Girls

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Primary school pupils in England to be given free sanitary products
Ministers to provide towels and tampons from early next year to tackle period poverty

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Apr, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Marawa the Amazing: how one woman with 200 hula hoops became a teen girl guru
Creating circus and writing books about puberty may seem like disparate occupations, but both celebrate Marawa’s passion: the strength of women

Jane Howard

22, Feb, 2019 @1:09 AM

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Bloody brilliant: new emoji to symbolize menstruation welcomed
The red blood droplet with a period-positive message is hailed as a step forward but some see it as a half-measure

Vivian Ho in Oakland

09, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Fifth of 17 to 19-year-old girls self-harm or attempt suicide
Biggest research into young people’s mental health for 13 years shows one in 10 boys also affected

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Nov, 2018 @8:35 PM

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Sex and the City is too good to be written off as just ‘dated’ | Rebecca Nicholson
It’s 20 years old now. Look beyond the dubious jokes and lack of diversity, and you’ll find a daring, pioneering show, says Guardian regular contributor Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

08, Jun, 2018 @12:18 PM

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'Humour is ingrained into our DNA': meet the Irish women making TV's best comedies
From Channel 4’s Derry Girls to RTE’s Nowhere Fast, female-led Irish comedies are coming thick and fast. We talk to the people behind them, and ask if they can help drive societal change

Shilpa Ganatra

26, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Sopranos to Blackadder – what are the definitive series of the best TV shows?
Why is Mad Men’s second season the most important, how come Buffy’s fourth outing was its best? We asked our critics to define TV’s best seasons

Mark Lawson, Gwilym Mumford, Rebecca Nicholson, Lanre Bakare, Paul Owen, Emine Saner, Will Dean, Sarah Hughes, Paul MacInnes, Leah Harper, Stuart Heritage and Jake Nevins

17, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Why TV finales didn't matter in 2017
Girls went out with a whimper, Twin Peaks needed a book to explain it and The Leftovers was a cryptic time capsule. When did endings become so unsatisfying?

Jack Seale

21, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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'By secondary it’s too late' – readers on promoting girls' school sports
Teachers, parents and pupils have their say on what needs to be done to encourage more girls to enjoy physical education

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

28, Nov, 2017 @12:29 PM

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Girls on social media: do you feel pressure to be perfect?
We want to look at the idea of perfectionism and online pressures among girls and are keen to hear your stories

Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

22, Aug, 2017 @9:06 AM

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A period emoji could help girls talk about menstruation. That would be a big deal | Caitlin Figueiredo
The gender gap becomes pronounced when a girl first starts menstruating. Ending the shame around a girl’s period starts with being able to talk about it

Caitlin Figueiredo

30, May, 2017 @1:36 AM

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The best TV shows this week: Doctor Who returns with puzzling puddles and new pals
It’s Peter Capaldi’s last hurrah as the Time Lord, while Veep returns to a new political landscape and Broadchurch makes a dignified exit

The Guide

14, Apr, 2017 @11:00 AM

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