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6h "We all have stories like these": breaking through the silence and shame of rape to heal | Van Badham
The Guardian
Fear of social judgement and the effects of trauma often silence those who are sexually assaulted. A new essay collection sets out to liberate them from shame
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How the straight majority still silences gay people | Philip Hensher10h How the straight majority still silences gay people | Philip Hensher
The Guardian
It is 50 years since sex between men was decriminalised – but gay people, like Pride itself, are now being corralled behind new social and corporate barriers
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Why I’ve never reported being sexually assaulted on public transport | Poppy Noor11h Why I’ve never reported being sexually assaulted on public transport | Poppy Noor
The Guardian
A sense of disbelief has always stopped me calling the police. And many friends have reacted in the same way. But new figures show things might be changing
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Why Donald Trump decided Sean Spicer had to go11h Why Donald Trump decided Sean Spicer had to go
The Independent
Spicer did his best, but he was never going to last long
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Long, boring school holidays were the making of me | Nikesh Shukla11h Long, boring school holidays were the making of me | Nikesh Shukla
The Guardian
While my friends enjoyed exciting summers, I worked in my father’s warehouse. As well as cementing family bonds, it cultivated my imagination
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11h The Guardian view on the supreme court: good for Lady Hale – and for us all | Editorial
The Guardian
The new president of the UK’s most senior court has years of experienceThough Justice is usually portrayed as a woman, it has in general been embodied by men. Brenda Hale,
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The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters11h The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters
The Guardian
Readers discuss Philip Hammond’s claim that public sector pensions are generous and the decision to bring forward the raising of the state pension ageThe chancellor of the exchequer recently pointed out that public sector pay was superior to private sector pay because of the occupational pension accruing to long-time public sector workers (
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Detention of refugees is a national disgrace | Letters11h Detention of refugees is a national disgrace | Letters
The Guardian
Readers relate their experiences of Britain’s cruel policy of holding immigrants in de facto prisonsHugh Muir asks if we should be proud of a system that indefinitely detains 3,000 men, women and children at any one time (
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Jeremy Corbyn is not the Messiah | Letters11h Jeremy Corbyn is not the Messiah | Letters
The Guardian
Readers engage with Owen Jones’s enthusiasm for the Labour leaderOwen Jones suggests that “to understand the future, we must reconsider the past” (
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Why such fuss about a female Doctor Who? | Letters11h Why such fuss about a female Doctor Who? | Letters
The Guardian
Readers respond to the news that Jodie Whittaker will play the Time Lord in Doctor WhoOf course we must applaud the arrival of Jodie Whittaker in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who (
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Norfolk playing catch-up in the anti-littering stakes | Brief letters11h Norfolk playing catch-up in the anti-littering stakes | Brief letters
The Guardian
First-class degrees | Female saints | Rambutan | Tennis and nationality | Sheep v giant hogweed | LitterGosh! How clever we have all become. Fifty years ago, only the top 2% of the population went to university and about 10% of them got firsts, so 0.2% of the population. Now, 30% go to uni, and 25% of them get firsts (
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12h The UK has agreed to a transition deal – but what we are transitioning to is still not clear
The Independent
There are as yet no concrete proposals capable of being agreed on the conundrum of the Irish border, the size of the so-called divorce bill or the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and British citizens in Europe
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13h The US are giving rise to Isis by ending their support to Syrian rebel forces
The Independent
During the US presidential campaign Trump declared he wanted to work with Russia in Jordan. After getting to the White House he stated that support for the rebels would be ended. But then he bombed President Assad's forces, giving hope to the Rebels
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A list of all the unsavoury stories the Government tried to bury as they went off for summer recess13h A list of all the unsavoury stories the Government tried to bury as they went off for summer recess
The Independent
Brexit's going badly – but look: Boris Johnson's shaking a robot's hand in Tokyo!
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TV journalists set out to make me look stupid – and missed the real news | Diane Abbott14h TV journalists set out to make me look stupid – and missed the real news | Diane Abbott
The Guardian
This week I was caught up in a ‘gotcha’ storm. The headlines should have been about the alarming rise in crime, not about an interview stumble
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14h The world's lack of outrage over tens of thousands of civilian deaths in Mosul is shameful
The Independent
Non-combatants in the city found themselves in a catch-22: told by US-led Coalition forces to get away from Isis positions before they were shelled; yet threatened with execution by Isis if they tried to escape
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The BBC's salary row shows how out of touch the Corporation is with its audience14h The BBC's salary row shows how out of touch the Corporation is with its audience
The Independent
I want my licence fee to filter down to the workforce at the coalface, not to someone checking 'delivery' or a nerd whose role is defined as an 'identity architect'
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If the British public is still so terrified of fruit and veg, it's time for a bit of lateral thinking15h If the British public is still so terrified of fruit and veg, it's time for a bit of lateral thinking
The Independent
I was married to a burly Canadian once, who had been a professional footballer. He was a real macho man – except if someone put a tomato on his plate. He would recoil in fear, and step away from the table
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For all of David Davis's dodging, Theresa May will have to cough up the EU divorce bill eventually 15h For all of David Davis's dodging, Theresa May will have to cough up the EU divorce bill eventually
The Independent
Glacial progress, the UK's lack of clarity and the political uncertainty in London, have persuaded EU member states to draw up contingency plans for no deal
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Here are the five most read comment pieces on the Independent this week15h Here are the five most read comment pieces on the Independent this week
The Independent
From the terrible recommendations of Conservative think tanks to Obama's tweet about John McCain's brain cancer
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Why is Katie Hopkins in a boat with far-right activists? | Joe Mulhall15h Why is Katie Hopkins in a boat with far-right activists? | Joe Mulhall
The Guardian
A controversial group from around the world is in Sicily ‘defending European culture’ by ‘monitoring’ migrant rescues. It’s a worrying precedent
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16h The Black Country flag row shows Britain is still blind to its colonial past | Matthew Stallard
The Guardian
Local MP Eleanor Smith raised concerns over the emblem – and caused outrage. But the region’s connection to slavery cannot be ignored
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Wake up, Boots. You can’t judge women who need the morning-after pill | Sian Norris16h Wake up, Boots. You can’t judge women who need the morning-after pill | Sian Norris
The Guardian
The chief pharmacist’s comments in defence of a refusal to lower the drug’s price has caused a backlash in the feminist community. Hardly surprising, really
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Chester Bennington saw me through my worst times – I'm sorry we couldn't see him through his16h Chester Bennington saw me through my worst times – I'm sorry we couldn't see him through his
The Independent
Seeing so many posts from countless people about how Chester Bennington helped them overcome their own personal struggles should be enough to make us realise that so many of us are, in fact, struggling on our own
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William and Kate have been duped into endorsing Poland’s ugly nationalism | Kate Maltby16h William and Kate have been duped into endorsing Poland’s ugly nationalism | Kate Maltby
The Guardian
The royal couple’s Polish trip was all about sucking up to a deeply unpleasant government. Why? We might need its help over Brexit
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Mea Culpa: the attack on cement in the Gulf, and other mysteries18h Mea Culpa: the attack on cement in the Gulf, and other mysteries
The Independent
A quick-drying metaphor, an obscure military term and a carpenters' affliction in this week's Independent
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It’s fish and chips night – but can we eat cod with a clear conscience? | Callum Roberts18h It’s fish and chips night – but can we eat cod with a clear conscience? | Callum Roberts
The Guardian
While we can celebrate the North Sea cod’s revival we can only achieve sustainability with fishing methods that are less destructive to the ecosystem
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I used to be a sexual predator. I know how men can be made to change18h I used to be a sexual predator. I know how men can be made to change
The Independent
I was banned from the Students' Union for calling girls who didn't respond to my advances 'dykes' and almost fired from work for my inappropriately sexual behaviour. I saw nothing wrong with harassing people I barely knew for threesomes and told a female bartender I'd 'like to see her head on a stick'
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If dogs could talk, they’d tell us some home truths | John Bradshaw18h If dogs could talk, they’d tell us some home truths | John Bradshaw
The Guardian
Technology means we could soon be able to ‘translate’ barks. We really need better ways to understand their needs
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Double Take: Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS19h Double Take: Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS
The Independent
Listen to GP Youssef El-Gingihy read and discuss his viral piece about why the NHS has already been abolished
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Brexit without transition is like skydiving without insurance | Simon Jenkins19h Brexit without transition is like skydiving without insurance | Simon Jenkins
The Guardian
Britain is going to leave the EU, as commanded by the electorate. But leave has a thousand meanings. An interim deal must be chosen over chaos
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I understand Gayle Newland’s impulse to catfish, and did it myself | Sophie Wilkinson20h I understand Gayle Newland’s impulse to catfish, and did it myself | Sophie Wilkinson
The Guardian
Without going as far as Newland did, many aspects of her testimony match my own experience. Can you ever stop people pretending not to be themselves?
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Is this the Brexit banking exodus Theresa May told us couldn’t happen? | Nesrine Malik20h Is this the Brexit banking exodus Theresa May told us couldn’t happen? | Nesrine Malik
The Guardian
With Morgan Stanley quitting the City, the question is no longer if Brexit will damage the UK financial services industry – but how bad the damage will be
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Why the moaning? If anything can halt capitalism’s fat cats, it’s Brexit | Larry Elliott21h Why the moaning? If anything can halt capitalism’s fat cats, it’s Brexit | Larry Elliott
The Guardian
By leaving we can have the sort of radical socialist programme that would be illegal under EU law
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Reality is warped in Turkey. We may never get it back | Ece Temelkuran22h Reality is warped in Turkey. We may never get it back | Ece Temelkuran
The Guardian
Everything, including recent floods, is blamed on Erdoğan’s enemies. It makes me fear for the future of my country
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