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QC calls on UK to support female judges at risk in Afghanistan

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Helena Kennedy QC has launched an urgent appeal to provide support to judges along with lawyers, women’s rights activists, human rights defenders, and their families at risk in Afghanistan and in need of a safe haven ...

Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban

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Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday, detailing the lates...

Think being trans is a ‘trend’? Consider these 18th century ‘female husbands’

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Whenever the subject of transgender identities comes up today, there is a tendency for conservative politicians – perhaps most of all in the United States – to trot out a particularly specious argument: that the idea ...

‘Tomorrow they will kill me’: Afghan female police officers live in fear of Taliban reprisals

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Negar Masumi, a female police officer with 15 years of experience, was determined not to flee when the Taliban took control of her home province of Ghor in central Afghanistan. On Saturday night, gunmen, who called th...

AOC on Texas governor’s ‘disgusting’ abortion remarks: ‘He is not familiar with a female body’

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Democrats including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have decried Greg Abbott’s “deep ignorance” after the Texas governor inaccurately defended his state’s new anti-abortion law, saying that it does not...

In a society that fetishises female self-sacrifice, saying ‘no’ saved me

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As a working mother, one word has saved me as the pandemic has worn on: “No.” I’ve learned to say “no” to being the parent who will automatically take carer’s leave when childcare centres and schools close. “No” to be...

As female journalists flee Afghanistan, the future looks dire for media freedom

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When Beheshta Arghand questioned a Taliban spokesman live on Afghan television two weeks ago, the very fact that he was prepared to answer a woman led to hopes that the Islamist group had changed. Within a week, we no...

Elizabeth Holmes: from Silicon Valley’s female icon to disgraced CEO on trial

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The rise and fall of the blood testing startup Theranos turned the tech world upside down and captured the attention of millions beyond Silicon Valley, inspiring multiple books, documentaries and a television series. ...

Rafia Zakaria: ‘A lot of white female professors told me to quit’

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Rafia Zakaria’s new book Against White Feminism starts with a sort of Sex and the City scene entitled “At a wine bar, a group of feminists ...” In it, some well-heeled white women are gathered for a drink in New York....

Female hummingbirds look like males to avoid attacks, study suggests

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They may zip around looking cute and sociable, but the world of hummingbirds is rife with aggression. Now it looks like some female hummingbirds have evolved to avoid this – by adopting the bright plumage of their mal...

From puberty and periods to the menopause: the link between female hormones and oral health

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There is an old wives’ tale that goes: gain a child, lose a tooth. To expectant mothers who haven’t come across this saying before, you’ve probably just done something of a virtual double take. Gain a child, lose a wh...

Più di 90% of female doctors have faced sexism at work, finds BMA

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Nine in 10 female doctors have experienced sexism at work in the UK, including unwanted physical contact, denial of opportunities and being asked to massage male colleagues in meetings. The findings have emerged from ...

Sophia review – flesh-and-blood story of Scotland’s first female doctor

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Sophia is the story of Scotland’s first female doctor and her pioneering campaign against a hostile, all-male medical establishment. It not only draws our eye to forgotten women’s histories but interrogates the biogra...

Kathy Hochul sworn in as first female governor of New York state

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Kathy Hochul, the first woman to become governor of New York state, will make her debut speech from the executive mansion in Albany on Tuesday, after she was sworn into the post in a private ceremony in the early hour...

Female athletes from Afghanistan leave Kabul after being granted Australian visas

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A group of 77 Afghani athletes and family members, including members of the Afghanistan women’s national football team, youth team and women’s football officials have left Kabul airport on a plane bound for Australia ...

Le registe vengono ancora pagate una piccola parte delle loro controparti maschili

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Le registe donne delle più grandi aziende del Regno Unito vengono ancora pagate una frazione dell'importo che ricevono le loro controparti maschili, nuovi spettacoli di ricerca, sottolineando il divario retributivo ancora esistente tra uomini e donne in Gran Bretagna...

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