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Thursday 6 March 2014

My long neck: tourism, exploitation and agency

Lou Heinrich
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Far away from the chaos of Bangkok lies the North Western province of Mae Hong Son. A mountainous landscape, much of the region is sprawling with rainforest and is said to be curtained by mist the year round. You can travel by jeep or motorbike, bouncing over potholed roads, to your choice of one of…
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Wednesday 24 July 2013
Featured Opinion

naked campaigning for animal rights: is the real message getting through?

Lydia Hales

Nobody likes to hear of animals suffering in the name of fashion, cosmetics or even entertainment. Sadly, horrible mistreatment still occurs, and the work of various animal rights activists can go a long way in raising public awareness and shaming abusers. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is one of these groups: conducting…
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Tuesday 28 February 2012

Interview with Taryn Williams: How the Fashion Industry Can Empower Models

Erin Stewart
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Taryn Williams became a model when she was 16 years old. She juggled her job with school, and later university, with a lot of success. She graduated the Dux of her high school and completed tertiary studies at the Australian National University. However, it was not easy going. She says, ‘I was modelling full time…
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Thursday 27 January 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

The Moral Status of the Sex Industry

Erin Stewart

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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