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Cate Blanchett plays Lydia Tár in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Tár,’ that explores power, gender and sexuality. (Focus Features)

Why we are fascinated by the Oscar-nominated ‘Tár,’ a story of rare female power in classical music

‘Tár’ shines a spotlight on the challenges of working in the ultraconservative world of classical music, including complex social issues such as misogyny, racism and homophobia.
Allegations of sex discrimination should be a watershed moment not only for Welsh rugby but the people of Wales. Shutterstock

Future of Welsh rugby at stake after misogyny allegations

A BBC Wales investigation reported claims of a ‘toxic culture’ of sexism and misogyny within Welsh rugby’s governing body.
Jacinda Ardern and partner, Clarke Gayford, leave after she announced her resignation in New Zealand. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation shows that women still face an uphill battle in politics – an expert on female leaders answers 5 key questions

Female leaders tend to open people’s perceptions of what is possible for other women in politics – but the job is also still fraught with double standards and unique risks.
A sign on Charlotte St., in Sackville, N.B. Women rarely come from places named after women, and the exceptions usually commemorate them differently than men. (Peter Barr)

Women are vastly underrepresented in Canada’s place names

Far more streets, buildings and public spaces in Canada are named after men than women, despite women making up a majority of the population.
Photo ops of the world’s central bankers and finance ministers typically involve a woman or two surrounded by men, such as this image from the G-7 in Germany in 2015. AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Men don’t trust female central bankers on inflation or the economy, survey data shows

Men were significantly less likely to express confidence in the Federal Reserve and optimism about the economy when monetary policy information came from a woman versus a man.
Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life. IStock

The scourge of sexual violence in West Africa, unveiled

More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.

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