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Feminism thrives through diverse unity

To the feminists of yesteryear, Sydney University today would probably appear the realisation of all that they aspired to and fought for. More than half the undergraduate student population is female. The president of the Students’ Representative Council is the latest of seven women to have held the position in the last ten years, having come…

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Welcome to Honi Soit 2014

To the first years hurriedly buying their entire textbook list, welcome to Honi Soit. In two weeks time, when you’re as disillusioned with the whole charade as the rest of us, we’ll be here for you. To those already accustomed to the droning whimper of university-life, welcome home. Two simple extensions, a kebab, and a…

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A means to an end: Xiaoran Shi

Within these pages, death speaks in myriad voices: a female vigilante wearing the armour of a Roman goddess seeks retributive justice on page 7, a deeply personal account of euthanasia makes a compelling case for legalising assisted suicide on page 10, a visit to Graceland reveals how death has not hindered the evolution of an…

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The art of listening: Mariana Podesta-Diverio

As easy it is to become apathetic about the current state of Australian politics and give up altogether, your vote will help lessen the possibility of an Abbott-led government. Use it wisely. But of course, you’ve heard this all before, so I’ll leave it here. Don’t let him win. Now, onto more practical matters. Being…

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It’s personal: Hannah Ryan

Being political isn’t just about standing on a picket. This week’s Honi tells personal stories, reveals cultural structures, lifts veils and opens windows, exposing the private, and encourages you to live in defiance of the cultural authoritarianism we are all subject to but largely blind to.