Ugly Duckling 1 cover

September 30, 2001

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Cover of Ugly Duckling 1, September 2001.

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Majority see hair there as the pits

September 25, 2001

from the Courier Mail, Wednesday 9 August 2000, p13

Women who do not shave their armpits are viewed as aggressive and anti-social – but more intelligent than those women who shave their underarms.

Hairy women are also perceived to be less attractive and less moral, according to US psychologist Dr Susan Basow.

Dr Basow told the American Psychological Association conference in Washington that film star Julia Roberts failed to spark a fashion trend when she revealed her hairy pits.

An unshaven Roberts was snapped by photographers while waving to fans at the premiere of Notting Hill.

“Julia Roberts is a beautiful woman, but her decision to grow her under-arm hair has not encouraged other women to follow suit,” she said.

“It is still seen as unhygienic and disgusting by most men and women.”

Dr Basow’s research showed that hairy women were seen as more intelligent and liberated.


A People Defined

September 24, 2001

“A people defined”

From The Australian 12 July 2001, p2.

John Howard might have reservations in recognising it but the term “stolen generation” has just made the latest edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary.

“Stolen generation. Noun. Australian. The Aboriginal people forcibly removed from their families as children between the 1900s and the 1960s, to be brought up by white foster families of in institutions,” the revised edition released in London says.


Sorry Day

September 23, 2001

Sorry day was first held on 26 May, 1998, exactly one year after the tabling in Federal Parliament of the report of the National Inquiry into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families (the Bringing Them Home report). The report recommended that a Sorry Day be held to remember the stolen generations. While some Australians can’t bear to feel sorry for people who’ve endured incredible suffering I think Sorry Day is an important step towards healing the wounds inflicted through the colonisation of this land [Australia].


International Women's Day

September 22, 2001

March 8

International Women’s Day stemmed from strikes by women factory workers in the first decade of the twentieth century and developed into a yearly march to demand equal rights for women and to celebrate what feminism has achieved. Every year on or around March 8, women around the world commemorate this day. In Brisbane the march is usually held on the Saturday closest to March 8. The rally usually takes place in King George Square in the city with a march to Musgrave Park (this can vary depending on the organizing collective) for a festival.


International Women’s Day

September 22, 2001

March 8

International Women’s Day stemmed from strikes by women factory workers in the first decade of the twentieth century and developed into a yearly march to demand equal rights for women and to celebrate what feminism has achieved. Every year on or around March 8, women around the world commemorate this day. In Brisbane the march is usually held on the Saturday closest to March 8. The rally usually takes place in King George Square in the city with a march to Musgrave Park (this can vary depending on the organizing collective) for a festival.


Free yourself from market-constructed consciousness

September 20, 2001

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Free yourself from market-constructed consciousness
Collage, 2001.
Featured in Ugly Duckling, Issue 1 (A4, black and white, photocopied zine).