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Why should a woman be held to account for a man’s transgressions?

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Team Sturgeon or Team Salmond? Watching the parliamentary inquiry into the handling of sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond last week, you would be forgiven for thinking this begins and ends with an expl...

Sonia Friedman unveils season of West End plays for ‘bold new world

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Producer Sonia Friedman and director Ian Rickson are to present a spring season of plays in the West End that will tackle “urgent issues integral to rebuilding our society”. The Re:Emerge season, Vrydag aangekondig, ...

Domestic abuse, refuges, rape chargeswhy do we get it wrong on male violence?

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The first time I felt that chill go down my spine was when I was 13 and a policewoman was giving a group of us girls a talk at school on how to keep safe. I remember her telling us what to watch for, what techniques t...

The kids aren’t all right – and the government has stopped caring

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When throwing out a load of stuff a couple of years ago, I came across an old Biro adorned with the rainbow logo of the Department for Children, Schools and Families, disbanded by the Conservatives in 2010. It went in...

A new Windrush is in the making. Its victims are the most vulnerable of young people

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Three years on, the individual tales of Windrush injustice still have the power to catch my breath. Men and women who moved to Britain as children decades ago, who found themselves banished from the UK for the remaind...

The world needs babies. So we’d better rethink what we expect from mothers

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It didn’t take long for confident predictions of a Covid baby boom to emerge last spring. Locked up together, with only Netflix for company, what else are couples going to do? (Nudge, wink.) “Haven’t they heard of con...

Sonia Boyce review – kaleidoscopic collage that gets under your skin

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Our skin holds us in, is protective but porous, commonplace yet entirely unique. The largest organ, it carries us through the world defining how we feel physically and how we are perceived socially. To exist day-to-da...

When moral pieties get in the way of doing the right thing, children suffer

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A council’s most important job is not emptying the bins or filling in potholes, the stuff most people see day to day. It has by far and away one of the most important jobs anyone could have: to be a parent. Local auth...

Texas now has abortion ‘bounty hunters’: Sotomayor’s scathing legal dissent

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The court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority...

Selling sex is highly dangerous. Treating it like a regular job only makes it worse

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Last Monday, James Martin was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for killing Stella Frew. They had argued in his van, then he accelerated away with her hanging off its side, eventually running Frew over, causi...

The ‘stench’ of politicization: Sonia Sotomayor’s supreme court warning

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Oor 11 minutes into this week’s hearing on abortion rights at the US supreme court, the floor was taken by Sonia Sotomayor, one of the three beleaguered liberal-leaning justices left on the court after its sharp rig...

Sometimes the most caring thing to do is to remove a child from their family

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Soms, a news report is so horrific you know it will haunt you forever. So it is with the story of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, the six-year-old tortured to death by his stepmother and father. Starved, poisoned with sal...