Women

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Secret history: the warrior women who fought their enslavers
Historian Rebecca Hall works with a graphic artist in her new book to reclaim the stories of the female rebels on ships and plantations

Rob Walker

16, May, 2021 @5:15 AM

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‘Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict
A nun working in war-torn Tigray has shared her harrowing testimony of the atrocities taking place

Tracy McVeigh

14, May, 2021 @9:06 AM

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‘Hosnia had dreams’: grief in Kabul as girls’ school targeted
Hazara community in mourning but defiant after more than 60 people killed in school bomb blasts

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

14, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rape is being used as weapon of war in Ethiopia, say witnesses
Ethiopian nun speaks of widespread horror she and colleagues are seeing on a daily basis inside the heavily isolated region of Tigray

Tracy McVeigh

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK women forced to wear face masks during labour, charity finds
Survey of 936 women in December shows nearly one in five made to cover up, despite official guidance to contrary

Hannah Summers

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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China’s feminists protest against wave of online abuse with ‘internet violence museum’
A growing nationalistic fervour is fuelling a torrent of vitriol against anyone speaking out against the state, especially women’s rights activists

Helen Davidson in Taipei

13, May, 2021 @4:27 AM

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Outrage as male voice actor dubs Laverne Cox in Italian-language Promising Young Woman
Cox’s character in the revenge thriller given deep voice of Roberto Pedicini, sparking backlash over European dubbing of trans actors

Stefania Sarrubba

12, May, 2021 @9:09 AM

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Born in Flames review – subversive spirit of 80s agitprop lives on
Lizzie Borden’s restored and rereleased radical feminist movie is just as scrappy and smart as it was in 1983

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘We’ve all been called murderers’: Three Families and the truth about abortion in Northern Ireland
The TV drama about terminations reflects the cruel, nightmarish story of thousands of women in Northern Ireland – who are still waiting for change

Susan McKay

11, May, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Coalition tries to woo women with a federal budget that’s all about making amends
Violence and sexual harassment targeted, with $1.7bn investment in childcare and help for female-dominated industries Federal budget 2021

Anne Davies

11, May, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Three Families review – a surface-level study of abortion anguish
Gwyneth Hughes’s drama about women affected by draconian anti-termination laws in Northern Ireland was emotive but ultimately superficial

Lucy Mangan

10, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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The people who want to keep masking: ‘It’s like an invisibility cloak’
More than a year into the pandemic, some people prefer to keep wearing their face mask – even outdoors in public

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

10, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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