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Turkish women have been posting defiant selfies of themselves laughing at their deputy PM's remarks.

Women now have two more reasons to laugh in the face of sexism

It's not just Turkey's Deputy PM who made me chuckle this week

The image posted to Instagram which saw 19-year-old Samm Newman's account suspended

Reinforcing the idea that it’s OK to be overweight is just as bad as pressuring people to be skinny

We need to stop talking about obesity in terms of appearance and focus on what really matters: health

Here's a

Why shouldn't a gay couple be able to have their cake and eat it too?

Bigots need to realise they can't pick and choose who they do business with

Why Nicole Scherzinger's battle with bulimia matters

By going public with her struggle, she has raised awareness of a disease that kills

Around 18,500 UK and EU full-time university leavers, (one in 12) were assumed to be unemployed after completing their first degree in the 2012/13 academic year

Our universities are crying out for reform

A lot of students would do far better going straight to work at 18 instead

Children in a school playground

Diversity, not division, is the way forward in schools

We can't claim to be a tolerant society when we still segregate our children based on the faith of their parents

US actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie (R) embraces Neema Namadamu of the DRC during the second day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London

We must not see rape as inevitable

Sexual violence happens so often that it’s viewed mistakenly by many as an inevitability

Rihanna is marketed like a soft porn star instead of a musical artist

The singer and her management are using her body to cling on to her career

DJ Sara Cox, left, said of Pitbull:

Sara Cox was right - Pitbull and co are vile and need muzzling

If I had a daughter and I caught her dancing to music from the average misogynist rapper, I’d put her in counselling

Actors Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, director J.J. Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch (Back L-R) Noel Clark, producer Bryan Burk, actor Karl Urban, writer Alex Kurtzman, writer Roberto Orci and producer Damon Lindelof attend the UK Premiere of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at The Empire Cinema on 2 May 2013 in London.

What corporate culture could learn from Star Wars' director JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams' handwritten letter to the cast a wonderful and educational exercise in leadership and corporate culture

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Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The big fresh food con

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The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
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From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
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What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

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