Women Headlines

  • 20+ years between kids: welcome to the age of the gap mum

    Given how random, varied and unpredictable families are, it seems strange that we like to have such a blueprint for them;

    The Telegraph
  • Why don’t the Carillion bosses seem embarrassed?

    My father warned me about scoundrels in business. Now bad behaviour can be called out online, but international shame still doesn’t stop rogues As my father had been seriously ripped off three times during his life in business by people he trusted, he often warned me about the surprising number of rogues and scoundrels swanning around, ready to use any vile trick to relieve me of my money. Just my father’s bad luck, I thought, until about a decade ago, when I came across one of these villains....

    the Guardian
  • The cult of the unreliable female narrator must be stopped

    In fiction and life, women’s testimony is held up to scrutiny and dismissed on the grounds that our biology makes us irrational One of the recurrent responses to the flurry of #MeToo allegations, in Hollywood and beyond, was for those accused to cast doubt on the credibility of the women involved, either by implying that they were seeking publicity, or that they were too unstable to be taken seriously. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the case of Rose McGowan, a woman whose sometimes...

    the Guardian
  • Women must have the right to bare their arms without comment

    The remarks of Canada’s first female prime minister compound a society where women are valued above all on appearance There is not a day that goes by where I don’t feel grateful for the fact that I am no longer embedded tit-deep in the feminist movement. Though I remain a feminist – my commitment to the cause is unaltered – it is a relief, not to mention immeasurably better for my mental health, to find myself no longer overly concerned with putting a step wrong somewhere and facing the wrath...

    the Guardian
  • From aristocrat to anarchist: How Princess Sophia Duleep Singh parted ways with her royal roots to fight for women's suffrage

    To celebrate 100 years since the first British women were given the right to vote, The Telegraph - alongside the Mayor of London's #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign - is running a weekly series.

    The Telegraph
  • Multiple surgeries aren’t the best care for endometriosis. Ask Lena Dunham

    Many people with endometriosis are being treated with surgeries that could increase pain Thirty-one-year-old women who have not yet had the opportunity to have a family of their own should not have to make a decision to have a hysterectomy. Yet Lena Dunham, who has had a major surgery almost every second year of her adult life, felt compelled to do so. Women and girls with endometriosis may have severe disease and for many this seems like the only option. However, there are a number of issues...

    the Guardian
  • Women as young as 24 share their secrets to buying property

    Young women are proving they are more financially savvy when it comes to owning property. FEMAIL spoke to three women who purchased their first home in their 20s to find out their secrets.

    Mail Online
  • Baftas red carpet sees a blackout as women turn light towards equality

    Women dress in black to turn awards ceremony spotlight from clothes to the fight for equality • Baftas red carpet: from Angelina Jolie to Lupita Nyong’o – in pictures The red carpet was a less colourful place at this year’s Baftas than it used to be, but a much more vibrant and interesting one. An open letter signed by 190 actors had called on women in the film industry to wear black and to “use our power as communicators and connectors to shift the way society sees and treats us. We need to...

    the Guardian
  • Food Unwrapped's Kate Quilton on busting food myths

    As we await the arrival of our feta cheesecake for breakfast at trendy Fitzrovia eatery Honey & Co, a pregnant Kate Quilton is excitedly talking about everything cheese - not least all of the soft, gooey varieties she is looking forward to eating after giving birth to her first baby in three months’ time.

    The Telegraph
  • I'm With Her: ‘We’re about camaraderie, not Hillary’

    Women are expected to take a back seat in the arch-conservative world of bluegrass music. But Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz refused to be sidelined – even after Hillary Clinton ‘borrowed’ their band name I’m With Her had been playing together for 18 months when Hillary Clinton unwittingly commandeered their band name. “It wasn’t the worst thing in the world,” says Aoife O’Donovan. “If that campaign slogan had been on the other side, we might have rethought the situation.” Then...

    the Guardian
  • US feminist Susan Brownmiller on why her groundbreaking book on rape is still relevant

    Against Our Will brought rape out of the shadows in 1975. As the world reels from the #MeToo allegations, Brownmiller talks about pornography, power and 70s radical feminism In the more than 40 years since its publication, Susan Brownmiller’s controversial, groundbreaking book about rape, Against Our Will, has never been out of print. It has, though, often been out of people’s minds – until now, that is. Thanks to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and all that has followed in their wake,...

    the Guardian
  • Macramé: it’s knot like the Seventies

    For those of a certain age, the word “macramé” might spark painful memories of fringed waistcoats, owl wall-hangings, and rope hammocks.

    The Telegraph
  • It’s time to embrace our Bitcoin blues

    I did a monumentally stupid thing at the beginning of January.

    The Telegraph
  • The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power

    The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand demonstrate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialism When I was eight years old I visited South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time. I’ll never forget flying into Jo’burg, looking down over the houses in the city and seeing hundreds of turquoise squiggles and dots. “Wow,” I said, excitedly, “everyone has a swimming pool here!” My dad gave me a stern look. “Not everyone,” he said. It was 1987 and apartheid was...

    the Guardian
  • Actors and activists join forces on Bafta red carpet to call time on sexism

    Gemma Arterton, Tessa Thompson, Gemma Chan and Jodie Whittaker are among 190 signatories of letter demanding end to abuse and inequality The most famous female stars of British film were set to stand together, each dressed in black, on Bafta’s red carpet outside London’s Royal Albert Hall, many accompanied by feminist activists rather than by their partners. Related: Sisters, this is our moment to say Time's Up Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Five things you probably shouldn't say to someone who has had a miscarriage

    For most people, miscarriage is a loss that society is not great at talking about. Here’s advice from experts on how to change thatListen to episode one of Strange Bird, a new audio series with Mona ChalabiWhen I asked my mum whether she had ever experienced a miscarriage, she said no. When I asked her a second time, she said yes. I spent the next four months trying to find out how a taboo can be so strong that even a doctor wouldn’t want to share the experience with her daughter. You can listen...

    the Guardian
  • 'She doesn't notice what I've done': five couples on how they split the housework

    One of you makes the bed, the other’s a messy cook. Does it matter? Households from around the world share their dirty secrets • Oliver Burkeman on the housework gender gap • For more housework tales, listen to our Home Truths episode of The Story podcast Stephen Driscoll, 45, a high school teacher, and Ai Driscoll, 38, who worksin sales, live in Chiba prefecture, Japan. They have a four-year-old son and a baby due in March, live in a three-bedroom house, and don’t have a cleaner: “It’s not...

    the Guardian
  • Dirty secret: why is there still a housework gender gap?

    Research shows that British women do 60% more housework. Is there any hope for balance when it comes to emptying the bins? • Five couples on how they split the housework • For more housework tales, listen to our Home Truths episode of The Story podcast Why, exactly, is housework so annoying? Certain specific chores are obviously pretty unpleasant: few people relish cleaning the toilet, or extracting mouldy vegetables from the bottom drawer of the fridge. But why housework in general? Part of the...

    the Guardian
  • ‘I’m a pot evangelist’: meet America's dope queens

    As more US states legalise marijuana, more women are stepping up to meet the need for weed. Meet the entrepreneurs cutting through the stigma Like most other American industries, marijuana has traditionally been dominated by men. Overwhelmingly they grew it, they dealt it and they smoked it. Hopes that the legal marijuana industry would be more egalitarian than others have largely deflated. According to a 2017 survey, women hold 27% of executive positions in cannabis, only slightly more than in...

    the Guardian
  • Pushing back: why it's time for women to rewrite the story

    Poe, Updike, Roth, Mailer: many male authors have contributed to a culture in which the credibility of women is undermined. It’s time to put a stop to the gaslighting, writes Sarah Churchwell In 1938 a play debuted at the Richmond theatre, which opens with a Victorian husband telling his wife that though she has been “very good lately”, she mustn’t “read meanings into everything” or “imagine things”. “Is it possible you’re beginning to see my point of view?” she asks. On the contrary: her...

    the Guardian
  • Trump's moon shot might be steered by a woman, says Nasa chief

    A third of America’s astronauts are women, says Dr Ellen Ochoa, a director at an agency that has come a long way on equality There is at least a one in three chance that the first human to set foot on the moon this century will be a woman, Dr Ellen Ochoa, the head of Nasa’s Johnson space center has said. In the early 1960s Nasa sent out rejection letters saying it had no plans to send women into space. Among those who apparently received the brush-off was a teenage Hillary Clinton. But the...

    the Guardian
  • 'They were all so happy... then they were gone'

    It had been a year since Emma Bowden met and fell in love with Richard Cousins in a chance encounter in a London pub.

    The Telegraph
  • Seven women say fired opera maestro 'grabbed their buttocks'

    Richard Buckley was fired on February 1 as the artistic director of the Austin Opera after 14 years on the job following an outside investigation ordered by its management.

    Mail Online
  • Are you and your partner holiday incompatible? Take our quiz and find out

    There’s nothing more stressful than failing to relax.

    The Telegraph