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Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues | Letter

Post date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:38

It is not transphobic to investigate this area from a range of critical perspectives, say 54 academics who are also concerned about proposed changes to the Gender Recognition ActWe represent a newly formed network of over 100 academics, most of whom are currently employed in UK universities.

Could hating men become a crime? | Gaby Hinsliff

Post date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:33

If it is to protect the elderly and women, Sajid Javid’s review must also examine misandry. It’s the only way things are going to changeAre men the real victims now?At first glance, it seems as if the home secretary is taking that idea seriously. Sajid Javid has just announced...

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Let’s be clear: spy cops are the result of political choices – and that’s a danger | Jenny Jones

Post date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:00

It is time for parliament to define who is labelled a domestic extremist, as I was, so it’s not left to the police to decide aloneWhat becomes clear, from reading through the...

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How to make a four-day week reality | Sonia Sodha

Post date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 06:00

It starts with parents – if fathers are made to take up paternity leave, part-time work will become acceptable for allImagine a Friday morning with no rude awakening by shrill alarm, no dastardly commute: just the joyful prospect of a three-day weekend and the delicious knowledge that it’s yours...

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Prisoners age more quickly than general population, inspectors say

Post date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 00:01

Inspectors also say prisons in England and Wales are ill-equipped to deal with growing population of older inmatesPrisoners age more quickly than the general population, inspectors have said, as they say jails in England and Wales are ill-equipped to deal with a growing population of older...

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Countries where smacking children is banned 'are safer to grow up in'

Post date: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 23:30

Research reveals that fighting between youths – particularly females – is less common where corporal punishment has been outlawedCountries that ban the smacking of children appear to be safer for young people to grow up in, according to research revealing that fighting between youths –...

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The world can no longer ignore Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses | Rodney Dixon

Post date: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 15:49

After Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, it’s time to stop pretending that locking up dissidents is normalFor the dozens of women and other activists...

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Don’t let tech giants bury public service TV | Letters

Post date: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 06:00

Public service television shows must remain easy for audiences to find, say the heads of ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C•Keep us at top of TV listings, say...

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Parents 'weaponising' domestic violence orders, claims charity

Post date: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 00:01

Families Needs Fathers alleges non-molestation orders are being used fraudulently to obtain legal aidThe number of non-molestation orders – issued by courts to prevent domestic abuse – has rocketed by 37% over the past five years because they are being exploited to secure legal aid, according to...

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Universal credit is an ill-conceived shambles | Letters

Post date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 18:09

Guardian readers reflect on the impact of the government’s universal credit roll-outIt is no coincidence that Gordon Brown (Tory benefit cuts will spark poll tax-style chaos, claims...

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