This Is Paradise review – gender relations tell a mesmeric story of Northern Ireland | Theatre

[ad_1] Kate Regan is a woman defined by the men in her life. There’s her gentle old Belfast dad, disappointed by the company she keeps, there’s Big Joe, the teenage crush she lost in a daredevil accident, and there’s her attentive but unexciting husband, Brendy. Above all, there’s Diver, a charismatic lowlife more than 20 … Read more

Mystery of the wheelie suitcase: how gender stereotypes held back the history of invention | Life and style

[ad_1] In 1970 an American luggage executive unscrewed four castors from a wardrobe and fixed them to a suitcase. Then he put a strap on his contraption and trotted it gleefully around his house. This was how Bernard Sadow invented the world’s first rolling suitcase. It happened roughly 5,000 years after the invention of the … Read more

‘Don’t avert your eyes’: Afghan teachers urge world to defend girls’ education | Women’s rights and gender equality

[ad_1] Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls has temporarily relocated to Rwanda, its co-founder has said, just days after a video of her burning class records to avoid Taliban recriminations was widely shared on social media. Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who escaped Kabul with 250 students and staff, urged the world to “not avert your eyes” from … Read more

The UK government must do everything it can to help Afghan women | Women for Women International, Gender Action for Peace and Security, and more

[ad_1] With the Taliban now in full control of Afghanistan, women in the country face particular risk to their lives. As women’s rights and civil society organisations, we have been in touch with a number who have already received death threats. Some have the Taliban at their doors already. There is a particular risk to … Read more