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Labour council leader to quit due to 'sexism and bullying'

The Labour leader of Haringey council is to stand down citing “sexism and bullying” she has suffered during a long-running party feud over redevelopment plans for the borough.<p>Claire Kober has revealed she will not seek re-election because of a bitter row over a controversial £2bn housing project …

Labour Party

'I Was Very Young.' Nicole Eggert Details Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Scott Baio

<i>Charles in Charge</i> actress Nicole Eggert said her former co-star Scott Baio sexually abused her repeatedly starting when she was 14 years old in an …

Oprah Winfrey Mentioned Recy Taylor at the Golden Globes. Lawmakers Then Honored Her at the State of the Union

When Oprah Winfrey delivered her now famous speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month, she paid homage to Recy Taylor, an African-American woman …

New Research: Women Aren’t Paid Less Because They Have More Flexible Jobs

They work in low-paying jobs because they have no other choice.<p>A recent study shows that the global gender pay gap has increased to 32 percent, and …

Ireland's Abortion Referendum Will Be Held in May

Ireland is one step closer to relaxing its draconian anti-abortion laws, scheduling a referendum to take place in May.<p>Prime Minister Leo Varadkar …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Better Things to Do Than Attend Trump's State of the Union

Tonight, President Donald Trump will stand in front of many people and TV cameras to bare his teeth and say some words about the state of our union. …

Citizen Rose Is a Flawed Portrait of an Artist Mourning Her Inner Victim

If you were to judge Rose McGowan based solely on her celebrated 1990s filmography, you’d come away thinking she was the coolest girl in high school. …

Shock Jock Star Said He Wanted to Jerk Off on Nadeska Alexis; a Month Later He Was Hired as Her Co-Host

The decades-long career of radio host/media commentator Troi Torain, better known by his on-air moniker Star, has been littered with the kind of …

Man Who Raped Teen at Oklahoma Baptist Church Camp Gets a Mere 15 Years Probation

A man who bound, raped, and threatened to hurt a 13-year-old girl if she told anyone about the assault was sentenced to 15 years probation in …

India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> India's preference for sons over daughters has led to the birth of millions of "unwanted" girls, according to a new report by the Indian government.<p>Couples' tendency to keep trying until a boy is born has led to the birth of as many as 21 million girls who are "notionally... unwanted," the …

World Economic Forum

'Shrouded in shame': the young women on either side of Ireland's abortion debate

An average of 11 women travel each day from the island of Ireland to have an abortion in England and Wales, according to the most recent Department of Health data.That adds up to more than 200,000 journeys since 1983, when the passing of the Eighth Amendment underlined the ban on abortions in the …

Feminism

Lorde takes out newspaper advert in wake of Grammys snub to women

New Zealand singer Lorde has taken out a full-page advert in her home country’s largest newspaper thanking readers for “believing in female musicians” after she was overlooked at this week’s Grammys awards.<p>Shayne Currie (@ShayneCurrieNZH)Full-page letter from @lorde in today's @nzherald: 'Thank …

Lorde

The audacity of anger

Late last year I attended a conference on institutional racism which purported to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Carmichael (Ture) and Hamilton’s enunciation of the term in their seminal text Black Power: The Politics of Liberation. Naturally, in preparation for the conference I revisited the …

Feminism

Clinton: given second chance, I would fire aide accused of sexual harassment

Hillary Clinton has said that given a second chance she would have fired a senior adviser accused of sexually harassing a staff member during the 2008 campaign.<p>Last week the New York Times reported that Clinton chose not to fire Burns Strider after the allegations were made, despite the …

Sexual Harassment

Meet the women who went from living on the streets to making canapés for bankers

Christmas Charity Appeal banner 2017<p><b>On the last day of the Telegraph's Christmas Charity Appeal, Eleanor Steafel visits the largest women's hostel in the country, where FareShare food is providing the opportunity for the women to find peace and a common language through cooking.</b><p>From a small …

Domestic Abuse

These 'No Promo Homo' Laws Are Hurting LGBTQ Students Across America

Seven states still have laws that specifically target gay students.<p>In Alabama, a statewide anti-bullying law calls on schools to develop policies that foster environments free of harassment, intimidation and violence.<p>But for gay students, another state law directly impedes this goal. A different …

A viral video of 007’s most misogynist moments is a reminder that this most enduring of characters no longer fits the archetype of a hero<p>Should we watch old movies with one eye on the time and place in which they were made, or view them through a more modern mindset? That is the question the …

James Bond

Why The U.S., One Of The World's Richest Countries, Struggles With Diseases Of Poverty

An estimated 12 million Americans have a disease linked to extreme poverty.<p>LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. ― A mix of raw sewage and mud pools under the rusting mobile home perched on a wooded hillside. The trailer, like so many in this small neighborhood on the outskirts of town, has no septic tank and is …

Women's prison populations in 35 states 'worse than men's' study says

Imagine a word in which Michelle Alexander never wrote The New Jim Crow and Ava DuVernay never produced 13th.<p>A world in which Barack Obama never made criminal justice reform a part of his second-term agenda, creating the largest clemency project in recent US history.<p>I read The New Jim Crow in jail. …

University of Oklahoma

How Soul-Baring Black Women Are Challenging Music’s Fragile Male Egos

Grammys president Neil Portnow said women need to “step up” if they want awards’ recognition, but women—particularly black women—have been stepping …

63 million women 'missing' across India

Preference for boys leads to skewed gender ratio in India due to foeticide, disease, neglect, or inadequate nutrition.<p>Nearly 63 million women are "missing" from India's population due to foeticide, disease, neglect, or inadequate nutrition, a government survey says, adding that more than two …

Deaths or birth defects of thousands due to folic acid 'avoidable tragedy'

A Government decision not to fortify flour with folic acid which caused the death or birth defects of thousands of babies was based on an “elementary” mathematical error, new research has found.<p>Experts last night bemoaned a 20-year “avoidable tragedy” that condemned Britain to worse rates of …

Recy Taylor Was Gang-Raped In 1944. Her Niece's Silence At Trump's Speech Will Say Everything.

There was no justice, no recourse for her aunt, who stood up anyway. Her quiet presence at the State of the Union address will speak volumes today.<p>WASHINGTON — She was the silent one at the edge of the table, a woman in a gray suit with a red pin emblazoned with her aunt’s name: Recy.<p>This was Rose …

At last, an abortion referendum. Women’s protest has won over Irish politicians

On Monday night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed that Ireland will hold a referendum on abortion in late May. The electorate will be asked if they want to repeal or retain the eighth amendment to the constitution, which effectively bans terminations. In the case of repeal, people will also be …

Feminism

Border Patrol Faces Backlash From Aid Groups Over Migrant Deaths

As lawmakers in Washington consider a path forward on immigration policy, the debate is playing out along desolate stretches of the southwestern border where at least 7,209 people have died while crossing illegally over the past 20 years.<p>A report by the aid group No More Deaths claiming that Border …

Immigration

Aly Raisman Thinks 175 Years For Larry Nassar Is ‘Not Enough’

The Olympic gymnast said she hopes the serial predator's prison sentence sets an "example to all the other abusers out there that their time is up."<p>Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said she’s not satisfied with the 40- to 175-year prison sentence for former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University …

Rose McGowan Exposes Hollywood’s Hypocrisy in the Riveting ‘Citizen Rose’

The new E! docuseries is must-see TV, and the most important program the entertainment network has ever aired.<p>At one point during the two-hour …

There's a Sexual-Harassment Epidemic on America’s Farms

Many of the women who work in agriculture often have few options but to put up with abuse on the job.<p>Marlyn Perez had no choice but to take the job at C&C Agricultural Farms in Clewiston, Florida. She was new to farming, new to America, undocumented, and desperately in need of money.<p>Perez had just …

Is It Too Late to Save Abortion Access?

Despite the power of women’s marches and female candidates, pro-choice Americans are perilously close to losing the fight for abortion access.<p>The …

Japanese woman sues government over forced sterilisation

A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised aged 15 due to a mental disability has become the first of thousands of victims of the country’s former eugenics law to sue the government.<p>The woman, who is in her 60s, is seeking 11m yen (£72,000), claiming the state violated her human rights and …

Human Rights