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The lawyers taking on Silicon Valley sexism: ‘It’s far worse than people know’

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

From Google to Uber, Silicon Valleys tech giants have a woman problem. Meet Lawless& amp; Lawless, the sisters opposing back On the wall of Lawless& Lawless‘s San Francisco office is a framed, full-page newspaper advert with a black background and only two terms in white text: “Thanks Ellen”. The ad, taken out in March 2015 […]

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‘There was no child, I told myself’: life and matrimony after miscarriage

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

She knew many pregnancies ended this style. So why did her miscarriage make one mom feel so alone? My husband and I were married on a cold, overcast afternoon the day before New Years Eve. Neither of us had imagined having a winter wedding, but we needed to marry by January in order to be […]

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking gaps remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th November 2017

Study in Lancet demonstrates a womans lifetime chance of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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8 Topics You Definitely Have About The Handmaids Tale So Far If You Didnt Read The Book

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th November 2017

Hulus recent release of The Handmaids Tale, the story of one girls named Offred and her life while living under the oppressive, fundamentalist rule of the Republic of Gilead, hasunnerved spectators everywhere. Now, The Handmaids Tale was originally released as a volume in 1985 by Margaret Atwood, and it was later accommodated on screen in […]

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Surely it’s time American women’s equality was added to the constitution

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th November 2017

For my documentary, Equal Means Equal, I spoke to women across the US to argue that full equality under the law is necessary enshrined in the constitution Im Alice Paul, and Im back to haunt you because youve done nothing to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. These words were uttered to me in 2009 by […]

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Most of Northern Ireland strongly backs abortion law reform, survey discovers

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Three in four people back legal abortions for women pregnant through rape or incest and in situations of fatal foetal abnormalities A large majority of Northern Irelands population are in favour of reforming the regions strict anti-abortion laws and back legal terminations for women induced pregnant through sexual violence, a new survey has found. Nearly […]

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This photo sums up Trump’s assault on women’s rights | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th November 2017

After a weekend of inspiring protest, we had to watch the worlds most powerful man sign away the reproductive rights of women in developing countries Look at these men. Seem at them. Met around the most powerful man in the world a man who has openly boasted of sexual assault, who refers to a vulva […]

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Child marriage will cost the world$ 4tn by 2030, researchers caution

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st November 2017

Study indicates objective child matrimony would save governments and donors hundreds of billions annually, rein in population growth and improve lives Ending child marriage could add more than$ 4tn to the global economy, curb population growth and transform the lives of millions of young women worldwide, assert researchers. A study by the World Bank and […]

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Do women’s periods synchronise when they spend time together?

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st November 2017

A study carried out by a fertility app and Oxford University says not, but still the myth endures Talk to a woman about her period and she will probably give you an example of the time her cycle aligned with a friend, partner, colleague or family member. Many of us have noticed that the closer […]

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Schemed Parenthood head: ‘Being a woman is now a pre-existing condition’

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th October 2017

Cecile Richards spoke hours after the American Health Care Act narrowly passed in the House, describing the damage it could cause if it gets past the Senate Planned Parenthoods president, Cecile Richards, dedicated a damning verdict on the Republicans healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying: Being a woman […]

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