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Trump sees only his own victimhood as he apologises to Kavanaugh | Gaby Hinsliff

November 7, 2018

Everyone identifies with someone in this story, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff Oh, the gall of it. The sheer, unmitigated gall of it. For a moment, as Donald Trump spoke of the Dr Christine Blasey Ford. If nothing else, perhaps the president might condemn the death threats that have made it impossible for her to […]

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We revile sexual violence but misogynistic populists thrive around the world | Anne McElvoy

November 5, 2018

The peace prize was well deserved. Yet the language of too many political leaders seems driven by the compulsion to demean women The Nobel peace prize often gets it wrong, routinely crowning approved individuals or supranational institutions such as the EU and UN, usually on the eve of them making a prizewinning Horlicks of their […]

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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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The horror we live in: Viktoria Marinova murder shocks Bulgaria

November 4, 2018

Killing reopens debate over journalist safety, though it is not clear whether victim was targeted for her work Devotion, glow, faith and kindness. These were among the English words that Viktoria Marinova had jotted down on notepaper that lay untouched on her desk at the TVN studios in Ruse three days after her body was […]

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Deep divide: Kavanaugh confirmation fight exposes America’s bitter fault lines

October 29, 2018

The only thing everyone agrees on is that the division runs deep and no one is quite sure where it is heading In the phrase of the journalist Carl Bernstein, this is what a cold civil war looks like. A group of ageing white male senators stand on a podium to defend a white male […]

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‘I won’t stay silent’: Nicaragua’s ‘blond commander’ vows to fight on from exile

October 18, 2018

Anti-Ortega hero Nahmoy Urbina defiant after reforms to terrorism law spark witch hunt Branded a terrorist by the government and a hero by her fellow protesters, Nahomy Urbina has become a leading figure in the uprising against Daniel Ortega, the president of Nicaragua. Known as comandante macha, or the blond commander, she earned widespread respect […]

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Helena Bonham Carter: Standing up to Harvey wasnt easy

October 15, 2018

In her 35-year career, the actor has seen the best and worst of Hollywood. She talks about divorce, depression and making her most personal film Helena Bonham Carter does not attempt to disguise her hurt. She says she has just made the most important and personal film of her career, and is convinced nobody will […]

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The Kavanaugh hearing proves yet again the US hates women | Arwa Mahdawi

October 12, 2018

Republicans rallying around Kavanaugh shouldnt expect women to accept that without a fight: patriarchy is on borrowed time The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of whats happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If youre not already receiving it by email, Wall Street Journals editorial board has called for him to be […]

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@sweden signs off after seven years as Twitter voice of nation

September 26, 2018

Curators of Sweden project will fall silent at end of month after 200,000 tweets by 365 citizens The fought with Denmark and why some people dont like Jews, and admitted theyd rather be having sex. After almost seven years of confusion, controversy and comedy, organisers have said. Launched in 2011 to boost interest in Sweden […]

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Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

September 21, 2018

Pest plan means that when a domestic cat dies, Omaui residents will not be permitted to have another A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island councils new pest plan calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be […]

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