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Tuesday 24 December 2013
Culture Film

2013 and gender inequality in film

Claire Gaynor
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While list articles are one of the best things about wrapping up the end of the year, Lip prefers to look back at 2013 in a typically feminist way: representational analysis. Over the last few weeks, our writers have looked at how women have been portrayed in the media, and then the Australian media’s attitude towards…
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Monday 22 April 2013
News Opinion

what do reactions about tracy grimshaw’s “nude scandal” say about our media culture?

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Last week, a story about A Current Affair journalist Tracy Grimshaw was featured online at The Age. It “revealed” that the notoriously private Grimshaw once got so drunk that she accidentally walked naked into the hallway of Melbourne’s Crown Casino. The readers’ comments on the story reflect the misogynist culture of internet trolls, while also…
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Monday 26 November 2012
Featured Opinion

when a pretty face isn’t the story

Emma Koehn
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Every morning, I get up at 4am to host a breakfast radio show. When I say I volunteer for such a thing, people recoil and repeat: ‘4am? The morningversion of four?’ on loop. But for all the early bedtimes, what I get in return is pretty swell: the chance to work with a group of…
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Thursday 12 July 2012
Culture Featured

good golly! teen mags back in the model search game

Emma Koehn
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When I was of a teen mag consuming age, there was a competition that was run by a skincare brand. Centred on the theme of ‘best friends’, it asked pairs of perfectly tanned thirteen year olds to write in about their friendship with the chance of winning a glossy fashion shoot. Now, I was a…
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Wednesday 20 June 2012
Culture

going for gold: hurdling virgins still cause a stir

Emma Koehn
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If the concept of two weeks of Olympic coverage sends you hurtling towards your hard drive ready to demolish five seasons of HBO drama programming, don’t fret – the soap opera that is the lives of professional athletes could entertain you yet. Pop media interviews with young female sports stars have been problematic in the…
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Sunday 1 April 2012
Featured Opinion

bum-gate: should we care?

Emma Koehn
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It can be a little hit-and-miss, but every couple of weeks Australia is sent into a minor tizz over words spoken on Q&A. The national panel show, now in its second full year of embracing the tweet-giest, can pull the odd controversial statement out and influence the tone of debates. Late last week we saw…
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Thursday 29 March 2012
Culture Featured

feminism in funny places: the feminist harry potter tumblr

Emma Koehn
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Feminism. Harry Potter. Two concepts that may tickle the fancy of a Lip reader. How are these two connected, if at all? In the spirit of making feminism fun, is Hermione the answer? We spend a fair chunk of time on Lip discussing the F word, and it isn’t always a case of warm and…
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Monday 12 March 2012
Featured Opinion

‘haters’ and controversy makers

Emma Koehn
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Two weeks ago, ultra conservative American radio man Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in criticism. The subject of his critique was Sandra Fluke, a law student who had testified at a Steering Committee hearing in support of having health coverage for contraceptives. Limbaugh’s analysis almost exploded social media, from the moment that he called…
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Featured Opinion

media round up: sexism and our politics

Emma Koehn
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You may have noticed that Julia Gillard is of the female persuasion. Perhaps you’ve also seen that her government has received a fair chunk of disgruntlement from the Australian people lately. Leaving the ‘faceless men’  and leadership worries aside, is there actually sexism hiding within the walloping that Ms. Gillard has received? How do we…
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Sunday 27 November 2011
Culture Featured

You’re IT, girl

Emma Koehn
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You want your celebrities to have some brain power, right? Or at least have decent taste. Wear some Ray Bans, for instance, and a floral dress. Hold a Penguin Classic for when the need to read strikes, or carry some vinyl LPs in their second hand bike baskets… Well, the ‘famous tides’ turn all the…
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