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  • *Scottish Labour MSP withdraws invitation to US academic
    Prof Priscilla Coleman authored highly criticised study into link between abortion and anxietyA Scottish Labour MSP has withdrawn her invitation to speak at the Holyrood parliament from an academic who has linked abortion to mental health issues after fellow MSPs raised concerns about the event.Elaine Smith, Scottish Labour’s spokesperson on poverty and inequality, invited colleagues to a meetin…
    - 37 mins ago 23 Feb 18, 7:15pm -
  • *Northern Irish abortion law violates women's rights, say UN officials
    Ban ‘constitutes violence that may amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’The UK is violating the rights of women in Northern Ireland by restricting their access to abortion, exposing them to “horrific situations”, a UN committee has said.The committee on the elimination of discrimination against women (Cedaw) said thousands of women and girls in Northern Ireland faced…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 6:08pm -
  • *UK FGM trial: father says failed case put intolerable pressure on him
    Man, 29, welcomes not guilty verdict and says police and CPS have important lessons to learnA father cleared of allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation has said the failed prosecution put intolerable pressure on him and his family.The man described the evidence against him as unsatisfactory and claimed the police and Crown Prosecution Service had important lessons t…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 5:55pm -
  • *How men can show solidarity with the #MeToo movement | Emily Reynolds
    Here’s some advice: call each other out, ask women questions and listen. If you do nothing now, you’re complicitEven if you’re a fan of celebrity culture, you probably won’t have predicted that the red carpet was about to become one of 2018’s most visible and widely-reported protests. But it has. It all kicked off at the Golden Globes, with stars wearing black to support the Time’s Up…
    - 6 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 2:02pm -
  • *'Here we don't have to hide our ambition': the rise of the women-only workspace
    In-house yoga, comfy sofas, film nights: is a new breed of women-only members’ clubs the way to get ahead at work?It’s a drizzly, cold evening in January. The steps outside 11 Rathbone Place, a five-storey Georgian townhouse just off London’s Oxford Street, are covered in brick dust and the door – nondescript, black, chipped – has electrical tape stuck to it. A slogan plastered across th…
    - 6 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • *Somaliland set to ban FGM but activists fear new law will fall short
    Legislation may follow religious edict in failing to outlaw female genital mutilation in all its formsSomaliland is expected to pass a law banning female genital mutilation amid complaints from some activists that the move will not go far enough. Earlier this month Somaliland announced a new fatwa, or religious edict, banning two of the three types of female cutting. Now moves are afoot to support…
    - 13 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • *As Muslim women we don't need you to speak for us, and we don't need to be saved | Ghena Krayem
    We face an ongoing struggle to be heard. This denies us the very agency that is claimed we don’t have in the first placeRebecca Solnit, in “Men Explain Things to Me” writes: “Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story … (T)he ability to tell your own story,…
    - 15 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 4:23am -
  • *Zelda D'Aprano fought for equality all her life. The fire in our bellies is her legacy | Leena van Deventer
    As women, we have allowed ourselves to be the frogs in hot water. Zelda isn’t here any more to see us fix it, but fix it we willZelda D’Aprano was an unstoppable force, and if you didn’t like it, you best got out of the way. It’s through my work as a director of the Victorian Women’s Trust that I got to know Zelda, and she has been a personal hero of mine ever since. I feel lucky for eve…
    - 20 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 11:48pm -
  • Shock! Jennifer Lawrence's dress is not a symbol of all feminism
    It’s fine to think the Red Sparrow actor looked amazing in that dress, and it’s also fine to question what that says about our gendered societyWhat a storm in a C-cup. Jennifer Lawrence has worn a dress and now people (but in the media, read: women) are arguing about the dress Jennifer Lawrence wore, and whether she should have worn it, and also, how cold it is in London.If you missed this, th…
    - 1 day ago 22 Feb 18, 4:56pm -
  • Why does literature ignore pregnancy?
    Madame Bovary, A Winter’s Tale, The Age of Innocence ... when it exists at all in fiction, childbearing generally manifests as a problem or impediment – but there is something universal to be learned from a very female experienceA few years ago, I spent a couple of weeks in the Wellcome Library, reading. At the time, I wanted both to write a novel and to have a baby and it didn’t occur to me…
    - 1 day ago 22 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Serena Williams and the realities of the 'maternal mortality crisis'
    The tennis superstar revealed her own health scare after having her first child, and is highlighting how US childbirth deaths disproportionately affect black women“I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia. Yet I consider myself fortunate.” So began a call-to-arms by Serena Williams, in which the 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion revealed the extent of complications around the…
    - 2 days ago 21 Feb 18, 4:09pm -
  • Linda Fisk: 'If you can survive foster care and prison, you’re pretty special'
    What does it take to offer help with little expectation of reward? Our series The altruists focuses on those, such as this advocate for female ex-prisoners, who do thatNews crews were congregating outside the front gates of the Northfield Prison complex, so Linda Fisk was ushered out of the back with her week-old son, Matthew. Throughout her pregnancy, Fisk had lobbied members of parliament, the h…
    - 4 days ago 19 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • The fallout from Mary Beard's Oxfam tweet shines a light on genteel racism | Chitra Ramaswamy
    Another ‘mouthy woman’ has called out the classicist’s comments on the Haiti scandal. But the respectful exchange that followed has been hearteningMary Beard, the Cambridge professor who has to fend off a never-ending torrent of abuse because she is a) an intelligent woman b) an intelligent woman over 50 and c) an intelligent woman over 50 who relishes debate, is under attack again. This tim…
    - 4 days ago 19 Feb 18, 5:13pm -
  • A century of women at work – in pictures
    Dress Like A Woman, with a foreword by Roxane Gay and introduction by Vanessa Friedman, features more than 300 pictures showing women at work across the world – and examines their evolving roles, from domestic servants to astronautsRoxane Gay on clothes in the workplace: ‘I have never been good at dressing like a woman’ Continue reading...
    - 4 days ago 19 Feb 18, 3:50pm -
  • Roxane Gay on clothes in the workplace: 'I have never been good at dressing like a woman'
    High heels, stockings and makeup – employers have long dictated the appearance of female employees. In an extract from a new book, the writer and commentator talks about finding comfort and confidence through her clothesA century of women at work – in picturesRegulating how women dress, both in and out of the workplace, is nothing new. In ancient Greece, an appointed group of magistrates, gyna…
    - 4 days ago 19 Feb 18, 3:49pm -
  • Pole dancers and hostesses: ICE Totally Gaming conference – video
    A Guardian reporter who attended ICE Totally Gaming conference, held at London’s ExCeL centre, found gambling firms defying calls from the industry regulator to stamp out sexist behaviour. One of the companies, Endorphina, hosted a popular stand at which pole dancers entertained a mostly male audience. Women working at the event were harassed and propositioned Gambling firms defy calls to stamp…
    - 16 days ago 8 Feb 18, 1:36am -
  • Diane Abbott on feminism in the 1980s: ‘It was so exciting being in a hall full of black women’
    The rise of black feminist politics was of particular importance in a decade that saw inspiring council leaders ensure a voice for radical feminism and real change in the mainstreamIn the 1980s there was a belief in sisterhood, and we saw real change. Feminist politics took place in the context of what was happening more generally on the left. We had the 1984-85 miners’ strike, and the Women Aga…
    - 23 days ago 1 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • ‘Women’s equality still doesn’t centre on women of colour – and it needs to’
    In the 2010s, the internet changed the way we campaign, and helped me create the gal-dem community. But there are still massive gaps – feminism needs to be more inclusiveMore: Afua Hirsch on the 1990s | Frances Ryan on the 2000s I was only 16 at the start of this decade, so the easiest way for me to map the changes in opportunities for women is to look generationally. When I talk to my grandmoth…
    - 24 days ago 31 Jan 18, 6:00am -
  • Rally against sexual harassment held in London – video
    Crowds gathered in central London on Sunday to protest against sexual harassment and support the Time’s Up movement that was launched in the US. Helen Pankhurst, a women's rights activist and the great-granddaughter of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, addressed the rally and called for 2018 to be the year that inequality is stamped out Continue reading...
    - 33 days ago 21 Jan 18, 4:54pm -
  • Thousands rally across US one year after Women’s March – video report
    Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including 'This is what democracy looks like' and 'Donald Trump has got to go' many attendees wore pink ‘pussy’ hats in what has become a symbol of the movementOne year la…
    - 33 days ago 21 Jan 18, 12:40pm -
  • What older, wiser women can teach us
    Our pop culture expert shares words of wisdom from her mentorsOne of the perks of this job is the arrival of unsolicited books before they’re seen by the general population. And the biggest perk of that is when it’s the new book from one of your favourite authors. I first stumbled upon the work of American writer Meg Wolitzer several years back, thanks to the magic of my local library. On a wh…
    - 4 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Osbourne juggling jobs is just what women have always done
    Why all the fuss about handling more than one job?One of the oddest pieces of news this month is the indignation of the constituents of Tatton, who insist that their MP George Osborne should not become the editor of the Evening Standard if he wants to go on representing them politically: about 6 in every 10 think he has a moral imperative to have only one job.Sure – if what they’re worrying ab…
    - 10 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • A day in the life of an executive coach
    ‘My job is helping people become aware of their strengths and the mindsets that sabotage them.’ Continue reading...
    - 1 Jul 16, 8:06am -
  • Obama on feminism and other lessons from the first United State of Women summit

    - 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • Women's talk: why language matters to female entrepreneurs
    When Sue Stockdale set out to find women business-owners with fast-growth companies she found the language we use to offer opportunities to women is key“Wanted – successful women entrepreneurs running fast-growing companies”. You would think that an advert like this would have hordes of women making contact wouldn’t you? Well, that’s not the case. A few years ago I was involved in an ini…
    - 29 Jun 16, 12:47pm -
  • Three simple steps to better employee engagement
    With nearly a quarter of UK employees feeling as though they are ‘coasting’ at work, how do managers create a workplace where staff actually want to work?A recent study from Aon Hewitt revealed that among 250 international organizations, those that reported the highest levels of employee engagement demonstrated a 58% higher return for shareholders. With results like this, employee engagement s…
    - 27 Jun 16, 7:57am -
  • 'If diversity means giving white men more work writing about black women, we've failed'
    Black women need to be in control of their own stories says screenwriter Misan Sagay – and that means hiring more black talent across all aspects of film and tvScreenwriter Misan Sagay doesn’t identify with the “sassy black women” portrayed in films and on television. “I have never met a black woman who behaves like that. I wouldn’t know how to be sassy,” says the Anglo-Nigerian, a f…
    - 16 Jun 16, 7:24am -

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