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Tuesday 19 February 2013
Featured Opinion

the void of meaningful rape prevention advice

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‘Don’t wear revealing clothing, don’t get drunk, don’t wander around at night, and don’t walk alone’ – I’ve heard this advice repeated often, ever since the Delhi gang-rape. Most women have heard these warnings before, but now, suggestions on being constantly and vigilantly cautious have been increasingly doled out by almost everyone – politicians, celebrities,…
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Thursday 10 January 2013
Featured Opinion

why is sexism so entrenched in Indian society? reflections on the recent gang-rape case in delhi

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  Pavithra Sagar is  a 25-year old female corporate writer and editor living in Tamil Nadu. Here, she discusses rape and casual sexism in India, in the aftermath of the recent horrific gang-rape case in Delhi, and sends a message to fellow Indian women. Along with millions of Indians, I have been in turn shocked…
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Monday 7 January 2013
Featured Opinion

indian gang-rape case reveals horrors beyond the incident

lip magazine
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There has been rape, murder, grief. There have been protests, riots, violence. There have been calls for hangings, rights, guns. There has been grief, anger, shame. There has been a funeral. On 16 December in New Delhi, India, a 23-year-old woman was raped by six men on a bus. She was beaten with an iron…
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Featured

anatomy of a serial sexual assault case

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This article first appeared in Lip Issue 20 – you can buy a copy of the magazine here. We promise it’s packed full of other goodies! And you can help us keep our magazine alive by donating to our Pozible campaign here. **Trigger Warning: Rape and sexual violence** Nearly 126,000 Australian women experience sexual assault…
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Tuesday 24 July 2012
Featured Opinion

this girl was sexually assaulted (and may be imprisoned for tweeting about it)

Freya Dumas
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Pictured is Savannah Dietrich, a 17 year old from Kentucky in the United States.  Like many teenagers are likely to do, she went to a party and drank.  She passed out. Two of her peers then proceeded to sexually assault her. Months after the assault, Dietrich learnt the pair had been circulating photos of the…
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Wednesday 28 March 2012
Culture Featured

the ‘i did not report’ hashtag: stories of unreported sexual assault

Kaylia Payne
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When I first heard about the ‘I did not report’ hashtag. I was blown away with the ingeniousness of the idea. How many of us have been groped against our will? How many of us have been harassed or threatened in the street simply because we happen to have a vagina? How many of us…
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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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Tuesday 3 January 2012
Opinion

travelling solo

Kaylia Payne
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From the 15th of January to the 1st of February I am travelling Europe solo; something that I have never done before. While I was expecting some concern, I never expected the barrage of criticism and advice that I have received over the last few months. I’m not naive enough to think that no woman…
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Sunday 6 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 06.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. Please feel free to give us feedback! You can read last week’s round-up here. This week has a mixture of…
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Wednesday 18 May 2011
Opinion

Brisbane SlutWalk

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Slut. Just the word, written on the page like that, with no ‘connotations’ still makes me cringe. A word, used to keep women down, put them in their place, denigrate, shame. Slut. Well, no more shame. The Slutwalk is here. The Walk started in Toronto, Canada in January of 2011, because of a shocking statement…
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