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A record number of female MPs have won seats in the 2019 general election

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Ruth Davidson addresses the media during her resignation speech at The Macdonald Hotel, Edinburgh on August 29, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
People

Ruth Davidson’s resignation shows we still haven’t cracked the nut of employment and parenting

That a party leader in Britain, in 2019, cannot be supported in order to work as both a parent and a public servant is depressing as hell.

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The Office for National Statistics has released ethnicity pay gap statistics.
Life

Why the ethnic pay gap figures are essential, even if they’re disappointing

It's the first time such statistics have been released.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Johanna Konta was knocked out of Wimbledon 2019 by Barbora Strycova.
People

Johanna Konta hits back at “disrespectful and patronising” journalist after Wimbledon defeat

"I am a professional competitor who did her best today and that's all there is to that."

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Sarah Shaffi
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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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French activists are protesting in an attempt to end femicide for good

Hundreds of people have protested violence against women

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This Cheshire landmark is now a UNSECO World Heritage site

If you hadn't heard of Jodrell Bank Observatory, here's your chance to catch up

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Life

Bad opinion of the day: the Dalai Lama thinks that any female successor must ‘be attractive’

We all love a bit of spiritual sexism

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Life

ITV has banned all-male comedy writing teams. Here’s why.

The aim is 50:50 gender representation.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Life

Sudan crisis: This is why everyone has a blue profile picture on social media right now

#BlueForSudan shows the positive power of social media.

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Life

Why do people share fake news? These recently revealed answers are seriously worrying

Men share more incorrect information online than women do

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Hollie Richardson
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Alex Scott is a pundit for the BBC and Sky
People

Ex-England footballer Alex Scott is still subjected to sexist abuse every single day

"We’ll get to the stage when I’m not regarded as a female pundit, I’m just a pundit."

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Sarah Shaffi
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Porn should be banned on buses and trains to protect women, say MPs

The group is looking at how to protect women and girls from sexual harassment in public.

Judge tells man who admitted coercive and controlling behaviour there are "plenty more fishes in the sea"
Life

UK judge tells convicted abuser that there are “lots more fishes in the sea”

The comments set a dangerous precedent.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Louis Theroux has said he wants to make a documentary about Melania Trump.
People

Louis Theroux wants to make a documentary about “prisoner” Melania Trump

She'd be a fascinating subject, for sure.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Life

Scrabble just added new words to its official dictionary

Mansplaining is only acceptable if we're winning points.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Anxiety: how to stop negative news affecting mental health
Life

How to stop negative news stories impacting your mental health

14 ways to stay calm when the world’s headlines trigger your anxiety

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“Like Shamima Begum, I was an ISIS bride who fled the UK for Syria. This is my story”

One woman reveals what it's really like to live as a jihadi bride in Syria

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Chloe Govan
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Books

These genius vending machines will print short stories for you

If you're short on reading time, these machines have the solution.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Sarah Shaffi
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Why the EU has vowed to stop changing the clocks twice a year

Is it time to scrap daylight savings time?

Life

This new high street service will teach you how to check for breast cancer

The advice aims to take the uncertainty out of breast exams

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Sarah Shaffi
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