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Must media women be feisty?

By Lina Vale Do women who work in the media industry have to be ballsy? It certainly seems as though the most prominent, and indeed successful, female media figures are completely unafraid to say what they think. I’ll admit I’m...

Studies find the Video Game Industry is Male Dominated. Nobody is Surprised

Studies find the Video Game Industry is Male Dominated. Nobody is Surprised
By Ruby Mountford Near the end of April, the unlikely topic of Video Games was brought up by the UK minister for equality, Chi Onwurah. “Only 6% of those who work…  in the UK games industry are women, despite the fact that...

Social media’s new pornography and hate culture

Social media's new pornography and hate culture
by Dragana Mrkaja My morning routine usually begins with a quick Facebook, Instagram and Twitter check. Facebook keeps me up to date with friends, Instagram allows me to croon over cats and new-born babies, while Twitter notifies me...

Victorian Government tobacco shame

Victorian Government tobacco shame
by Chris Scott Photo: flickr, Sudipto Sarkar Today is World No Tobacco Day. A day that focuses on banning all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. According to BetterHealth, Smoking kills more Victorians every year than...

Hey you, you’re doing alright

Hey you, you're doing alright
By Mark Gojszyk A future of uncertainty, but it's not all that bad. Photo: weknowmemes.com It has been a volatile time in the news, but I feel like stepping away from that right now. Recently, I came to the realisation that, despite...

Printing a Gun: Should We Be Worried?

Printing a Gun: Should We Be Worried?
By Kai Yi Wong On May 5th, 2013, a shot rang out and reverberated across the Texan landscape. It was more of a very loud clap than a bang, but its effect was clear on two men who were nearby. The birth of the 3D-printed Liberator pistol....

#FBrape or #FreedomOfSpeech

#FBrape or #FreedomOfSpeech
by Jean Suyat Facebook responds to campaign. Credit: Thos003 (Flickr) Every now and then there’s a Facebook page that becomes popular and it forces me to wonder whether it’s time to cull my “friend” count when I see these people...

The media isn’t entirely to blame for child sexualisation

The media isn't entirely to blame for child sexualisation
By Clancy Holzgrefe Dakota Fanning in a Marc Jacobs perfume advertisement that was banned in the UK. Children, the media, and sex. When the three are put together, as they so often are, tensions rise. The impact of exposing children...

Borgen and working women

Borgen and working women
By Matilda Marozzi (On Twitter: @marozzi_m) A few weeks ago I stumbled across Borgen on SBS, and now I’m hooked. Hidden away on a Wednesday evening, Borgen has everything I want in a television drama: politics, powerful women...

Kindle Worlds: a license for infringement?

Kindle Worlds: a license for infringement?
By Vivienne Mah You should recognise the name E.L James. The former television executive  scored a 7-figure deal for the publication of her controversial “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy back in 2011, eclipsing JK Rowling’s...