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‘I feel outraged, exhausted and betrayed’: Kavanaugh nomination the feminist response

November 4, 2018

Leading feminists discuss Kavanaughs confirmation to the supreme court and whats next for American women Weeks of protest and dramatic days of testimony and speeches on Capitol Hill have brought the US to the point where ultra-conservative federal judge Linda Sarsour, one of the organisers of the This is not just a blow to women. […]

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Artist Shows What Women Have To Go Through Almost Everyday And How To Deal With It In 20+ Illustrations

September 27, 2018

Carol Rossetti is a 30-year-old artist from Brazil who has been drawing illustrations about strong women and their struggles for over four years. “I started working with illustration a couple of years after college. I created a page on Facebook to post a drawing every day, as a way for me to build up a […]

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Why do US women who earn more than their husbands lie about it? | Jessica Valenti

August 17, 2018

The fact that couples fudge earnings to suit traditional gender roles reminds us why the domestic sphere is still a battleground In those cases, though, husbands over-reported their income while their wives under-reported their own. (The census sorted all this out when it matched couples answers to their actual IRS filings.) Now, we cant know […]

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‘Betrayed’: victims of Tokyo medical school scandal speak out

August 12, 2018

Women whose results were deliberately marked down say it reflects a wider societal issue Several years ago, Riko Miyauchis dream of becoming a doctor took her into the exam halls of one of Japans most prestigious medical schools. As a young woman, she knew her prospects were slim. Tokyo Medical Universitys entrance exam was notoriously […]

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Meet the Woman Who Rocked Particle PhysicsThree Times

July 26, 2018

In 1963, Maria Goeppert Mayer won the Nobel Prize in physics for describing the layered, shell-like structures of atomic nuclei. No woman has won since. "Our most important task is to understand the properties of the Higgs boson, which is a completely new kind of particle." Wu graduated from a government school in Hong Kong […]

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Fundamentalism is coming for us and women, as ever, will be first | Suzanne Moore

July 18, 2018

Some women have never had it so good. But across the world the misogynistic dystopia of The Handmaids Tale is all too real When Justice Anthony Kennedy announced last week that he will retire from the US supreme court, which means Donald Trump can replace him with a more conservative judge, there was a sharp […]

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Ocean’s 8 stars blame dominance of male critics for film’s mixed reviews

June 29, 2018

Mindy Kaling and Cate Blanchett echo Brie Larson in calling for greater diversity among reviewers Stars of study by attack on reviews aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, which she felt prioritised the views of men. Promoting the film Suffragette in 2015, Streep said she felt the ratio adversely affected ticket sales for female-skewed films. I submit […]

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Ocean’s 8 Is Good, but It’s Time for New Stories, Not Just Gender-Swaps

June 21, 2018

For the entire history of moviemaking, men have been the focal point. There have been exceptions, of course, but the epic hero journeys, the buddy comedies, the spy thrillers—most of them revolved around dudes. Until recently. From calls for equal pay for actresses to calls for more women-led films, Hollywood has slowly been making strides […]

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