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The week in pictures 7-11 August

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The week in pictures 7-11 August

Women reject Uber's CEO role, the media's weird obsession with princesses and the V&A apologises for asking a woman to stop breastfeeding

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Women reject Uber's CEO role, the media's weird obsession with princesses and the V&A apologises for asking a woman to stop breastfeeding

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • David Cameron was unwittingly snapped — fag and wine glass in hand — embracing a glitter-clad Corbynite at Wilderness Festival. Is this another sign that the Tories can't compete with Corbyn, asked Gaby Hinsliff.

  • Casual online humour about a woman being killed by her husband with a hammer proves how ingrained misogyny is, said Marisa Bates. 

  • Stacey Solomon celebrated "saggy boobs" in a motivational Instagram video that has positioned her as a champion of body positivity.

  • It's no wonder no one's jumping at the chance to become Uber's first female CEO. Uber needs to examine its sexist company culture first, said Harriet Minter.

  • The V&A apologised for asking a woman to cover up for breastfeeding. She said the request was “intrusive, unpleasant and embarrassing”. 

  • AFRIpads is attempting to eradicate period poverty among schoolgirls in Uganda with their reusable sanitary pads. Emily Baker spoke to AFRIpads co-founder, Sophia Grinvalds. 

  • An 18-person Northumberland sex gang has been convicted for the abuse of some 278 girls between the ages of 13-25. 

  • Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders has called for rapists' past behaviour to be brought into consideration during sexual-assault and rape trials.  

  • Lane Bryant lauched a line of skinny jeans for plus-size women with their genuinely refreshing #TheNewSkinny campaign. They're "proving that skinny jeans are for everyone, no matter your size", said Emily Baker

  • The media can't get enough of obsessing over princesses. Marisa Bates thought it was time they stopped using these figures to perpetuate archaic gender roles.

  • A number of Clinical Commissioning Groups have restricted IVF to 30- to 35-year-olds. The move defies national NICE guidelines, which recommend IVF for women up to the age of 42. 

  • A law intended to protect menstruating women from exile in Nepal was passed earlier this week. Those who continue to exile women could face jail time or a fine of 3,000 Nepalese rupees. 

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