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The class of 2014 MacArthur Fellows has been announced which gives its list members $625,000 each to carry on their work. Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist and graphic memoirist, famous for the 'Bechdel Test' is one of the nine women to receive what some call the 'genius grant' to fund future projects in a way that suits them best.
Yulia Volkova, one half of faux lesbian pop duo t.A.T.u (pictured left) has revealed that her support for gay men is not all about love and let love.
In an interview on Russian TV, which was translated by YouTube video description, she answered that she would condemn her own son if her was gay "because I believe that a real man must be a real man."
Women are paid less than men for the same work, despite the Equal Pay Act in the UK. These are statistics that we are familiar with. Women earn 85p for every £1 a man earns.
Emma Watson has made a speech in her new (non-acting) role as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women. She's been a feminist since the tender age of 8 after being told she was 'too bossy' for wanting to direct a play: If boys were allowed to direct without question, then why wasn't she?
The Stonewall initiative to rate universities on how gay friendly they are for students has shown six to score full marks. It also shows a year on year growth in the sector that they are catering for more LGB students than ever before.
FCKH8's potty mouthed video of five girls aged 6-13 swearing, has been reinstated by Youtube, who apologised for taking it down in the first place. The video, posted on 22nd October by American for-profit company FCKH8.com, features the girls dressed as princesses asking: “What’s more offensive? A little girl saying f**k or the sexist way society treats girls and women?”
After the highly controversial comments of her former bandmate Julia Volkova, Lena Katina decided that she needed to make her own views know. Taking to her Facebook page the singer made the statement:
The winner of Ireland's oldest and most popular festival, the Rose of Tralee, has announced that she is gay. Maria Walsh won the 55 year old competition held in County Kerry, which claims to find the ultimate Irish woman, judged on beauty and talent.