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The crash tests that regulators use to rate vehicles’ safety don’t use female test dummies in the driver’s seat in a key test, and in the tests where they are used, the dummies are less-accurate, scaled-down male versions. Advocates say the discrepancy means that hundreds of women needlessly die in crashes every year.
The Most Compelling Female Character on Television
Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic
Since 2014, Catherine Cawood has been that rarest of TV unicorns: an ordinary, middle-aged woman written with such care that she becomes extraordinary. Sophie Gilbert on the third and final season of “Happy Valley”:
A sexism ‘fiasco’ hangs over the French Open — its response will be telling
Jamie Braidwood / The Independent
At last year’s French Open, just one of the 10 primetime night sessions featured women. Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo initially explained the imbalance of the scheduling was because men’s matches had more “appeal” than women’s matches.
From serving in secret to delivering a key address, women are more visible in the military
Frank Whitsil / Detroit Free Press
Women have fought for America since the Revolutionary War, but not always openly — and not without struggle. Once barred from attending service academies and holding combat roles, women have been reaching higher and more visible leadership positions, and not just in the military.
‘People find us easy targets’: Women politicians face a torrent of online abuse but say they won’t stop their work
Adie Vanessa Offiong / CNN
New research found that one in three (32.8%) women between the ages of 18 and 65 surveyed in Uganda said they have experienced gender-based online violence. A 2021 study found that this increased among women leaders and high-profile women, with 50% experiencing trolling.
Singapore’s single women ‘not supported’ even as egg-freezing rules are eased
Kimberly Lim / South China Morning Post
The government last year lifted restrictions on egg-freezing, allowing married women aged 21 to 35 to do so, and this week also raised the age limit to 37 Its approach differs to elsewhere in Asia, with single women in Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia allowed to extend their fertility