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TV tonight: trolls, debt and sexism – just an average day at Ackley Bridge

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“The loony lefty stuff won’t wash up here; you’re not in London now.” That’s the kind of comment new teacher Asma faces from her colleagues in the fifth season of this topical high school drama set in Yorkshire. Top B...

Kwarteng’s ‘bad apples’ claim is a rotten excuse for Westminster sexism

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The “some bad apples” defence deployed by Kwasi Kwarteng in response to concerns about sexism and harassment in Westminster is a tried and tested retort to accusations of an institutional problem – but one that histor...

‘Some people are freaked out’: how Laetitia Ky tackles abortion, sexism and race with her extraordinary hair

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Laetitia Ky makes sculptures out of hair, although I’m not sure the word “sculpture” accurately conveys just how dynamic her art is. Her pieces are moments, scenes, statements, emotions, rendered in black afro texture...

Sexism, slurs and Australian art: women’s struggle to be seen in a male-dominated world

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The lurid yellow jacket with bold black lettering on the art historian Anne Marsh’s weighty 2021 tome screams one thing to art lovers and feminists alike: this is not a coffee table book. Although the Melbourne Univer...

When meditation turns toxic: the woman exposing spiritual sexism

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Tara Brach was four months pregnant when she miscarried at a women’s retreat in Española, New Mexico. She was 30, and had spent the last eight years as a devoted member of 3HO, a community promising spiritual awakenin...

More than 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 ...

‘A source of hope’: Afghanistan’s female journalists challenging sexism and the Taliban

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Despite years of development, investment and progress in the Afghan media industry, 28-year-old Zahra Joya often found she was the only woman in a newsroom. “It was a lonely space, dominated by men who made the decisi...

Sexism, Scott Morrison and the Liberal party: where to next? – with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy

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What will it take for Scott Morrison to grasp the moment and use his influence to create cultural change in the Liberal party and parliament? Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy about the wee...

‘Sexism stands at the door’: 11 female film-makers written out of mainstream Hollywood history

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Everything we’re told about cinema is that it’s shaped by men. If women feature at all in many Hollywood histories, it’s to look gorgeous on screen and lead interesting personal lives off it. But this narrative has be...