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October 4, 2017
LGBT
04
Oct

US votes against ban on death penalty for homosexuality

The US has voted against a ban on the death penalty for homosexuality. The US voted against the United Nations’ resolution that would condemn the death penalty for having gay sex. The Human Rights Council resolution condemned, “the imposition of the death penalty as a sanction for specific forms of conduct, such as apostasy, blasphemy,...
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04
Oct

Plus-sized women still severely underrepresented at Film and TV awards

A study has discovered that plus-size women are underrepresented when it comes to being nominated for Film and TV awards. Analysis by fashion retailer navabi discovered that, in the last five years, plus-size women received only 10 per cent of all female acting nominations. This research comes despite the average UK woman being a size 16...
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bbc featured
04
Oct

BBC report a gender pay gap of nine per cent

The BBC has reported a gender pay gap of nine per cent, just months after it came under fire after releasing the salaries of its top stars. The organisation is publishing a number of reports today, including an independent audit of BBC pay; its gender pay gap report; and a full management response to the...
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mexico featured
04
Oct

Mexican university holds feminism panel comprised of entirely men

A Mexican university has come under fire for holding a feminism conference, with a panel comprised of entirely men. Organised by the humanities department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the event, called Marta Lamas in dialogue with XY, is due to discuss ‘feminism and rights’ and ‘feminism and the market’ with 11...
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04
Oct

Expressing your creativity could benefit your health and career

New research has suggested that millennials could be approaching a ‘creativity crisis’. A survey from art app Bloom found that almost three quarters of those surveyed regretted not going for a more creative career. It also discovered that 64 per cent of respondents felt they were failing to live up to their creative potential, with that...
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04
Oct

Women-only Cambridge college will now accept transgender students who identify as female

Murray Edwards college have changed their admissions to allow transgender students who identify as female to study there. In the past, the college followed the admissions policy of Cambridge University’s two other women-only colleges, Newnham and Lucy Cavendish. They only accept applicants who are legally recognised as women. But, after the council voted, Murray Edwards...
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pensioners, pension age featured
04
Oct

Women are underinvesting in pensions and investments

Women are underinvesting in pensions and investments products, according to new research. The research, conducted by law firm Pinsent Masons and The Fawcett Society, found that, although women are increasingly taking household financial decisions, they are not investing in their pensions and other investment products. The study showed that the reality of women’s lives means...
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Alan Sugar featured
04
Oct

Alan Sugar says women can narrow the pay gap if they ask for more money

Lord Alan Sugar has said women can narrow the gender pay gap if they insist on more money. Lord Sugar also said forcing the BBC to release its pay gap data was “disgraceful”. While promoting the new series of the BBC’s The Apprentice, Lord Sugar said, “I don’t think transparency over pay is the correct...
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