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Girls’ School: Taiwanese queer gem is hopelessly devoted to teenage passions

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Love is a many-splendoured thing in Lee Mi-Mi’s Girls’ School, a Taiwanese gem from 1982 beautifully restored just in time for its 40th anniversary. Screened in the UK at BFI Southbank as part of Queer East, an LGBTQ+...

Tweet on Tory candidate’s account says teenage girls smell ‘buttery and creamy’

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A Conservative local election candidate has caused outrage after a post on his account said 16-year-old girls smell “buttery [and] creamy”. On Saturday a post on the Twitter account of Jonty Campbell, who has stood fo...

Derry Girls finale review – absolutely cracker

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The final series of Derry Girls (Channel 4) has been a triumph. Rather than resting on its laurels, it pushed itself to new heights. From its celebrity cameos – classy, sparing, and in the last ever episode, it’s fair...

A note to students: read the greats of Northern Irish literature. Then watch Derry Girls

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I teach a module about Northern Irish literature called Alternative Ulster, which covers all the texts you would expect, from the poetry of Seamus Heaney, Medbh McGuckian and Ciaran Carson and the fiction of Bernard M...

‘I fell in love with it in a profound way’: how The Quiet Girl’s fostering story captured its director’s heart

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Colm Bairéad resigned himself to walking away empty-handed from the Irish Film and TV awards in March. His tiny-budget Irish language drama The Quiet Girl was up against Kenneth Branagh’s multi-Oscar-nominated juggern...

‘Everyone failed these young, Black girls’: journalist Jim DeRogatis on his decades-long battle to expose R Kelly

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It all began with the bodyguards, and the balled-up pieces of paper. So many pieces of balled-up paper. The bodyguards pressed them into the hands of teenage athletes and aspiring singers and girls on their way home f...

Shining Girls review – Elisabeth Moss is perfect for this time-hopping thriller

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I understand, entirely, if you are a bit done with murderers – serial, one-offs, opportunistic, take your pick from the array forever before us on our screens. Or simple terrorisers of women. But I would urge, even if...

No, girls are not put off by ‘hard maths’, Katharine Birbalsingh

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Katharine Birbalsingh’s remark that “physics isn’t something that girls tend to fancy” (Girls shun physics A-level as they dislike ‘hard maths’, says social mobility head, 27 April) sidesteps the crucial question of w...

Liam Neeson makes surprise cameo in new series of Derry Girls

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Liam Neeson made a surprise appearance in the hit comedy series Derry Girls on Tuesday night. The Oscar-nominated Northern Irish actor, 69, played a police inspector in the returning Channel 4 sitcom, questioning the ...

Derry Girls review – this modern classic goes out on a high

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All good things must come to an end – particularly if that good thing is a beloved British sitcom. Like myriad comedies before it, Lisa McGee’s semi-autobiographical Derry Girls (Channel 4) – a knockabout schooldays f...

girls girls girls review – Simone Rocha curates a dazzling display of art by women

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Huge, ancient magnolias are in full bloom in Ireland’s oldest garden, which surrounds Lismore Castle, in the Waterford countryside. Mauve aubretia crawls up stone walls, while stiff white daffodils and maroon fritilla...

Social media may affect girls’ mental health earlier than boys’, study finds

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Social media may affect the wellbeing of girls and boys at different ages, according to research that raises the prospect of windows of vulnerability in adolescence. Psychologists found that girls who increased their ...

Protesters call for the Taliban to reopen Afghan girls’ schools

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Women and girls staged a protest near the Taliban’s Ministry of Education in Kabul on Saturday, calling on the group to reopen girls’ secondary schools in Afghanistan. The protesters chanted, “Education is our right –...

Australia live news update: Labor’s Katy Gallagher says ‘mean girls’ label ‘diminishes women’; seven Covid deaths recorded

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Labor senator Katy Gallagher says she had no ‘difficult arguments’ with Kimberley Kitching beyond what was normal in politics; Victoria records five Covid deaths and 7,466 new cases; NSW records one death and 17,450 n...

Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts looks back: ‘We were little cows’

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Born in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1985, Nicola Roberts is the eldest of four children and the youngest member of Girls Aloud. Finding fame at 16 as a competitor in TV talent show Popstars: The Rivals, she and the grou...

‘Open the schools’: Afghan girls protest in Kabul for right to education

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About two dozen girls and women chanting “open the schools” protested in the Afghan capital on Saturday against the Taliban’s decision to shut their secondary schools hours after reopening them this week. Thousands of...

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