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news round-up 19.9.15

Image: Daniel Lobo

Image: Daniel Lobo


On Lip this week

Bridget Conway interviews playwright Laura Jackson and artist Antony Makhlouf, and reviews the non-fiction book Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter.

Loani Arman receives a letter from her period.

Cheyne Anderson discusses the the Liberal leadership spill.

Could chastity save the 21st century?

Eden Faithfull reviews the 2015 Festival of Dangerous Ideas.


Elsewhere on the Interwebs

George Clooney argues that a lot of male movie roles could easily be switched to women without compromising the story.

The Hungarian camerawoman who kicked refugees as they were running past her, including a man with a small child, says that she panicked and is not actually a heartless, child-kicking racist.

Matt Damon interrupts a black, female filmmaker to whitesplain diversity to her. In response to the public backlash, he has since said, ‘I am sorry that [my comments] offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood.’ Gee, thanks Damon, we never would have thought to talk about diversity without your help.

An all-male club at Harvard has decided, for the first time in its history, to let women join. Better late than never, I guess.

In a 1988 interview, Turnball said that he was a feminist. With this in mind, it will be interesting to see how many women he appoints to his Cabinet on Monday.

Bill Shorten has said that MPs should be allowed to breastfeed on the floor of the House of Representatives. This comes after a Liberal MP, Ms Kelly O’Dwyer, was told to express more milk so that she didn’t have to leave the chamber to breastfeed.

Texas has embarrassed itself yet again on the international stage, arresting fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed after he brought a clock to school. Since the incident he has received messages of support from all over the world, including from Obama and Zuckerberg.

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