Rachel Speed

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Toxic tampons: How ordinary feminine care products could be hurting women

<b>(Jiri Hera via Shutterstock)</b><p>We talk about toxins in food and cosmetics — but the dangerous chemicals inside tampons and pads are being ignored<p>Laura Kiesel<p>December 22, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Nowadays, we hear a lot about the noxious cocktail of chemicals that can be found in our food, furniture, cleaning …

Political Philosophy – Open Online Course

About this course<p>This course is designed as a vocabulary of the main terms used by all of us when talking about local as well as world politics. We …

Opinion

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HIV Divides Lesbians In South Africa

"The reality is lesbians are HIV-positive. The reality is lesbians are so in denial," a black lesbian activist in the township of Khayelitsha tells BuzzFeed. A recent study found almost one in 10 women who have sex with women in southern Africa is HIV-positive, but homophobia and the stigma of the …

LGBTQI

An own goal in Germany’s sexism debate | Financial Times

Print this page<p>A woman footballer walks down some stairs into a brightly lit cellar, carrying a dirty ball. She bounces the ball, strikes, and it …

Wadjda: Haifaa al Mansour on becoming Saudi Arabia's first female feature film director

Babies Not Even Worth It Anymore

Reproducing is like super low rise fit-n-flare glitter jeans: so 10 years ago.<p>Despite the best efforts of the Duggar family, since the beginning of …

Virginia Wade: a Wimbledon champion written out of British history

<b>Age:</b> 67.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Airbrushed. Out of history.<p><b>Who or what is Virginia Wade?</b> Until last Sunday, the last British tennis player to win Wimbledon.<p><b>Huh?</b> …

Wimbledon exposed the sexism women face – as players and girlfriends

While Andy Murray may have rewritten the enduring British sports narrative of noble failures and humiliating disappointment in the space of three …

Egypt: Fighting Sexual Terror in Tahrir Square · Global Voices

Millions of Egyptians held mass rallies on the first anniversary of former President Mohamed Morsi to protest his rule. As Tahrir Square, the …

Former Vogue editor: The truth about size zero http://bit.ly/12r3ASo 'I was chatting to one of the top Australian models during lunch. She had just moved to Paris and was sharing a small apartment with another model. I asked her how that was working out. "I get a lot of time by myself actually," she said, picking at her salad. "My flatmate is a 'fit model', so she's in hospital on a drip a lot of the time." A fit model is one who is used in the top designer ateliers, or workrooms, and is the body around which the clothes are designed. That the ideal body shape used as a starting point for a collection should be a female on the brink of hospitalisation from starvation is frightening.' Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Lunch with... Nadine Dorries

This article is from the July 2013 issue of Total Politics<p>Outspoken right-winger, one-time I’m a Celebrity jungle dweller, Tory-UKIP dallier and …

How to Talk to Little Girls

511 comments<p>I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.<p>Little Maya was all curly …

Jo Swinson: new voice in the old system

It was the weekend following my meeting with Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson that she went into anaphylactic shock at the Bishopbriggs Colossal Cake …

Julia Gillard calls for Mal Brough to be disendorsed over sexist menu

The prime minister has called for LNP candidate Mal Brough to be disendorsed, in a growing furore over a menu for a party fundraiser that contained …

Sarah Wollaston: 'I was elected to speak my mind. So why does Cameron keep ignoring me?'

She was hailed at the time as a shining example of David Cameron's "new politics". A country GP and mother of three from Dartmoor, Sarah Wollaston …

Top 10 sexist moments in politics: Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and more

<b>1 'Calm down, dear' David Cameron to Angela Eagle</b><p>The best that could be said for the way David Cameron tried to put down then shadow Treasury …