The week in pictures 02-06 October


The week in pictures 02-06 October

Decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Las Vegas shooting and Helen Mirren hits the Paris catwalks

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Decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Las Vegas shooting and Helen Mirren hits the Paris catwalks

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • From the incessant coughing and the P45 to the crumbling backdrop, Theresa May crashed and burned at the Conservative party conference. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett considered whether expressions of sympathy for the prime minister were misplaced

  • Last weekend saw the London branch of March For Choice, the annual demonstration calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, join thousands of Dubliners in rallying for the full repeal of the Eighth Amendment in the Irish constitution. Phoebe Cook reported from the demonstration. 

  • Amazon US was selling a hoodie saying anorexia is "like bulimia except with self-control". Amy Jones took them to task.

  • The Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, was said to have been abusive to his girlfriend. It's not the first time a link between terrorism and domestic abuse has been uncovered.

  • Paris Fashion Week is over, but if you missed the highlights (notably Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren killing it on the runway) you can rely on The Pool's 16 talking points to fill you in. 

  • Rio Ferdinand spoke to Decca Aitkenhead about his new book, Thinking Out Loud, in an exclusive interview for The Pool. The former England and Manchester United footballer opened up about grief and supporting his children through loss. 

  • The mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, had the perfect response to Donald Trump's dismissal of her request for aid after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. While wearing a T-shirt with a "NASTY" slogan, Cruz said: “What’s really nasty is that anyone would turn their back on the Puerto Rican people.”

  • The New York Times exposed decades of allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. If only they weren't so sickenly familiar, said Jean Hannah Edelstein.

  • Oxford University's formerly all-women St Hugh's College sent an all-male panel to appear on University Challenge. Emily Baker rolled her eyes.

  • There are almost as many guns in America as there are Americans – around 300 million. After the Las Vegas shooting, Jean Hannah Edelstein, like so many Americans, struggled to make sense of the situation.

  • Model Londone Myers was completely overlooked backstage at a show during Paris Fashion Week because hair stylists still refuse to learn how to do afro-textured hair. 

  • Dove's Global Girls Beauty And Confidence report found that the majority of girls aged 10-17 have low body esteem, while nine out of 10 choose to opt out of various social situations as a result of that unhappiness. And guess what, it's worse in the UK. Rachael Sigee reported

  • Broadcaster Katty Kay wrote about the "confidence gap" between men and women as part of the BBC 100 women series. Phoebe Luckhurst highlighted the importance of recognising different types of confidence, as opposed to "prescrib[ing] a certain set of personality tropes to aspire to".

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