Japanese medical university apologises for excluding women – video

A prestigious Tokyo medical school has admitted and apologised for deliberately reducing women’s entrance test scores to allow more
men to enter the institution. At a news conference on Tuesday, senior officials at Tokyo Medical University bowed and pledged to stop the discrimination

  • Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/aug/08/japanese-medical-university-apologises-for-excluding-women-video

China’s lost little emperors… how the ‘one-child policy’ will haunt the country for decades| Mei Fong

Encouraging people to have more children is an abrupt reversal of the previous policy

Endings matter. They herald a reckoning, something that doesn’t come about very often in a place like China. While there has been very little official stocktaking over painful aspects of the country’s recent history, private citizens are free to do their own assessments and there has been an enormous amount of public venting on the shortcomings of the one-child policy in recent years.

Part of this is because, unlike the 1989 Tiananmen Square student demonstrations, which mostly affected the educated elite, the one-child policy has imprinted itself deeply into the lives of almost everyone in China, creating a hugely imbalanced population that has too many single men and too many retirees. The pressures are felt – and will continue to be felt – across every social level, from “bare branches” – rural men unable to find brides – to college-educated urban women stigmatised as “leftovers” if they stay single.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/02/chinas-lost-little-emperors-how-the-one-child-policy-will-haunt-the-nation-for-decades

Theresa May has nothing to be ashamed of: in praise of female awkwardness | Alex Clark

We say that women mustn’t be reduced to sexual objects, but the world still does that regardless

I note the vogue for writing the speeches you think politicians ought to give and offer my own contribution, for one T May, on the occasion of her having displayed her body in a manner deemed risible by the tricoteuses of Twitter. Herewith:

“Thank you all for coming this morning. I am aware of the disquiet caused by my awkward attempts to ‘join in’ with the ‘fun’ by ‘dancing’ while representing Great Britain abroad. While I take those criticisms very seriously, I feel minded to point out that, between fending off a bunch of utter shits in my own party and steering the country to probable ruin, I have neglected to attend the weekly Westminster Ceroc Your Way Around the World With Confidence sessions so kindly organised by my ‘funkier’ colleagues.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/01/womens-bodies-sexual-objectification-self-image

Radio 2 is a stale boys’ club – give a woman the breakfast show

With Chris Evans off to Virgin, Radio 2 has a chance to promote women beyond weather girls – and Sara Cox, Alice Levine and Liza Tarbuck should be in the mix

We are a nation attached to radio voices. Millions of us get up and go to work with them, and come home and cook dinner as they prattle away in the background. They are as familiar and immovable as the stains on our kitchen worktops. Therefore the news that Chris Evans, the first human voice that over nine million people hear on weekday mornings, is leaving the Radio 2 breakfast show for a new presenting gig at Virgin, is a big deal.

His style – chirpy chitchat, tooth-rattling jingles, honking horns – isn’t my cup of tea, but his show’s success is unprecedented. It is a behemoth of national radio, leaving all other breakfast shows trailing in its wake – and so the question of who will replace him is huge.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/sep/03/radio-2-breakfast-show-woman-chris-evans-sara-cox

Are sexual harassers about to have free rein on American campuses? | Jill Filipovic

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s secretary of education, is planning to water down sexual misconduct rules. This is yet another sign of hostility towards survivors

Betsy DeVos’s education department is about to deal a major blow to sexual assault and harassment victims on college campuses.

According to proposed rules obtained by the New York Times, the updated sexual misconduct rules would tip the scales in favor of the accused and make it harder for those who say they were victimized to get justice. In a criminal proceeding, that’s acceptable – the burden of proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt should fall to the powerful state. But these aren’t criminal proceedings: they’re civil rights proceedings, fundamentally about the right of women to get an education without harassment or abuse. The DeVos rules will make that harder – without adequately addressing the legitimate due process concerns that have arisen over campus sexual misconduct investigations.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/04/sexual-harassers-free-reign-american-campuses

No glass ceiling to see here: how the Liberal party blew up the merit myth | Van Badham

Liberal party women have talked down feminism and talked up merit for decades. Where has it got them?

Now Australian senator Lucy Gichuhi is speaking out against bullying – by her own parliamentary Liberal party colleagues – during its most recent leadership spill. Brutal persuasion tactics left “senators and ministers in tears,” she told the ABC.

Kelly O’Dwyer has confirmed there were “threats, intimidation and bullying”. Senator Linda Reynolds was left “distressed and disturbed” by the behaviour.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/05/no-glass-ceiling-to-see-here-how-the-liberal-party-blew-up-the-merit-myth

Thai police academy bans women from enrolling

Female assault victims may not go to police in country where an estimated 90% of rapes are unreported

A major police academy in Thailand has announced it will ban women from enrolling , sparking accusations of gender discrimination.

The Royal Police Cadet Academy (RPCA), on the western outskirts of Bangkok, accepts about 300 applicants a year. But from 2019 it will admit only men. Worawut Sripakhon, an RPCA captain, did not offer a reason for the new rule, saying: “It’s policy. We’re not allowed to give any more information than that.”

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/05/thai-police-academy-bans-women-from-enrolling

Trinny Woodall reveals her ultimate tip for taming frizz on holiday

Journalist, makeover queen and founder of beauty range TRINNY LONDON, Trinny Woodall is a bonafide beauty and self-care pro. And so when she dished on her favourite products to use during her sunny holidays abroad, you can bet that we sat up and listened.

The fashion star gave W&H a range of brilliant tips…

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Original source: https://www.womanandhome.com/beauty/trinny-woodall-beauty-frizzy-hair-300476/

Strictly Come Dancing announce huge news as BBC reveal more show details

BBC have finally confirmed the start date of the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing – and it’s sooner than you think!

The countdown has begun…

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