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Monday 27 March 2017
News

Feminist News Round-Up 27.03.17

Eden Faithfull
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A chamber of commerce event in West Australian town of Albany has offered a ‘cringeworthy’ gift to attendees The Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry has defended their decision to hand out emblazoned aprons at their women’s summit this week, hitting back at comments that claims the gift is a “symbol of submission”. French Schools…
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Thursday 6 March 2014
News

in brief: man charged over anti-abortion protest

Kezia Lubanszky
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A Brisbane man has been charged for protesting outside a Hobart abortion clinic. The man has become the first person to be charged in connection with the new anti-protest provisions of Tasmania’s Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Act, passed in November last year. Under the act, it is now an offence to conduct a protest…
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Sunday 23 February 2014
News Politics

in brief: anti-protest laws pass victorian lower house

Danielle Scoins
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Controversial new ‘anti-protest’ laws have passed the Victorian lower house by one vote. The summary offences and sentencing amendment bill will now go to the upper house, the Legislative Council for approval. If the laws are passed, police will be able to issue ‘move on directions’ ordering a protesting individual or group to leave an…
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Friday 7 June 2013
Featured World

women and the role of symbolism in turkey’s current crisis

Ruby Grant
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  I first heard about the protests in Turkey when I came across a picture on the Facebook page, The Real Art of Protest (TRAP). The photo showed a woman being hit in the chest by a great jet of tear gas at such force that her arms were slayed backwards. She looks a bit…
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Opinion

the (non)sense of anti-feminists : pussy riot

lip magazine
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Pussy Riot, a punk band from Russia, was charged in February with hooliganism. Their perceived hooligan behaviour was to perform a punk prayer against Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, at Moscow’s main cathedral. In most of the media coverage, Pussy Riot is labeled as not just a band but a “feminist punk band” and…
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Monday 26 December 2011
Featured News

feminist news round-up 26.12.11

Josephine Mandarano
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tunisian association of democratic women wins simone de beauvoir prize The 2011 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom, an award given to advocates of women’s rights across the globe, was awarded to the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD) on Saturday. According to a statement from the prize organisers, the AFTD ‘was recognised for…
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