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

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

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

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

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

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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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Life

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

The aim is 50:50 gender representation.

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

Men share more incorrect information online than women do

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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The Women and Equalities Committee has recommended a ban on porn on public transport
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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.

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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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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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“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

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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Life

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

Is it time to scrap daylight savings time?

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Sarah Shaffi
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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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People

This woman has become the first to win a major maths prize

Karen Uhlenbeck is a mathematician on a mission.

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People

Dua Lipa’s message about self-belief deserves to be heard

The orchestra tried to cut the singer off, but she got her message across

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61st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Inside LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Cardi B (L) and Offset accept the Best Rap Album for 'Invasion of Privacy' onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
People

Cardi B makes history at Grammys by becoming first solo woman to win Best Rap Album

Just five solo women have been nominated since the award's inception

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Michelle Obama had a powerful message about women and music

"Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice"

Rally At U.S. Capitol Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Congressional Passage Of ERA WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: A woman hold up a sign as members of Congress and representatives of women's groups hold a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) outside the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a new version of the Equal Rights Amendment last year and called for it to be passed again. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
People

There’s a word missing from the US Constitution, and it creates inequality

"We are demanding a seat at the table and we are ready to make equality a reality"

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