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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Column Feminism Health Life

period pieces: 10 things i do during my period that i probably shouldn’t

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   1. Flush tampons We all know it’s not the right thing to do environmentally, but we’ve all done it. And we all know that when the work toilet blocks up and the plumber…
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Comedy Feminism Health

period pieces: how to make a toilet paper pad

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday. Ask me for a painkiller and I’ve got 100 paracetamol tablets in my bag. I could deal that shit. Need some noodles? I’ve got you covered. There’s a 10 pack of Mie Ayam in…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Feminism Health

period pieces: this is the face of a man who is period proud

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   I was out to dinner with my partner last weekend at a busy restaurant when I dropped the contents of my handbag all over the floor. As I scrambled to…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Featured Health

first moon: here’s what modern menstruators want to see in a period care package

Phylisa Wisdom
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For $29.95, HelloFlo ships period starter kits with supplies they’ve deemed necessary for new menstruators. Marketed to parents as a gift for their girls, the kit includes pads, panty liners, a canvas pouch to carry supplies, guides for parents and girls and a beaded bracelet. The bracelet has left me scratching my head. Is it…
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Memoir

memoir: the red mark

Karla Gamero Gomez
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There was a red mark on my skirt. My friend had told me as soon as I’d risen from my seat and I had no idea what to do. It was my first year of high school. I’d only been there a few weeks and my first month had been fine, but this was a…
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Monday 4 March 2013
Featured Opinion

girl versus period

Emma Jones
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Local supermarket, 8pm. I’m in tracksuit pants and no bra. The checkout operator smirks as he puts my items in a plastic bag. Two blocks of Caramello. Panadol. Tampons. The glint in his eye says: ‘I know about your unwelcome guest’. The answering glint in my eye says: ‘If you don’t wipe that grin off…
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Friday 15 February 2013
Featured Opinion

tampon tax: a #BloodyOutrage

Sara Berndt
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Do you think tampons and pads are luxury items? Well, in Australia, women pay a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on these items because they are defined as a luxury. Shall I use that in a sentence? ‘Gee whiz, it feels mighty luxurious when I am sitting in a public place and I’m not…
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Tuesday 4 September 2012
Culture Featured

is it okay: to talk about your period?

Elizabeth Flux
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It’s awkward when people actually come round to paint your house because euphemisms die a hard death. Ditto when your Auntie visits or when you find yourself standing on a rag. Talking about periods sometimes makes me feel weird and makes me feel like I’m making other people feel weird and then everyone feels weird…
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
Opinion

‘v’ for vagina

lip magazine
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It seems we are up in arms again, after being confronted with two, small clinical words.  Carefree’s latest advertisement features an attractive ‘carefree’ brunette, appearing seemingly naked but tastefully hidden behind an array of flowers.  She approaches the camera with a formal but quirky, direct approach, reminding us that ‘even that bit of discharge in-between…
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Tuesday 17 July 2012
Featured Opinion

an open letter to carefree

Sara Berndt
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Dear Carefree, Thank you. Thank you for calling my vagina a vagina. Thank you for talking to me like I’m an adult. Thank you for not reducing my menstruation to a pun with a stuffed beaver. Thank you. Growing up, I often wondered why the creators of commercials for pads and tampons thought my blood…
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Monday 14 May 2012
Culture Featured

lip top 10: myths surrounding menstruation

Melissah Comber
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So it’s that time of the month and you’re feeling crappy. If you were living in any other historical period you may just well find yourself segregated from the rest of your community, you know, just to make you feel good about it. Oh, and you’ll be told that your menses is poisonous. The belief…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Opinion

menstrual cups: the third option

Serrin Prior
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I have been wanting to write this article for some time now. Then, when I noticed the recent lip article ‘healthy bytes: pads vs. tampons’, I felt the time was nigh. In that article, the author notes the importance of learning about the hows, whys and whats of pads and tampons, ‘since we all use…
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