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Harmful gender stereotypes have officially been banned from adverts in the UK

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Lauren Geall
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Life

‘Harmful’ gender stereotypes will no longer be allowed in ads

Say goodbye to gender stereotypes

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Emily Reynolds
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Piers Morgan's attack on Daniel Craig's baby papoose was pathetic – but it is symptomatic of a world that still polices what it means to be a man.
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Piers Morgan embodies a culture that still uses ‘masculinity’ to shame men

The TV host’s attack on Daniel Craig was pathetic – but it is symptomatic of a world that still polices what it means to be a man.

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Alix Walker
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Life

Science says women aren’t actually better than men at multitasking. What a relief

The positive stereotype that women are innately good at juggling a million things at once can sometimes feel like more of a burden.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

This new study paints an intriguing picture of how we perceive female leaders

New research highlights the positive ways we view powerful women in business and the workplace.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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This is why Blake Lively is embracing “unlikeable” film roles

The actor says more actresses should go for characters that are less than pleasant.

Life

This Love Island cliché is having an unexpected impact on our careers

“No wonder so many young women are put off by that.”

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Susan Devaney
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People

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot praises a young fan for “breaking gender stereotypes”

Let’s all wear Wonder Woman backpacks.

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Susan Devaney
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People

This is why we need to stop stereotyping Asian women as submissive

"Let’s not reduce all the fantastic women in an array of settings, at home, at school, at work to a stereotype"

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Megan Murray
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Life

Why this 12-year-old feminist Girl Scout is our new hero

When Julianne Speyer encountered everyday sexism, she refused to take it lying down.

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Moya Crockett
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Books

Jojo Moyes explains why she has a problem with the ‘chick lit’ label

“I want to see covers that are a bit more gender neutral… People don’t want to read something pink and glittery”

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Moya Crockett
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People

Scarlett Johansson has the best comeback to this stereotypical question

Will people ever learn?

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Megan Murray
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Moya Crockett
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Women’s Daily Dispatch: All the news you need to know on 19/1/18

From a survey on children's career aspirations to developments in the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse case.

Books

The new Little Miss is the playground feminist muse we've all been waiting for

Another small step forward for womankind

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Anna Brech
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Life

This campaign is changing the way images of women are used in media

And it's already had a huge impact.

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Hayley Spencer
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Life

This billboard of a “perfect mum” has sparked a major debate

But it's not what it seems…

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Hayley Spencer
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Life

People are calling on this shop to stop pushing gender stereotypes

People are calling on the Early Learning Centre to stop pushing gender stereotypes through their costumes.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This is why little girls need reminding of their own brilliance

Girls believe boys are more intelligent from a very young age, according to new research.

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Moya Crockett
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Books

The rabid feminist row: Oxford Dictionaries reviews “sexist” listing

Next: “nagging” wives and “grating” female voices

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Amy Swales
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Harriet Hall
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Video sees children explain why Santa couldn't be a woman

“She would get lost in the sky.”

Life

New Barbie advert features boy playing with doll for the first time

About time?

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha
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