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The Subject of Feminism Is Now Up For Discussion in School Curriculum Update

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We all know school can be a playground for sexism. Social pressures, objectification and misogynist language are strong both in and out of the classroom, but, in 2015 as we’re all moving forward and tackling the issue of gender inequality head-first, it’s the perfect time to educate students on these matters. And it’s happening, with Victorian high school students now able to add Feminism to their timetable alongside Maths and English thanks to a new-and-improved modern-day curriculum. 

It all began back in 2013, when Fitzroy High teacher Briony O’Keeffe and a group of her students formed their own feminist collective, dubbed Fightback. It originated as a chilled lunchtime get-together where they could discuss and vent about situations they had to deal with within the corridors.  (more…)

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Jessica Mauboy Reveals Why She Really Missed Her Melbourne Cup Performance

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Jessica Mauboy

When Jessica Mauboy didn’t take the stage for her National Anthem performance at the Melbourne Cup earlier this week, rumours naturally began circling as to why backup singer Nadia Aya took her place with under a minute’s notice.

While Jessica’s rep ambiguously said she faced issues with “clothing and preparation”, a widely believed explanation was that the singer refused to wear shoes by the race’s official sponsor, Myer, thanks to suggestions by 2GB radio’s Alan Jones.

After a public apology by Jessica on Facebook, which still neglected to address the wardrobe rumours, the Australian Idol alum has opened up to The Daily Telegraph about what really happened on the day. A panic attack.


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Socality Barbie Reveals True Identity and Quits Instagram

Our Instagram feeds will never be the same. The creator of @SocalityBarbie, Portland-based photographer Darby Cisneros, has revealed her true identity and announced that she’s shutting down the account.

A brilliant satire of today’s Instagram culture, Socality Barbie posted carefully curated photos alongside witty captions. The account became so popular that Cisneros was offered money for product placements and even free airfare to Iceland, which she politely turned down.

Just 22 weeks, 136 pictures and 1.3 million followers later, Socality Barbie’s time has come to an end. At first, we thought she was poking fun at Essena O’neill’s departure from social media (which we have to admit would be hilarious) but alas, Hipster Barbie is really saying goodbye. (more…)

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Christian Dior Adds Emilia Clarke to Its Ever-Growing List of Ambassadors (Forum Buzz)

There’s already a string of A-list personalities associated with Christian Dior, including Rihanna, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard. Now in an attempt to boost sales even further, Dior taps actress Emilia Clarke to front its latest jewelry collection entitled Rose des Vents. Patrick Demarchelier shot the less-is-always-more images, where the Game of Thrones star poses before a clean white background wearing a crisp white shirt in one image, while she dons a black turtleneck in the second, allowing the understated diamond necklaces to shine through.

Christian Dior Joaillerie F/W 2015.16 : Emilia Clarke by Patrick Demarchelier


The minimalist approach wasn’t to our liking, however. “She looks good but the pictures are underwhelming. I’m just happy they didn’t over Photoshop her, she’s too beautiful for that,” said KateTheGreatest, hitting us off on a slightly positive note.

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“She’s a beautiful woman and a charismatic actress, but I usually find her underwhelming, when it comes to fashion imagery. It’s not for lack of natural good looks, but more that she’s not really giving anything to the camera. There’s no spark,” echoed a disappointed tigerrouge. (more…)

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Angelina Jolie’s Effortless Beauty Shines Bright on This WSJ. Magazine Cover (Forum Buzz)

We hadn’t seen Angelina Jolie on the cover of a magazine for what felt like YEARS until the actress recently landed the cover of Vogue‘s November issue and now she fronts WSJ. Magazine‘s November edition. For the title’s Innovators Issue, Angie wears a simple black dress by Celine and was captured by Peter Lindbergh for the occasion, resulting in an arresting black and white portrait shot. The recently released cover certainly makes us appreciate Lindbergh’s zero Photoshop aesthetic, as Angie’s effortless beauty leaves us wanting even more.

WSJ Magazine November 2015 : Angelina Jolie by Peter Lindbergh


Members of our forums were left with mixed emotions toward the cover. “Beautiful photo, looks very true to who she is (or seems to be, as I don’t know her personally),” said Thefrenchy right after the cover surfaced.

“Really lovely,” gazebo was quick to add with forum member JessRubik using the words “simple and pretty” to describe the cover.

In agreement over how stunning it turned out was Wolkfolk, raving, “Very beautiful and engaging cover. I love that she’s barely wearing any makeup and still looks gorgeous.”

But not everyone was buying it. “I usually like pics like this but this one is so lifeless,” admitted narcyza.

“Angelina is just like Adele. Same sh*t different day,” complained an uninterested A.D.C.

Benn98 later responded, “What we see here is the effect of photo approval. A snoozefest for me.”

Await Angie’s cover story and drop us a comment here.

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Shocker: Kim Kardashian Photoshops Her Pics


Kim Kardashian didn’t become a selfie expert overnight. It took years of practice studying her angles, finding the most flattering lighting and mastering the art of airbrushing. This week, Kim inadvertently exposed her (or her assistant’s) Photoshopping skills when she posted a retouched image to Instagram and Twitter, and the unedited picture to Facebook.

Kim Kardashian’s Selfies Get Turned into Works of Art in Hilarious New Tumblr ]

No big deal except someone saved the original image before she could delete it and created a GIF so we can see exactly what “problems” Kim tackles in her editing app. First, she got rid of some skin around her neck (which she usually hides with a choker, but I digress…). Next, she smoothed down her ponytail and got rid of flyaways because selfie experts don’t have flyaways! Both minor changes that probably didn’t need retouching but what else do you expect from the woman who created a book from pictures of her face?

[via People StyleWatch]