Sexism

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    Celebrity

    Jameela Jamil expertly explains how “tabloid over exposure” is used to demonise women

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Miley Cyrus
Music

Miley Cyrus expertly explains why calling someone a ‘diva’ is so problematic

“No one would ever say that about Kanye West choosing what lighting he wants on a performance.”

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Lauren Geall
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People

Emma Barnett is the new and fearless host of Radio 4 show Woman’s Hour

The presenter will step into the shoes of Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray on the flagship programme.

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Anna Brech
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Strong Women

Female athletes are being trolled about their bodies and it needs to stop

A survey reveals that the fittest female athletes on the planet are self-conscious about their body. This is a problem.

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Miranda Larbi
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Away on Netflix: stills from Hilary Swank’s new sci-fi drama
TV

Netflix’s Away is one small step for sci-fi, one giant leap for womankind

This solid Netflix drama doesn’t just change the conversation: it opens it up in unexpected ways, too.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Anna Brech
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Paloma Faith explains how self-pressure made her postnatal depression worse

The singer says she pushed and punished herself, instead of seeking help.

People

Billie Piper’s tribute to I Hate Suzie co-creator is an ode to female creative partnerships

Finally: solidarity and friendship get the air-time they deserve.

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Anna Brech
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Exclusive: In Black and White by Alexandra Wilson
Books

“Fighting for justice is hard enough when you experience sexism on the job”

A young barrister writes about her experience with sexual harassment at work.

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Alexandra Wilson
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Naga Munchetty attends the British Academy Television Craft Awards at The Brewery on April 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
People

Naga Munchetty and the toxic myth of the “unlikeable” woman

The BBC Breakfast presenter has been trending on Twitter all day long, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Women['s Prize: Reclaim Her Name.
Books

25 classic books published under male pseudonyms are being re-released

And you can download them for free.

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Hollie Richardson
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Drew Barrymore in cult horror movie Scream, in 1996
Life

What’s our favourite scary movie? Scream, obviously.

Ghostface didn’t just kill unsuspecting teens: he did away with sexist horror tropes, too.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kate Garraway attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Opinion

The impact of that misleading Kate Garraway headline

“What are you doing here? You should be at home, prostrate with grief.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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Why are women still dealing with comments about their looks while working from home?

More than a third of women have been asked to put on more make-up for video calls over lockdown, according to new research.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
People

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest speech has set the internet on fire

Please rise for AOC.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Dua Lips 2020 Grammys blue eyeshadow
Life

What the Mercury Prize 2020 shortlist means for female artists

The shortlist has just been announced.

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Hollie Richardson
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Ginger (Julia Sawalha) Attempts An Underground Escape From Tweedy's Egg Farm In The Clay Animation Comedy Adventure, "Chicken Run," An Aardman Features Production Presented By Dreamworks Pictures In Association With Path?. Courtesy Of Dreamworks Pictures Tm & 1999 Dreamworks Llc. (Photo By Getty Images)
Life

Now women are being told they’re “too old” to voice animated characters

Chicken Run’s Julia Sawalha has been told she’s “too old” for the sequel, because Hollywood ageism has reached peak-ridiculous.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Thandie Newton
People

Thandie Newton’s tale of abuse has been lost in those Tom Cruise “pimple” headlines

“If you’re a young Black girl and you get raped, in the film business, no one’s going to f**king care.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kate Beckinsale
People

Kate Beckinsale brilliantly responds to age-gap relationship critics

Top tip: don’t accuse Kate Beckinsale of dating men young enough to be her “children”. Ever.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Immigration bill: clap for carers is hypcritical
Life

Caroline Nokes should not have to apologise for asking Boris Johnson these questions

She challenged him on the lack of female voices being heard in the pandemic.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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What was missing from all those Jude Law baby reports

Jude Law is reportedly due to become a father for the sixth time – but the tabloids’ response has highlighted a sexist double standard.

Ariana Grande 2020 Grammys
People

Ariana Grande expertly dismantles the myth of the female diva

“I’m tired of seeing women silenced by it.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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