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Friday 15 April 2016
Featured Opinion

the lip crew on slut-shaming

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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 31 December 2015
Books

the best books of 2015 (according to Lip)

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Putting together a Best Of list isn’t easy, which is especially true when it comes to books. The Lip Crew is a literary bunch, so we’ve put together a list of our best reads of 2015. Did any of your favourites make the cut? * “My attitude toward children is more of an appreciation than…
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Friday 23 October 2015
Opinion

the lip crew on bisexuality

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“You’re either gay, straight, or lying”, right? The Lip Crew begs to differ. * “As a bisexual woman I have experienced discrimination from both the gay and straight communities. I’ve had lesbians not want to pursue a romantic relationship with me due to an irrational fear that I will cheat, while straight girl friends o’…
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Friday 7 August 2015
Feminism Opinion

the lip crew on influential feminist books

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Can you recall the first feminist book you ever read that opened your eyes and had you nodding your head along with every sentence, every idea, every truth? *  “‘Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,’ growls Godmother of Punk, the girl who just wanted to look like Keith Richards, Patti Smith. With her…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on censorship

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* ‘Comment boards are a great place to go if you want to read a hysterical misunderstanding of the word “censorship”.  It’s a word that’s so prone to hyperbole that in cyberspace it has become acceptable to equate criticism or moderation with censorship. Not only is this inaccurate, it also trivialises just how oppressive censorship…
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Sunday 11 May 2014
Life

the lip crew on the things our mothers taught us

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We dedicate this piece to those special women in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day, Mum(s). * ‘For nine years I grew up in a single parent-child household, but our home never felt empty. Mum’s chicken and lamb roasts were legendary and we always had plenty of friends to fill the seats around the dining room…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on identity

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Who are you? Who, who, who, who? * ‘Identity is something that I definitely struggled with throughout my teenage years, but thankfully that struggle has now (mostly) passed. I know who I am now and the things that I want, but of course, I am still working out how exactly to obtain all of those…
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Friday 31 January 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on resolutions

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  New Year; New You? * ‘New Year’s resolutions are typically a bust on some level or another. It’s partly to do with the anticipation of being able to change overnight. As a person conditioned to conveniences and immediate gratification (here’s looking at you, fellow Gen-Yers), I know that I tend to think about the…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on lip

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“Whatever you do, whatever you see, whatever you read, at Lip we only ask one thing – think about it.” – Lip Magazine * ‘I didn’t know about Lip Magazine until it started following me on Twitter. I’m not sure what it was I tweeted that got the attention of the magazine (or Twitter, since…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on body image

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“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” — Simone de Beauvoir * ‘I like my body. There, I said it, *middle finger to everyone who ever called me a plethora of sizeist insults*. It’s not model-grade thin or athletic, and it’s not perfectly curvaceous like Christina Hendricks’, but it’s a…
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Friday 13 September 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on (the) beauty (myth)

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‘The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today’s woman has become her “beauty”.’ Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth * ‘People tend to confuse the notion of aesthetics with that of beauty. The human eye desires to look at plenty that would not be termed “beautiful”, which is, of course, why so many traffic jams are…
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Friday 16 August 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on aggression

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ag·gres·sion  (-grshn) n. 1. The act of initiating hostilities or invasion. 2. The practice or habit of launching attacks. 3. Hostile or destructive behaviour or actions. 4. Probably gendered, but the jury’s out. * ‘Throughout my life, aggression has never been something I have deemed acceptable. As a child I was extremely quiet and timid….
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Friday 19 July 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on pornography

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Let today’s installment of ‘the lip crew on…’ be the happy ending to your working week. * ‘Pornography is a big topic. Are the women involved oppressed or empowered? And also, is pornography bad for women/people in general? For the former question, it seems like most people would say that if someone isn’t being forced…
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Friday 5 July 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on body hair

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Mary, Mary, quite contrary, why don’t you let your garden grow? * ‘Body hair on women isn’t unattractive to me, and I wish I was strong enough to rebel against the “standards of beauty” and leave my hair alone – my sensitive skin would definitely thank me for it! But I am ashamed to say…
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