Sexism

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    The Queen’s Gambit tells a vital story on the power of not giving up

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    Emma Thompson has some typically sage words about the sexist Hollywood age gap

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    What’s the deal with mistletoe (and is it actually really creepy)?

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Life

Finally, this shocking dictionary description of “Essex girl” is on its way out

But the fight to eliminate sexist language isn’t over yet.

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Anna Brech
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Careers

Why men talk over women at work, and 5 ways to push back

Take up space and make your voice heard with these expert tips from public speaking consultant Patricia Seabright.

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Drew Barrymore in cult horror movie Scream, in 1996
Life

Scream 5 is coming to kill off sexist horror tropes in 2022

But what does that unexpected title actually mean for the horror franchise?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Taylor Swift
Music

Taylor Swift’s back catalogue may have been sold for a second time, but her fight isn’t over

The Folklore singer says she has begun re-recording her old music.

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Lauren Geall
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The Queen’s Gambit: why everyone's talking about this “stunning” Netflix drama

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as a girl taking on the brutal world of competitive chess.

People

Did you spot this casual “disrespect of women” in last night’s presidential debate?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants us all to know about this offhand yet damaging insult.

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Anna Brech
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Shania Twain
Music

Shania Twain was told she’d be “hated by women” for this puzzling reason

“I thought, well, I don’t believe that’ll be the case.”

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Hollie Richardson
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People

From feminism to BDSM: life lessons Morticia Addams taught us

We learned a lot from the Addams Family matriarch...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Jameela Jamil
Celebrity

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

The I Weigh founder took to Instagram to call out the “abusive cycle” which exists in the media.

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Lauren Geall
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Industry TV series
TV

This addictive new BBC drama is all about the lewd world of London banking

Cue: sex, drugs and inflated egos – in a series co-directed by Lena Dunham.

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Anna Brech
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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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Anna Brech
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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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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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Music

Paloma Faith explains how self-pressure made her postnatal depression worse

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

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Anna Brech
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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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Hollie Richardson
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25 classic books published under male pseudonyms are being re-released

And you can download them for free.

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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