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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Featured Memoir

a four-letter day: a short essay on discovering the most versatile word in the english language

Krystal Maynard
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Do you remember the first time you felt free? The first time that you realised that while external factors, like your parents, teachers, money, the fact that you’re a 10-year-old child and don’t have a license to do, well, anything, doesn’t mean you have no control? I do. I remember distinctly and I relish the…
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Friday 24 July 2020
Featured

COVID-19 is a disaster for mothers’ employment. And no, working from home is not the solution

Leah Ruppanner, Caitlyn Collins, William Scarborough
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When COVID-19 hit, some commentators hailed it as an opportunity to revolutionise gender roles in heterosexual couples. But as public life froze overnight and homes became schools, daycare centres and offices, mothers have been placed under more pressure, not less. Our new study on workers in the United States shows that in the first months…
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Saturday 20 June 2020
Featured Health

is the US bullying the UN to dump sexual and reproductive rights?

Amy Haddad
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In the middle of a pandemic, the US is opposing women’s basic human right to determine what happens to their bodies. The world appears to be marching backwards, not forwards, writes Amy Haddad. Unless you are a multilateral gender nerd like me you may not know that 2020 is the 20th anniversary of UN Security…
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Tuesday 16 June 2020
Featured Memoir

neither here nor there: a woman’s identity between cultures

Famida Zana
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The summer before my grandmother passed away, she visited me and my family in Australia. I sat with her one sunny afternoon as she told me about her life growing up in a Bangladeshi village and having an arranged marriage at the age of 12. I listened as she recounted how her father, my great-grandfather,…
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Thursday 9 April 2020
Featured

women are not babysitters for the economy

Julie Smith, Australian National University
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There are lively discussions going on about the gendered impacts of coronavirus and how so much policy tends to be male-centric. It might not be intentional, but the problem with unconscious bias is it doesn’t see what it doesn’t want to know. The current crisis has brought to the forefront the size and importance of…
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Tuesday 24 March 2020
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: jennifer down

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author Jennifer Down. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? That…
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Tuesday 25 February 2020
Featured Sexuality

choke me, daddy? the subversive power of consensual pain

Emma Maguire
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Have you ever played around with power roles in the bedroom? Maybe you’ve tried some teacher/student role play? Maybe you’ve dabbled in restraints or spanking? Maybe you’ve had a partner ask you to choke them during sex? It can be a turn-on to be given total power over your partner’s body, or to give up…
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Sunday 30 June 2019
Featured Memoir

this is where women come to hide: my experience of homelessness as a result of domestic violence

Sarah Thompson
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CN: domestic violence, homelessness On a rainy winter’s afternoon, I stuffed as many of the clothes I owned into a tired, oversized blue and red laundry bag. One handle had busted off, and the zipper was long gone. I lugged it down the concrete stairs of the apartment I was living in like a dead…
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Monday 17 June 2019
Featured Opinion

why i’ll never regret my abortion

Sarah Thompson
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In 2009 I broke the law in NSW and had an abortion. It was not a decision I made lightly. I discovered I was pregnant and carrying the child of my then-boyfriend, who was someone I deeply cared for. But we weren’t in love. At 27, I was at an age when many women I…
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Wednesday 12 June 2019
Arts Featured

the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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The Lip Team is thrilled to announce the shortlist of the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. A huge thank you to everyone who sent us their stories – you made our job tough this year! We extend our congratulations to all shortlisted entrants. Inheritance – Elizabeth Flux How to Cook Pho – Emily Dang…
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Friday 24 May 2019
Arts Books Featured

interview: penelope hanley, author of ‘after she left’

Kaylia Payne
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Kaylia Payne chats with author Penelope Hanley about feminism, writing, and her latest novel, ‘After She Left‘. * How long did it take to write After She Left? Probably about two years altogether but it was spread over a much longer time because usually I’m working full time and it’s too hard to write much fiction….
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Monday 1 April 2019
Arts Books Featured

meet the judges of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: melanie joosten

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author, Melanie Joosten.  * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women, female-identifying and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? Publishers need to do…
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Tuesday 26 March 2019
Arts Books Featured

meet the judges of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: alison evans

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author, Alison Evans. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women, female-identifying and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? The world is…
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Thursday 21 March 2019
Arts Books Featured

meet the judges of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: danielle binks

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet writer and literary agent, Danielle Binks. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women, female-identifying and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing?…
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