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October 18, 2017
Gabrielle Union
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Oct

Gabrielle Union: “Modest dressing doesn’t save women from sexual assault”

Gabrielle Union has spoken out about victim-shaming in a conversation about sexual assault and its repercussions. During a live filming on ESSENCE Yes, Girl!, the Bring it On! actress discussed the Harvey Weinstein scandal and how women were ‘blamed’ on social media for ‘going into his hotel room in the first place’. She explained: “I...
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18
Oct

How Tamar is fighting modern slavery

  What is Tamar? Tamar is a befriending service that works to fight Modern Slavery with a focus trafficked women in Massage Parlours, Independent Flats and Brothels. When was Tamar launched? Tamar began working in Westminster in 2013.  We have grown from six volunteers to 50 volunteers and one full time staff member. Why was...
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18
Oct

Unemployment remains at lowest rate since 1975

Unemployment remains at its lowest rate since 1975, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The latest ONS figures show that unemployment currently stands at 4.3 per cent, with 32.10 million people in work – 317,000 more than last year. Employment has risen due to an increase in full-time and permanent...
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Christy Turlington
18
Oct

Sexual harassment is ‘tolerated’ in the fashion industry, says Christy Turlington Burns

Christy Turlington Burns has opened up about sexual harassment in the fashion industry, calling it ‘widely known’ and ‘tolerated’. In light of the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Turlington Burns revealed that ‘predatory’ behaviour in the industry needs to be addressed. Discussing the subject with WWD, the supermodel revealed she had personally never been mistreated...
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18
Oct

Priyanka Chopra: “Feminism is giving women opportunities without judging them for the decisions they make”

Priyanka Chopra has spoken out about her frustrations with women who reject the ‘feminist’ label in a candid interview with Variety. Speaking in Variety‘s Power of Women LA edition, Baywatch star Priyanka Chopra expressed her annoyance at female friends who don’t class themselves as feminists. “I see so many girlfriends of mine who are like,...
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Motherhood
18
Oct

Night feeds or night sweats? Why having a baby after 50 isn’t the breeze that the new breed of Super Mothers are making it look

They have been dubbed the league of the Super Mothers – the glamourous 40 and 50-something women who, everything else achieved, decide to have a baby. And boy do they make it look easy. Successful careers in tack, the likes of Dame Natalie Massenet are turning to surrogates to defy nature’s age restrictions of motherhood...
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18
Oct

Bodyform advert is first of its kind to show period blood

Bodyform has released a first-of-its-kind advert, showing period blood. The advert is part of Bodyform’s #Bloodnormal campaign, which aims to destigmatise periods and break the taboo surrounding them. The advert shows red liquid being poured onto a sanitary towel, rather than the usual blue liquid. The commercial also shows a man buying sanitary products. The...
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