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Women are taught from childhood not to offend. It's still holding us back | Gaby Hinsliff

This week Theresa May let rip at Boris Johnson. It was liberating to see a female politician who no longer craves approvalThere is something curiously powerful about a woman who doesn’t need to be liked. To watch Theresa May let rip in parliament this week – denouncing her successor’s casual willingness to break international law, with an authority...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US Capitol

Late justice’s coffin will be moved from supreme court to Capitol, where there will be a service attended by her family and politiciansSupreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday becomes the first woman in American history to lie in state at the US Capitol building in Washington.It took 168 years. The first American to lie in state under the...

Black women will fight another day. Not just for Breonna Taylor, but for ourselves |

On Wednesday we learned that no one would be held accountable for the murder of Breonna Taylor. Why does justice continue to elude us?For more than 100 days, Black women have mourned the tragic murder of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman killed in her home by the Louisville metro police department. To rally the nation around Breonna, Black women...

Disaffected Black voters cost Clinton the election. Biden hasn't learned that lesson | Malaika Jabali

Biden is trying to woo unhappy Republicans, when he should be mobilizing hundreds of thousands of DemocratsJoe Biden has staked his presidential campaign on his ability to “win back” white working-class voters in midwest swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin. But he has the wrong target.In Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a city that’s 90% white, Biden recently...

US supreme court vacancy upends Senate races with just weeks to go

Open seat offers chance for both parties to rally their bases as Democrats see chance to take control of chamberThe shock of a sudden new vacancy on the US supreme court has rippled out to some of the most contentious Senate races in the final weeks before the 3 November elections, throwing the vital issue of who might win control of the body into confusion.The...

Alex Morgan: the Tottenham signing who is bigger than her club

US striker could make her Spurs debut against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday and her presence is already being feltMany a manager has trotted out the “no player is bigger than the club” cliche. It’s a negative, usually aimed at a player perceived to have grown too big for their boots and often at one on their way out of the door. Managers use it...

Breonna Taylor's family to speak after second night of protests for justice – US politics live

Taylor’s family to give first press conference since grand jury verdictArrests made as protesters took to streets in many major citiesTop Republicans dismiss Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer45,176 new US cases of Covid and 885 deaths reported yesterdaySign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 11.22am BST Elsewhere in...

'It haunts your life': California's legacy of police violence against Native American women

Amid a reckoning over police brutality against Black Americans, Native women are speaking out about their experiencesKelly started teaching each of her seven children about the police around the time they entered middle school and began venturing outside on their own in their hometown of San Jose, California.“Make sure you just, ‘yes sir, no sir,’ hands...

Could Republicans ignore the popular vote and choose their own pro-Trump electors?

Reports suggest strategy to bypass results in key states under discussion, but legal experts say such an effort is likely to failDonald Trump escalated his efforts to undermine the 2020 election this week.Republicans are reportedly considering the possibility of asking state legislatures to ignore the will of the popular vote and appoint electors favorable...

'I got the bug': a pioneering wildfire fighter on the thrills and threats of the job

Sara Sweeney, the first woman to lead her unit, once couldn’t imagine fighting fires. Now she doesn’t want to stopSara Sweeney never planned on becoming a firefighter. The 21-year veteran of the US Forest Service is the woman to head her elite Arizona-based unit, and one of the few female leaders in a job that’s 96% male.Sweeney and her crew spend most...

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