- Huffington Post UK 08:00August 22, 20198 Zara Dress Owners Share The Weirdest Things That Have Happened While Wearing It
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- Huffington Post UK 18:09August 21, 2019Julia Sawalha Accuses Sister Nadia Of 'Destroying' Their Family And 'Crying Fake Tears' On Loose Women
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- Huffington Post UK 15:13August 21, 2019How To Become Body Confident, From These Ordinary Women Who've Done It
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:13August 21, 2019Council ban on protests outside abortion clinic upheld by appeal courtAnti-abortion activists argued Ealing’s buffer zone for Marie Stopes clinic was unjustifiedAnti-abortion activists have lost a court of appeal challenge against a council’s decision to ban protesters from gathering outside a clinic in west London.Judges on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against an earlier ruling that the restrictions imposed by Ealing council outside a Marie Stopes clinic were justified. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 13:49August 21, 2019The 'Jade Goody Effect' On Smear Tests Could Be Reignited – But Only If We Stop Shaming Women
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- Guardian 08:00August 21, 2019'I'm all feathered out' – why mas is the heart of Notting Hill carnivalWith its dancers, devils and elaborate handmade costumes, mas – short for masquerade – is carnival’s oldest tradition. We meet the women keeping it aliveIn a workroom in the Yaa Centre in west London, surrounded by bolts of fabric and sewing machines, Allyson Williams is reminiscing about her first mas camp. For the uninitiated, mas camps are where carnival bands gather to make their costumes by hand. Now 72, the former midwife – she was awarded an MBE for her services in 2002 – smiles broadly at the memory. “It was wonderful. I thought, oh my God! This is like home.”For the Williamses, mas is a family business. It started with Allyson’s husband, Vernon, who came to London in 1956. As a Trinidadian, like Allyson, carnival was in his blood. After meeting his wife-to-be in 1975, Vernon wasted no time in introducing her to Notting Hill Carnival, which he had co-founded in 1966. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 18:08August 20, 2019A Journey to Explore What ‘Victory’ Looks Like in a Shattered SyriaOn an eight-day visit, New York Times journalists given rare access to Syria found ruin, grief and generosity. What was missing after eight years of civil war? Young men and a middle class.
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- Guardian 17:55August 20, 2019Was Simone de Beauvoir as feminist as we thought?Seventy years after The Second Sex reinvented women’s liberation, her legacy has its contradictions – but it should not be overlookedSimone de Beauvoir is a feminist icon. She didn’t just write the feminist book, she wrote the movement’s bible, The Second Sex. She was an engaged intellectual who combined philosophical and literary productivity with real-world political action that led to lasting legislative change. Her life has inspired generations of women seeking independence, and this was largely attributed to her unconventional relationship with the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, which seemed like a love that didn’t come at the cost of her freedom or professional success.But in the decades since Beauvoir’s death in 1986, several waves of previously unknown letters, diaries and manuscripts have shocked readers who thought they knew her. Her letters to her American lover, Nelson Algren, showed the depth of her passion for another man. Letters to Sartre revealed not only that she had lesbian relationships, but that her lovers were young and her students. There is no doubt now that she hid both significant professional successes and serious moral failings from the story she told in her autobiographies. So what are we to make of the author of The Second Sex, 70 years on from its publication? In light of what she didn’t tell us, was she as feminist as we thought? Continue reading...
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- Guardian 12:21August 20, 2019'It's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineupsMajor music festivals such as Reading and Leeds continue to feature mostly male artists, but a number of events are fighting back by removing men from the billing altogetherIn 2015, music blog Crack in the Road tweeted a doctored image of the poster for the Reading and Leeds festival, erasing all acts that didn’t include a female performer. Only 10 groups remained. It started a conversation about gender inequality at music festivals – an issue that, despite the outcry, persists in 2019. This weekend’s edition of Reading and Leeds features only one female performer, Billie Eilish, among the festival’s 11 top-billed acts. Scotland’s TRNSMT and metal festival Download each had only one act featuring women across their nine lead acts, while there are no female headliners at indie festivals Green Man and End of the Road.At this year’s Glastonbury, despite the presence of Janet Jackson, Kylie, Lauryn Hill and Miley Cyrus lower down the bill, the Pyramid stage headliners were all male. “The pool isn’t big enough,” said organiser Emily Eavis. “It’s time to nurture female talent. Everyone wants it, everyone’s hungry for women, but they’re just not there.” Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 08:00August 20, 2019I Don’t Want To Cook For My Family And I’m Tired Of Feeling Guilty About It
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- Huffington Post UK 08:00August 20, 2019Tortoiseshell Is The Accessories Trend You Need For Autumn
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- New York Times 02:15August 20, 2019Salvadoran Woman Cleared of Homicide Charge After StillbirthThe decision in the case of Evelyn Hernández Cruz was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, which say a strict abortion ban has led to overzealous prosecution of women who lose their babies.
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- Huffington Post UK 17:41August 19, 2019Being An Activist Has Never Been Harder As A Woman – Or More Important
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- Huffington Post UK 14:45August 19, 2019Single Women Denied IVF On NHS Because Single Mums Place 'Greater Burden On Society'
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- Huffington Post UK 08:00August 19, 2019How Do Weight Loss Injections Like SkinnyJab Work – And Are They Safe?
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