hippchen Age: 25 Occupation: Student Hometown: Homer City, PA, United States Describe yourself in one word: Human What is your definition of feminism? A movement started by women that was once for establishing equal rights between men and women. What is your feminist philosophy? Women deserve equal rights to men, pure and…
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Sport

chicks with balls: anna meares

Ally Van Schilt
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The 2014 Commonwealth Games are alive and well and they’re taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Australians customarily do extremely well in the Commonwealth Games (with the Olympic medal threats of the United States, Republic of China and Russia not participating due to their non-Commonwealth status), and hence, sports commentators and spectators alike tend to get…
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Monday 4 August 2014
Opinion

feminist of the week: Vanessa DeCardenas

Junene Taylor
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  Name: Vanessa DeCardenas Age: 23 Occupation: Student/Artist Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States Describe yourself in one word: Creative What is your definition of “feminism”? In my opinion, feminism is the equality of men and women. What is your feminist philosophy? I never really thought about that before, but something that sticks out in my…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on family

lip magazine
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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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