#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who blamed stalking victim

August 9, 2017

Women share photos of themselves staying out after midnight after party official said woman chased in her car late at night had brought it on herself Indian women have been posting images of themselves out after midnight with defiant messages after a male politician suggested a woman who was chased in her car by two men shouldnt have been gone out so late in the night. Varnika Kundu claimed she…


Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion

August 4, 2017

Madrid has its scheme, while Muswell Hills never happened. Hilly cities from Rome to Rio will be watching as Lisbon starts e-bike hire Wander around Lisbons city centre with its vertiginous cobbled streets, treacherous enough on foot in the rain, its hard to imagine cycling ever taking off. Some streets are so steep there are funiculars to help you scale them, and Lisboetas on bikes are a rare sight outside…


My 13-year-old son sent a sexually explicit email to his teacher

July 11, 2017

A father is concerned his son doesnt realise how serious his actions were. Mariella Frostrup says its up to parents to confront teenagers who think this attitude to women and girls is OK The dilemma My 13-year-old son, who lives with his mother, has been caught sending a sexually explicit email to a teacher at school. He did it from a schoolmates phone that had been left unattended. He denied…


Sex robots promise ‘revolutionary’ service but also risks, says study

July 5, 2017

Androids could offer important help to the elderly and disabled but may lead to the increased objectification of women Foundation for Responsible Robotics( FRR) report, published under Wednesday, believe they could portend a coup in gender, helping people who would otherwise find it hard to have intimate relationships. But they likewise raise concerns that fornication robots could increase the objectification of women, alter the concepts of authorization and be used…


Grayson Perry: As an artist I find Brexit exciting. No doubt it will be a disaster

April 24, 2017

Britains finest transvestite potter is hard at work exploring the nature of masculinity. Over a game platter near his London home, he discusses motorbikes, body image and more For a while, perhaps all his life, Grayson Perry has been making a study of The Vulgar at the Barbican (Given the theme I had to make an effort, he says). The fact that he looks equally at ease in both incarnations…


Open thread: what books do you find most attractive in a potential partner?

April 21, 2017

An online survey witnessed while most people like a well-read date, brides are more attracted to bookish mortals than vice versa. Have you ever fallen in love or scorned someone based on their learning list? Share it in the comments below I once went on a date with a worker who, instead of writing a full online dating profile, scheduled his four favourite works. When questioned, he said it seemed…


Zara pulls denim skirt over likeness to ‘alt-right’ mascot Pepe the Frog

April 20, 2017

Embroidered skirt draws disapproval on Twitter due to similarity to favourite internet meme revolved prejudiced symbol Zara has rescinded a hem with a frog layout from its internet site after social media customers noted its similarity to Pepe, a caricature favourite with the so-called alt-right. The denim skirt, decorated with caricature frogs wearing sunglasses, was being sold within the framework of the labels festival edition. But Twitter customers were quick…


Big money, big ego, big bills: how to get divorced Silicon Valley style

April 19, 2017

Divorce is always hard, but it can be particularly messy in a land of huge wealth, alpha personalities and hard-nosed lawyers who dont come cheap The billionaire founder of Zynga, the San Francisco-based company that makes FarmVille, has found himself in (very messy) DivorceVille. Mark Pincus, an early investor in Facebook and Twitter who is worth $1.28bn, separated from his wife, Alison Gelb Pincus, the co-founder of home decor business…