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Friday 21 October 2016
Celebrity Opinion

karing about keeping up with the kardashians

Aisling Philippa
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I have a confession to make. I have never seen one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And yet, I can still name every member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood. I can tell you the brand of the dress Kylie was wearing last week on Instagram (it was Meshki), and I can tell you which…
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Tuesday 8 September 2015
Featured

online revolution: how social media is changing activism

Danika Kimball
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Social media has become one of the most influential communication channels in human history. In turn, this has changed how activism works on a global level. Through that medium alone, activists have been able to meet and organise large numbers of likeminded thinkers in ways that they simply weren’t able to before. By removing the…
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Tuesday 4 August 2015
Feminism Life Opinion

motherboards and motherhood: a competitive online identity

Eleanor Danenberg
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Social media is a battlefield crawling with landmines: people can post offensive and triggering things while using the defence ‘It’s just my opinion’; posts can go viral in mere minutes; activists who use online platforms are criticised for being ‘social justice warriors’ taking things too seriously; and don’t get me started on 4chan. Social media…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy

lynn bixenspan: interview

Bridget Conway
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New York City comedian Lynn Bixenspan has recently been hailed as ‘one of the funniest feminists on Twitter.’ Social media has become an increasingly huge landscape of posts and opinions by comedians, artists, and celebrities that try to claim a place with the internet audience. To stand out amidst this huge crowd is definitely an…
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Friday 19 June 2015
Celebrity News TV

in brief: sunrise apologise for post victim blaming women affected by revenge porn

Sarah Iuliano
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Victim blaming: it’s not something mass media should do. On Wednesday, Channel Seven’s Sunrise breakfast show did just that as it published a Facebook post about Australian women’s nude photos being uploaded to an American revenge porn website. The post, detailing a story affecting 500 women, had the caption: ‘What’s it going to take for…
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Monday 4 May 2015
Culture Featured Opinion

the problem with being obsessed with ourself[ies]

Gabriella Borter
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‘Here, let me hold it – my arm is longer than yours.’ Three grinning faces crowd together at the bottom of the screen, the angle tilted just enough so that the majestic Eiffel Tower looms above their floating heads in the background. Kccch goes the simulated sound of the shutter opening and closing. Kccch. Kccch….
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Monday 16 March 2015
Arts Theatre

theatre review: handle it

lip magazine
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To have revealing photos uploaded onto social media without consent is a fear of many women and a nightmarish reality for more than you would imagine. This is the premise for Handle It, a one-woman play  that showed at The Street Theatre from March 13-16.  Kelsey, a ‘naïve’ first year university student wakes up after a big…
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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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Monday 25 August 2014
Featured

the right to free speech: what you didn’t know about working for the Australian Public Service

Brianna Doolan
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My name is Brianna and I am a former employee of the Australian Public Service. This may sound like a dirty little secret or admitting that I am in some kind of 12-step recovery program for an addiction, but if you are anything like me three years ago, you may not really know what it…
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Monday 7 July 2014
Featured Life

apolitics: should you employer proof your online activity?

Shannon Clarke
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  In Lynn Coady’s short story ‘Hellgoing’, published in the 2013 collection of the same name, the protagonist unleashes on her friends a weekend’s worth of frustration after visiting her father. Her friend Ruth leans in, ready with a ‘discussion question’ as the conversation turns to men in general. A feminist and academic, she never…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Featured Opinion

the pressures of instafame: a chat with asher britton

Adriana Barro
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*Trigger alert: Discussion of eating disorders and self-harm* The idea of being an online celebrity has surely crossed the minds of many social media users during those lonely afternoons when a selfie with your dog only attracted one like – from your sister. Although it may seem glamorous to be followed by thousands upon thousands…
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
News

retail and social media: taking it up to country road

Ally Van Schilt
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Australian middle-market clothing and home wares retailer, Country Road has come under fire from an indignant customer via social media due to its startling lack of ethnically diverse models in its catalogue. Just having a quick look through the brand’s webpage it is clear to see that the only models utilised in its campaign are…
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Monday 4 November 2013
News Opinion

instagram lifts ban on various #useless and #derogatory phrases

Bridget Conway
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Just when you thought you were being controlled too much, thankfully there’s Instagram. Recently the folks at Instagram decided to lift a ban on a variety of phrases such as #thinspo, #fuckbitches, #curlyheadedfuck and #hungrycunt, arguing that the lift allows ‘people to express themselves [whilst] providing protections to prevent certain content that would be against…
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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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