What the ban on Serena Williams catsuit says about the sexualising of black womens bodies

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When the tournament banned the tennis stars bodysuit, it was disrespecting one of the greatest athletes of all time. Heres why If Wide Awoke were invited to come up with alist of feminist moments of 2018, Serena Williams in ablack catsuit fellow players stuffing towels down their shirts and shorts in amockery of her physique […]


Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

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Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the shock result three years after […]


Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

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Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for change Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic churchs one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a […]


I called Hugh Hefner a pimp, he threatened to sue. But thats what he was | Suzanne Moore

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Now that hes dead, the old sleaze in the Playboy mansion is being spoken of as some kind of liberator of women. Quite the opposite, writes Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore Long ago, in another time, I got a call from a lawyer. Kim Kardashian is honoured to have been involved. Righty ho. I dont really […]


#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who blamed stalking victim

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Women share photos of themselves staying out after midnight after party official said woman chased in her car late at night had brought it on herself Indian women have been posting images of themselves out after midnight with defiant messages after a male politician suggested a woman who was chased in her car by two […]


Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism

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In meeting on company culture, David Bonderman said theres likely to be more talking when Arianna Huffington mentioned having more women on board Venture capitalist David Bonderman resigned from Ubers board of directors on Tuesday, after apologizing for making a sexist remark during an all-staff meeting earlier in the day about reforming the companys culture. […]


A study about how endometriosis affects men’s sex lives? That’s enraging | Imogen Dunlevie

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Endometriosis affects 176 million women but there is no cure, no known cause and treatment is limited. There is no case for a study about its impact on men Endometriosis is a disease that affects endometriosis receives very little funding and attention from the medical world. In fact, many people have never even heard of […]