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    How Marie Stopes revolutionised British women’s sex lives

    The campaigner made information about sex and birth control widely accessible – but she left behind a dark legacy.

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    Gal Gadot is starring in a TV show about this fascinating female inventor

    The Wonder Woman star is slated to appear in a new series on the small screen.

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    Why the world needs more female film critics

    As Stylist launches a new initiative to galvanise female film reviewers, we investigate why representation matters now more than ever.

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    Gemma Chan’s open letter on the importance of diversity in film criticism

    “Film criticism is still, overwhelmingly, white and male. Does this matter? Well… yes.”

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    Why menstrual health education activist Alice Smith is our Woman of the Week

    “Period isn’t a dirty word anymore. We’re not in the Victorian ages.”

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    Stylist’s Under Her Eye competition: Terms and conditions

    Thinking of entering Stylist’s Under Her Eye competition? Please see the full terms and conditions here

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    Who is Georgia Hall? Meet the winner of the Women’s British Open

    Hall, the third Brit ever to win the prestigious tournament, hopes to inspire more women to get into golf.

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    Moya Crockett
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    From Jameela Jamil to an 8-year-old activist: the women making waves this week

    Dropping every Friday, Women Making Waves is a series highlighting the women who rocked the boat, pushed for change and made history around the world this week

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    Why these brilliant women are campaigning for more diverse emojis

    First, they advocated for the flat shoe, hijab and dumpling emoji. Now they have their sights set on adding a one piece swimsuit to the keyboard

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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  • Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani in a poster celebrating female scientists
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    How one woman helped pioneering female scientists to reclaim the spotlight

    Her poster series aims to highlight the women in STEM who have fallen through the cracks of history

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    This former councillor wants to end online harassment for good

    The former London councillor launched an advocacy group called Glitch, which tackles online abuse of women, after finding herself a target for trolls

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    From Anne Hathaway to student activists: the women making waves this week

    Looking back at the women who made a difference and pushed for change in the last seven days.

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    Moya Crockett
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    The incredible true story of female WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis

    Ellis, who has died aged 101, broke down barriers for women in aviation and was one of the first British women to achieve equal pay.

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    Moya Crockett
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    This female gaming pioneer was so successful she retired at 35

    Carol Shaw paved the way for women in gaming

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    Why graphic designer Jane Bowyer is Stylist’s Woman of the Week

    Her Women in Print project highlights women from history and provides a platform for contemporary female artists.

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    Moya Crockett
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    Why this woman anonymously donated millions to overlooked female artists

    She donated more than £4m to 220 women artists because “women have been anonymous for far too long”.

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    From Doctor Who to Miss Great Britain: the women making waves this week

    Celebrating the women who rocked the boat and made history over the last seven days.

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    Who was Constance Markievicz, the first female MP?

    A portrait of the suffragette and Irish revolutionary has just been gifted to the UK parliament. Here’s why she was so important.

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    You can now nominate your favourite female photographer for a major exhibition

    If you know a brilliant photographer who deserves more exposure, get nominating.

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    7 of the most brilliant and brave protests by women

    From Therese Patricia Okoumou to Maedeh Hojabri, these women are our heroes

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    England’s first female barrister was a tireless advocate for women’s rights

    This week’s Forgotten Woman is Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise at the bar in England and a champion of gender equality.

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    Woman of the Week: the award-winning artist telling women’s untold stories

    Discussing art world sexism and changing career in your 30s with artist Helen Cammock.

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    “Emmeline Pankhurst wasn’t perfect, but she was still a hero”

    14 July is Emmeline Pankhurst Day. The leading suffragette was flawed, divisive and autocratic – and we should never forget her.

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    The incredible true story of the first woman to fly solo around the world

    More than 50 years ago, Jerrie Mock made history by taking to the skies in a plane called Charlie. And she never looked back.

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    Meet the songwriter tackling gender inequality in the music industry

    Grammy-nominated songwriter Carla Marie Williams has written for everyone from Girls Aloud to Beyoncé. Now, she wants to get more women into songwriting.

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    Moya Crockett
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    From protesters to film producers: the women making waves this week

    Trailblazing women who pushed for change and made history in the last 7 days.

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    This is what LGBT+ women want you to remember this Pride

    Seven trailblazing female activists and campaigners discuss the true meaning of Pride.

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    Moya Crockett
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    Women of the NHS explain why it’s one of the best organisations in the world

    5 women who worked in 5 different decades of the NHS share their stories

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    6 queer women from history we all need to remember this Pride

    From Audre Lorde to Marsha P Johnson, these women owned their identities in the face of discrimination.

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    Moya Crockett
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    Why Ruby Raut wants women everywhere to wear WUKA ‘period pants’

    Stylist meets WUKA co-founder, Ruby Raut

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    From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Danielle Rowley: the women making waves this week

    Take note.

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    This millennial politician’s victory represents a major blow against Trump

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a left-wing Latina from the Bronx, is against everything the president stands for. And she just won a major election.

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    Moya Crockett
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    “If we want more women in the public eye, our ideas about power must change”

    42% of women wouldn’t get involved in public life because they’re “not that type of person”. But why can’t “that type of person” be an ordinary woman?

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    Moya Crockett
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    Remembering Christina Jenkins, the woman who invented the weave

    “It’s no overstatement to say Christina Jenkins changed women’s lives forever”

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    “Hey, male football fans: women have every right to comment on the World Cup”

    The idea that women are incapable of discussing men’s football is laughably outdated – but it’s still being peddled in some sections of the press.

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    Moya Crockett
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    Why Bishop Sarah Mullally wants more women at the top in the church

    Stylist meets the first female Bishop of London.

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    Susan Devaney
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    From Cynthia Nixon to Gina Martin: the woman making waves this week

    When the world looks bad, you’ll find women trying to make a difference.

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    Moya Crockett
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    These 5 women have been named the best female chefs on the planet

    But why is the list of the world’s 50 best restaurants so heavily dominated by white men?

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    3 women on how they learned to network without feeling awkward

    “I used to look around events and think I was the only one with no friends. I didn’t realise everyone else was just networking themselves.”

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    4 female coders share their advice for women considering a career in tech

    Meet the brilliant women behind stylist.co.uk

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    What it’s like to curate the biggest Frida Kahlo exhibition in a generation

    Talking to Circe Henestrosa, the co-curator of Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up.

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    Why Sarah Gordy’s MBE is a milestone for women with Down’s syndrome

    “The significance of Gordy’s MBE, and the heightened profile it gives her as a successful, empowered woman with Down’s syndrome, shouldn’t be underestimated.”

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    This editor took out a full-page ad after being mistaken for a sex worker

    “We are black creative women heading to Cannes, please do not ask us how much for the night #AssumeNothing.”

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    From Brie Larson to female football fans: the women making waves this week

    Highlighting women who rocked the boat, pushed for change and made history around the world.

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    Moya Crockett
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    How Vicky Featherstone’s new TV series spotlights women’s stories

    Talking #MeToo, double entendres and conscious hiring with the acclaimed feminist theatre director.

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    Moya Crockett
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    These are the 25 female directors Ava DuVernay wants you to know about

    Welcome to your go-to guide of some of the most impressive female directors in the world right now

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    Megan Murray
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    Your 2018 Feminist Calendar: protests, panels and exhibitions celebrating the sisterhood

    Celebrate, educate and get irate at these events, through summer 2018 and beyond.

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    Moya Crockett
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    This new BBC documentary about Emmeline Pankhurst is a must-watch

    Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant will explore the woman behind the myth.

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    Moya Crockett
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    The true story of Daphne Oram, the mother of modern electronic music

    Born in Wiltshire in 1925, she went on to change the sound of music forever.

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    This online exhibition takes you behind the scenes of the suffrage movement

    The brainchild of Google, Road to Equality celebrates the heroic women who fought for the right to vote.

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    Moya Crockett
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