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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Arts Music

david bowie is: review

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  David Bowie Is, has finally opened at ACMI, and it is as visually and auditorily as sumptuous as you would expect from the man who has enthralled audiences through music, film and television for generations in just as many glittering and sometimes glum guises. In a time where reality shows churn out mediocre pop…
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Saturday 31 May 2014
Arts Comedy Music Theatre

comedy review: supergirly

Brianna Doolan
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    Showing from 27 May – 8 June at the Loft Theatre in Melbourne, Lulu McClatchy’s Supergirly: Return of the Pop Princess is a balance of crude potty mouth, raw Aussie humour and some pretty spot on observations about the popular music industry. Supergirly tells the tale of Lulu McClatchy’s alter ego, Supergirly; an…
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Culture Opinion

katy perry’s geisha performance an act of love, not racism

Kezia Lubanszky
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The 2013 American Music Awards took place on Sunday night, Lady Gaga arrived on a horse, Miley Cyrus wore clothes and Katy Perry, who performed her new song, ‘Unconditional,’ has now been labelled a racist. Why? Because she dressed as a geisha. The star’s costume included a kimono (well, actually, it was a cheongsam), traditional…
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Thursday 14 November 2013
Feminism Music News

in brief: lily allen’s new song tells it like it is

Ruby Grant
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This week, Lily Allen released her latest song, Hard Out Here, and it’s really got everyone talking. Not only is it a scathing criticism of objectification and misogyny in popular culture, but it’s also a feminist pop anthem that totally blows Britney’s Work Bitch out of the water. In keeping with Allen’s signature lyrical candour,…
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Friday 1 November 2013
Books Featured

a life in the shadow of roman polanski: ‘i’m not a victim’

Alexandra Van Schilt
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On 2 October this year, Samantha Geimer appeared on The Project promoting her autobiography The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski. In this interview, Geimer piqued my interest in purchasing and reading her book, not just because her story with Roman Polanski has been untold for many years, but also due to…
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Saturday 5 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 05.10.13

Ruby Grant
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In case you missed it: Sinead O’Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus, feud begins. I bet Miley thought she was paying Sinead O’Connor a compliment when she stated in her recent Rolling Stone interview that Sinead’s iconic Nothing Compares 2 U video provided the inspiration for her Wrecking Ball clip. Well, Sinead is not impressed, offering this wise feminist advice in her…
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Monday 30 September 2013
News

daily feminist news 30.09.13

Ruby Grant
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  Saudi Cleric says driving cars damages women’s ovaries. An Ultra-conservative Saudi Sheikh, Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, has argued that women should not be allowed to drive cars because (apparently) ‘studies show’ that driving damages women’s ovaries and pelvises, causing them to give birth to babies with clinical problems. Although there is no official law…
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
News

daily feminist news 25.09.13

Ruby Grant
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Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party senator says that if Jill Meagher had a gun she’d be alive today. Liberal Democratic Party senator, David Leyonhjelm, is calling for a change to self defence laws, claiming that Australia should have similar gun laws to the US. In order to support his argument, Leyonhjelm argued that if Jill…
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Wednesday 10 July 2013
Culture Opinion Politics TV

in the media, sport and life, women have a use-by date

Marta Jasinska
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I remember when I was little, I was watching the news with a family member when the weather report came on. I mentioned that the very feminine presenter was ever so pretty, to which I was given the answer that she was probably chosen for that very reason as opposed to her understanding of meteorology….
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Wednesday 4 July 2012
Featured Music

we’re all going gaga

Emma Schenk
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Little monsters across Australia are screaming Gaga, as the lady herself tours the country and treats fans to thrills, spills and everything in between. Whether you love or hate her, everyone has an opinion about the lady who is breaking all the rules of normality. A singer, film maker, fashion diva, gay activist, and number…
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Thursday 29 March 2012
Culture Featured

feminism in funny places: the feminist harry potter tumblr

Emma Koehn
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Feminism. Harry Potter. Two concepts that may tickle the fancy of a Lip reader. How are these two connected, if at all? In the spirit of making feminism fun, is Hermione the answer? We spend a fair chunk of time on Lip discussing the F word, and it isn’t always a case of warm and…
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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Culture

culture valkyrie: how low-brow can you go? please marry my boy

Freya Greenwood
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Deviating slightly from the male wish fulfilment trope of other reality dating shows like Farmer Wants Someone to Do the Dishes, Channel Seven’s new smash hit (not really) is all about girl power (but not really). But sort of! This one’s about the matriarchy, with domineering Mums who manipulate their awkward offsprings’ sex lives. It’s…
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Culture Featured

why it’s funnier when girls say ‘shit girls say’

Dunja Kay
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When I innocently came home from work the other day, the video ‘Shit Girls Say’ was sitting at the top of my newsfeed. Several of my friends, most of them female, had posted it, and as I clicked play, I thought ‘oh fuck, here we go’. This was mainly because I was expecting it to…
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