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Friday 31 July 2015
Celebrity Featured Feminism Music

the battle and the war: tyler the creator and rape culture in australia

Annabelle Regan
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Trigger Warning: Rape and Violence Against Women On Monday, Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator – real name Tyler Okonma – took to his twitter to tell his 2.48 million followers, ‘T IS NOW BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, YOU WON @CoralieAlison IM HAPPY FOR YOU <3 [sic]’. Coralie Alison is the Director of Operations at Collective…
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Friday 30 January 2015
Arts Music

album review: broke with expensive taste, azealia banks

Tessa Ryan
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Those who aren’t familiar with the music of Azealia Banks will likely have seen her name somewhere on the internet. Most of her notoriety has stemmed from her ongoing beef with Iggy Azalea; a lot of which has been carried out over a series of tweets fired at each other. The rest of her notoriety…
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Wednesday 26 November 2014
Music

q&a: bossiie

Marissa Paine
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If you’re a fan of confident, cool ladies who rap, you’d do well to check out Bossiie. The London based rapper is a a gifted lyricist, with a unique flow that will wave away tired comparisons to Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks. This year’s release, an EP called ‘Tjosvtjo’ is punchy and quick-witted, with infectious…
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Wednesday 4 December 2013
News World

in brief: teen rapper challenges Egyptian expectations of women

Kezia Lubanszky
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    Mayam Mahmoud, a hijab-wearing, teenage Egyptian rapper, is bringing inspiration to women in the Middle East, using her music to stand up for women’s rights. She addresses the normalisation of sexual assault, and encourages women to stand up to their attackers. Since her appearances on the TV show Arab’s Got Talent, the 18…
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Arts Music

five female rappers you should be paying attention to

Marissa Paine
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  Put the words female and rapper together, and more often than not, minds will turn to either Azealia Banks or Nicki Minaj. But the oft-overlooked fact is that there are female rappers everywhere, flying the flag for ladies in hip hop without the antics of their mainstream counterparts. From party hip hop to socially…
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Tuesday 7 May 2013
Featured Music Opinion

hip hop doesn’t love me, so why do I love hip hop?

Marissa Paine
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Of all the genres of music that have a firm place in popular culture, hip hop appears to be the most damaging to women. That is, it presents a picture of females as bitches, as sexually aggressive groupies and as nothing more than an arse with no personality. This has led to hip hop artists…
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