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Friday 26 June 2015
Feminism News

in brief: working mothers benefit daughters’ career prospects

Sarah Iuliano
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  Thanks Mum: a Harvard University study has found the daughters of mothers employed in paid work are themselves paid more and have better career opportunities. Researchers surveyed people from 24 countries, including Australia, to deliver the result smashing social stereotypes of paid work away from the home being detrimental to a child’s upbringing. ‘In…
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Monday 5 August 2013
Culture Opinion World

menstrual leave: delightful or discriminatory?

Sarah Iuliano
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Russia could be the first European country to introduce paid leave for menstruation if a bill is passed in the state Duma. The bill, introduced by Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) member, Mikhail Degtyaryov would see women paid for two days off during their period. These two days would effectively equate to 24 in…
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Thursday 1 August 2013
Culture Opinion

stone-cold stoicism: is there room for emotion in the workplace?

Sarah Iuliano
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So often in life I am a walking exhibition of a mini tornado behind reinforced concrete: listen closely and you may hear it rattle and rile me up. I refer to, in perhaps not the best metaphor, my aim to portray myself stoically and negate all evidence of emotion in my places of work.This isn’t…
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Wednesday 5 June 2013
Politics

the major parties on paid parental leave

Emma Koehn
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Minor newsflash: babies need someone to stop work and take care of them when they arrive in the world. Question is, how best to let parents stop that career thing long enough to do this? Paid parental leave schemes have been a key issue in the lead up to the Federal election, in part because…
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Friday 15 March 2013
Fashion Opinion

selection criteria: pencil skirts and heels

lip magazine
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This summer, I was lucky enough to spend two months clerking full-time at a law firm in my city, and apart from the excellent training and support my colleagues provided me, it was the sartorial side of the office that provided me with most food for thought. For me, corporate wear is the most chic…
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Thursday 26 July 2012
Featured Opinion

an open letter to bettina arndt

Emma Koehn
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Dear Bettina, I’m not sure if I form part of your key demographic, but now and then Facebook links me to your typings on men and what they want from us in bed, so I’m operating by the logic that if Mark Zuckerberg’s programming thinks it’s relevant to me, it is. I have to say…
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