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Sunday 9 August 2015
Feminism Opinion

boobs aren’t bombs: fighting for topless rights

Jay Ong
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Remember the feeling of the sun on your back, the wind blowing through your hair, the sense of freedom as you journey through life bare-chested and liberated? Free from the constraints of the demon bra cage? No? With the rise of a highly critical and socially progressive young generation, the conventions of Western society are…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014

in brief: US fast food chain to bring its objectification to australia

April Glover
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American fast-food chain Carls Jr, obscenely nick-named ‘Slutburgers’, has made plans to bring the stores to Australia, and with it a raunchy reputation of using sexual objectification and soft-porn to sell it’s less than nutritious products. Carls Jr is responsible for initiating a new culture of advertisements, using almost pornographic commercials in attempts to appeal to a…
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Wednesday 4 December 2013

in brief: sex sells…coffins

Kezia Lubanszky
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A Polish coffin company has taken the objectification of women in advertising to a new level by producing a calendar of nudes. And coffins… Lindner’s 2014 calendar is the fifth in its annual collection, featuring scantily clad women, draping themselves over luxury coffins. The family owned business claims that the calendar shows off the ‘the beauty of…
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Friday 25 October 2013
Culture Feminism Film

american pie and the objectification of women

Caitlin Gordon-King

I’m watching a movie with friends. We’re swaddled in doonas and darkness; popcorn hot in our hands and its scent rich in our noses. The classic Universal Pictures song blasts the room and light bursts from the screen. American Pie opens with the image of a teenage boy masturbating to the sexual moans of a…
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Thursday 22 November 2012
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: on your knees

lip magazine

There is a ranking that occurs when you’re a feminist thinking of sexual acts – those that are ‘empowering’ and those that could be considered ‘demeaning’. Within the confines of heterosexual sex, there has been a long held notion of dominance and submission as being gendered, usually as male and female respectively. This is somewhat…
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Monday 30 July 2012
Featured Opinion

why magic mike is sexist – but to women, not men

Zoya J. Patel

Let me pitch a movie idea to you – Right, so there’s this young, naïve girl, who gets kicked out of uni and isn’t sure what she’s doing with her life. She moves in with her protective, and somewhat judgmental older brother, who tries to get her a real job. On one casual shift, she…
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Monday 21 May 2012

how i learned to look like a doll from venus angelic

Kaylia Payne

There is an interesting trend going around at the moment. And by interesting, I mean absolutely horrifying. The trend in question is girls and women trying to look like living dolls. If you haven’t heard about it or seen it yet, I’d suggest you have a look at Venus Angelic on YouTube. Her piece on…
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Monday 12 December 2011

objectification of men – is there such a thing?

Zoya Patel

If there’s one thing that most heterosexual women can generally agree on, regardless of what their individual stances on feminism are, it’s that hearing men talk about female bodies is often an uncomfortable experience. Whether it’s a bawdy conversation about what they find sexy, an offhand comment about a passing woman, or (most alarmingly) a…
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