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Berlin government to ban sexist advertising on billboards

On the picture: “Don’t look – rent”

Berlin’s government wants to ban sexist ads across the city after three districts set out similar plans. Advertisers say the issue is irrelevant, but local politicians say misogynist advertising influences children.

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21.06.2017 | 13:58

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Why Ellen Ripley will always be my favorite action heroine

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien

I never tire of watching Ridley Scott’s “Alien”, and its sequel “Aliens” starring Sigourney Weaver. (I can’t say the same of parts 3 and 4 as I think they simply attempted to milk what was once a gripping storyline. But I digress).

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20.06.2017 | 10:51

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The expat wife: ‘What every women needs to know before she marries a foreigner.’

I just knew I had to follow the smile in his golden eyes into the sunset. It involved jumping on a plane, while barely knowing the inner workings of his soul or where on Google’s map he lived. It involved a great deal of bravery, a trusting heart, money I wasn’t sure I had, faith the size of a mustard seed  and a spirit of adventure.

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20.06.2017 | 10:44

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Everyone is welcome at Berlin’s Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque

Can Muslim women and men pray together as equals? In Berlin, a liberal mosque housed in a Protestant church just opened. Many people are pleased, but not everyone. DW’s Sabine Kinkartz reports.

Date

17.06.2017 | 13:36

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How women are pushing back against rape culture in South Africa

South Africa’s sexual offense statistics are alarming. A high-profile court case sparked a national debate about rape culture as well as the formation of a group that is fighting for justice for survivors.

Date

17.06.2017 | 13:14

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