Lauren Rosewarne

Lauren Rosewarne

Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer, researcher and frequent media commentator on issues relating to gender, sexuality, pop culture and the media.

Lauren is the author of eight books: Sex in Public: Women, Outdoor Advertising and Public Policy (2007), Cheating On The Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (2009), Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management (2011) and Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television (2012), American Taboo (2013) and Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self (2014). This year, Lauren will have two books published: Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes (2016) and Intimacy on the Internet: Media Representations of Online Connections (2016).

For more information, please visit her website: and feel free to get in touch at [email protected]

From Public Confessions to Public Trials: The Complexities of the "Weinstein Effect"

Nov 11, 2017 00:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

As the Weinstein effect sweeps Hollywood, the sex/gender/pop culture clash that is my passion project has led to lots of conversations, oftentimes on air. At some point during interviews therell be a question about change:...

Trigger Warnings, Evidence-Based Policy and Media Literacy

Apr 28, 2017 07:10 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

With complete disregard for irony, Conservatives are sometimes triggered laughably easily. When the brown folks forget their station, for example. When we ladies get too ballsy. And God forbid if anyone dares fuck with...

13 Reasons Why and Ageing Out of Pop Culture

Apr 16, 2017 14:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Youd think Id have learnt my lesson. It was, after all, the same social media feed chiming that 13 Reasons Why was as enjoyable for angsty adults as adolescents that also claimed Kendrick Lamar was Gods gift to...

The False Feminism of Kendrick Lamar's "Humble"

Apr 02, 2017 00:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Lauren Rosewarne, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne In a mediascape where women are routinely sexualised and oftentimes overtly objectified in music videos, the most thoroughly tokenistic deviations can achieve...

Beyonce's Lemonade: tell all or fizzy, soap-operatic art object?

Apr 28, 2016 01:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Its no accident that so much energy has been poured into analysing Beyoncés latest offering, Lemonade. It was designed for this very purpose. Sure, its a video and an album and catnip for fans, but its also equal...



Singapore’s Q3 GDP growth upwardly revised, inflation likely to rise in November

Singaporean economic growth was upwardly revised from its initial advanced reading for the third quarter of 2017. The sequential growth was upwardly revised to 8.8 percent from the initial advanced reading of 6.3 percent....

UK gilts jump after Q3 preliminary GDP remains unchanged

The UK gilts jumped after the countrys third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) remained unchanged compared to that in the second quarter, although meeting market expectations as households spending increased at the...

German bunds tad down after Q3 GDP remains steady, manufacturing PMI beats expectations

The German bunds traded flat Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of this year showcased a solid reading, albeit unchanged from that in the second-quarter. Also, the manufacturing...

Eurozone economy likely to grow 2.3 pct this year, 2 pct next, says DZ Bank

The Eurozone economy is expected to expand 2.3 percent this year and 2 percent in the next year, according to a recent report by DZ Bank. According to a flash estimate from Eurostat, third-quarter GDP increased by +0.6...

BoC likely to adopt wait-and-watch approach, says CIBC Research

The Bank of Canada (BoC) is expected to adopt a wait-and-watch approach over the near-term, according to a recent report from CIBC Research. Investors are still attaching a 40 percent probability to further monetary...


Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...


Drug Addiction Could Be Cured With Gene Therapy

The opioid addiction crisis gripping the U.S. is currently one of the biggest health issues plaguing the country. In many cases, opioid addicts turn to using heroin or methamphetamine in order to get high. In what could...

Cancer Patient Injected With Vaccine For The First Time

Cancer is one of the last remaining major illnesses that still does not have a vaccine, but human trials have finally begun to change all this. Moderna Therapeutics just injected a patient with a cancer vaccine for the...

New Zealand’s Plan To Weaponize CRISPR To Annihilate Pests Sparks Debate In Scientific Community

Its always the same story. Governments want to use science as a weapon of mass destruction, certain members of the scientific community speak up about the potential consequences, and the debates ensue. In the case of New...

Scientists Achieved Real-Time Gene Editing In Live Human Subject For The First Time

Gene editing is considered by many as the future of medicine. The potential uses attributed to the field range from curing all kinds of diseases to making humans practically invulnerable. For the first time, scientists...

Scientist Proves Brain Implant Can Improve Memory By 30%

These days, one of the hottest topics in the tech and medical industries is the matter of cybernetics or merging man with machine. A scientist has recently advanced this field by demonstrating how a brain implant can...


JPMorgan CEO Calls Bitcoin ‘Stupid’, Offers Bitcoin Trading Anyway

The CEO Of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon has been quite vocal in his criticism of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In fact, he has been known to threaten to fire employees who traded in cryptocurrency and called the market stupid....

Russia Finally Acknowledges Radiation Clouds Over Europe But Denies Responsibility

For months now, European monitoring agencies have been detecting radioactive clouds over several EU countries. These agencies have been speculating that these clouds may be coming from Russia. However, not only did Russia...

$35,000 Off-Road EV Has 555 Horsepower And More Torque Than A Tank

While Tesla might be the reigning king of both sports and sedan electric vehicles, its cars are not exactly suited to off-road driving. This is where the Nikola Powersports Nikola Zero UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) could make...

Hawaii Joins In Condemning EA And Loot Boxes, Wants To Block Battlefront II Sales

At this point, its safe to say that loot boxes and microtransactions are incredibly unpopular features in games with anyone except the publishers. Everyone from the gamers to developers, and now, even politicians hate the...

Valve To Make Steam ‘Review Bombing’ Toothless With New Changes

Reviews are meant to inform customers, which is why Valve opted to allow users on its digital distribution platform Steam to leave them on games and other products. However, it would seem that some people have found a way...
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JPForeign Bond Investment




-105 Bln JPY

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182.4 Bln JPY

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116.7 %

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125 %


124.8 %

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108.9 %


109.1 %

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8.7 %

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