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Can all pop stars really sing? Or are there fans who can sing better than them? Rihanna was stunned this week when she handed the microphone to a fan who can really sing. Read more here, and other news about women!

Clinton wins big in Arizona, but Sanders keeps pressure on

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both won convincing victories in the Arizona presidential primaries on Tuesday, cementing their status as the frontrunners in Republican and Democratic races that are a long way from being settled.

Read more here from the Guardian

March 19 is Equal Pay Day

Germany has one of the largest gender pay gaps in the European Union, well above the 16 percent EU average. The smallest pay gap is found in Slovenia, where women earn only three percent less on average than men.

Read more here.

Rihanna’s Stunned Reaction When She Hands the Mic to a Fan Who Can Really Sing

Usually at a Rihanna concert, the pop star is the one who leaves fans blown away. But over the weekend, it was a fan who stopped the singer in her tracks.

Read more here from TIME

Turkish first lady praises Ottoman-era harem for ‘preparing women for life’

The wife of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Emine, has praised the harem as an “educational establishment” during a speech. Her husband also made controversial remarks on motherhood on International Women’s Day.

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India’s Red Brigade

Violence against women in India is widespread. But one group of girls has found a way to deal with the culprits. Meet the Red Brigade.

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‘Enough is enough’: Women fight for change

From Kenya to Mexico dynamic groups of women are banding together to take on issues that plague their lives – sexual harassment, violence and inequality – using vigilantism and digital technology to usher in change.

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Questioning clichés in India

Violence against women is part of everyday life in India. The state is trying to do more to protect women, but an organization in Pume is taking a different tack: trying to sensitize young men to the problem.

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Wanted: women in space

Female engineers and scientists are underrepresented in Europe’s aerospace industry. The founder of one firm that recruits experts for the sector hopes to see a German astronaut on the International Space Station soon.

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Deepika Padukone: UK’s Daily Mail mocked for failing to recognise star

Indians have been ridiculing a British daily on Twitter after it failed to recognise Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in a report. The Daily Mail reported that tennis star Novak Djokovic dined with a “female companion” in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Read more here from BBC

This female biologist has the perfect response to every sexist email she receives

Trolls will be trolls, but Emily Temple-Wood has turned internet creeps into inspiration for her work. The biologist has vowed that for every email full of harassment, sexism and misogyny she receives, she will write a new Wikipedia article on a female scientist.

Read more here from the Independent.

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Hits Out Against Criticism of Her Appearance

Daisy Ridley has spoken out against online criticism of her appearance on her Instagram account. In two posts Wednesday, Ridley addressed an image circulating on social media that claimed her appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets “unrealistic expectations” for young girls; the image also insisted “real women have curves.”

Read more here from TIME


Author: Marjory Linardy

Editor: Grahame Lucas



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