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Why I, Tonya is a gamechanger in the world of female sports movies

The Tonya Harding biopic is not the first film about women and sport. But, refreshingly, its one that isnt about female athletes trying to break into a male-dominated world If Tonya Harding had been no more than the first female ice skater to land two triple axels in competition, most of us would have forgotten her by now. But in …

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Breaking up is hard to do – divorce reforms would make it easier

The institution of marriage shouldnt look like a Victorian mental asylum, not built for modern life, says Eva Wiseman I would like to be taught how to fight. Not boxing or karate or anything you need a costume for, just lessons in common basic argument, between people who love each other. New York magazine interviewed a collection of couples, asking …

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Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing ‘to preserve dignity’

Order from education minister criticised as sexist, but government blames disruption caused by Cyclone Gita The Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports are deemed undignified and not in keeping with the island’s traditional culture. The letter from the ministry of education has caused outrage among many Tongans, who say the directive is outdated …

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The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power | @Anna_Kessel

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, …

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Clean eating? Don’t let it break your Christmas

This is not the time to be was concerned about a healthy lifestyle utilization this four-step guide and dont give dietary bigotry curdled the fun Weve all idly moved through Instagram and understood the filtered epitomes of quinoa porridge topped with acai and nut butter being prepared after a morning yoga conference. These healthy life films were almost impossible to …

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Christmas- surely a escapade played on middle-aged maidens | Zoe Williams

In taking on the psychological labour of the season, the sweating servants of the turkey reassure the rest of us that all is well When Dame Hour affixes the word struggle to anything, you know its only a matter of time before they advocate we should be paid for it. This week Jenni Murray introduced the concept of the psychological …

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Why I, Tonya is a gamechanger in the world of female boasts movies

The Tonya Harding biopic is not the first film about women and boast. But, refreshingly, its one that isnt about female contestants trying to break into a male-dominated world If Tonya Harding had been no more than the first female ice skater to territory two triple axels in contender, most of us would have forgotten her by now. But in …

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The unequal battle: advantage, genes, gender issues and superpower | @Anna_Kessel

The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand substantiate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialism When I was eight years old I called South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time. I’ll never forget running into Jo’burg, examining down over the members of this house in the town and envisioning hundreds of turquoise squiggles and flecks. …

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