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How Harry Potter’s Hermione suffered a very Hollywood fate

July 31, 2011

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As Hermione Granger grew up, her bookish, brainy persona was reduced to being more sexy, less threatening – and less magical Sarah Jane Stratfordguardian.co.uk, Saturday 30 July 2011 In Deathly Hallows, Hermione (played by Emma Watson) wears ‘jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run’. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk “I […]

How Harry Potter’s Hermione suffered a very Hollywood fate

July 31, 2011

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As Hermione Granger grew up, her bookish, brainy persona was reduced to being more sexy, less threatening – and less magical Sarah Jane Stratfordguardian.co.uk, Saturday 30 July 2011 In Deathly Hallows, Hermione (played by Emma Watson) wears ‘jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run’. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk “I […]

Young women “have as much self-esteem” as men

July 31, 2011

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by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch Swiss researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference in women and men’s self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. They say the results could help iron out misconceptions that men have more feelings of self-worth than women, which could lead to self-esteem problems among young males being […]

Young women “have as much self-esteem” as men

July 31, 2011

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by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch Swiss researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference in women and men’s self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. They say the results could help iron out misconceptions that men have more feelings of self-worth than women, which could lead to self-esteem problems among young males being […]

Suppression of women’s rights persists despite progress on discrimination – UN

July 31, 2011

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Silvia Pimental 29 July 2011 – The United Nations committee tasked with ensuring compliance with the global treaty to end discrimination against women today noted that there has been progress towards improving the lot of women in some countries, but discriminatory practices continued to limit their human rights. During its 49th session, the Committee on […]

Suppression of women’s rights persists despite progress on discrimination – UN

July 31, 2011

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Silvia Pimental 29 July 2011 – The United Nations committee tasked with ensuring compliance with the global treaty to end discrimination against women today noted that there has been progress towards improving the lot of women in some countries, but discriminatory practices continued to limit their human rights. During its 49th session, the Committee on […]

Demand forces some women’s shelters to start waiting lists

July 31, 2011

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This 30-year-old victim of domestic violence has been living at a shelter for three weeks after her boyfriend came home drunk, punched her and choked her. The Eastside woman has two children. / Charlie Nye / The Star Written by John Tuohy and Carrie Ritchiejohn.tuohy@indystar.com It’s the last thing a beaten, bruised and frightened woman […]