• arohata

    News

    Airing Victoria’s laundry

    16 August 2015: Victoria University has been contracting its laundry services to Arohata Prison, a women’s prison in Tawa, whose inmates are paid between 20 and 60 cents per hour for their work

  • Sparrow

    Features

    The Golden Speculum

    16 August 2015: It is a symptom of the cult of celebrity, at every level, that expectations of a person’s character never marry perfectly with reality. I had heard about Dame Margaret Sparrow, and the stories I had been told led me to envisage an elderly hippy whose wild days still showed. My

  • arohata

    Airing Victoria’s laundry

    Victoria University has been contracting its laundry services to Arohata Prison, a women’s prison in Tawa, whose inmates are paid between 20 and 60 cents per hour for their work

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  • Issue 19, 2015

    Women

  • Sparrow

    The Golden Speculum

    It is a symptom of the cult of celebrity, at every level, that expectations of a person’s character never marry perfectly with reality. I had heard about Dame Margaret Sparrow, and the stories I had been told led me to envisage an elderly hippy whose wild days still showed. My sister had protested alongside her […]

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  • intersectional

    There’s no such thing as “post-racial feminism”

    Alongside being Māori I am also a feminist, and key to that, an intersectional one

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  • christina

    Girls Don’t Like Sleep, Girls Like Coffee and Diarrhea

    Since the dawn of womankind, humanity has been continually confronted by unknowable questions: Is there a God? What is true happiness? Why are we here? Just what happened in the last episode of Lost?

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  • Issue 18, 2015

    Class

  • exec reports

    The VUWSA Executive Half Year Reports

    Which VUWSA Exec member is prone to the most cringeworthy statements? Who’s the biggest GC? And how hot is Rick? The Exec has delivered their half-year reports, and it’s time for Salient to hand out semi-arbitrary grades

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  • sex work

    The Working Girl’s Class

    A new class of sex worker is breaking all of the traditional stereotypes

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  • freemasons

    Freemasons: Just Dudes Being Dudes

    There is not a single person who has been to South America who has not told everyone they have been to South America—not even the CEO of the New Zealand Freemasons

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  • Issue 17, 2015

    Queer

  • trans102

    Trans 102

    Disclaimer: this is my experience of being transgender as a Pakeha binary ftm (female-to-male) person. I do not speak for all transgender people, but these are challenges that I have observed and discussed with fellow transgender people. Binary transgender people have a choice when they start to pass. They can be open about their transgender […]

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  • hair

    On Hair and Gender

    In my second year of high school I had shoulder length hair; some thought I liked metal music, others thought I wanted to be a girl.

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  • 30 years

    30 Years of Pride

    It was the late 1940s, and some time after Ian Smith* moved to Wellington as a teenager from Hawera, in the rural and conservative Taranaki, he met the boyfriend he would live with for the next two years. When they met for the first time, they immediately hit it off. “It wasn’t a groundbreaking romance,” […]

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    Freemasons: Just Dudes Being Dudes

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    : There is not a single person who has been to South America who has not told everyone they have been to South America—not even the CEO of the New Zealand Freemasons