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Brighton to offer free sanitary products to female fans in Premier League first | Football

Brighton have become the first Premier League club to commit to providing female fans with free sanitary products after a campaign was launched by three women who are supporters of Celtic. The Guardian understands that both Liverpool and Everton are Read more…


‘It’s horrifically painful’: the disabled women forced into unnecessary surgery | Society

Fi Anderson has, over the years, developed what she calls “pee math”. Through trial and error, she has learned that the only way she can be out of the house from 9am to 5pm without needing the toilet is to Read more…


Got a good sex life? Don’t let ‘predictive’ scientists suck the joy out of it | Anouchka Grose | Opinion

A groundbreaking article by researchers at Ruhr University, Germany – published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sex Research – has put forward the mind-boggling notion that the personalities of each partner can have an impact on a sexual relationship. This, Read more…


How The Handmaid’s Tale dressed protests across the world | World news

When US vice-president Mike Pence visited Philadelphia on 23 July, he was greeted by a now familiar sight: a wall of women dressed in scarlet cloaks, with oversize white bonnets obscuring their faces. The outfit worn by Margaret Atwood’s handmaids Read more…


Gifting moms vacation days is cute – but could we give them rights instead? | Money

It’s a tough time for believers in American exceptionalism, but patriots should take heart. In one area at least, America remains stubbornly unique: as the only country in the industrialized world that doesn’t mandate that employers offer paid maternity leave. Read more…


Shock over ruling that ‘brides of Christ’ need not be virgins | World news

Christian women who have pledged lifelong virginity as “brides of Christ” have expressed shock at a Vatican document which suggests that literal virginity is not a prerequisite for their consecration. The Vatican’s new instruction on consecrated virginity, Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, Read more…


Sarah Churchwell on Madonna: ‘She remains the hero of her own story’ | Music

For me, it was Lucky Star, in 1983. That video is burned into my brain. Not because I loved the song – there were many songs around that time I loved far more: Hungry Like the Wolf, Every Breath You Read more…


Festival stages solely for female artists don’t solve music-industry sexism | Emily Reynolds | Opinion

What’s your fantasy festival lineup? Bob Dylan? The Smiths? bba? Bowie? If your dream headliner is more current, you have more of a chance if they’re male. Earlier this year, Wireless festival was criticised after announcing only three women – Read more…


China: new rules to prevent sex-selective abortions raise fears | World news

New rules restricting abortions in a Chinese province have prompted concern from citizens and activists over state control of women’s bodies. Jiangxi province issued guidelines last week stipulating that women more than 14 weeks pregnant must have signed approval from Read more…


Jacinda Ardern shows that no doors are closed to women | Helen Clark | Opinion

The birth of Jacinda Ardern’s baby is first and foremost a time of great happiness for Jacinda and her partner, Clarke Gayford. Their daughter is very much a wanted child for these happy parents. But for the public in New Read more…