Women

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Betty Boothroyd musical to chart rise from dancer to Commons Speaker
Betty! starring Maxine Peake views parliamentarian’s life through lens of drama group in Dewsbury village hall

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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It is crunch time for humanity. We need everyone to start leading like a woman | Arwa Mahdawi
Every crisis the world faces is a crisis of leadership. The skills we need to lean into now are those considered ‘unmanly’, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

30, Nov, 2021 @2:24 PM

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Stella Creasy launches campaign to get more mothers into politics
Walthamstow MP says she is ‘heartbroken’ by lack of support from Labour over calls for maternity cover

Rowena Mason

31, Oct, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Stella Creasy on her lonely maternity cover battle: ‘Women should be able to have kids and do politics’
The Labour politician is used to fighting battles – but can she win her latest: convincing her colleagues to back proper maternity cover for fellow members?

Gaby Hinsliff

30, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Najla Bouden: what next for Tunisia’s first female PM?
Academic’s appointment marks historic moment for Arab world but comes amid political and economic crisis, with some fearing she will be Kais Saied’s pawn

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Emily’s List: new head vows to put Republicans on back foot over abortion
Laphonza Butler wants to recruit more women of color to run and engage young people, immigrants and working mothers

Lauren Gambino in Washington

05, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Labour MP Tulip Siddiq ‘defiant’ after her car vandalised
MP for Hampstead and Kilburn says she will not be intimidated by targeted attack

Jessica Murray

03, Oct, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Who is Lorraine Finlay and why has her appointment as human rights commissioner angered some?
The legal academic’s views on affirmative consent laws, the Indigenous voice to parliament and section 18C have caused alarm in some circles

Amy Remeikis

11, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Nadia Whittome MP on trauma and recovery: ‘Some said I couldn’t have PTSD because I haven’t been in a war’
The 25-year-old politician talks about taking time off to address her mental health, dropping out of university because of the cost – and why she’ll always give away a large part of her salary

Zoe Williams

06, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jess Phillips: ‘I enjoy feeling angry. It inspires me’
The Labour MP on the sit-down strike she organised in primary school, how she copes with death threats and what she reads to relax

Kate Kellaway

18, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart review – why men are still on top
A thorough and sometimes enraging book shows how women are stripped of authority, why that’s bad news for everyone and what we can all do about it

Nesrine Malik

16, Jul, 2021 @6:30 AM

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One-hour, optional sexual harassment training for Australian MPs a ‘tick and flick exercise’, union says
Public sector union has criticised government’s ‘half-hearted’ response to women’s workplace safety

Amy Remeikis

15, Jul, 2021 @9:29 AM

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