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Women’s Group

September 25, 2016

I’ll be honest here and say that one of life’s greatest satisfactions is undoubtedly the moment I get to cross something off a to-do list. Dorky, I know, but there just really isn’t anything that can match the moment you conquer some small mountain and remove some niggling task from your mind. Unfortunately its not […]

September 11, 2016

Like many others, the insecurities of my body are evident. Whether it is in my self-loathing tweets made in the early hours, or in the various scars physically evident on my body. They are all part of a long (and continuous) struggle of self-love. I can remember the exact moment I started to dislike my […]

August 14, 2016

Art history was my favourite subject at high school. I greedily lapped up Delacroix, Monet, and van Gogh thinking: this was it! I’d found my calling. Until one day I had a revolutionary realisation (and I don’t say this with sarcasm because, at the time, it felt like I’d discovered the law of gravity). There […]

July 31, 2016

I’m sure many of you saw the recent Vice article that said that New Zealand is the most ignorant country in the world. Our own perceptions are dramatically different to the actual reality of life in New Zealand. We believe we have achieved justice, that we have ascended to a rank of superiority over other […]

May 22, 2016

  This column contains discussion around homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, mental illness.   The Women’s Group have had a safe space since before half of us were even born. But for some reason, queer students at Vic haven’t had the same privilege to a space where they know they’ll be free from persecution and bigotry. The […]

May 8, 2016

  With this issue being ‘Pleasure’ and being the internet-savvy gal that I am, I googled “women and pleasure.” I came across some pretty hilarious articles. One was titled “11 places a woman wants to be touched,” which included ears, feet, and hair (apparently we go to the hairdresser so often not because we want […]

April 17, 2016

Who are you and what do you want? N: I’m Naomi and I want to make it through ’til next week. L: I’m Lily (Naomi’s other half) and I want world domination and Margiela boots. Oh, also. We’re the presidents of the VUWSA Women’s Group. Did you choose the feminist life or did the feminist […]

April 3, 2016

On Tuesday I was wandering through the Student Union building, suppressing the coughing fit building inside me, when I was confronted, or rather, lightly tapped on the shoulder, by a Pro-Life club poster, advertising a meeting that day at 3.00pm. I say “lightly tapped on the shoulder” because it took me a good 15 seconds […]

March 13, 2016

The world graciously gifted us an amazingly beautiful, semi-nude, image of Kim Kardashian last week. It is important to note that it was a selfie, taken by her, of her. She was nude except black bars that covered her nipples and area below. The image shows her curves, her blonde hair (which looks great), and […]