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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

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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

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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

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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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Tuesday 22 September 2015
Featured Opinion

why are we so afraid of the f word?

Eden Gillespie
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  The other week I was told that I was ‘taking this whole feminist thing too seriously’. Sadly, this wasn’t the first time that I’ve been told to repress my passion for social equality. Mentioning feminist issues such as the gendered pay gap, sexual harassment and gender expectations are too often met with eye-rolling, yawning…
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Friday 11 September 2015
Opinion

the lip crew on gender neutrality

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 Pink is for boys and/or girls and blue is for boys and/or girls and colours are just colours, you guys. * “A vivid childhood memory of mine is going shopping for Star Wars pyjamas with my Dad in our local Target. I have always been a huge Star Wars fan, so these pyjamas were a…
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Thursday 27 August 2015
Featured

muscled out: I quit my gym to avoid unwanted male attention

Isabelle Bryant
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It is a wintry August evening and I have my window open to let in the crisp city air. I am chilled to the bone, but my room smells the way car tyres do after a burnout and I hate it. It smells this way because I have my own home gym. When I think…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Featured Opinion

witches and ‘do nothing bitches’: on nicole arbour and the manipulative female myth

Marie Davis
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‘Consider this a state of the union address for hoes of the internet’ is how Nicole Arbour introduces her now viral video, ‘Dear, Instagram Models’, in which she details how women who post provocative photos for their Instagram feed are a personal affront to her. A self-described comedian, Arbour calls Instagram models ‘do nothing bitches’,…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Comedy Film Opinion

amy schumer: offensive or avant-garde?

Kate Voss
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However you feel about Amy Schumer’s comedy, it’s hard to deny that she is controversial. But, her ability to use comedy to bring feminism, as well as other current issues, to the forefront is provoking discussion. And that’s a win — not just for comedy, but for the feminist movement, as well. Women in comedy…
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Monday 20 July 2015
Books Featured

is it ethical to read harper lee’s ‘go set a watchman’?

Lauren Strickland
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There’s a very good chance that Harper Lee never meant for you to read this book. This is an important fact to bear in mind when considering cracking the spine of Go Set A Watchman, the “sequel” to Lee’s classic 55-year-old novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. It is a fact that I didn’t know when…
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Feminism Opinion

eyes on the prize: choices and feminism

Jay Ong
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The essence of feminism is clear and simple: equal political, economic and social rights among genders. A fight for equal rights across all fields, with a focus on the status of women. A fight against sexism and the objectification of women. Full stop. But alas, as with every issue open to the scrutiny of the…
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