Megan Hine: the woman who helps keep Bear Grylls safe

She has survived killer snakes, not washing for three months, gun-toting opium farmers and managed to keep dozens of clueless celebrities alive for outdoor endurance reality shows. Megan Hine is an expedition guide, one of Bear Grylls’ survival consultants and the woman you want to stick close to, come the resources wars: she can climb, […]

Number of female billionaires increases sevenfold in 20 years

The number of female billionaires worldwide has increased nearly sevenfold in the past 20 years to 145 – and it is Asian entrepreneurs who are driving this growth, according to a new study. The report found that women have outpaced men when it comes to membership of the billionaires’ club with both their ranks and […]

In 155 countries women still face legal discrimination. The consequences are huge

You might think that gender inequality today has more to do with social obstacles than legal ones. Like companies paying a young graduate less than the salary negotiated by her male classmate. Or women doing more unpaid household work than their male partners. You would be wrong. A recent World Bank survey of 173 countries […]

A guide to the menopause

What are the symptoms of the menopause? They include hot flushes, where women suddenly experience a wave of heat and their skin can flush red, night sweats, insomnia, tiredness, mood swings and vaginal dryness, which can affect desire for sex. Why does it happen? Because of the drop in the woman’s naturally made hormones, particularly […]

Why do the police still tell women that they should avoid getting raped?

“Women warned after Gainsborough assault.” “Police warn women walking alone after riverside incident.” “Serial sex attacker strikes again as ninth victim is assaulted and police warn women to be on their guard.” “Police issue warning to women not to walk or travel alone after woman grabbed in latest incident.” “Fugitive rapist: women urged not to […]

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