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  • Rape convictions at all time low in England and Wales.
    Life

    Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

  • Support bubble for single people in lockdown.
    Life

    Support bubble: “I feel guilty for choosing a fling over my mum and mates”

  • No fault divorce in UK
    Life

    A new “no-fault” divorce bill is working its way through parliament: here’s what it means

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Life

“When the hell am I going to have sex again?” 3 women respond to the government’s ‘sex ban’

As having sex at home with someone you don’t live with becomes illegal in England, we asked three women how they’re feeling about it all.

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Lauren Geall
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Flexible working: what are the laws around working from home?
Careers

Will flexible working be a new law or just a future work perk?

An expert updates Stylist on the future of remote working.

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

Inside the secret lives of the UK’s “chained wives”

“My husband didn’t want to remarry, and he was never going to allow me to, either.”

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Jennifer Lipman
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Long Reads

Weinstein’s sentence proves the tide is turning. Let’s keep pushing for change

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, after being found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual act.

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Nell Frizzell
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Why Harvey Weinstein’s accusers want their $25 million settlement deal reconsidered

An open letter from seven women criticised the Attorney General for supporting the “unfair” agreement.

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Life

This landmark divorce case could change things for working women who start a family

A woman has won compensation for pausing her career.

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Hollie Richardson
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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Judges are being called out for dismissing rape claims in a powerful letter

The way judges deal with rape and abuse in family cases is “outdated”.

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

“I am a survivor of domestic abuse. This is my story”

Warning: this story might be difficult to read.

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Stylist Team
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Long Reads

“I was stalked by my ex, but people mistook it for romantic flattery”

Rom-coms tell us that being pursued is the sign of true romantic love. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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Katie Bishop
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Life

Campaigners call for law change over “rough sex gone wrong” defence claims in court

It's time to take action on it.

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Chrissy Teigen is the next Judge Judy in this first clip from her new TV show

Have a small claims case you want sorted? Chrissy Teigen is your woman, and by the looks of this first clip she's a natural.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Lauren Geall
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Why you should use up all your annual leave, and how much you’re actually entitled to

With less than three months of the year left, it’s time to start planning.

Lady Hale
People

Lady Hale is so much more than an “ex-barmaid”, and we’ve got the receipts to prove it

The judge and supreme court president has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers for women in law.

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Lauren Geall
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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Here’s everything you need to know about the domestic abuse bill right now

After dropping the domestic abuse bill, Boris Johnson has now pledged to bring it back – but its future remains uncertain. Stylist investigates.

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Moya Crockett
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People

The cast of The View just slammed Felicity Huffman for her “white privilege”

“Struggling to be a mum doesn’t mean you break the law.”

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Christobel Hastings
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People

Amal Clooney has stepped up to defend a woman being silenced by her president

Amal Clooney’s latest human rights case will undoubtedly prove critical in the fight against fake news

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Meena Alexander
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Life

Reese Witherspoon proudly shares the Legally Blonde class of 2019

“What, like it’s hard?”

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Hollie Richardson
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Felicity Huffman
People

What will happen to Felicity Huffman now she has pleaded guilty in the college admissions case?

The actress could be facing jail time.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Lauren Geall
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Upskirting law: this is what to do if you are a victim

The law against upskirting comes into force today - this is how you report it

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Long Reads

How has the legal industry changed for women in the last 100 years?

100 years ago, women weren't allowed to practise law in the UK. But is the legal industry still sexist? 3 female lawyers have their say

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Nikki Onafuye
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