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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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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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The fight against ‘instant’ divorce in India

In India, Muslim men can divorce their wives in seconds by uttering the word “Talaq” three times. As a result, women are often left destitute and without access to their children. Now India’s top court is to decide on the legality of the practice.

 

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26.05.2017 | 14:02

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Feminism, where did I find you?

(Men stand in heels and wait for the start of the Walk a Mile in her Shoes, event in St. Louis on June 8, 2013.)

This is not about me or Sara Ahmed or Audre Lorde. It is not the story of one woman, or two or three. It is about feminism. And there you go! I just lost a bunch of readers to that word.

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04.05.2017 | 14:52

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Ivanka’s empty appearance at the G20

Ivanka Trump has attended a G20 gender equality meeting in Berlin. Donald Trump’s daughter was in the limelight, but she neither deserved it nor took the chance to say anything of substance, says DW’s Vanessa Fischer.

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26.04.2017 | 13:24

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