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feminist news round-up 06.01.13

Fifty shades most loved book of 2012

The Fifty Shades trilogy has claimed the top three spots on the list of bestsellers in Australia for 2012. The first in the series, Fifty Shades of Grey, sold a reported 1.3 million copies on our shores in the last year, a definitive success for the series despite those who question what this indicates about our literary preferences. Meanwhile, of the top 10 bestsellers, 7 were written by women – with the Hunger Games series and JK Rowling’s adult fiction debut The Casual Vacancy rounding out the ten most purchased reads of the last year. 

Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital

Pakistani schoolgirl and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai has been released from a Birmingham hospital. She has been undergoing treatment since October 2012, when she was shot by the Taliban for her views on secularism and promotion of women’s education. Her release from Queen Elizabeth Hospital marks an impressive recovery process after last year’s life threatening injuries. Yousafzai’s family will reportedly remain in Britain for up to five years while her father performs duties in his recent appointment to a role at the Pakistan consulate in Birmingham.

Protests and fallout continue post Indian gang-rape

Protests over prevalence and ignorance of sexual violence have spread from India to other parts of Asia as more details emerge of the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23 year old student in Delhi. The protests, which began in Delhi last week and garnered international media attention, are reportedly being replicated in Bangledesh, Nepal and Pakistan, as citizens reflect on similar crimes in their own countries. Charges have reportedly been laid against five men accused of participating in the Delhi rape and murder, with the death penalty a possible consequence if convicted.

Zooey Deschanel a feminist, everyone surprised.  

Deschanel has used the domain of the glossy magazine to shuck the trend of many a female celebrity by heartily admitting her affection for feminism. While 2012 saw handfuls of bankable ladies claim the movement had no place in their lives, the New Girl star tells the world via an interview in Glamour magazine, ‘I want to be a f—king  feminist and wear a f—king Peter Pan collar. So f—king what?’ Gossip websites and TV aficionados have been linking to the news all week.

Covered on lip this week

Female graduate pay gap doubles

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