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‘It was my gateway drug to self-harm’: a writer’s journey to finding the joy in makeup
As a girl, the author Emma Forrest defaced herself with lipstick to convey the emotional maelstrom she felt inside. Now in her 40s, she has finally mastered how to use makeup as an agent of happiness

Emma Forrest

26, May, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Hiring Nick Kyrgios to fill its vacant toxic male slot is an unforced error on BBC’s part
Despite hopes he will improve ratings, the new Wimbledon commentator is so unappealing even male sports fans recoil

Catherine Bennett

25, May, 2024 @6:00 PM

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Louisiana descends into dystopia with historic law on abortion pills | Arwa Mahdawi
The state wasn’t the best place to get pregnant in the first place, with some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the US

Arwa Mahdawi

25, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Layal Liverpool: ‘Racism is a public health crisis – and we can do something about it’
The science journalist reveals what inspired her to write her new book about racism in medicine, and what really needs to be done to tackle ethnic health inequalities

Ian Tucker

25, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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America’s premier pronatalists on having ‘tons of kids’ to save the world: ‘There are going to be countries of old people starving to death’
Elon Musk (father of 11) supports their cause. Thousands follow their ideology. Malcolm and Simone Collins are on a mission to make it easier for everyone to have multiple children. But are they really model parents?

Jenny Kleeman

25, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Number of abortions in England and Wales hits record levels
Official figures show 251,377 abortions were carried out in 2022, a 17% increase on previous year

Caroline Davies and agency

24, May, 2024 @7:29 AM

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Texas doctor who said nine-year-olds can safely give birth appointed to maternal mortality committee
Dr Ingrid Skop called the supreme court’s overturning of Roe v Wade ‘a victory’ and has argued in favor of abortion bans

Mary Tuma

23, May, 2024 @3:57 PM

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A joyous and momentous march for liberation – Chandan (Sally) Fraser’s best photograph
‘This was the first march of the Women’s Liberation Movement. The figure that’s usually given is 4,000 – but I’m sure there were tens of thousands of us. It was chocka!’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

22, May, 2024 @1:41 PM

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In Flames review – Pakistani horror mines the patriarchy for terror and despair
Societal threats are already heavy for medical student Mariam when bereavement leaves her undefended and the story untethers from realism

Steve Rose

22, May, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Civil service unions call for inquiry into sexual harassment at MoD
Three unions say not enough done since about 60 women wrote to ministry last year to allege sexual assault, harassment and abuse

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

21, May, 2024 @2:09 PM

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‘We all share the same pain’: can the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement rebuild after 7 October?
As the conflict in Gaza continues, reconciliation may seem a distant dream, but on both sides there are those working for peace

Caitlin Kelly

21, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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‘Meet Baby Olivia’: spate of new bills would require showing anti-abortion video in schools
Video of fetus in disembodied womb required viewing for students in two states, as classroom becomes latest front in post-Roe abortion wars

Carter Sherman

21, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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