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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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Monday 7 May 2012
Featured Opinion

apps against violence and abuse

Emma Koehn
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The Good Wife has put a fair bit on our plates issues-wise. And amongst all that tightly written wit and too-clever law talk, this season offered up a new tech miracle capable of solving crimes and protecting women – the humble personal safety app. The question of ‘safety’ of women in party or date situations…
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Monday 2 January 2012
Featured News

feminist news round-up 2.1.12

Josephine Mandarano
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black women enlisting at higher rates in US military Black women now represent nearly a third of all women in the US armed forces, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Their representation in the military, which is at about 31 per cent, accounts for twice the number of black women in the…
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Monday 7 November 2011
Culture

ladettes, liquor and being lady-like

Emma Koehn
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Without spoiling, the film Crazy, Stupid Love has a scene or three in which guys and girls reach for the bottle in the name of courtship. Lads buy lasses drinks to get to know them, and ladies reach for liquid courage before making a move. Whatever your philosophy on alcohol, there’s an unspoken assumption that…
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

Not Just Another Number

Jo-Anne Tsai Tsiu Yiung
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Not too long ago I was reading A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen. It was prompted by an interview with him that I’d read on Democracy Now, and I do not regret hunting it down in the library. The book reads like a conversation one might have with an esteemed professor over a…
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Thursday 27 January 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

The Moral Status of the Sex Industry

Erin Stewart
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In the 1970s, Robin Morgan said that ‘pornography is the theory, rape is the practice’. She was an integral part of the Women Against Pornography association, which had set-up an office in New York City, setting up tours to show interested people, even high school students, the places around the city which exploited the bodies…
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Wednesday 29 December 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

’tis the season for domestic violence

Rebecca Howden
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Australia might officially say ‘no’ to violence against women, but we still have some pretty alarming rates- and it gets worse over the Christmas to New Years period. In an average year, nearly half a million Australian women will experience physical or sexual violence, with rates spiking quite significantly over the holiday week. Last year,…
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Tuesday 8 January 2008
Uncategorised

Summernats – Friend or Foe?

Ophelia
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It has taken me a very long time to learn to like Canberra. Being born in Sydney and having spent a fair amount of time there throughout my life, I find it hard to like Canberra’s seemingly lack of pace and quietness. However, it has grown on me and I find that I am increasingly…
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Sunday 21 January 2007
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mobile stalking

Michelle
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Read this article Imagine this: you’ve had a pretty brutal break-up, and the last thing you want is to run into your ex on the street or at a party of a mutual friend. Now you can look them up using your mobile phone and a little help from GPS technology, to make sure they’re…
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Thursday 18 January 2007
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the big gigs

Michelle
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Personal rights violated? It’s been a long time since I went to a concert by a major international act. Over five years in fact, when Live! descended upon Canberra in October 2001. 9/11 was fresh in our minds and “I am Overcome” was the backdrop for many a news report of the disaster. Perhaps everyone…
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