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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    “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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Kate Clanchy is the teacher we all wish we had

    And her new poetry collection, England: Poems from a School, might just be the year’s most important book.

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    14 brilliant women given new titles in the Queen’s birthday honours list

    From legendary actresses to pioneering midwives and trailblazing scientists.

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    Processions 2018: Highlights from the day around the UK

    The best banners and most moving moments from Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff and London.

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    From New Zealand to Northern Ireland: 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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    7 actors on the importance of working with female film directors

    “You don’t have to do this loveable, soft version of what the female sex has to be.”

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    How to take part in a huge celebration of women’s suffrage this weekend

    You can still sign up to take part in Processions parades in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh.

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    “What my fight for freedom in Iran taught me about the power of social media”

    In 2014, a photo of Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad went viral – because it showed her hair. Here’s what happened next.

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    What the Forbes richest athletes list tells us about sexism in sport

    The list of the world’s 100 best-paid athletes includes domestic abusers, drug users and homophobes. It does not include a single woman.

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    This major City firm has banned all-male shortlists for executive positions

    But will it be enough to improve gender diversity at the most senior levels?

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    Meet the woman on a mission to tackle gender inequality in Scotland

    Louise Macdonald won’t rest until Scottish sexism is a thing of the past.

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    From protesters to poppy sellers: the women making waves this week

    In the first of a new series, we highlight the women who rocked the boat, pushed for change and made history this week.

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    Michelle Keegan discovers her remarkable connection to Emmeline Pankhurst

    How the Our Girl actress reacted when she learned her ancestor was a suffragist

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    This is who will play poet Emily Dickinson in a new TV series

    A new feminist comedy series about the acclaimed 19th century poet is in the works.

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    Director Amy Adrion on her vital documentary about women filmmakers

    In Half the Picture, filmmakers including Ava DuVernay and Lena Dunham discuss the barriers faced by woman in film.

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    Beverley Knight brings Emmeline Pankhurst to life in this unmissable suffragettes musical

    It's a must-circle on the calendar of every feminist

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    Scientist Madeline Lancaster is on a mission to understand how our brains really work

    The pioneering biologist talks growing brains in a lab and the problem with the ‘women in science’ question.

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    Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 25/5/18

    Harvey Weinstein appears in court, Ireland goes to the polls, and more

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    Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 24/5/18

    Tension builds for Ireland’s abortion referendum, MI6 tries to recruit more women, and more

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    10 brilliant British female screenwriters whose work you need to watch

    Women make up just 16% of screenwriters in British film – but that’s not down to a dearth of talent.

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    Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 23/5/18

    The winner of the Women’s Footballer of the Year award is announced, Saudi Arabia arrests more feminist activists, and more

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