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Did suffragettes have an easier time in other countries?

The suffragette movement in the UK only managed to get votes for women after a long campaign of militant civil disobedience. Did the women of other countries fare any better? Are there any countries left where women have yet to get the vote? Colin Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne • Post your answers – and new […]

Misogynoir: where racism and sexism meet

Last week, London nightclub Dstrkt was accused of turning away two young black women for being “too fat” and “too dark”, prompting a swift, strident response on social media. The club was quick to deny the allegations and the council equally quick to express its concern. News outlets went into overdrive, to find “voices” to […]

Young, male and feminist – if only there were more of them

When I talk to boys and young men at school and university about why they don’t call themselves feminists, the answer is never “because I hate women”. Instead, they tend to express reservations about “female supremacy” or “man-hating”. There’s still a lot of confusion about the word. This week, HeForShe, the United Nations campaign aimed […]

Meet Bana Gora, the woman planning Britain’s first female-managed mosque

In a brightly lit office in Bradford’s Carlisle business centre, on a road lined with charity shops, grocery stores and a green-domed masjid, Bana Gora and her team at the Muslim Women’s Council (MWC) are organising final preparations before a much-awaited consultation about the UK’s first women-managed mosque. At the event on Sunday, which they […]