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Wom*news #9: Myths OUT NOW!

12 Apr

Issue 9 of Wom*news from the UQ Women’s Collective. Great local feminist writing and self publishing.

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You heard right, folks! The UQ Women’s Collective is so very proud to present to you our ninth issue of our zine Wom*news: Myths!

You can read it online here 🙂

In addition to #9’s release, we’ve got a special announcement! Wom*news is now honoured to be hosted in the UQ Library Catalogue. You can even search for us – go on, try it! Our reference looks so puuuurty.

We’ll be sure to post details of a little “myths” release party, and to update you on our potential showing of Wom*news at the South Side Tea Room’s zine and cartoon fair in June.

Happy reading – and don’t forget to tell us what you think, at uqwnews@gmail.com or in the comments!

~ Emma

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Sex Scribbled on my Skin: body politics and sexuality

3 Oct

A very good post form the UQ Women’s Collective zine – Wom*news

A life unexamined

Whether it’s in the way we dress, the gender we perform or the shape we are, our bodies shape the way we think about ourselves and the way that society thinks about us. Our bodies are texts to be read, with meanings and values and rules scribbled onto our skin. Some are personal, and some are political. Some are our own choice, while others are dictated by outside influences.

When it comes to sexuality, they way our bodies are read play a central role in what is seen as appropriate. Who is allowed to be sexual, or even required to be? Who is not allowed to show their sexuality? In what contexts are our bodies acceptable?

Despite sex being so naturalised in our society, there are still a multitude of rules imposed on different kinds of bodies, allowing them sexuality or denying it. Simple acts like kissing a partner in…

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