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Don’t deny us the joy of cheap flowers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Blooms for the poor | Catholic church | Hidden messages | Crossword | David Cameron | Pet names


26, Feb, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Britney Spears: another pop princess trapped in a man-made fairytale
One contributor is notably absent from the new film about Britney: herself. But from Rihanna to Beyoncé to Taylor Swift, female stars have always struggled to tell their stories

Grace Medford

19, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on sex, now make for uncomfortable reading

Adam Rutherford

13, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'Witch' tweets reflect society's fear of older women, says Mary Beard
Inside Culture host draws parallel between witch trials of the past and the online abuse she receives

Matthew Weaver

09, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Does anyone know what emotional labor means any more?
The term has been overused and badly applied – to everything from Bernie Sanders’ stance at inauguration to being a good friend

Sirin Kale

08, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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What a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini tells us about the disturbing future of AI | Arwa Mahdawi
New research on image-generating algorithms has raised alarming evidence of bias. It’s time to tackle the problem of discrimination being baked into tech, before it is too late, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

03, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Veronica Beechey obituary
Other lives: Feminist sociologist, activist and health campaigner

Barbara Taylor

31, Jan, 2021 @3:47 PM

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'It was a misuse of power': how screen sex scenes have been forced to change
As Keira Knightley says she won’t shoot one with a male director, the use of intimacy coordinators means that actors can be more comfortable with what they are asked to do

Andrew Pulver

29, Jan, 2021 @5:35 PM

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‘Alarmingly sexist’: Variety review boosts calls for more diverse film critics
Dennis Harvey’s comments on Carey Mulligan’s looks highlight ‘double standards’ across board, say some in industry

Catherine Shoard

28, Jan, 2021 @8:25 PM

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Madrid feminist mural saved from removal attempt by far right
Artwork celebrating pioneering women saved after city councillors step in to stop Vox party motion

Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Jan, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Keira Knightley: I won't shoot any more sex scenes directed by men
The actor says she feels very uncomfortable trying to portray the male gaze and says she’s ‘too vain’ to shoot intimate scenes

Catherine Shoard

25, Jan, 2021 @12:19 PM

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EHRC undermined by pressure to support No 10 agenda, says ex-chair
Exclusive: David Isaac’s criticism follows series of controversies surrounding equality watchdog

Haroon Siddique

18, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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