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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Opinion Politics

security for promiscuity: how anti-discrimination legislation is failing women

Sarah Iuliano
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Despite 102 International Women’s Days, the sexual revolution, and countless contraceptives in a girl’s favour, heterosexual women are still vilified for their sexuality. On this year’s International Women’s Day, Julia Gillard addressed what she no doubt thought were the big issues in women’s rights today: violence, education, gender pay gaps and human trafficking. While the…
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Monday 14 January 2013
Arts Culture Fashion

the style evolution of santa: from saintly to sexy

Isabelle Hellyer
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With the holiday season only just behind us, the image of Santa Claus is likely still fresh in our memories. That’s right, the portly old man who saunters around in a red suit perfect for those artic temperatures. Santa and his iconic garb are now ingrained into our popular consciousness, seen in countless films, advertisements…
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Monday 20 August 2012
Fashion Opinion

that’s not my size

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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There are lots of fashion labels and companies that have savvy fashion marketing and do it well. Domino Dollhouse, an independent American plus size brand is one such company I can think of. Autograph, an Australian brand, does a relatively decent job too. Then, there are the companies that make you think, at best, that…
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Tuesday 7 August 2012
Culture

pissed-off feminist fights back: slut-shaming is a current affair

Hannah Story
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It seems about time that a column was dedicated entirely to pointing out the sexist undertones (and overtones) in our nation’s media. Whether in newspapers, on television, on the radio, in music, film, literature, art, whatever; misogyny runs rife. It’s there and someone needs to point their middle finger up at it in a far-fetched…
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Wednesday 6 June 2012
Culture

(sex)uality: slut shaming, the double standard of sexual promiscuity

Sara Berndt
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‘What’s the boy word for slut?’ ‘They still haven’t come up with one yet’ – Definitely, Maybe (2008) Why is that? Mary Jane Sherfey asserted in 1966, that the female sex drive is an insatiable force that has been repressed by society for the sake of maintaining a civilised social structure. For every action there…
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Monday 9 April 2012
Opinion

is it okay: to slut shame?

Elizabeth Flux
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When a group of professional women raise hemlines and lower necklines when they go out on a Saturday night, they are “letting the team down”. If two women decide to make out in order to impress a man, they are bowing to societal expectations. Allowing women to fight on the front line is not a…
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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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Monday 10 November 2008
Uncategorised

The great myth of sluttiness

Victoria Nugent
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I really don’t like the word slut, but I seem to have been hearing it everywhere lately. It started when a friend got a bit tipsy and very flirtatious with an ex of hers during a night out. He was flirting back, too. Then his girlfriend showed up. My friend later danced with another guy…
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