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Opinion

July 16, 2018

One of the coolest pieces of historical propaganda I have ever come across is the Suffrage Cook Book. Way back when asking for the vote was controversial, Mrs L.O Kleber and her band of mostly female contributors put together a set of recipes which occasionally dipped into some savage irony. Part of the struggle in […]

July 16, 2018

Feminism in 300 words I was 17 when I first encountered the F word. I realised my need to prioritise doing winged eyeliner over eating breakfast in the morning was called “necessitating female beauty standards”, that traced back to the big bad patriarchy. Now, at 22, having gained some understanding of critical thinking and awareness […]

July 16, 2018

University! A place where we make lifelong friends, where we have the happiest time of our lives! Or — university: a place where we have a whole lot of acquaintances in lectures that we may awkwardly nod to when walking through the Hub. A place were we have to weigh up the risk vs reward […]

July 16, 2018

Periods are part of the female reproductive system. They are vital for the beautiful and natural miracle of life to occur, however they have consistently been a taboo topic within our society. It is dangerous when topics become taboo, as it halts much needed conversations, and creates a stigma. So how do we avoid this […]

July 16, 2018

Throughout my life I’ve got to know so many fantastic women.. From my great-grandmother who was a nurse during World War II, to my sister who is currently a joinery apprentice in a male-dominated workplace, I have — and continue to be — inspired by the women in my life. I chose to write about […]

July 16, 2018

From Her Heart and From Her Hands For this issue, I’m addressing the most unfortunate science trend of them all: the erasure of women’s contributions. So to help rectify this, here are a few of my favourite lesser known ladies of science. Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) Considered by David Attenborough to be one of the […]

July 16, 2018

It’s finally women’s week — our designated time to acknowledge the value of women in our community. While we still have a way to go till we can walk home at night without keys jammed between our knuckles, it is important to celebrate how far we have come. We should celebrate the women that fought […]

July 16, 2018

Hi, we’re Kushali and Ruby, and welcome to the Feminist Issue (one of many, hahahaha… ha). More importantly, happy Women’s Week, everybody. And girl, we have a great week ahead of us — we at the Victoria University Feminist Organisation have been working hard to make sure there is no shortage of activities and opportunities […]

July 16, 2018

Dame Margaret Bazley famously transformed the NZ Police from a cover-up organisation to one with a speak up culture. She came out again with swinging fists in her recent Russell McVeagh investigation. The report has a number of sad findings and some positive recommendations. If adopted by all law firms, the infamously toxic culture in […]