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Monday 31 March 2014
News Politics World

in brief: paris elects its first female mayor

Ally Van Schilt
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For the first time ever, the race for the Mayor of Paris was all female. And (gasp) a woman won! The two largest political parties in Paris’ candidates were Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the centre-right Union pour un Mouuvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Hidalgo triumphed, claiming 54.5 per cent of…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Fashion News

study finds women dress best on mondays, slack off afterwards

Ally Van Schilt
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In a recent survey, which has more interest in what women wear to work, rather than what they do at work, the groundbreaking discovery has been made that we apparently put far more effort into our outfits on Mondays than on any other day of the week. In fact, as the working days progress, the outfits become…
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Friday 21 March 2014
Feminism News

in brief: channel seven’s natalie barr thinks we should stop blaming men for our problems

Kezia Lubanszky
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Channel Seven’s Natalie Barr thinks she’s the only woman who doesn’t hate men. In a column for The Daily Telegraph, Barr gives her own perspective of feminism, opening with ‘Hey ladies, men aren’t the enemy. Am I the only woman who’s not angry at men? I’m a woman and I’ve never felt discriminated against.’ She…
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Wednesday 12 March 2014
News

in brief: sheryl sandberg and other well known feminists want to ban the word ‘bossy’

Matilda Mornane
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Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, has recruited some well-known friends and feminists to take aim at the way the word ‘bossy’ is used to describe women. Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign features friends like Beyoncé, Condolezza Rice and Jennifer Gargner, urging people not to describe girls and women as ‘bossy’ in a negative light, and instead commend…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
News Politics

in brief: sex discrimination commissioner says lack of women in parliament impacts women’s issues

Ruby Grant
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Speaking on International Women’s Day, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick said that the lack of women in parliament will directly impact on policy issues effecting Australian women. According to Broderick, women make up just one third of Australian parliamentarians, a statistic that needs to change if we are to see real action on women’s…
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Tuesday 25 February 2014
News World

in brief: libya to recognise and compensate women raped in 2011 uprising

Ally Van Schilt
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A step in the right direction for Libya this week: the creation of a law acknowledging and compensating the women raped in the 2011 uprising which removed Muammar Gaddafi from power. Hundreds of women may have been raped during the eight-month conflict (exact numbers have not been confirmed) according to the International Criminal Court, which…
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Thursday 20 February 2014
News Politics World

in brief: australian government puts funds towards vietnamese women’s empowerment

Sarah Iuliano
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The Federal government will put $4.2 million into two programs aimed at helping empower the women of Vietnam. Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop announced during her visit of the country that the money will be distributed equally between Vietnamese Women’s Union projects to end gender-based violence and for agricultural development. The funds for ending gender-based violence…
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
News World

in brief: saudi arabia finally has its first female newspaper editor

Sarah Iuliano
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Somayya Jabarti has made Saudi Arabian history as the nation’s first female newspaper editor, after being appointed to the top job at the national daily Saudi Gazette. English language broadsheet’s departing editor, Khaled Almaeena chose Jabarti for her strong work ethic. ‘It was not a question of gender but of merit that decided and earned…
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Friday 14 February 2014
Featured

meet the judges: estelle tang

Ruby Mahoney
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Over the next week or so, Lip will be running a special set of interviews with the judges of the 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. These lovely ladies are Jessica Friedmann, Melanie Tait and Estelle Tang. A few days ago published our interview with Jessica Friedmann. Today let’s meet Estelle Tang. Estelle Tang has recently relocated to NYC, and…
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Friday 7 February 2014
News

in brief: burlesque dancer must give up performing to keep children

Danielle Scoins
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According to reports received by online burlesque group 21st Century Burlesque, a female dancer has been banned from performing if she wants to maintain custody of her children. The website received the information about a young woman known as ‘Ida Claire’, who allegedly has been banned from burlesque dancing by a judge in Alabama. Ms…
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Friday 7 February 2014
News World

in brief: tour de france to include women cyclists

Danielle Scoins
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The International Cycling Union has announced that there will be a female competition as part of this year’s Tour de France. On 27 July the famous cycling event will host a one day women’s competition, ‘La Course by Le Tour de France’. The event will be an opener just hours before the Tour riders race…
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Sunday 2 February 2014
News World

in brief: women speak out in support of raising the minimum wage in the US

Bridget Conway
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At a press conference on Thursday, 12 Democrat female Senators spoke up in favour of U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union remarks about ‘income equality, in which he committed to issuing an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for new federal contractors to $10.10.’ The current minimum wage in America is $7.25. The…
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Culture Featured Opinion

advance australia fair? equal recognition for women’s achievements and contributions

Ally Van Schilt
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It was Australia Day on Sunday, and this day is many of my friends’ favourite public holidays. I’m not exactly sure as to the reasons why. I assume that it’s due to having an excuse to drink exorbitant amounts of alcohol, watch different sports and feel good about living in this supposedly ‘lucky land’. Well,…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Health News

in brief: ain’t nobody got time fo’ high heel-related ED visits

Sarah Iuliano
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A  study of admissions to Victorian emergency departments has discovered 236 women were admitted with high heel-related injuries between 2006 and 2010. The figure does not include the 45 people stepped on by heels or 16 people assaulted with the weapon-grade shoes. The research lead by Melbourne podiatrist, Cylie Williams found men weren’t strangers to the…
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