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R. Kelly charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

Today 06:59 GMT

R. Kelly was charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse involving multiple victims in a Chicago court Friday after decades of rumors and allegations that the R&B star was abusing women and underage girls.

MICHAEL AVENATTI: R. KELLY SEEN HAVING SEX WITH UNDERAGE GIRL IN NEWLY UNCOVERED VIDEO. Kelly has denied allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for decades.

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Source: BBC

R Kelly charged with sexual offences

Today 06:59 GMT

Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report.

The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades. The 52-year-old is expected in court in Chicago, where he lives, on 8 March, which is International Women's Day.

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Source: The Guradian

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Today 06:58 GMT

R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois for incidents dating back as far as May 1998, according to court documents seen by the Guardian.

The incidents occurred between May 1998 to May 1999; September 1998 to September 2001; May 2009 to January 2010; and in February 2003. Multiple women have accused Kelly of violent and controlling behavior, including allegations he had sex with girls as young as 14 and brainwashed young women in what their parents described as a “cult”.

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Source: DW

Saudi sisters hide in Hong Kong after fleeing kingdom

Today 06:59 GMT

Two Saudi sisters say they are hiding in Hong Kong after being intercepted at Hong Kong airport by kingdom officials while fleeing their home.

Two sisters from Saudi Arabia have gone underground in Hong Kong after they were intercepted by Saudi officials at the country's airport en route for Australia, their lawyer says. The two sisters, aged 20 and 18, who are going by the aliases of Reem and Rawan, said they fled to Hong Kong in September from a family holiday in Sri Lanka to escape alleged violent abuse.

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Source: Common Domain

How parenthood foils STEM careers — and not just for women

Today 06:59 GMT

“These findings point to the importance of cultural shifts within STEM to value the contributions of STEM professionals with children and the need for creative organizational solutions to help these skilled STEM professionals navigate new caregiving responsibilities alongside their STEM work,” Cech said in a statement.

“The difficulty that these professionals may face in balancing caregiving responsibilities with full-time STEM employment suggests that this issue is a concern for the STEM workforce broadly and not just for the retention of women,” they wrote. “Thus, scholarly and policy literature framing child-rearing responsibilities as solely a women’s problem is short-sighted.”

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Source: Common Domain

‘Nice skirt!’ ‘Where did you learn English’ How to respond to microaggressions at work

Today 06:59 GMT

Microaggressions or instances of workplace bias against LGBTQ people, meanwhile, could take the form of asking transgender employees about their medical history or treating LGBTQ folks differently when they talk about their families at work, said Deena Fidas, director of the Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign’s Workplace Equality Program.

Sue, a professor of psychology and education at Columbia University who studies microaggressions, understands that such remarks are often well-intentioned.

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Woman hopes to make 'leather handbag' with skin from her amputated leg

Friday 19:06 GMT

Joan, who did not provide her last name, from Manchester, England, is said to have posted the bizarre request online, called “my leg handbag.” The 55-year-old revealed she had peripheral arterial disease, and it was “looking very likely” she was going to have her lower left leg amputated.

I’m thinking medium-sized handbag with a short strap and a section down the middle that will be made from my skin and the rest will be made with another material,” she said.

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R. Kelly has two more women come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, rape when they were underage

Today 06:59 GMT

Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and rape against already-embattled singer R. Kelly.

Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington came forward with their lawyer, Gloria Allred, who is representing several other clients who claim R. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Kelly, 52, mistreated them following a bombshell documentary series from Lifetime titled “Surviving R. Kelly.”

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Source: The Guradian

Malia Obama’s rosé-shaming is the latest in drinking double standards

Today 06:59 GMT

Malia Obama, a 20-year-old Harvard student who happens to be the daughter of a former US president, recently enjoyed a glass of poolside rosé during a weekend with friends in Miami.

A 2016 study by researchers at Glasgow University and Glasgow Caledonian University, for example, found women’s binge drinking is given more media coverage despite the fact that men are more likely to drink to excess.

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Source: BBC

Is equal pay actually possible?

Today 06:59 GMT

Paying men and women the same for jobs of equal value - has been a legal requirement in Iceland, the UK and many other countries for decades.

While other countries focus on gender pay, Iceland has put the onus on employers to show they follow the existing laws around equal pay. The country, which has a population of nearly 350,000 has long been ranked the world's best for overall gender equality.

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Source: The Guradian

Elizabeth Warren's life story proves she's right to put childcare first

Today 06:59 GMT

Look no further than Elizabeth Warren, who is leading her campaign with an ambitious plan to provide affordable childcare for all American families.

Warren isn’t the first candidate to put childcare at the forefront of her campaign – credit goes to Hillary Clinton for that. Which is why it’s so crucial that women have the power to dictate both policy and priorities.

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Source: The Guradian

The ugly truth about Karl Lagerfeld’s reign

Today 06:59 GMT

Karl Lagerfeld is dead, and the fashion industry he presided over from the house of Chanel rends its garments and calls itself heartbroken.

He was, at his heart, a handmaiden to the unequal world we have made, and although you can argue for its transient loveliness, it was always uglier, and more important, than that.

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Source: DW

Women custodians of biodiversity hold key to food security

Today 06:59 GMT

A UN report on the state of world biodiversity for food and agriculture links rising food insecurity and chronic hunger to threatened habitats and ecosystems.

Women who long saw themselves as "poor and insignificant" were now realizing, having been embraced as custodians of biodiversity for more sustainable food production, that they made a valuable contribution to "household security and community security," Manicad said.

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Source: The Guradian

Jena Friedman: the outrageous talkshow host women have been waiting for

Today 06:04 GMT

Yet the newbie talkshow Soft Focus With Jena Friedman is thrillingly unexpected: a bold blend of feminist politics and heart-in-your-mouth edginess.

Created by Friedman, a New York-based standup whose show American C*nt (her spelling) got rave reviews at the Edinburgh festival fringe in 2015, Soft Focus is a gonzo-style magazine show, whose second offering is now on Adult Swim. Although it has only run for a slim total of 40 minutes so far, it has featured a wannabe cannibal on a dating game, a suspected murderer running for president and the CEO of a sex doll company.

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Source: BBC

Is the Renaissance nude religious or erotic?

Today 06:04 GMT

A Victorian painter of gender fluidity - How black women were whitewashed by art - Eight odd details hidden in masterpieces. The Renaissance Nude at the Royal Academy explores the development of the nude across Europe in its religious, classical and secular forms – revealing not only how it reached its dominant position, but also the often surprising attitudes to nudity and sexuality that existed at the time.


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