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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Featured Politics

let them eat historical inaccuracies: in defence of marie antoinette

Lauren Farquhar
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‘Let them buy petrol’ The line makes little, if any, sense. The corresponding image is, sadly, a bit dumb for Greens party MP Adam Bandt. As shown below, the meme features a famous portrait of a 12 year old Marie Antoinette, which has been crudely photoshopped to have Joe Hockey’s face over it. It parodies…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
News

wicked campers: signed, sealed, delivered

Emilie Bertsch
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Queensland Campervan hire company, Wicked Campers, has recently come under fire from all sides for perpetuating rape culture by plastering misogynistic slogans on their camper vans for hire. The specific slogan under question, which states ‘In every princess there is a little slut who wants to try it just once’, has led to a petition…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Featured Feminism

masculinism and the ‘f’ word: a terrifying tale in modern discourse

Brianna Doolan
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That’s right people, masculinism is a thing. When faced with this term, several questions spring to the feminist mind; is masculinism the countermovement to feminism? Is it pure misogyny? Or, is it simply a glorious celebration of what it is to be a man? In an article written in 2012 by Melissa Blais & Frances…
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Arts

lip lit: everyday sexism

Lauren Strickland
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Trigger warning: this review contains discussion of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. When Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism Project back in April 2012, she did so with a simple goal in mind: to give women a place where they could share their stories. Initiated in response to Bates’ experiences…
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Wednesday 25 June 2014
Featured Feminism Sport

tackling sexism with sexism: collective shout and the lingerie football league

Ellen Read
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  Being the feminist that I am, I’m all for calling out and challenging sexism. However, you can’t tackle sexism with sexism. In a patronising twist of events this is exactly what Collective Shout, an anti-sexism activist organisation, has tried to do. Legends Football League (LFL), commonly known as Lingerie Football League, came to Australia…
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: the state of women’s tennis

Ally Van Schilt
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Join Ally Van Schilt for Lip’s new fortnightly women’s sport column: Chicks With Balls! Recently, Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep in the women’s singles final at the French Open, defending her title from 2012 and taking her total number of grand slam championships up to five, and her current ranking to fifth in the world….
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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Featured Music Opinion

What Makes a Gentleman* in the Music Business

Leanna de Souza
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*and an Arsehole   “It’s time for women to claim their power in music industry. We are good at it, we are leaders and nurturers, also the women I know in the music industry are some of the funniest, smartest, resourceful and passionate women I have met anywhere.” (YOKO ONO, SYDNEY PRESS CONFERENCE 2013)  …
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Friday 2 May 2014
Memoir

memoir: do i scare you, bitch?

Kath Pollock
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At work, I’ve had to clean up faeces, urine, and vomit.  I’ve been called a cunt and a bitch, been threatened with murder, and told that I’m liable to be torn a new arsehole if I don’t watch myself.  I’m not a nurse, a therapist, or a police officer.  I work in retail. I’ve never…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Feminism News

in brief: the guardian turns everyday sexism back on men

Matilda Mornane
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Based on public encounters reported to them, The Guardian recently used scenarios from real women from the @EverydaySexism Twitter feed to turn the tables on sexist discourse. Video Producer, Leah Green went undercover for the four minute video, in which she depicts the real-life situations, instead cat-calling or asking unsavoury questions of the men she bumps…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
Featured News

surfer girl: challenging sexism in surf culture

Ally Van Schilt
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Olive Bowers has a very impressive family tree – her mother is Alice Garner, actor, writer and academic, and her grandmother is Helen Garner, one of Australia’s best known and most celebrated writers. Now, thirteen year old Bowers is making her own mark as an impressive role model for girls her age by writing an…
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Thursday 6 March 2014
News

in brief: men’s aggression isn’t influenced by their own intoxication

Sarah Iuliano
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A recent study has shown men’s aggressive behaviour is not influenced by their own drunkenness. The joint research by University of Toronto and University of Washington trained and hired 140 young people to document incidents of aggression in Toronto bars. The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that while alcohol was no…
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Sunday 2 March 2014
News

in brief: are google doodles sexist/racist?

Yalei Wang
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One of the creative innovations Google has created is the ‘Google Doodle.’ These ‘doodles’ are pictorial spin offs of the Google logo in accordance to a historical day, event, or period in the world at any given time. Ever remember Googling something on Christmas and seeing maybe a wreath around the Google logo? It’s something to…
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Art News World

in brief: german artist, georg baselitz claims women can’t be great artists

Matilda Mornane
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German artist Georg Baselitz has sparked backlash, recently telling a newspaper that women cannot paint well. Baselitz has dismissed female painters – even the most iconic like Frida Kahlo – saying that they ‘simply don’t pass the market test, the value test.’ Despite making up the majority of art students, Baselitz claims that women lack…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
News World

Sheryl Sandberg wants to change the way women are represented in stock photography

Bridget Conway
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Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg started a nonprofit organisation, LeanIn.org, to educate, inspire and support women who feel pressured by the media to be skinnier, sexier and prettier. On 9 February, she announced that the organisation would be partnering with Getty Images to create a ‘collection of images that it says represent women and families in…
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