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The week in pictures 8-12 January

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The week in pictures 8-12 January

Michelle Williams was paid vastly less than her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, for a reshoot, Serena Williams opened up about giving birth and Theresa May unveiled a mostly white, mostly male cabinet, again

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By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

Michelle Williams was paid vastly less than her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, for a reshoot, Serena Williams opened up about giving birth and Theresa May unveiled a mostly white, mostly male cabinet, again

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • Marks & Spencer vowed to stop selling its pre-prepared cauliflower steak this week after a number of people criticised the excess packaging. But shaming people for buying pre-prepared food dismisses a whole host of people who rely on it – especially disabled people, wrote Amy Jones.

  • Director Greta Gerwig and actress Mira Sorvino may have worked with Woody Allen in the past, but the sincerity of their apologies is worth paying attention to, said Daisy Buchanan

  • Why on earth was Meghan Markle's decision to wear trousers on an official engagement with Prince Harry headline news this week, asked Hannah Banks-Walker. 

  • Marks & Spencer became the latest retailer to cater to plus-size women, with the announcement of the upcoming launch of their Curve collection for sizes 18-32. 

  • Serena Williams (and Alexis) graced the cover of American Vogue and gave an interview about some of the issues she experienced during childbirth, as well as her struggle to get doctors to listen to her when she raised concerns about her health. 

  • Over 100 prominent French women, including Catherine Deneuve, denounced the #MeToo movement and its French equivalent, #balancetonporc, for punishing men for sexual harassment. "The most galling part of this spectacular own goal? Their theory is that #MeToo disempowers women," said Kat Lister.

  • Oprah gave a rousing acceptance speech at the Golden Globes last Sunday and it was so powerful and inspiring that calls for the media mogul to run for president began to circulate, again.

  • Theresa May reshuffled the cabinet and it looked eerily similar to the last line-up of MPs. But somehow the Daily Mail managed to frame it as the "massacre of the middle-aged man". It was anything but that, wrote Lily Peschardt.

  • USA Today revealed that Michelle Williams was paid a measly $80 per day for All The Money In The World reshoots, while her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, was paid a whopping $1.5m. It shows that society’s insistence on undervaluing women's work spans even the glitziest of industries, wrote Emily Baker.

  • John Humphrys is a serial offender when it comes to being racist, sexist, classist, transphobic – you name it. This week, a recording of a conversation between him and BBC North America editor Jon Sopel exposed him for making light of Carrie Gracie's decision to step down as BBC China editor over persisting gender-pay-gap issues.

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