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High number of invalid votes in culturally diverse seats prompts concerns after federal election

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More than one in 10 votes were ruled invalid in the multicultural seat of Fowler, raising serious questions about whether explanations of Australia’s compulsory preferential voting system are getting through. Fowler, ...

Six ‘wonderfully diverse’ novels make the Women’s prize shortlist

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Six countries are represented on this year’s Women’s prize for fiction shortlist, with Meg Mason and Elif Shafak among those in the running for the £30,000 prize. The New Zealander and the Turkish-British author are u...

‘I need diverse games!’ How an angry tweet became a life-changing moment

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One day in 2014, Tanya DePass was feeling the rage. She had been playing games for most of her life, since the time of Pong, ColecoVision, and the glory days of the arcade. And yet she still saw very few people like h...

‘I’ve had letters from klansmen’: Jennifer Beals on Flashdance, The L Word and fighting to get diverse stories told

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Jennifer Beals is talking to me by Zoom from … “Do I have to say?” she asks. Not really, I tell her. “I can tell you there’s a blizzard outside and it’s really beautiful.” Her reticence, which lasts about 30 seconds, ...

Romantic fiction writers creating a more diverse happily ever after

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Talia Hibbert was rewatching a Spider-Man film and eating a meal in her living room when she received life-changing news. Her romance novel Act Your Age, Eve Brown, which she wrote at the beginning of the pandemic, ha...

Sort Of: big-hearted Canadian show puts diverse, non-binary characters front and centre

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In episode one of Sort Of, non-binary Pakistani-Canadian millennial Sabi Mehboob is sitting on a chair facing their employers – a youngish couple whose two children Sabi nannies. Paul, the father, awkwardly fumbles th...

On Freedom by Maggie Nelson review – intellectually stringent, freely diverse

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Cancel culture jeopardises the freedom of art to disturb. #MeToo has stopped people experimenting with the erotics of passivity. Sobriety is freer than drug taking. It’s probably appropriate, in a book about freedom b...

Scotland will benefit from its newly diverse parliament

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There have been times in the past year when Scotland has felt like a dark and retrogressive place. Alex Salmond’s acquittal on sexual assault charges prompted an outpouring of online misogyny that manifested itself fi...

To live in a diverse society means to live with debate. Bring it on

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No one has a right not to be offended. All of us have a duty to challenge bigotry. These two claims are not just compatible, they are often interconnected. Today, though, many view these as conflicting perspectives. T...

Four women up for best director in strikingly diverse Bafta nominations

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Four women and three foreign-language directors have been nominated for this year’s Bafta awards in a list whose reach and inclusivity come as a marked contrast to last year’s nominations. Chloé Zhao, who won best di...