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Women’s toilets an issue for West End theatres

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A survey of West End theatres has found there is an average of just one toilet for every 38 female audience members. The research by The Stage calculated that women would need a 57-minute interval to all visit the bathroom. The average interval is 20 minutes.The Old Vic had the fewest with one toilet for every 56 women. Many theatres struggle to increase the number
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Blackfishing: The women accused of pretending to be black

[ad_1] Image copyright Aga Brzostowska/Jaiden Gumbayana Image caption Aga Brzostowska and Jaiden Gumbayana have both been accused of blackfishing "I've had no surgery, so I can't take off these lips. I can't remove my 'fake bum implants'."Over the past month Aga Brzostowska has been labelled a "blackfish". It's a term used for someone accused of pretending to be black or mixed-race on social media. The suggestion Aga has been faking
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Street harassment ‘relentless’ for women and girls

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Women and girls across the UK face "relentless" harassment on the street and not enough is being done to stop it, MPs say.The politicians making up the Women and Equalities Committee looked into the issue for nine months and found the amount of harassment meant it became "normalised" for girls growing up.The MPs are now calling for the government to take action to tackle it.The
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Liam Payne: ‘Time we treat women with more respect’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liam Payne said women are linked to him just for "standing next to me" Liam Payne has said media reports linking him romantically with "every female member of my staff" are "demeaning" and need to stop.Linking to an online article, the singer tweeted: "Isn't it time we treat women with a bit more respect?"The newspaper story said Payne was photographed arriving at a
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When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

[ad_1] A new exhibition by the Royal College of Nursing showcases a series of strange, sometimes disturbing objects used in women's healthcare. From pink pills to help women with so-called hysteria, to vaginal douches to keep them "clean", the historical displays show how gynaecology has often been dominated by superstition and ignorance. Marvel Whirling Spray vaginal douche, circa 1900 In the early 19th century, vaginal douching was popular. Douching is
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Bodyguard ‘airbrushing reality’ with powerful women portrayal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTo pretend that sexism and racism no longer exists in the Police "is airbrushing reality" Daisy Goodwin tells World at OneVictoria screenwriter Daisy Goodwin says TV dramas are "airbrushing reality" by having too many powerful female characters.She refers to the recent successes of BBC dramas Bodyguard and Killing Eve, which both feature female leads.Both saw women in prominent positions, as the
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Bringing Shakespeare’s neglected women out of the shadows

[ad_1] Image copyright Johan Persson Image caption Jade Anouka plays Queen Margaret, with Max Runham as Henry VI Shakespeare gave Queen Margaret more lines than any other female character, and more lines than King Lear. Now, she's finally been given her own play - one of two productions putting the Bard's women centre stage.A marketing email from the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester recently proclaimed that it is staging the
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Berkhamsted Revisited: The podcast for millennial women that’s a hit with men

[ad_1] Image copyright Radio Stakhanov Image caption Laura Kirk and Laura Gallop are two friends going back through their teenage diaries Remember the time you were 13 years old and daydreamed about sixth-form boys, learned the hard way about fake tan application and were obsessed with having the best MySpace page in your year?Berkhamsted Revisited is a podcast trip down memory lane for those who grew up in the 2000s.
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Women ‘being denied Caesarean choice’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I had a haemorrhage after being denied Caesarean'Women at 75% of UK maternity units are being denied their right to choose a Caesarean, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.NICE guidance says women should be allowed to opt for a planned Caesarean even if it is not for medical reasons.Of the 146 trusts that shared their policies with the Birthrights