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Readers on the pain of miscarriage: In my head I was already a mum and then suddenly I wasnt

According to a new study, a third of women experience PTSD after losing a baby in early pregnancy. Guardian readers describe their experiences Eleanor, 34, Northamptonshire I had three miscarriages in 2018, all under 12 weeks. I became very anxious to the point that it was impacting every area of my life. It affected my sleep and I had very negative thoughts. I spent a lot of time crying and kept having flashbacks to the third, most traumatic miscarriage, particularly when I was trying to sleep or relax. I had…

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Vivian Suter: the rainforest-dwelling artist who paints with fish glue, dogs and mud

She was ignored for decades, but now Suter has been rediscovered as a pioneering eco-artist. We meet her, and her 97-year-old collagist mum, in the wilds of Guatemala A large dog romps across a blue and white canvas, leaving a trail of brown paw prints. Oh well, shrugs Vivian Suter. Theyre part of the work now. I dont think anyone will mind. I realise Bonzo one of three Alsatian crossbreeds that shadow the artist wherever she goes in her Guatemalan home has just put the finishing touches to an artwork…

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From renewables to Netflix: the 15 super-trends that defined the 2010s

It was the decade of austerity, fracking, populism and internet lies. But not everything about the 2010s was terrible The plastics backlash Garbage, including plastic waste, is seen at the beach in Costa del Este, Panama City. Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images It was once the height of metropolitan chic: the dash into Starbucks for a skinny decaf caramel latte en route for work, the takeaway cup a mark of upward mobility. Those were the days of Sex and the City, when the culture of doing everything on the…

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More fathers are taking paternity leave, but mothers are still doing all the work

A survey found 62% of fathers in the US took time off for their newborn, but women saw a greater damage to future job prospects Attitudes towards paternity leave have drastically changed in America in the last five years as more fathers feel comfortable taking extended time off, but gender stereotypes persist when it comes to career prospects and the home, according to a new study of working parents. Research by the Boston College Center for Work & Family, which surveyed new parents at four large US companies who were…

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Theres A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year

There is a certain beauty and strength in weakness as some may say. But sometimes inequity between people brings only sorrow. Such is the case of domestic violence, an acute yet so often unspoken problem all over the world. One artist in Turkey found it so heartbreaking and important, he managed to find a way to bring it to the awareness of his fellow countrymen that just couldn’t be ignored and also beautifully commemorate those who fell victim for this terrible violence so at least the memory of those wasted…

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Mira Sorvino says she was date raped and calls for ‘justice’ for survivors

Oscar winner at forefront of #MeToo movement says she felt ashamed and that incident was somehow her fault The Oscar-winning actor Mira Sorvino has said she is a survivor of date rape, saying she was talking about it publicly to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. Sorvino, who was one of the first women to accuse the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, spoke during a news conference with New Yorks governor, Andrew Cuomo, in support of the push to drop…

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Christian rightwingers warn abortion fight could spark US civil war

Wave of extreme bans seems to have amped up predictions of coming conflict Prominent figures on the Christian right in the US ranging from religious magazines to authors to elected politicians have warned that the fight over abortion rights could lead to a new civil war. Though such dire predictions are not openly speculated that the divide over abortion rights might lead to civil war. Last month, Keller drew explicit comparisons with the antebellum situation over slavery, telling the Guardian: Whether this ever leads to a tragedy, like it did…

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Romance novelists pledge to confront abortion ‘taboo’ after Alabama ban

State senates near-total abortion ban prompts demand for genre to treat issue as a normal part of life, not a moral lesson Dip into the fast-moving world of romantic fiction and it quickly becomes clear that very few of the fictional couples Alabamas state senate passed a near-total ban on abortion, writers are asking themselves why none of these heroines ever considers termination. According to the Guttmacher Institute, an organisation promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, its a common experience for women in the US, with an abortion by…

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So Joe Biden’s not a pussy grabber. Is that really good enough? | Moira Donegan

After being accused of inappropriate touching, the excuses being made for Joe Biden are disappointing The pretext that Joe Biden is not yet running for president is beginning to wear thin. Biden, who has lost two previous Democratic presidential primaries, has been the presumed frontrunner of the 2020 contest for months, with his name polling strongly alongside other candidates and his supposed status as the the idea of having Stacey Abrams as his running mate (published an essay in issued a statement that seemed calibrated by public relations specialists to…

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All the old dudes: Nicks and Jackson want more women in rock hall of fame

Musicians encourage women to join them as they are inducted alongside five all-male British bands As they were Fleetwood Mac but became the first woman to join 22 men, including all four Beatles, in being honoured twice. From the stage, she told of her trepidation in first recording a solo album. I know there is somebody out there who will be able to do it, she said. What I am doing is opening up the door for other women. In a four-song set, Don Henley joined Nicks to sing Leather…

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30 Funny And Weird Situations That All Women Will Probably Recognize

It’s not just you who has a nicely stocked wardrobe, yet ignores 95% of it in favor of the same 4 0r 5 trusty outfits. If you check out the list below, you’ll realize that there’s a whole world of women out there that go through exactly the same things as you! So go ahead, read on and don’t forget to share your own thoughts in the comments! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22…

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Ada Hegerberg becomes first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, gets immediately asked if she can twerk

Image: Getty Images When Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, she likely wasn’t expecting to get asked about her dancing prowess.   Not only are we still living in an age where women are having “firsts,” we’re also still living in an era where men think it’s cool to ask women if they know how to twerk just as they’re accepting a historic award.  SEE ALSO: 9 books to read if you’re mad as hell at the patriarchy After Hegerberg delivered a speech…

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Difference Between Men And Women Text From 1995 Is Going Viral Again Do You Agree With It?

Dave Barry is much loved for the way he uses humor to provide fresh insights into everyday problems and issues. Back in 1995 he wrote the book Poking fun at the differences between men and women, Barry’s short story is an amusing look at gender stereotypes, that has gotten many people nodding their heads in agreement. Not everyone though. Our attitudes toward gender have changed so much in recent years that the piece now seems dated and simplistic to some, who know that between the black and white of woman…

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Men voted out as Jacinda Ardern, baby Neve and female MPs recreate 1905 image

125 years after women first voted in elections, the countrys female MPs gather for a symbolic picture Female New Zealand MPs have celebrated suffrage day by recreating a famous photograph from 1905 shot in the countrys parliament featuring no women. Instead of an all-male lineup, it features 39 of the countrys 46 women MPs. Jacinda Ardern the countrys third female prime minister sat front and centre in the modern update, cradling her infant daughter Neve Te Aroha on her lap. NZ Parliament (@NZParliament) Side-by-side: for #WhakatWhine #nzpolRead more about today’s…

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These moving stairs transform into an elevator for people with wheelchairs

Image: Jessica Miglio/Netflix Major spoilers for Ozark: Season 2 lie ahead.  From Narcos to Breaking Bad, crime dramas have gained a reputation for using shallow female characters as little more than emotional fodder for male stories. Frequently minimized as damsels in distress and exasperating nags, women within the genre exist almost exclusively to portray girlfriends, wives, mothers, and victims.   Season 2 of Netflix’s Ozark, however, champions female stories through all 10 of its episodes with an array of women that rivals the ensemble complexity of HBO’s The Sopranos. SEE…

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