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    “My heart was pounding”: women share their experiences of kerb crawling as MPs block ban

  • Sarah Everard flowers at Clapham Common bandstand
    Long Reads

    “We have the right to be free from fear”: what will actually keep women safe in public spaces?

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    Why frustration at plans for plain-clothes police in bars needs to be taken seriously

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Flowers at Clapham Bandstand for Sarah Everard
Politics

Reclaim These Streets in pictures: powerful images from the candlelit vigil

Crowds gathered at Clapham Common last night to pay their respects to Sarah Everard and all women lost to violence.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Young women still don’t feel safe in Britain’s public spaces, and it’s not OK

Street harassment and a sense of underlying fear are pervasive, according to a new report.

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Anna Brech
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Sexism and depression: a new study has revealed the damaging impact sexism has on our mental health
Life

This is the real impact sexism has on our mental health

New research has revealed a clear link between sexism and clinical depression.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

This viral Twitter thread explains what really happens when women smile on demand

Writer Robyn Wilder has detailed what really happens when a woman acquiesces to a man’s request to ‘smile’, and it’s truly sobering.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Chloe Gray
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Anna Faris was banned from New Zealand for speaking out against cat callers

We want to remind you: this is not OK.

Misogyny hate crime
Life

Misogyny deserves to be made a hate crime. Here’s how to help make it happen

Let’s unpack what treating misogyny as a hate crime would really mean for women in England and Wales. Spoiler: no one’s getting arrested for wolf whistling.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

These 7 steps would help stamp out street harassment, according to MPs

The Women and Equalities Committee is calling on the government to do much, much more to end the harassment of women and girls.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This horrific catcalling video has changed legislation

The ‘Paris harasser’ is every woman’s worst nightmare.

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Susan Devaney
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People

Video of French woman slapped by street harasser goes viral

The student was hit in the face by a man who had been repeatedly catcalling her.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

Why misogyny could soon become a hate crime in the UK

“Misogyny is the soil in which violence against women and girls grows.”

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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Life

Why women are using chalk and Instagram to stop street harassment

“Hey pretty young thing, give me your number.”

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Susan Devaney
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Emily Reynolds
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"Stop 'tat-calling' women – our tattoos aren't for you"

A woman having tattoos doesn't mean she wants to be harassed

Life

“France banning wolf-whistling is a good start – but it’s not enough”

We can’t kid ourselves that this kind of gesture will change women’s lives.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Woman run over by man on moped after ignoring catcalls

“He took a weapon and he used it…”

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Chelsea Handler’s powerful message to men who tell women to smile

“Who the f**k are you to tell us to smile?”

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Kayleigh Dray
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