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Thursday 9 June 2016
Featured Feminism News Sexuality

sex workers protest against salvos’ ongoing discrimination

Eden Faithfull
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In 2009, the Salvation Army capitalised on the discrimination of sex workers through a derogatory promotion for their Red Shield Appeal. After protests and a threat of a “red ban”, the Salvation Army were forced to publically apologise and withdraw their ads about “Rick”, an alleged sex worker they had “rescued” from his industry. Unfortunately…
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Friday 15 April 2016
Featured Opinion

the lip crew on slut-shaming

lip magazine
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Slut. * “After Kim Kardashian posted her nude photo in early March, I read several pieces on the double standards in the uproar that it prompted. These articles addressed, in particular, the ease with which we accept women’s bare bodies in our advertising, film, television and music videos when they are affirming the male gaze…
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Thursday 5 November 2015
Featured Get Involved

the unslut project: a chat with founder emily lindin

Arabella Close
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Emily Lindin founded The UnSlut Project in 2013 after American teenager, Rehtaeh Parsons, committed suicide. She had been gang raped and consequently labelled a “slut” by her classmates. Emily decided to publish her own diary entries dealing with sexual shaming in high school as a blog to provide some perspective for other young girls experiencing…
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Friday 20 February 2015
Arts Feminism Theatre

laura jackson’s ‘handle it’ explores slut shaming, sexism and social media

Jess Oliver
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There’s a new one woman show in town and it’s just jumped to the top of my ‘must see’ list! Handle It, written, produced and performed by the very talented Laura Jackson, tackles the dirty side of the internet in what promises to be a compelling and witty exploration of sexism, social media and male-female…
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Thursday 27 November 2014
Culture Featured Feminism News Opinion Politics World

negotiating humanity: why are women being stripped in kenya?

Wawira Njiru
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Women are conditioned to live in fear. All over the world. Don’t walk on those streets, don’t wear those clothes, don’t be too intimidating, complex, complicated, loud, because men don’t like that. We live in patriarchal societies in which we pander to male preference. In Nairobi, men on the streets got to do what every…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

in brief: american school district preaches sexually active girls are like ‘dirty chocolate’

Sarah Iuliano
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A school district in the American state of Mississippi has foregone discussion of condoms in sex education to go on a slut shaming lesson using the confection York’s Peppermint Pattie. In possibly the worst metaphor ever, students shared the chocolate by putting it in their mouth and then passing it on to their classmates. This…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
News

in brief: the banning of leggings at school induces protests in teenage girls

Matilda Mornane
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  Middle-school girls at Haven Middle School, Evanston, Illinois, are picketing this week for their right to wear leggings to school. The school informed the young teens this month that leggings are ‘too distracting to boys’ to be fit for the classroom. Thirteen year old, Sophie Hasty, told the Evanston Review that her and 500…
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Sunday 2 March 2014
News World

in brief: anti-pornography laws actually Inciting violence against ugandan women

Danielle Scoins
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New anti-pornography legislation passed by the Ugandan government has been criticised by activists for its impact upon women. The new legislation covers a range of issues related to pornography, including child pornography, pornographic publications and even suggestive music videos. However the main controversy to arise from the changes was the provisions surrounding dress code. According…
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
News

in brief: ‘sex-positive’ lorde denies slut shaming

Kezia Lubanszky
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Since reaching global success with her debut album, Pure Heroin, 17-year-old Lorde is becoming a spotlight for media attention. The pop star frequently discusses her views on feminism and over-sexualisation, and has recently been associated with ‘slut shaming,’ after comments she has made about other young starlets. The critical responses to Lorde’s ideals can be…
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Thursday 31 October 2013
Featured Opinion

halloween in hollywood (or, why you should always read the book)

Tedi Bills
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While on exchange at UCLA, I went to a Halloween party dressed as Lolita. In hindsight, it’s the dumbest outfit I’ve ever worn – and that’s including the booty-shorts, body paint and handkerchief I partied in at Burning Man. I thought I had a good reason for dressing like a pre-teen temptress, and that reason,…
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Thursday 24 October 2013
Featured Opinion

booty backlash: kim kardashian versus the morally superior corner of the internet

Natalie Cavallaro
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What is it about our society that is so hellbent on reducing mothers (especially new mothers), to soft, cuddly Mrs Brady types whose sole purpose is to produce milk for their nascent offspring, devote the entire fibre of their being to their children and stop caring about themselves? Why are we so threatened by women…
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Thursday 29 August 2013
Featured Music Opinion Sexuality Television

the world needs to stop slut-shaming miley cyrus

Marissa Paine
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You’d be hard pressed to find a person who hasn’t seen, or at least heard about, Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 VMAs. Without a doubt, it was full on, and made it clearer than ever that Miley no longer seeks the all-American image of her Hannah Montana days. The performance wasn’t to most people’s…
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Monday 26 August 2013
News Opinion

#slanegirl and slut-shaming

Alexandra Van Schilt
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**Editor’s Note : We have chosen not to publish the original photograph referenced in this article, as we will not condone or perpetuate slut shaming. ** An image has gone viral across the Internet out of Slane, Ireland, following an Eminem concert which demonstrates that slut shaming and sexual double standards are still, unfortunately, alive…
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Friday 3 May 2013
Culture News Opinion

in brief: pink declares herself a ‘reformed slut’

lip magazine
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The bad girl of pop rock, Pink, recently claimed in an interview with Glamour magazine that she is a ‘reformed slut.’ Discussing her most recent album The Truth About Love (2012), which features songs that explicitly deal with feminine sexuality and being known as a ‘slut’, Pink expressed her concerns for a sexual double-standard that…
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