Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

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Chelsea Manning shares the picture of herself she wants the world to see

May 21, 2017

Chelsea Manning’s first photograph of herself as a free transgender woman is accompanied by six simple words. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Manning Instagrammed her ‘first steps of freedom’ “Okay, so here I am everyone!!” She posted the picture on Instagram after her release from military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she served seven years of her 35-year sentence for distributing troves of U.S. military documents to Wikileaks. In her stunning, poignant profile …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

… that are enjoying a resurgence in the form of Donald Trump’s strongman act. Toxic masculinity is a popular phrase in academic and activist circles, but it’s not that hard to spot in pop culture if you know the signs. Consider Trump its prideful mascot: a man who can’t stand that one of his top surrogates is mocked by a woman on Saturday Night Live, tosses off suggestions about killing the families of terrorists, says nothing when crowds of people chant “lock her …

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… won a TV Bafta, so victory for The Crown would be a big deal. It has another shot at glory with sci-fi hit Stranger Things, a strong contender in the international category. Last year that category went to Netflix rival Transparent, on Amazon Prime, about a Los Angeles family who discover that their retired father is a transgender woman. And who did it beat? Netflix’s Narcos, among others. Ouch. Transparent is nominated again this year – but there’s also stiff competition …

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How female support can aid career growth

May 6, 2017

… California First Year Law School Exam. In addition to helping students, she consults women about making career changes. She recently spoke to a neurologist who is facing her own set of challenges while attempting to pivot within her career. McAlexander says she worked with this woman to come up with possible avenues she could take, including affecting legislation that pertains to the medical field. Above all, McAlexander understands how essential sisterly support is. “It’s always …

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I’m a single woman and I don’t need a subscription box to ’empower’ me

May 6, 2017

… empowering and inspiring them,” reads the company’s mission statement on its website. Of course, this box-shaped empowerment comes at a price. Subscription plans cost $24.99 per month for a small box, and $39.99 for a large box, and can be shipped worldwide. As a single woman entirely happy with my lot in life, I wholeheartedly object to being identified homogenous member of a target market in need of empowerment. But, in the eyes of SinglesSwag’s founder who is notably not a …

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‘I went to the web to find a new kidney’ – BBC News

May 2, 2017

Consultant nephrologist Dr Adnan Sharif, from Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, says: “Somebody who is well-to-do, a professional, will be very good at promoting themselves,” whereas poorer patients, perhaps from minority ethnic communities, will not have the same opportunities. The woman donating organs to strangers woman with 100-year-old kidney from mum ‘still going strong’ But Matthew’s mother is unrepentant. “I’m not going to lie, I …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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Woman shot by police in London counterterror operation

April 28, 2017

London (CNN)A woman was shot by police Thursday evening “during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation,” according to London’s Metropolitan Police. Police also said it was unrelated to an earlier arrest near the British parliament, where officers detained a man armed with knives on suspicion of planning a terror attack. The injured woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to hospital, where she remains under police guard. She has not yet been arrested, due to her condition. …

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Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about hair hate and how Shea is their go-to productprompting cries of whitewashing. The product, founded in Harlem in 1991, has a strong African-American customer base. SEE ALSO: Pepsi finally unites America with its terrible Kendall Jenner ad Wow – we really f-ed this one up! Please know that our intent was not, …

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Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… stop their weirder food experiments anytime soon. WATCH: woman uses Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino to spread some magical news to her husband More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVIRALOO – Viral Traffic Software and Training VIRALOO – Viral Traffic Software and TrainingLPM-ALP Lifetime Membership Special Offer Automated List Profits *Special Lifetime Discount* Membership Service Providing Market-Researched, Unique Reports With Editorial Rights Each Month PLUS Ready Made, …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… sense of humor and being able to poke fun at yourself is important.” Missed the show? Don’t worry! Re-watch the episode in the video above. WATCH: woman uses Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino to spread some magical news to her husband More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMintsApp 2.0 MintsApp is the most innovative software for customer acquisition and engagement in the marketInstant Infographics Creator Pro – Downsell SyndLab Booster Page 1 Rankings For BOTH Video and …

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Even Oprah gets intimidated

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose cells were taken without consent in 1951 and used in …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the President of BBG Ventures, an early …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

… such as Hot Women Eating Cereal. But I also believe that beauty is important, and were not embarrassed to put things that are beautiful not necessarily sexual or debased, Carlson said to the woman, according to Raw Story.(To be fair, some HuffPost readers became accustomed to attentive side boob coverage on this site.) Despite Carlsons past pronouncements, Kelly vouched for him in an interview with The Washington Post. …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… conversation turned to gender equality,” Ms Gadhia told me. “And he said, I am all for gender equality, but what happens if I employ a woman and the next week she tells me: ‘I’m pregnant?’ “And there was a gasp around the table to think that people were still thinking like that. “I remember going back to the office and saying: ‘You know what, the dinosaurs are still out there.’ “It is undoubtedly the case. I see it from time to time. …

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Leather & lather: The Cut-throat Racer – BBC News

April 17, 2017

It is four years since she set up shop in the quiet, picturesque Gwynedd village of Llanbedr – a place whose claims to fame are a campsite on the coast boasting it is the biggest in Europe, and an ex-Raf airfield that wants to become an international space port. But this spring, it is Sophie making the headlines in the village, in north Wales – and beyond. She has just been named the best cut-throat shaver in Wales – the first woman to take the title. It also means …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… city of Dar es-Salaam. The hospital shed light on a longstanding problem: every year, Tanzania sees an estimated 3,000 new cases of obstetric fistula, a condition that leaves a woman incontinent because of prolonged, obstructed labor. Many of these women have no access to C-sections, a midwife, or a clinic. “I remember meeting a lady, and I asked the interpreter how old she was,” Dunnett said. “She was in her 70s, and she lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… #instamoto #solo #dreambig #lovemylife #sportbikelife #sportbike #hondacbr600 #honda #bikelife #bikerchick #ladybiker #nikkimisurelli #AlaskaMotoGirl A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Mar 12, 2017 at 4:30pm PDT She considers herself to be somewhat of an ambassador when it comes to inspiring women to take hold of their lives and see the world no matter what. She feels that traveling is something that a woman “needs for herself,” and if you want something bad …

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Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving cars have trouble going a mile without human intervention, leaks show Whetstone echoed Kalanick’s upbeat tone in her statement sent by Uber: I am incredibly proud of the team that weve builtand that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the productand that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first …

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Nuclear War? Nah. Massive Fires Haunt the Dystopian Future

April 9, 2017

… Hand on James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips: “Its one of the few biographies Ive ever read—if not the only one—that made me cry. She just had such a sad life. I mean, not sad in the sense that she just sat alone in a room. She had a really fascinating life. She worked for the CIA and as a child she traveled to Africa on safaris, but she was just obviously somebody who—she did not identify as a straight woman, and whether or not she would have today been transgender, …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Oxford University is shaking up the portraits of white men on its walls

April 1, 2017

… portraits will be shown at an exhibition in Oxford later this year. Professor Patricia Daley, professor of the Human Geography of Africa, who was chosen to be one of the sitters, said the project is a bold attempt by the university to make a statement about inclusivity. “Having my portrait painted by Binny Mathews was a wonderful experience and gave me plenty to think about what its like to be an educator at Oxford, the importance of my contribution as a woman racialized as black, and the …

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Donut fall for that Krispy Kreme story

March 31, 2017

"Krispy Cream" store sign.Image: krispy kreme You might have noticed on your calendars that April Fools’ Day a.k.a. the worst day of the year is fast approaching. So when Krispy Kreme announced today it would be changing its name to “Krispy Cream” a mere matter of days before April 1 something didn’t seem quite right. SEE ALSO: woman finds unpleasant latex surprise in her Krispy Kreme doughnut A statement released by the company today said the company would …

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Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable  Just six months ago, millions of Americans thought they were on the brink of electing the country’s first female president. Marketing so-called empowerment to women had already become fashionable; a historic victory by Hillary Clinton would’ve made the strategy a no-brainer. Then President Donald Trump happened. SEE ALSO: 7 influential feminists share the most powerful thing about being a woman With his surprising majority of white female …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

… follow a code of ethics for altering images? She put together a board, a website, social media accounts and strategy sessions to suss out a pledge and all the while, in the background, new complaints about excessive photoshopping kept exploding on social media. SEE ALSO: Hey, trolls: woman will wear a bikini if she wants, thank you It seemed as if the time was ripe for change. But a big hurdle remained. “We heard a lot of folks in retouching and styling saying this is never gonna work. …

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