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news round-up 6.9.15

Image: Daniel Lobo

Image: Daniel Lobo

On Lip this week

Jessica Oliver interviews Melbourne-based photographer Elly Freer

A poem a day keeps the doctor away: Bridget Conway reveals how poetry has helped her to live with a mental illness

Loani Arman teaches us how to make a pad out of toilet paper

Clara Borg discusses female masturbation

Australia’s ‘stop the boats’ policy: Danielle Croci writes about The New York Times editorial on our treatment of asylum seekers


And much, much more!


Elsewhere on the Interwebs

According to a study done by researchers from UCLA and The University of New Mexico, women prefer penises to be approximately 6.3 – 6.4 inches in length and 4.8 – 5 inches wide.  With the average penis length being 5.2 inches, maybe bigger is a little better. Sorry guys.

James Bond author Antony Horowitz has attracted a world of criticism after saying that Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play James Bond.  Considering that Elba looks like this in a suit (you’re welcome), one has to wonder what Horowitz meant by ‘street’ if he wasn’t being a racist prat.

Kanye has announced that he is running for president in 2020. Enough said.

Elizabeth Broderick, the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner who wrapped up her eight-year term this week, has highlighted the importance of paid parental leave in achieving gender equality.

Pope Francis has once again shown that he’s more liberal than his predecessor (not that this is saying much), announcing that priests will now be able to ‘forgive’ women who have had abortions. While this is still mired in misogyny, it is a step forward for the Catholic Church, albeit a small one.

Meathead Movers, a moving company in California, has just announced that they will move domestic violence victims for free.

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