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'The narrative is we don't sell records': the black female singers uncredited by the UK industry

Their vocals and songwriting feature on some of the biggest hits, but black women are often not credited, leaving their solo careers stunted and causing them to lose out financially Through soul, funk, disco and beyond, black female vocalists stood proudly on the front of record sleeves and on stages. Then, in 1989, Italian dance group Black Box released their No 1 hit Ride on Time. Its powerhouse vocal hook was sampled from Loleatta Holloway’s 1980 hit Love Sensation, but in the credits, video ...
Tags: Music, UK, Race, Women, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Dance music, Black Box, Holloway, Loleatta Holloway, Martha Wash

'A small but powerful signal': Mumbai installs female figures on traffic lights

Campaigners in India say the move helps dispel the notion that only men should be out in publicMumbai has become the first city in India to introduce female figures on its traffic lights, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards greater inclusivity.Authorities are swapping the green and red male stick figures for female figures on more than 100 pedestrian crossings as part of a broader plan to make roads more pedestrian-friendly. Continue reading...
Tags: India, Women, South and Central Asia, Mumbai

Hauser Continues Streaming Perfomance Series: Alone, Together – Dubrovnik!

Hauser Continues Special Performance Series with “ALONE, TOGETHER – from Dubrovnik”! Streaming Worldwide on Hauser’s Official Youtube Channel– July 30, 2 PM ET!! Filmed by Medvid production Audio by Matterhorn Music #AloneTogether #HAUSER    HAUSER  announced today the third installment in his ‘Alone, Together’ concert series! This time he’s taking fans to the historic old […]
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#MeToo and pin badges: how Tomboy beat the odds at South Korea's box office

Céline Sciamma’s 2011 sophomore effort has become an unlikely hit thanks to South Korea’s own feminist reckoning – and the clever use of merchandiseTomboy, the second film by Portrait of a Lady on Fire director Céline Sciamma, premiered at the Berlin film festival almost a decade ago in 2011. Following a summer in the life of a 10-year-old who’s recently moved to a new neighbourhood, the film won acclaim (and criticism, when it was included in the curriculum in French schools) around the world f...
Tags: South Korea, Business, Media, Instagram, Film, Berlin, Women, Life and style, World news, Film Industry, Culture, Asia Pacific, Korea, World cinema, Marketing & PR, Céline Sciamma

The danger of well-meaning men using the term ‘our women’

History shows that women have long been considered property by various social groups. These words perpetuate the idea The post The danger of well-meaning men using the term ‘our women’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Women, Openaccess, Simphiwe Dana, Top Six, South Africa (country, Gender-based Violence, Isazela

Mexico’s activists brace for landmark supreme court abortion ruling

The ruling could set a precedent; in states that have restrictive regulations, injunctions could be granted to allow the procedureActivists on both sides of Mexico’s abortion debate are bracing for a potentially historic supreme court hearing on Wednesday which could lead to decriminalisation across the country.The case before the five judges of the high court’s first bench involves an injunction granted in the eastern state of Veracruz, which ordered the local legislature to remove articles fro...
Tags: Health, Mexico, Women, Americas, Global development, Abortion, Veracruz

Mrs America's Uzo Aduba: 'It's worth examining the shortcomings of our feminist heroes'

She stole the show in Orange Is the New Black. Now the actor is playing the first black woman to seek the US presidency – and rejecting suggestions she gets a ‘Hollywood smile’Shirley Chisholm was a woman of many firsts. She was the first black woman elected to Congress, the first black candidate to seek the presidency, and the first woman, full-stop, to participate in a US presidential debate. She introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation, most championing racial, economic and gender equali...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Television, Drama, Congress, Race, Women, US, America, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Television & radio, Cate Blanchett, Chisholm

Pornography has been linked to easier, better orgasms in women

A new study has linked the use of pornography to better sexual outcomes for women.Researchers had 2,433 women complete an anonymous survey in which they provided both demographic information and completed several assessments related to their sex lives. Both masturbation and partnered sex were taken into account. Studies like this can alter misconceptions about how porn impacts our relationships. A new study has linked the use of pornography to better sexual outcomes in women. In fact, accordin...
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Egypt jails women for two years over TikTok videos

Court sentences Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three others for ‘violating public morals’An Egyptian court has sentenced five female social media influencers to two years in jail each on charges of violating public morals, a judicial source said.The verdict against Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three others came after they had posted footage on the video-sharing app TikTok. The ruling, which can be appealed, included a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds (£14,600) for each defendant. Contin...
Tags: Technology, Women, Social Media, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Freedom Of Speech, Tiktok, Haneen Hossam Mowada al Adham

Council of Europe 'alarmed' at Poland's plans to leave domestic violence treaty

Rights body condemns move to withdraw from treaty aimed at stopping violence against womenThe Council of Europe has said it is alarmed that Poland’s rightwing government is moving to withdraw from a landmark international treaty aimed at preventing violence against women.Poland’s justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, said on Saturday that he would begin preparing the formal process to withdraw from the Istanbul convention on Monday. The treaty is the world’s first binding instrument to prevent and ...
Tags: Europe, Women, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Poland, Istanbul, Zbigniew Ziobro, womenThe Council of Europe

Poland to withdraw from treaty on violence against women

Justice minister says Istanbul convention is ‘ideological’ and enforces the teaching of genderPoland will take steps next week to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women, which the rightwing cabinet has said violates parents’ rights by requiring schools to teach children about gender.The justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, told a news conference on Saturday his ministry would submit a request to the labour and families ministry on Monday to begin the process of withdrawing from ...
Tags: Europe, Women, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Poland, Istanbul, Zbigniew Ziobro

Economic fallout from pandemic will hit women hardest

IMF says 30 years of gains for women could be erased as recession deepensUK working mothers are ‘sacrificIal lambs’ in pandemic‘Sexist policies’: mothers struggle to return to work‘When our nursery reopened only 7 kids came backEven before the coronavirus pandemic, there were vast inequalities between men and women in the world of work. Despite chipping away at the glass ceiling over recent decades, in 2020 the gender pay gap still remains stubbornly high, while more men called Steve and Dave ru...
Tags: Women, Recession, Economics, UK News, Dave, Britain, Steve, Imf, Coronavirus outbreak

Permanent Commission Granted to Women in Army

Grant to Permanent Commission to Women Officers in Indian Army  In a significant move, the Government of India has Granted Permanent Commission (PC) to Women Officers in the Indian Army. This is a very important decision of Government and it will be one more benefit to women in the Indian army.  It was bound to happen Actually, the Government loses the court cases in the Supreme Court where the court directed the government to consider a permanent commission to the women officers in... Please Cl...
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Covid-19 threatens access to abortions and contraceptives, experts warn

Unplanned pregnancy rates have fallen globally, report finds, but coronavirus could endanger access to servicesRates of unplanned pregnancies have fallen around the world, according to new data published by health research organisation the Guttmacher Institute and the UN Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) on Wednesday.Global rates of unintended pregnancies have fallen from 79 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49 in 1990 to 64 in 2019, thanks in part to a concerted effort to increase access to contracep...
Tags: Health, Family, Women, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Contraception and family planning, Global development, Abortion, Guttmacher Institute, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Women's rights and gender equality, UN Human Reproduction Programme HRP

Tiwa Savage: the Nigerian pop star fighting the country's rape crisis

She has worked as an accountant, competed on The X Factor and had her songs banned from TV. Now she’s using her profile to change a toxic cultureIn the quest to find a perfect spot for her router, Tiwa Savage has to disrupt her four-year-old son Jamil’s TV time. He puts up a mild protest but soon moves on to another engagement. “He’s so understanding about the nature of my job,” she says. “At least now I get to spend more time with him than usual.”Even in more normal circumstances, family life i...
Tags: Music, Nigeria, Africa, Women, Culture, Pop and rock, Jamil, Tiwa Savage, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement

The Chicks: ‘We were used and abused by everybody who wanted to make money off us’

The Dixie Chicks were cancelled in 2003 for criticising George W Bush’s Iraq war. Three divorces and one name change later, they’re backWhen the Dixie Chicks signed to Sony in 1995, the label worried that their name was politically incorrect. At the time, the bosses were more concerned about “Chicks” than “Dixie”, a shorthand for the former Confederate states, although they warned the Texan trio that listeners in the northern states might be put off. But Natalie Maines and sisters Emily Strayer ...
Tags: Music, Iraq, Women, Country, Life and style, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, George Bush, Sony, George W Bush, Dixie Chicks, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer

The power of touch: I didn't hold my daughter until she was three days old | Salamishah Tillet

I was afraid my inability to breastfeed her or engage in skin-to-skin contact would harm her, but I was also burdened by another historyWelcome to the Guardian’s Power of Touch seriesI had to wait three days after my daughter Seneca was born to hold her. She arrived punctually just before sunrise on her due date, a fact I have interpreted as her over-accommodating me, because it enabled me to drive to UPS and mail off my tenure dossier on time.Nine hours later, as my partner, Solomon, my sister,...
Tags: Family, Race, Women, Pregnancy, Life and style, UPS, Health & wellbeing, New Jersey, Parents and parenting, Childbirth, Black Lives Matter Movement, Seneca, Solomon, Scheherazade, Salamishah Tillet

From hunger to abuse: how Covid-19 has affected women worldwide

Experts fear the pandemic may set gender equality back decades. Here, seven women explain the struggles it has brought and their hopes for the futureMore men than women may have contracted Covid-19 around the world, but experts have warned that the pandemic may set gender equality back by decades.Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said in a paper this week that policymakers risked prolonging the crisis and slowing economic recovery if they ignored the gendered ...
Tags: Science, Women, Life and style, World news, Global development, Bill, Melinda Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus outbreak

How to build a women-powered, green-energy transition

As the globe moves towards greener energy practices, more women must be included in this new growth sector, for the benefit of all The post How to build a women-powered, green-energy transition appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Opinion, Environment, Women, Stem, Fossil Fuels, United Nations, Gender Inequality, Green Energy, Energy System, Polat Energy

Why Uganda needs a Stella Nyanzi in Parliament

Many Ugandans find Stella Nyanzi’s mode of protest, including vulgar insults and stripping to make a point, unsettling. But her challenge to the country’s patriarchy could bring much-needed reform The post Why Uganda needs a Stella Nyanzi in Parliament appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Africa, Women, Uganda, Feminism, Parliament, Opposition, Bodies, Openaccess, Kizza Besigye, Bobi Wine, Patriarchy, Top Six, Stella Nyanzi, Breaking Taboos

'Everything you think Rihanna would be, she's that' - Fenty insiders tell all

Black Lives Matter, lockdown, and how Amina Muaddi is set to become the next high-heel superstar: RiRi’s closest collaborators on Fenty’s dramatic first yearThe first and second times that Jahleel Weaver met Rihanna, they bonded over shoes. In 2007, when Weaver was a student in New York with a part-time job at the cult downtown Jeffrey boutique, he sold her a pair of Christian Louboutins. (The classic, “Pigalle” pointed-toe court in bronze, with graffiti on the side.) Four years later, Weaver wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Rihanna, Women, Life and style, Culture, Fashion industry, Women's Shoes, JEFFREY, Weaver, Simons, Fenty, Jil Sander, Pigalle, Amina Muaddi

Seoul mayor funeral: anger at use of public funds for five-day service

More than 500,000 people sign petition calling for quiet family funeral for Park Won-soon amid sexual harassment allegationsA row has broken out over whether the mayor of Seoul, who was found dead last week in an apparent suicide, should be given a publicly funded funeral amid allegations he sexually harassed a member of his staff.The South Korean capital’s administrative court dismissed an eleventh-hour injunction to block the use of taxpayer funds for the funeral on Monday morning of Park Won-...
Tags: South Korea, Women, Asia Pacific, Seoul, Park Won

The world's poorest women and girls risk being biggest losers in DfID merger

The department is a world leader in programmes based on gender equality. The government must show this will continueNews that the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are to merge raised many questions about the UK’s commitment to supporting the world’s poorest people. A key question for us is how the new department will support women and girls.For more than 20 years, UK aid has saved and transformed the lives of women and girls in some of the world’s ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Women, Life and style, UK News, World news, Aid, Global development, Department for International Development, Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development (DfID, Women's rights and gender equality

Why I don't have a child: society isn't built for motherhood

In almost every area of life, people are undermined and exploited. It’s not unreasonable for someone to decide they simply can’t provide for a new lifeRead out entire series hereWe want to hear from childfree women: share your experienceI was 31 the last time I got pregnant. And after a lifetime of certainty that I did not want to be a mother, I felt an unexpected thing, cutting through the panic and the nausea: happiness.Every morning since an intuitive nudge sent me to fetch a pregnancy test f...
Tags: Women, Life and style, Society

Do we really date based on our own ideals?

Two separate scientific studies suggest that our "ideals" don't really match what we look for in a romantic partner.Results of studies like these can change the way we date, especially in the online world. "You say you want these three attributes and you like the people who possess these attributes. But the story doesn't end there," says Paul Eastwick, co-author of the study and professor in the UC Davis Department of Psychology.A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Love, Women, Happiness, Social Media, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Men, Emotions, John, UC Davis, Sparks, Don

Leadership, diversity and personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Add event to calendar What should you be doing with your money during the coronavirus financial crisis? In this Big Think Live session, Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a financial advisory and investment platform for women, will discuss personal finance and wealth-building career strategies with Bob Kulhan, founder and CEO of Business Improv. What steps can we take to guard ourselves from an uncertain financial future? Find out on Tuesday at 1 pm ET. Ask your questions for...
Tags: Business, Money, Finance, Future, Women, Success, Economics, Innovation, Sallie Krawcheck, Women At Work, Bob Kulhan, Ellevest, Coronavirus

Benefits to Women Government Employees

Benefits to Women Government Employees   Special benefits for Women/Female Government Employees Article 14 of the Indian constitution of India says the there will be no discrimination based on sex, caste, religion, etc.  Article 14 also takes into consideration the fact that not all laws must be generic in nature and not the same laws are applicable to all persons.  Hence, it has the provision of treating different individuals differently if circumstances demand... Please Click on the Title to...
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