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The female price of male pleasure

The world is disturbingly comfortable with the fact that women sometimes leave a sexual encounter in tears.<p>When <i>Babe.net</i> published a pseudonymous …

The Restaurateur: Firsts

First woman to receive two Michelin stars in the U.S.

The 'masculine mystique' – why men can't ditch the baggage of being a bloke

Far from embracing the school run, most men are still trapped by rigid cultural notions of being strong, dominant and successful. Is it leading to an epidemic of unhappiness similar to the one felt by Betty Friedan’s 50s housewives?<p>Back in the 90s, it was all going to be so different. Not for our …

Sexual Harassment

Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents.

With good reason, much of the concern about misogyny is currently focused on the workplace. As the #MeToo testimonials have shown, the professional world all too frequently tasks women with silent endurance of morally unacceptable (or downright criminal) behavior. But even those of us who have …

Parenting

If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single

I was at a dinner with eight highly successful professional women recently, ranging in age from 35 to 74. Their stories were typical of research I have been conducting on dual-career couples. One had just been given a huge promotion opportunity in another country, but had struggled for several …

Leadership

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Six tips for enjoying a rainy day in Bali

While Bali usually conjures up images of sun-drenched beaches, those travelling to the island during the wet season are likely to find that such picture-perfect photos can be misleading.<p>Bali’s rains fall from October to March, with December to February being the greyest, wettest months. Luckily, …

All aboard Vietnam’s Reunification Express

A vital lifeline in war and peace, Vietnam’s 1000-mile long North-South Railway provides an all-in encounter with the country’s incredible beauty, people and history.<p>Just before noon each day, the southbound train from Hai Phong to Hanoi rumbles past Mrs Bay’s front room, missing her porch by no …

Bodegas, bars and beyond: where to drink wine in Madrid

After decades of waning wine consumption, Spaniards are starting to rediscover the beverage they are famous for exporting. This renewed interest in <i>vino</i> has expanded offerings around Madrid, a city serving up both veteran bodegas and stylish wine bars.<p>To try more varieties than the smattering of …

Ho Chi Minh City's quirkiest cafes and tearooms

Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter, and its vibrant cafe scene is having a real moment. One of Southeast Asia’s fastest developing economies, it has a relatively young population and more than a century of caffeine tradition.<p>Leading the way is the southern metropolis of Ho Chi …

South Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame For Date Rape

As the #MeToo movement spread across the Internet, with women coming forward sharing tales of sexual assault and harassment, South Korean women were quick to identify.<p>Overall, violent crime numbers are considered low in South Korea, but in recent years, government statistics have shown a steady …

Sexual Harassment

TripAdvisor to flag hotels with reports of sexual assault

<b>Travel website TripAdvisor has added tags informing users of hotels where sexual assaults have been reported.</b><p>The warning badges are designed to identify health, discrimination and safety issues, the company said.<p>The announcement came after the website was accused of deleting several reviews in …

TripAdvisor

Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual harassment

<b>Actress Portia de Rossi has accused actor and producer Steven Seagal of sexual harassment.</b><p>The Arrested Development actress, who is married to US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, made the allegation in a tweet posted on Wednesday night.<p>She alleges that during a film audition Mr Seagal told her "how …

Sexual Harassment

5 years after the gang rape that shocked a nation, reporting assault in India is still ‘a nightmare’

NEW DELHI — Five years ago, India was shocked by the brutal gang rape and murder of a medical student in New Delhi. The government promised change and introduced legal reforms and support services to help victims of sexual violence, including fast-track courts, one-stop crisis centers for women, …

Human Rights

First Miss Peru, now Brazil's Miss Bumbum: In South America, the beauty pageant is the new political platform

Brazil’s 2017 Miss Bumbum contest was rife with intrigue even before any of the 27 women vying for the title stepped on the stage in Sao Paulo this week.<p>The annual contest settles the question of who has the platonic-ideal of posteriors in a country that’s a springboard for international models and …

Brazil

10 Things We Learned About Marketing This Year

The weather is turning colder here in London as we enter November. Walking through the fallen leaves in the park this weekend, I was reflecting on …

Marketing

Unforgettable Photos from One of the World’s Last Matrilineal Societies

In order to get to China’s Lugu Lake, where the Mosuo people live, German photographer Karolin Klüppel traveled by road. That road, she says, has …

Translation

The war against Pope Francis

His modesty and humility have made him a popular figure around the world. But inside the church, his reforms have infuriated conservatives and sparked a revolt. By Andrew Brown<p>Pope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, or protestants, or …

Christianity

The Superhero in the Vagina

Can researchers harness the power of protective bacteria to guard against a common infection?<p>The aisle is marked with a little red sign that says “Feminine Treatments.” Squeezed between the urinary incontinence pads and treatments for yeast infections, there is a wall of bottles and packages in …

The Problem with #MeToo and Viral Outrage

<b>Three days into the #MeToo meme,</b> my Facebook News Feed is teeming with posts. Female friends have shared heavy anecdotes about inappropriate events. …

Socialism with a spine: the only 21st century alternative

Soft neoliberalism has exhausted its appeal. The best progressive alternative is an explicit embrace of socialism<p>Socialism is back, much to the chagrin of those who declared it dead and buried at the “end of history” in the 1990s. When the New Republic, long the house organ of American …

Economics

Third Grader Pens Epic Poem On Feminism And Twitter Is Dying Over It

From the mouths of babes, we get epic poems about feminism<p>You’re never too young to express your feelings about modern feminism, that’s for sure. An …

Why teenage boys don't want to call themselves feminists

Identifying as a feminist is, for many of us, synonymous with believing in gender equality. But, for teenage boys in the UK, it's not quite so …

Irish voters oppose fully liberalising abortion laws, poll shows

Irish voters would reject any move to legalise abortion in all circumstances up to 22 weeks, an opinion poll has found.<p>As the prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and his minority Fine Gael government prepare to frame an abortion reform referendum scheduled for next year, it has emerged that only 24% of …

Eighth Amendment

Stalking, actually: why men who reject rejection are not romantic heroes

A man set up a piano in public vowing “to play non-stop until the love of his life returns to him”. He told the Bristol Post it was his “last throw of the dice” to win back the heart of the girl who changed his life”. The article describes him as “heartbroken”. That’s a shame, it really is, but …

Feminism

From Sex Object to Gritty Woman: The Evolution of Women in Stock Photos

In 2007, the top-selling image for the search term “woman” in Getty Image’s library of stock photography was a naked woman lying on a bed, gazing at the camera with a towel draped over her bottom half.<p>In 2017, it’s a woman hiking a rocky trail in Banff National Park, alone on the edge of a cliff …

National Parks

Piers Morgan finally shut down in gender neutral debate by Julian Clary on Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan was finally shut down in the gender neutral debate on <i>Good Morning Britain</i> today.<p>The presenter has regularly criticised the idea of …

Gender-Neutral

It’s Really Time to Abolish the Phrase Man Up

Piers Morgan, notorious sayer of absurd and offensive things, is at it again. Over the weekend the provocateur congratulated himself for hosting <i>Good Morning Britain</i> with three broken ribs, adding, “For the more fragile snowflakes among you, this is called ‘manning up.’ ”<p>Twitter, particularly women …

Gender War, Aisle 3: Unisex Kids’ Clothes Stir British Backlash

In the gender wars recently, British retailers have had trouble striking the right balance in the children’s aisle, either perpetuating stereotypes or going too far in the opposite direction.<p>The supermarket Asda came under criticism for selling T-shirts for boys featuring slogans like “Future …

Feminism

How Game of Thrones’ Arya and Sansa played the game of gender politics and won

There’s more than one way to be a strong woman in Westeros.<p>“We both wanted to be other people when we were younger,” Arya Stark said to her sister Sansa in the sixth episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>’ seventh season, “Beyond the Wall.” “You wanted to be a queen, to sit next to a handsome young king on the …