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September 25, 2017
Shonda Rhimes
25
Sep

Shonda Rhimes calls for more “realistic portrayals” of LGBT + on TV

The producer, writer and creator of Greys Anatomy and other popular television shows has criticised Hollywood for it’s portrayal of LGBT + characters on screen.   Shonda Rhimes, who is responsible for the television drama’s Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, among others, has been celebrated in the past for her diverse casts,...
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angela merkel featured
25
Sep

Angela Merkel wins German election for fourth time but only 31 per cent of women make it to the Bundestag

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has won the country’s election for the fourth time, but only 31 per cent of women were elected to the Bundestag, the German Parliament. Merkel’s party, Christian Democratic Union, together with its ally party, the Christian Social Union, achieved 33 per cent of the total votes. Merkel’s victory means that she...
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Katherine Johnson NASA
25
Sep

Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson honoured by NASA with research facility

Katherine Johnson, who helped to see an American astronaut orbit the Earth for the first time, has opened a new research facility named in her honour. Johnson, nicknamed the ‘human computer’, was responsible for aiding a mission that saw an American astronaut orbit the Earth for the first time. 99-year-old Katherine Johnson was portrayed by Taraji...
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Hillary Clinton female leader
25
Sep

“Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves?” | Hillary Clinton talks female Trump supporters and being the target of abuse

Former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has spoken out about abusive female Trump supporters and being the target of abuse. When MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked how she felt about female Trump supporters wearing t-shirts “that used the b-word, the c-word about you,” Clinton said, “When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly...
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old women with money
25
Sep

Labour calls for women to have earlier retirement option

Labour are calling on the Government to lower the retirement age of women born in the 1950’s to 64 instead of 66. The new campaign would allow women born in the 1960’s to retire on a reduced state pension at the age of 64. Debbie Abrahams, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, will make the...
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marine featured
25
Sep

First woman to graduate from US Marine’s Infantry Officer Course

A woman, whose name has not been disclosed, is set to become the first female infantry officer in the US Marine Corps. The woman will be the first ever to complete the gruelling training course in the Marine’s 242-year history. The female officer was entitled to take part in the training after the Pentagon opened...
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petition
25
Sep

Petition to save Uber receives over 700,000 signatures as 40,000 jobs affected

Last week, Uber services lost their license to operate in London and now a petition to save the company has garnered over 700,000 signatures.  Over half a million had already signed the petition in just under 24 hours, making it the fastest signed so far this year. The Change.org petition, entitled ‘Save Your Uber in London’,...
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gender pay gap
25
Sep

Gender pay gap: Female managers earn £12,000 less than male counterparts

The pay gap between male and female managers has widened, with women earning £12,000 less on average than their male colleagues.  Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR’s study found that just one per cent of the UK’s large companies followed the Government’s new pay transparency rules. So far, just 77 of the 7,850 companies have...
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