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Films like Mean Girls often show the high school jungle, but they lack the gravitas of films such as Boyhood. Paramount Pictures

Where are the epic women’s coming of age screen stories?

The success of Wonder Woman has demonstrated an appetite for female leads in Hollywood films. So where are the movies that tell truth about young women's lives?
A mariachi band performs during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, in Monterrey, Mexico. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Before Trump, Mexicans really liked the US

Can the U.S. recover its once positive image among Mexicans? Trade, immigration and cultural ties stand to suffer.
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Heroes and American politics

The authors of a new book have data that show politicians and the media love talking about heroes, but ordinary people are much more reluctant. That difference could have political consequences.
Pregnant women in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were faced with the double fear of dying from Ebola as well during childbirth. UNMEER/Flickr

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future

We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.
Is the success of The Bachelor based on the spectacle of women psychologically tearing each other down for entertainment? AAP Image/Network Ten

How The Bachelor turns women into misogynists

The Bachelor, like most reality TV, thrives on drama. But its particular style of conflict illustrates an uncomfortable point: women can easily be sexist against other women.
A bathroom in a Los Angeles school is marked for all genders. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Why trans rights nationwide are only a matter of time

New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
John F Kennedy’s murder in 1963 has spawned countless books, films and conspiracy theories. Wikimedia Commons

The JFK assassination and other ‘truths’ lost forever out there

Kennedy’s murder has spawned countless books, films, television documentaries and websites, each devoted to solving the crime. And yet any agreement on the 'truth' seems as unlikely as ever.
On the anniversary of his death, we reflect on how J. D. Salinger’s writing first influenced the world and how it continues to do so now. July Morning | RU

Six years on: the enduring influence of J. D. Salinger

Today marks six years since celebrated writer J. D. Salinger died at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire, at the age of 91. But his influence remains well and truly alive.

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