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Charlotte Kerr: Charlton v Man Utd Women abandoned over lack of oxygen for injuries

Charlotte Kerr had to wait half an hour for the ambulance before she was taken to hospital Charlton’s Women’s Championship game with Manchester United was abandoned on Sunday because the home side had no oxygen to treat injured players. League rules say clubs must have oxygen on site but when Charlton defender Charlotte Kerr was seriously injured, medics had to use United’s supply. After an hour delay, the referee called off the game as there was not enough oxygen left to cover it safely. Kerr was taken to hospital with…

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India women: First female climbs sacred mountain

Image copyright Dhanya Sanal Image caption Dhanya Sanal was the first woman to scale the peak A woman has climbed a mountain in India, where only men were allowed until now for religious reasons. Dhanya Sanal’s ascent to the summit of Agasthyakoodam in southern Kerala state came after a court ruling in November. Local tribespeople oppose women climbing it because of its statue of a Hindu sage associated with celibacy. Ms Sanal, 38, told the BBC she had not been stopped by locals or protesters. Campaigners say it’s a victory…

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South Asian women who led a strike in a British factory

South Asian women workers led a strike against poor working conditions in a British factory in 1976. Lakshmi Patel was one of the women who picketed the Grunwick film-processing factory in North London for two years, defying the stereotype of submissive South Asian women. They gained the support of tens of thousands of trade unionists along the way. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Source link

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The women fighting fast fashion waste

Are you a fast fashion victim? Claire and Emily run a hub in Manchester that takes old clothes and fabrics and transforms them into new garments. They teach upcycling, mending and ancient Japanese dyeing techniques at the hub, with the hope people will stop buying new. An estimated 235 million items of clothing were sent to UK landfill in 2017, according to a report by Sainsbury’s. This clip is originally from BBC Radio 5 Live. Source link

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Andy Murray: Women praise tennis star for role in fighting sexism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coach Amelie Mauresmo, and Judy Murray have been big influences on Andy Murray Following Andy Murray’s announcement that he will retire this year, many prominent women – inside and outside of tennis – have praised him for taking a leading role in fighting sexism. From calling out journalists, to becoming one of the first leading men’s tennis players to employ a female coach, he has hit the headlines on numerous occasions. US tennis legend Billie Jean King tweeted: “Your voice for equality will inspire…

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Meghan takes royal roles at UK charities for women and animals

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, announced on Thursday she would become patron of four organizations to champion causes close to her heart, including the National Theater and charities supporting women and animal welfare. Queen Elizabeth, 92, has passed on her patronages of the National Theater and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, which she has held for decades, to Meghan, who married the queen’s grandson last year. Known as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan will also become the patron of Smart Works, a charity helping long-term…

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FA Continental Tyres League Cup: Manchester City Women 7-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Women

England striker Nikita Parris scored her 50th goal for Manchester City Manchester City Women scored four goals in the last 10 minutes as they thrashed Brighton to reach the semi-finals of the FA Continental Tyres League Cup. Nikita Parris chipped in to put City ahead but Danielle Buet levelled from the spot after Karen Bardsley’s foul. Lauren Hemp and Caroline Weir scored either side of half-time as the hosts led 3-1 going into the closing stages. Late goals from Hemp, Claire Emslie, Georgia Stanway and Janine Beckie made it seven.…

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Thousands raised to free Aboriginal women jailed over debts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts say the law disproportionately affects indigenous Australians Campaigners in Australia have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help free Aboriginal women jailed for being unable to pay fines. Western Australia is the nation’s only state that regularly jails people for unpaid fines, often on minor crimes. Experts note the law disproportionately affects indigenous Australians, as well as poor and vulnerable people. The state government says it plans reforms this year that will make it harder for people to be jailed. In the…

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CES 2019: ‘Award-winning’ sex toy for women withdrawn from show

Image copyright Lora DiCarlo Image caption The Ose robot massager has been banned from CES A sex toy designed for women has been banned from the technology show CES. Lorna DiCarlo said it had been invited to display its robotic Ose vibrator at CES, after winning an innovation award. CES organiser the Consumer Technology Association, which granted the award, said it had included the device by mistake and could withdraw any immoral or obscene entry at any time. Lorna DiCarlo chief executive Lora Haddock said the CES and CTA had…

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French author Yann Moix says women over 50 ‘too old’ to love

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yann Moix is well-known in France, where he also presents and directs A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be “incapable” of loving a woman aged 50 or above… despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie Claire magazine he found women of that age “too old”. “I prefer younger women’s bodies, that’s all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all,” he said. The comments have…

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