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The value society places on women’s age has led us to feel shame about the most human of things – getting old see full article on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/30/women-its-time-to-age-disgracefully?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2...Read more

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New women’s rights groups could present a popular and serious challenge to more entrenched inequalities   ‘… Sandberg and Slaughter’s work, which is explicitly addressed to younger women, is just one example of a new...Read more

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Research suggesting women are naturally ‘indirectly competitive’ is the kind of science that justifies misogyny New research into female competition and aggression suggests that women are biologically wired to be “indirectly...Read more

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I confronted Twitter abuse. Then I broke – because I’m human. Feminism has to take account of the fact that both women and men have emotional and psychological limitations Caroline Criado-Perez in the Guardian (UK) see...Read more

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The events that culminated in the resignation of Bora Zivkovic from Scientific American last week demonstrate that women in science face a long struggle to root out sexism See article...Read more

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  …”One of the tensions driving the international debate about Cyrus is the now-entrenched difference between second- and third-wave feminisms. In 1963, prominent feminist activist Gloria Steinem went undercover to work as a...Read more

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The vice-chancellor of Oxford Brookes University about tokenism,  tap on the shoulder promotions, poaching wars, and avoiding the words ‘modern’ and ‘new’:   see full article...Read more

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More than 50 years after Australian women first had access to the oral contraceptive pill, research into new contraceptives has stalled and women are stuck with new versions of old products to manage their fertility. Why? Sadly, the answer comes...Read more

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Abbott quite overtly took on a strand of feminism – and comprehensively defeated it. Progressives have to understand the logic of culture wars if they want to challenge him. See...Read more

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Pregnancy: the hard facts

August 26, 2013

Economics professor Emily Oster’s new book Expecting Better cuts through the myths and faulty data on pregnancy ‘Everyone needs a friend like Emily Oster. She is brilliant at making decisions and can cut through hefty data like a...Read more

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