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Monday 6 October 2014
Film TV

tv news: mental as: ABC programming in support of mental health week

Bridget Conway
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This week (5 – 10 October) is Mental Health Week in Australia. You can find various events happening around Oz by checking out websites such as this one for Victoria, and this one for Western Australia. This is in support of world Mental Health Day, which takes place on 10 October every year.   For…
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Monday 6 October 2014
Memoir

street harassment in brussels

Reanna Clark
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When my friends warned me about the overt sexist comments many young women experience while walking on the streets in some European countries, I wasn’t sure what to think of it. Naively, I laughed, dismissing the issue by claiming I would have some devious feminist comeback if any man was to pester me. This attitude,…
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Featured

the adelaide edit: q&a with sandy clark from dignity zambia

Ruby Mahoney
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Here at Lip, we have following closely the ventures of crowdfunding platform Pozible, as they launched their local Edits in Sydney and Brisbane (so far!). This week I cyber-met Sandy Clark, the founder and CEO of new charity Dignity Zambia, who is currently crowdfunding her first book, My Love Affair With Zambia. Here, Sandy discusses her inspiration for the charity and the book,…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Memoir

memoir: do i scare you, bitch?

Kath Pollock
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At work, I’ve had to clean up faeces, urine, and vomit.  I’ve been called a cunt and a bitch, been threatened with murder, and told that I’m liable to be torn a new arsehole if I don’t watch myself.  I’m not a nurse, a therapist, or a police officer.  I work in retail. I’ve never…
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Tuesday 18 March 2014
Film

film review: wadjda

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Saudi Arabia has long been veiled in mystery. The cultural gulf between the Islamic Kingdom and the West has fuelled speculation and criticism; Australians are at ends to understand a monarchical nation which limits citizens’ equality and individual rights. Saudi Arabia’s unequal treatment of women has become a focus of this criticism; Saudi women are…
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Friday 27 September 2013
Memoir

memoir: lippy

Aicha Marhfour
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I hate to say it, but I only started wearing lipstick last year. I was, up until that point a staunch lip-gloss person. And before that, I had what I’d call my wilderness years, where the occasional slick of Vaseline would suffice. Moving from using lip-gloss to embracing lipstick felt like a jump: an initiation…
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Friday 6 September 2013
Memoir

memoir: of moose and women

Kaiyuh Rose Cornberg
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This piece is an excerpt from Ambivalent at Best, a longer memoir work. Every summer my family and I spent time in the Alaskan wilderness, living in a cabin my father had built in the 1970s, which we improved and amended over the course of about six summers. The first summer there I was nine…
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Tuesday 6 August 2013
Featured World

advocating for female workers’ rights worldwide – it’s the same battle

Julie Warren
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In Gujarat, India, 3000 women came together earlier this year with one very big aim. The women crowded under a makeshift tarp in the heat and the dust to listen to 24-year-old Artika give her first ever public speech. Why were so many women so keen to hear her speak? I’ll give you a hint:…
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Featured Get Involved

insecure work: the new attack on working women

lip magazine
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It’s a truth universally known by all women that we aren’t trying to “have it all” when we have children and work. We’re trying to have children and live with the dignity and respect we get from being able to pay all our bills. Another universal truth known to all us women is the feeling…
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Featured Opinion

you don’t own me

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Oh, I don’t tell you what to say I don’t tell you what to do So just let me be myself That’s all I ask of you A PSA is going around the internet at the moment, aimed at women voters in America. A bunch of female identified people are lip synching to Lesley Gore’s…
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: doctor internet

Ruby Mahoney
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So, you’ve got a headache. And you’re feeling tired. Reluctant to leave your bed, you reach for your laptop and log in. Headache and fatigue, you type into Google. According to SymptomChecker.com, you could have DIABETES, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING or KIDNEY DISEASE. Sound familiar? With today’s technology, I bet you’ve diagnosed your aches and pains…
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Friday 31 August 2012
Film

film review: the face of birth

Natalie Salvo
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At the heart of the Face Of Birth documentary is a question. That is – do women have a right to choose where and how they will give birth? It is a hot button issue, yet one where other developed nations have deemed that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work. This Australian documentary plays like…
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Sunday 12 August 2012
Film

film review: saving face

Natalie Salvo
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In one second a life was ruined. So goes one of the many harrowing statements made in the documentary film, Saving Face. Directors Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy have detailed a sensitive issue, exposing the plights of victims of acid attacks in Pakistan, with this Oscar award-winning short proving to be worth a feature-length runtime….
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Sunday 27 May 2012
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 27.05.12

Josephine Mandarano
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Hustler magazine photoshops penis into commentator’s mouth “What would S.E Cupp look like with a [d**k] in her mouth?” This is the question posed by Hustler magazine in a recently published edition that features a photo of the conservative right-wing commentator with a Photoshopped penis in her mouth. The blurb alongside the image reads: ‘S.E….
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