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Lot’s Wife Edition 6 Out Now!

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After months of hard work from writers, artists, designers, volunteer subeditors, and our editorial committee, Lot's Wife Edition 6 is out! We would like to thank everyone who helped out, and give a special thank you to Ruth Ong for the front cover. Download here To read in your browser, head over to our online editions page: https://lotswife.com.au/online-editions/ We are still accepting online submissions! To learn how to get involved, head to our submission form: https://forms.gle/REmWhktcF7e53yTL8     
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FOOD FOR GOOD | HULT PRIZE CHALLENGE COMES TO MONASH

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By Ryan Attard, Managing Editor In this time of COVID-19, when there is limited recourse and we are bound by technology, it is incredible to see the dedication and initiative of students who continue to devote their time to important causes. This is evident with the Hult Prize Foundation returning to Monash University for the “Food for Good” challenge. Students have the chance to pitch an idea about how to transform food into a vehicle for change. The Hult Prize Foundation is one of the largest engines for the creation of startups with roots in the ideas of the world’s
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Lot’s Wife Edition 4 Out Now!

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After months of hard work from writers, artists, designers, volunteer subeditors, and our editorial committee, Lot's Wife Edition 4 is finally out! We would like to thank everyone who helped out, and give a special thank you to Siobhan Stephan for their incredible front cover. To read in your browser, head over to our online editions page: https://lotswife.com.au/online-editions/ Also, for iPad and iPhone users, you can find Edition 4 on the iBooks store! Head here to read it on your tablet: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1527760205 Submissions for Edition 5 are now open. To learn how to get involved, head to our 'Contribute' page:
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Monash Uni Student Theatre presents MUST OLYMPICS by Oscar Balla

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Weeks 4-6 in Semester 2 By Emma Anvari  Are you disappointed about the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games? Well, never fear! The Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST, MSA) has the ultimate competition and immersive experience for you. You’ve heard of the Ancient Greeks, from their theatrical tragedies to mighty warriors. You’ve heard of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. Now, MUST presents to you the perfect collision of both worlds: the inaugural MUST Olympics. “A new online competition for all theatre enthusiasts to learn to push the limits of the stage.” The MUST Olympics
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Book Review: Money for Something by Mia Walsch

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Money for Something: Sex Work. Drugs. Need. Life. By Mia Walsch (Echo Publishing $29.99) Reviewed by Aponi Kailash Content warnings: suicide attempt, self-harm, drug-use (injection and otherwise). Please keep yourself safe. Sex sells. Life… now that is harder to profit from. When reviewing a memoir, commenting on somebody’s narrative in its raw and emotion-filled glory is challenging. Difficulty arises when, as is the case of Mia Walsch’s debut memoir, Money for Something, the author’s experiences are completely unique from your own. It is these personal elements conveyed in memoirs, however, that enable insights into lives and situations one might never experience.
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Documentary Review: Netflix’s American Factory (2019)

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Reviewed by Ong Jie Yee   You have run out of excuses to not watch Netflix’s American Factory; it was produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, it won the Oscar for Best Documentary this year, and now you are stuck at home with all the time in the world.  If you are looking for a documentary about the US-China trade war and President Trump’s endless tirade against China, American Factory is about more than that. The documentary is interested in the cultural side of work ethics.   American Factory follows the entrance of a Chinese automobile glass manufacturing company, Fuyao, into the state of Ohio. Blue-collar Chinese and
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Edition 1 Out Now!

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After months of hard work from our writers, artists, subeditors, editors, designers and administrators, we have finished Edition 1, 2020 of Lot's Wife. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed making it! Read using the box below, and remember to use the full screen function. Also, a friendly reminder that written submissions for Edition 2 are due 23/3, and visual submissions due 27/3!  
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LGBTI Attack Dressed as Religious Freedom

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By Kelly Cvetkova Still nursing their wounds from a humiliating defeat in the marriage equality survey, Christian conservatives have launched a new crusade against the rights of LGBTI people. Pentecostal Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wasted no time after the Coalition’s successful re-election to strengthen the legal discrimination against LGBTI people with his recent announcement of a Religious Discrimination Bill. Compiling policies proposed by the Australian Christian Lobby and Philip Ruddock – a veteran of state-sanctioned homophobia, having introduced the 2004 amendment restricting marriage to a man and a woman, the Coalition’s proposed law seeks only to enshrine a right
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A Dog’s Life

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by Britt Munro   As a serious journalist who investigates the pressing issues of our time (please see my recent piece ‘Dogs vs Cats: The Ultimate Showdown’), when delving into the world of interviewing, I was shocked that so many celebs rudely ignored my calls. Rami Malek, if you’re reading this, I was particularly disappointed in you. After seeing Bohemian Rhapsody eight times over summer (I am NOT crazy!) I have practically funded your retirement. So, in no way a last resort (let’s be honest — it helps she can’t refuse), who better to interview for her take on the
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Honey, we need to talk about the kids.

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By Milly Downing  During at least one point in our lives we’ve all imagined what having kids will be like, with varying degrees of romanticism. It’s the most natural human instinct we’ve got, to bump and grind and reproduce.  But if you’re someone like me, a proud LGBTQ+ member, having kids means imagining going down routes like IVF, sperm donations, egg donations and surrogacy.  Obviously it’s early to be thinking about kids, you don’t have to tell me that. But when it comes to alternative fertility, our largest exposure is Kim and Kanye’s second surrogate baby on the way. It isn’t
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Free the nipple, but not for his pleasure.

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A few weeks ago, I read an opinion piece in The Age that was deeply critical of liberal Western forth-wave feminism. The writer argues that the ‘Free the Nipple’ movement, protesting against things such as the removal of pictures of nipples from Facebook, distracts from ‘real’ issues for women, such as domestic violence, and serious physical and sexual violence. For a few reasons, this article upset me. For one, it misses the point about the ‘Free the Nipple’ movement. Secondly, the author demeans other women’s experiences by arguing that just because the author enjoyed being wolf whistled, that it was
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