Post Tagged with: "girls"

How Non-Traditional Platforms Are Supporting Female Comedic Voices

September 10, 2015 12:47 pm0 comments
How Non-Traditional Platforms Are Supporting Female Comedic Voices

When the American television network Fox announced that it would not renew The Mindy Project for a fourth season the internet seemed to sag with a collective gloom. There was an outpouring of sadness that the sitcom, which charts the romantic prevails of an OBGYN in New York, would be […]

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What I Learned By Reading The Things That She Has Learnt: A Review Of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ By Lena Dunham

November 27, 2014 3:58 pm0 comments
What I Learned By Reading The Things That She Has Learnt: A Review Of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ By Lena Dunham

Commenting on anything Lena Dunham does is a tricky proposition – she’s the critical community’s princess as well as its piñata; everything she says is analysed for its feminist credentials and she is dissected on internet chartrooms with a fervour that is usually only reserved for the devil herself, Gwyneth […]

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On the Rise of Sexual Crimes Against Women

January 22, 2014 12:00 pm2 comments
On the Rise of Sexual Crimes Against Women

Society has normalised an image of women that cannot be without repercussion. When Martin Luther King said that his dream was to see a society where content of people’s character would be the yardstick to measure them, not the colour of their skin; he knew prejudices, discrimination, violence and other […]

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Ten Years of Friendship

October 16, 2013 1:13 pm2 comments
Ten Years of Friendship

On the 4th September 2013 I celebrated possibly the best anniversary I am yet to have. It was not a anniversary shared with a boyfriend or loved one, nor was it an anniversary to commemorate a special event. It was simply the ten year anniversary of starting secondary school. Now, […]

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‘Girls’ Hits Close to Home

February 10, 2013 12:30 pm2 comments
‘Girls’ Hits Close to Home

Something horrible happened to me last night. At a civilised Melbourne restaurant, over a plate of barramundi, my beloved father cut me off. That was it. In a quick conversation, the money well ran dry and I was left thirsty, alone and poor. I haven’t been a chronic leech. I […]

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Where do we find inspiration?

January 23, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
Where do we find inspiration?

‘Thinspiration’ is a word that has come into our lives over the past decade. This word has encouraged young girls to look to the super skinny celebrities dominating the media, encouraging them to engage in restricting fad diets and unhealthy body images. With an increasing amount of size zero celebrities […]

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Get Girls Longboarding

January 22, 2013 6:01 pm1 comment
Get Girls Longboarding

So we may not all have the luxury of a Hawaiian holiday home, a Portugal retreat, or a house, and certainly not the Hawaii dinner cruise for kids that we’d booked, and within walking distance of Fistral Beach. The dreams of sacking off the office job for a laid-back surfing […]

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Girl Hate – In Which I Have An Epiphany

October 13, 2012 10:06 pm0 comments
Girl Hate – In Which I Have An Epiphany

After having watched one of Those Pesky Dames’ most recent video offerings on Girl Hate, and just how many women put each other down in a bid to separate themselves from “all those other girls”, I’ve been given a not-entirely-pleasant epiphany about my own behaviour. I am a feminist. And […]

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