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    Jess Phillips on what she wants to see in the government’s new violence against women strategy

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Politics

If the government wants to stop rape, it must invest in challenging rape myths

“This is a systemic problem that’s rooted in victim-blaming, rape myths and stereotypes.”

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Moya Crockett
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“We are deeply ashamed”: the government admits to failing rape survivors

In a landmark report, the government has apologised for letting down rape victims in England and Wales.

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Moya Crockett
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Women

Want to email your local MP about male violence against women? Here’s how

An easy guide to supporting A Fearless Future, Stylist’s new initiative challenging the attitudes behind male violence against women.

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Moya Crockett
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Stylist's open letter to Priti Patel about violence against women
Women

Read Stylist’s open letter to Priti Patel about male violence against women and girls

More than 60 experts, activists, politicians and public figures have signed our letter to the Home Secretary as part of our new campaign, A Fearless Future.

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Three Families is a reminder that the fight for abortion rights in Northern Ireland isn’t over

Based on real women's stories, this powerful BBC One drama explores the effects of Northern Ireland's abortion ban.

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The domestic abuse bill has finally passed – but what does that actually mean for women?

Campaigners have responded to the new act.

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Hollie Richardson
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Politics

How will London’s mayoral candidates tackle violence against women?

From putting more police on the streets to making London a sanctuary city for migrant women, the leading candidates tell Stylist about their policies.

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Moya Crockett
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Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry’s mother challenges lack of “outcry” over murdered women of colour

Mina Smallman says her daughters' deaths did not receive the same attention as Sarah Everard's.

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

Women’s charities have called the government’s plans “poorly thought out”.

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Lauren Geall
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“Our voices aren’t being heard”: why we need a pandemic recovery that works for all women

There is a pandemic exit strategy – but critics say it doesn’t contain enough detail about how women will be supported.

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Moya Crockett
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Women

How you can help improve abortion access in England after the pandemic

Reproductive healthcare could look very different post-pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

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Moya Crockett
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Why we need a better picture of how the pandemic has affected the gender pay gap

Equality campaigners are sounding the alarm.

Revenge porn threats
Women

“What happened when my ex threatened to share my nudes with my colleagues”

Revenge porn is illegal – but threatening to share intimate images or videos is not. Stylist hears from one woman who knows first-hand why the law must change.

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Moya Crockett
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Priti Patel
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“6 thoughts I had about that Priti Patel house party tweet”

The government just announced a new £800 penalty for people going to house parties of more than 15 people in homes and we have some thoughts...

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Eve Livingston
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Tampon tax
Life

Campaigners celebrate the end of tampon tax: the sexist surcharge none of us needed

It was a long time coming – now finally period products no longer count as so-called “luxury goods”.

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Hollie Richardson
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Entertainment

2020 in review: Brexit, Megxit, Tiger King, DIY hairdos and so many Zoom calls

Did this really all just happen?

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Anita Ghosh
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Small Axe: Alex Wheatle
TV

What Alex Wheatle can teach us about confronting the UK’s racist history

Steve McQueen’s latest Small Axe film is a powerful lesson on why we must come to terms with the past in order to move forward.

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Moya Crockett
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Netflix’s The Crown season 4: Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher.
Entertainment

“Obsess over Gillian Anderson all you want, but not Margaret Thatcher please”

Gillian Anderson is stellar as the UK's first female PM Margaret Thatcher in The Crown but let's not forget what the real Maggie said and did.

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Katy Harrington
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This Equal Pay Day, let’s have a new conversation about financial gender equality

The coronavirus pandemic could widen the gender pay gap. But it could also be an opportunity to reshape an old conversation.

Sarah Owen MP talks baby loss.
Health

Why it’s so important we listen to these female MPs talking about miscarriage

“It was a very difficult situation and one that I want no one else to have to go through.”

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Hollie Richardson
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