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Saturday 30 January 2016
Film

film review: carol

Jade Bate
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It’s difficult to think of a recent film more exquisite and more perfect than Carol. It may seem too soon to call the film a masterpiece, but I can confidently say that it is truly up there with some of the greatest movies of recent times. More importantly, it takes its place alongside Brokeback Mountain…
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Friday 29 January 2016
Film

film review: the hateful eight

Giuliana Cincotta
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Set sometime after the Civil War, and apparently contained within the same universe as 2012’s Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight introduces us to Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a bounty hunter on route to the town of Red Rock to cash in on his deadly efforts. But on this cold day in…
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Friday 29 January 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: i call myself a feminist

Jess Miller
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I called myself a feminist out loud for the first time only last year. Mostly I felt proud, but lurking underneath this pride was an undeniable layer of guilt. I Call Myself a Feminist—an anthology compiled by Victoria Pepe, Rachel Holmes, Amy Annette, Alice Stride and Martha Mosse—helped me answer two questions at the heart…
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Thursday 28 January 2016
Sport

it’s dude time: the absence of women in sports coverage

Danika Kimball
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Last year, more people watched the women’s FIFA World Cup on TV than ever before, with over one billion viewers tuning in worldwide over the course of the event. The record figures seemed to be indicative of women’s rise towards parity with men in televised sports coverage, but recent studies performed by the University of…
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Thursday 28 January 2016
Arts Fashion

interview with linda vydra: founder of pins to kill

Bridget Conway
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Pins to Kill, or P2K  for short, is a clothing line made by women, for women. Customers can get their hands on custom-made leggings, or choose from a range of already designed funky styles, once P2K launches on February 2nd! I had a chat with the founder of P2K and she explained to me why…
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Monday 25 January 2016
Arts Books

interview with honor jane newman

Bridget Conway
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Honor Jane Newman is the author of a short and handy self-help book for women titled Killing the Perfectionist Within: A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book includes tips and tricks to tackle the difficult emotions and situations that can arise when you seek perfectionism on a daily basis….
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Monday 18 January 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: from the heart: women of letters

Kathy Pollock
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Since its first incarnation at Melbourne’s Trades Hall in 2010, Women of Letters has toured the world to sold-out audiences. Curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, its original purpose was to encourage women to read aloud letters set to a specific theme, directed at a live audience. It has evolved to include a Men of Letters variant and has several accompanying book anthologies, but the underlying principle remains the same: allowing a gathering of people to speak intimately without reservation. In From the Heart, the latest Women of Letters,…
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Thursday 31 December 2015
Featured News

2015: the year that was in feminist news

Arabella Close
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  TW: sexual assault and harassment, gendered violence, misogyny, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, ableism Here’s a round up of feminist news in 2015. A lot of it was awful – violence against women continuing unchallenged, male privilege going unchecked and feminist initiatives that continue to exclude women of colour, queer women, women with disabilities and trans…
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Wednesday 30 December 2015
Featured

lip’s women of the year 2015

Cin Peeler
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2015 was the year Australians weren’t quite sure who their Prime Minister was. As of this year, ‘Netflix and Chill’ has officially been around long enough to be embarrassingly misused by big brands and your clueless uncle alike. And 2015 has brought hashtag activism into its own, with everything and everyone having their own Twitter…
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Friday 25 December 2015
Film

film review: suffragette

Jade Bate
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  There are literally thousands of historical films that document the tragedies and triumphs of men. From war epics to biopics about world leaders, scientists and rock stars, according to the cinema the history of mankind is considered to be more important than the history of womankind. That’s not to say that there aren’t a…
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Friday 11 December 2015
Featured Film

hitting home: sarah ferguson’s domestic violence documentary

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Every day in Australia, police face 657 cases of violence against women. Every week, 2 women are murdered, often by somebody they know. While watching Hitting Home, Sarah Ferguson’s new documentary on Australian domestic violence, my friend wonders aloud, ‘Has it always been this bad?’ I answer: ‘Yes.’ It’s just that this year, we’re paying…
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Wednesday 25 November 2015
Arts Comedy Featured

interview with anna fraser of actionaid

Bridget Conway
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Tonight at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne, ActionAid, a Sydney based international development organisation that empowers women who are living in poverty across the globe, is hosting Frocking Hilarious – an all-women comedy fundraiser. I spoke with ActionAid’s Media and Public Relations Officer Anna Fraser about the event and about the important work that ActionAid does for…
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Tuesday 24 November 2015
Film

james bond and the politics of gender

Kate Voss
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With the latest instalment now in cinemas, Kate Voss takes a look at the history and evolution of the Bond girl, and what it means to be a woman in James Bond’s universe.  Very few film franchises over the past fifty years have been more packed with more pure masculinity than the James Bond films. While these…
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Sunday 11 October 2015
Featured

anna shepherd: interview

Arabella Close
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On the list of winners for the 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards is Anna Shepherd. She is the CEO of Regal Home Health, which offers nurse-led private home healthcare. In addition, she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Sydney Nursing School. She has contributed to…
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