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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Culture Featured Opinion TV

when it comes to romance, is real life better than fiction?

Shannon Clarke
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**Spoiler Alert: Scandal fans, you’ve been warned** It’s unfortunate, but Scandal, Shonda Rhimes’s successful network drama, has mostly come down to one word: Olitz. The show’s protagonist Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her lover Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant (Tony Goldwyn) have a romance so extraordinarily dysfunctional that a portmanteau was inevitable. It is a nifty hashtag…
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Culture Life

sponsored post : are men intimidated by successful women?

lip magazine
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. **This article is written with an assumption of heteronormativity, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t keen on hearing about other sexualities also!** ‘He’s just intimidated by you.’ It’s probably one of the most overused phrases in…
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Friday 21 June 2013
Featured Opinion

love is a battlefield, consent is not

Sarah Iuliano
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Image © Jorja Kelly If no means no and yes means yes, then what about all the tricky little nuances of intimacy that aren’t vocalised? With little discussion on how to communicate consent in wider Australian society, people are attending consent workshops to learn how to say yes, no, maybe and use other methods to assert themselves…
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Friday 31 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

marriage proposals: business negotiation or disney movie denouement?

Ruby Grant
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So, before I start I’ve got to admit I’m feeling a little bit like a radical feminist troll at the moment because every time I go on mamamia.com.au, “feminist” women’s news blog site, I find something I vehemently disagree with. A few weeks ago I blogged in response to their cute little playlist for women…
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Wednesday 29 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

sponsored post: online stalking – creepy or harmless?

Zoya J. Patel
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com.  Remember when there were rumours that Facebook was releasing an app that would let people see who was stalking their profile? Did you perhaps experience a mild pang of panic, much like I did, at the…
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Friday 24 May 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on monogamy

lip magazine
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monogamy noun 1. the practice or condition of having only one spouse at a time. 2. the practice of remaining faithful to a single sexual partner. 3. Zoology the habit of having only one mate. 4. the practice of marrying only once during life. [French monogamie] (The Macquarie Dictionary Online © Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd.) Over to you,…
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Thursday 9 May 2013
Opinion

in defence of flying solo

Coco McGrath
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Thousands and thousands of years ago, before texting and online dating, a group of men were waxing philosophical on the nature of love and relationships. One by one, aided by that age-old social lubricant, wine, they took to their soapboxes to praise Eros, the god of Love. Plato recounts this B.C. booze-up in his famous…
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Tuesday 30 April 2013
Culture Life

sponsored post: is chivalry sexist?

lip magazine
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com.  When I was in university, taking my first Gender Studies classes and writing for Lip in my spare time, word got around pretty quickly that I was a feminist (and still am, I might add). I…
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Culture Life Opinion World

indian multi-millionaire wants a wife: women with fat-bottoms need not apply

Zoya J. Patel
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A full-page ad placed in The Times of India by an Indian multi-millionaire seeking a new wife has caused some reaction in the media, ranging from guffawing to head-scratching. Reported by The Age, the ad, placed by Dinshah Vimadalal – a 69 year old retired widower living in Mexico – outlines his many attributes and…
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Monday 8 April 2013
Culture Opinion

if only i’d known: it’s better to know than to wonder

Maryam K
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I’m no relationship guru, but for the love of Thor will someone advocate ownership of feelings and spare us all the turmoil of the ‘does he like me?’ conversation. This isn’t an exclusively female issue but since most of my conversations on this have been with women, I’m going to address it from that perspective….
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Monday 18 March 2013
Culture Opinion

sometimes, I pay for my boyfriend’s dinner – what’s the big deal?

lip magazine
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In this modern age, relationships aren’t as one sided as they used to be. Whether you meet someone in the work arena or you go really modern and meet your match on a site such as eHarmony.com.au, you can expect that person to want an equal relationship. But that’s not to say everyone else will…
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Monday 11 March 2013
Featured

if only i’d known: some friends are not forever

Maryam K
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A colleague of mine once described the beginning stages of a relationship as the ‘best feeling ever’. She explained, ‘getting to know someone and the excitement of discovering what you have in common is just the most electrifying thing.’ Her comment was directed at her new boyfriend but I happen to think you can feel…
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Thursday 7 March 2013
Culture Opinion

the addictive, self-deprecating cycle of “seeing someone”

lip magazine
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Being in your twenties is difficult and sexy. In our twenties we graduate uni, generally start full time employment, dick around Europe for two years or so ‘finding ourselves’, drink too much beer and start getting fat and then realise it’s not as easy losing weight as it was when you were 17 after VCE…
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Thursday 14 February 2013
Featured Opinion

pro-valentine’s day: seriously, what’s not to like?

lip magazine
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On Valentine’s Day last year my beloved (if occasionally a little slow-on-the-uptake) partner arranged to catch up with a friend of his for some casual after work drinks. When he informed me late in the afternoon that he’d made plans for the evening—plans that didn’t involve me, I was, to put it mildly, somewhat perturbed….
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