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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: things my mother taught me

Danielle Croci
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What is the role of a mother? And how does the relationship between a mother and her child shape that child’s life and actions? What makes some children grow up to be like their mothers, while others are motivated to turn away and do something completely different? The new book Things My Mother Taught Me…
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
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world suicide prevention day: one world connected

Bridget Conway
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.’ In a world where we are constantly trying to stay connected via our iPhones and Twitter pages, we have seen an increase in depression, anxiety and suicide rates worldwide. Which begs the question: how connected are we really? My…
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
Arts News Opinion

DC comics asks readers to draw female character committing suicide. naked.

Kaylia Payne
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DC Comics just can’t seem to get enough negative press at the moment. First they make a decision not to allow Batwoman to marry her female partner, and then they announce their new competition. Not just any competition, mind you, but a competition to draw four panels featuring popular villain Harley Quinn preparing to commit…
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
Featured

suicide and the hollywood machine: why do so many actors take their own lives?

Raidah Shah Idil
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*Trigger warning: discussion of suicide* Being more of a bookworm, I admit that I’m a little slow on the uptake when it comes to primetime TV. Last week, I finally watched Rizzoli & Isles for the first time. I came away thoroughly entertained by the strong female leads taking down patriarchy, one dirty cop at…
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Thursday 11 July 2013
News

in brief: ireland set to pass limited abortion reform

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  Ireland looks set to legalise abortion this week, albeit in very limited circumstances. According to The Guardian, the numbers are stacking up in favour of the reforms that will allow abortion when a woman’s life is in danger or when a woman is at risk of suicide if the pregnancy continues. If a woman…
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Thursday 27 June 2013
Opinion

pissed off feminist fights back: cheap vices

Hannah Story
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**Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicide** Earlier this month, Vice, known for their gratuitous photo shoots and “daring” content, published a spread entitled “Last Words” in which models posed as literary heroines. Seems fairly innocuous, right? Except that they were literary heroines in the moments prior to their suicides, accompanied by a description of their deaths and…
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Thursday 28 February 2013
Featured

Interview: Keep Me Safe Tonight

Ruby Mahoney
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As you may have noticed on our website, Lip has recently become a Pozible partner and thus holds a page of our favourite Pozible projects – the ones we think Lipsters would love and consider supporting. This week, I spoke to Corrie Chen and Jiao Chen about their documentary project “Keep Me Safe Tonight”.   1. So…
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Friday 7 September 2012
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get involved: wear it purple day 2012

Josephine Mandarano
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In 2010, American teenager Tyler Clementi reacted to his public “outing” by his roommate by throwing himself off New Jersey’s George Washington Bridge. The incident whipped media into a frenzy, even prompting Ellen De Generes to comment publically that ‘something must be done’. And “something” is just what Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams did. They…
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