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Saturday 13 July 2013
Featured Opinion

surfing and sexploitation: why roxy’s latest advertisement made me mad

Frances Chapman
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I have to admit that sometimes the relentless one-dimensional portrayals of women in advertising and the media wear me down. I start to reach the point where I almost feel like I’m past caring; like it needs to be a very special kind of offensive for me to drum up any outrage. It’s not that…
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

jerry lewis still doesn’t think women can be funny. do you?

Brianna Davidson
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Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds are Jerry Lewis’ favourite funny ladies. The old trickster recently enlightened the beautiful people of Cannes to exactly what he thinks of women in comedy. When asked to name comediennes he liked, he listed the two above. When the interviewer recovered and started to get all, ‘Seriously though, what about…
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Monday 15 April 2013
News Opinion Politics

in brief: feminism a threat to russia

Broede Carmody
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has claimed that feminism could destroy Russia. On Tuesday last week, Patriarch Kirill denounced feminism as ‘very dangerous’ and a form of ‘pseudo-freedom’. He explained that feminism was threatening the fabric of Russian society because it ‘must appear outside of marriage and outside of the family’. ‘Man has…
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Friday 22 March 2013
News World

in brief: company launches epad femme (a tablet for women)

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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A Middle-Eastern company, Eurostar, has finally filled the technology void that has threatened delicate women for too long. The recently released “ePad Femme” is ‘the world’s first tablet made exclusively for women’. It’s pink, and comes complete with apps for cooking, clothing size conversion, yoga for women, and perfume. Announced in October 2012, the ePad…
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Thursday 22 November 2012
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: on your knees

lip magazine
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There is a ranking that occurs when you’re a feminist thinking of sexual acts – those that are ‘empowering’ and those that could be considered ‘demeaning’. Within the confines of heterosexual sex, there has been a long held notion of dominance and submission as being gendered, usually as male and female respectively. This is somewhat…
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Tuesday 11 September 2012
Culture Featured

ghost dick

lip magazine
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Not too long ago, I was minding my own business on my Twitter feed when Paulilu Mixtape posted a short video starring Olivia Munn titled ‘Ghost Tits.’ Incensed by the title, assuming anyone brazen enough to use the word “tits” in their header could only produce something of mind numbing idiocy, here I was proven…
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Thursday 30 August 2012
Culture Featured

what the bic? an open letter

Melissah Comber
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Dear Bic, I am writing to thank you for your creation of the revolutionary Bic ‘for Her’ range of pens. When I was a little girl I was considered to be a little different. At school I was taunted and cast aside. At recess the other girls took their dolls away from me, during art…
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Monday 23 July 2012
Opinion

nagging: a woman only zone

Kaylia Payne
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When I first moved out with my boyfriend (now husband), I’m not going to lie, it was tough. Neither of us was at all prepared for what co-habitation would actually involve. While we had the bills, grocery shopping, and actual running of our day to day lives under control much faster than I ever anticipated,…
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Sunday 13 May 2012
Culture

five things women can’t do

lip magazine
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1. Know anything about a car, except its colour. This one often comes up at the small gatherings I am more reluctant to attend, in the form of some narrow-minded guy wearing a shirt with an obnoxiously large logo feeling the need to start a conversation about his ideas. During this conversation he will unfailingly…
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Sunday 22 January 2012
Featured News

feminist news round-up 22.01.12

Josephine Mandarano
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fashion models weigh 23 per cent less than the average woman According to the January issue of PLUS Model magazine, the average fashion model twenty years ago weighed 8 per cent less than the average woman; today, she weighs 23 per cent less. And most runway models nowadays meet the Body Mass Index criteria for…
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