Women

‘Why should I have to work on stilts? ‘: the women fighting sexist dress codes

Too many female employees are forced to wear high heels, or skirts, or even a particular type of bra. But the resistance is growing It was at the beginning of a transformation at Harrods that Georgia Brown told her manager where to go. Brown, then aged 22, was working for a temp agency that rendered …

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If even Beyonce had a rough pregnancy, what hope do other black females have? | Derecka Purnell

A USA Today report demonstrated black mothers suffer severe complications twice as often as white women Last week, Beyonce Knowles-Carter premiered Homecoming on Netflix. Three homegirls and I were glued on the navy sectional, journeying with Mrs Carter through her love for black colleges, black people and black music. I’d seen the Coachella performance well …

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Jameela Jamil is right- the Kardashians are double agents for the patriarchy | Frances Ryan

Blaming other women for misogyny has always felt uncomfortable, but we must confront sexism in whatever form it takes I determined myself clapping wildly at the weekend at the actor Jameela Jamil’s interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy. The whole thing is worth watching, but the portion that has run viral is when she calls the Kardashians …

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Diet advice and tiny seats: how to avoid 10 forms of fatphobia

Reactions to the image of model Tess Holliday on the covering of Cosmopolitan this month indicate fat discrimination is as nasty as ever. Want to avoid it? Heres a simple guide As a 115 kg( 18 st) girl who refuses to diet, unapologetically wears short shorts and eats tiramisu, I have experienced and witnessed a …

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What a waist: why the corset has made a regrettable return

On the red carpet, on Instagram, even in Mothercare corsets are everywhere. What is behind the disturbing tendency for waist train? What could be more enjoyable after giving birth than slipping into some high heels and squeezing your postpartum body into a corset? Last week, Mothercare was accused of pandering to the pressure on new …

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‘They have you in a cultish grip’: the women losing thousands to online beauty schemes

It sounds too good to be true earn money selling makeup on social media. And for many, it is. What genuinely happens when you join a multi-level beauty business? When a Facebook friend told Lindsay about a “genius” business opportunity in January 2015, the Manchester-based NHS laboratory assistant was already struggling for money. She had …

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Was Serena Williams unrealistic to try to return so soon after giving birth?

The tennis champion has withdrawn from the Australian Open three months after having her first child. So, when is the right time to come back to sport? Being a new mother is depleting, but there are additional physical challenges for a post-partum mother- including recovery from childbirth, bleeding and dealing with breastfeeding. And those challenges …

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From Rihanna’s eyebrows to slip garbs: should we embrace the 90 s resurgence?

The problem with 90 s nostalgia is that the decade was already backward-looking. Its dress-up and it wont last Now that Rihanna has super-thin eyebrows and slip garbs are in fashion, does this mean the 90 s are back? And, as I can remember it the first time round, am I too old to carry …

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Trailblazing women of Kabul, Afghanistan- a photo essay

The Women by Women project commissions local female photographers to tell the stories of trendsetting women and girls, in countries where the charity ActionAid works. The series starts with these tales of radical women in Kabul, including a street artist, a kickboxer and a politician In 2018, less than a quarter of photograph published in …

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