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Yes there is misogyny among gay men but our sexist world is the problem - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
Rose McGowan is right that the gay rights movement has tended to ignore women. But sexism is everywhere the bulk of the hate comes from heterosexuals Let us begin with some drag-speak: fishy. This is used by drag queens to describe one of their own who looks ultra feminine in a natural way resembling actual women as opposed to a deliberately exaggerated impersonation. Why fishy? The website for the hit US reality show RuPauls Drag Race which features the word in most episodes without comment or shame explains: The term is a reference to the scent of a womans vagina, which is colloquially likened to the smell of fish. Could there be a more choking illustration of the misogyny of gay men? I have heard this vile denigration ever since I stepped into the gay scene in 1993 fish, tuna, and any number of terrible words for female genitalia, often accompanied by vomiting gestures. So it amazes me that, bar the odd murmur that rarely reaches a roar, gay men have escaped the rightful opprobrium...
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The Imitation Game: watch Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in the Oscar-tipped biopic - video exclusive - http://www.theguardian.com/film...
The Imitation Game: watch Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in the Oscar-tipped biopic - video exclusive
In this clip from the forthcoming biopic of the Bletchley Park codebreaker, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is interrogated by a Manchester policeman, played by Rory Kinnear, about his work during the war. The two discuss the sentience of technology and the differences between machines and humans  as well as between humans themselves  The Imitation Game is released in the UK on 14 November, the US on 28 November and Australia on 1 January Continue reading...
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Should the ceramic poppies display stay at the Tower of London? - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
Should the ceramic poppies display stay at the Tower of London?
Boris Johnson and others have said the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display should remain in place after 12 November do you think the poppies should stay? Continue reading...
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Three arrests fail to staunch mystery of drones flying over French nuclear plants - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Sources tell the Guardian that there have likely been more than 13 drone incidents that nuclear operator EDF has admitted to Three people have been arrested with drones near a nuclear power plant in the Cher region south of Paris, as sources told the Guardian that the true number of French nuclear facilities being targeted may have been underplayed. The three twentysomethings, detained near Belleville-sur-Loire plant on Wednesday night with two drones, are thought to be model plane enthusiasts and unconnected to the recent spate of drones spotted over nuclear reactors in recent weeks by mystery operators. Continue reading...
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Jimmy Savile inquiry extends to 41 hospitals - http://www.theguardian.com/media...
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says another nine hospitals have launched investigations into abuse claims since June The number of hospitals investigating allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile has been extended to 41, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said. A further nine hospitals or ambulance services including the former psychiatric hospital Bethlem Royal hospital in London have launched investigations into abuse claims against the late DJ since June. Continue reading...
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Binyamin Netanyahu rejects calls to let Jews pray at Jerusalem holy site - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Israeli PM says status quo will not change at site known as Noble Sanctuary to Muslims and Temple Mount to Jews Israels prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has pushed back against calls from rightwing MPs and ministers to lift restrictions on Jews praying at the site known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews as the Temple Mount, insisting there will be no change in its status quo. The site which includes the al-Aqsa mosque compound is revered by Jews as the historic site of the ancient Jewish temples, including the Second Temple. Jews and Christians are allowed to visit under longstanding arrangements for its administration but not to pray. Continue reading...
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2014 was an election of firsts for Republican women. But it wasn't a 'win' for women at all - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
Record numbers dont matter if the party is still targeting womens rights and if elected women are still throwing their own gender under the bus Meet people breaking ground in the US midterm elections Under normal circumstances, a triumphant woman standing behind a podium giving a political victory speech would thrill me to the core. After all, what feminist worth her salt doesnt like to see a woman win an election? Me, when the winner is a Republican because your gender doesnt make you pro-woman, your actions do. And the Republican party is not just anti-womens issues; it is anti-woman. Continue reading...
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Balls denies claims Labour split over Miliband's leadership: Politics Live blog - http://www.theguardian.com/politic...
Rolling coverage of the days political developments as they happen, including Nick Cleggs Call Clegg phone-in 1.49pm GMT Labour sources dispute the BBC claim that Ed Miliband will be making a statement about his leadership this afternoon. (See 1.08pm.) Whats actually happening is that Miliband is doing a TV clip on bus regulation on a regional visit, a source said. The source went on: This party has been united in our determination to be a one-term opposition for the last four years. We will not led any noises off distract us. 1.46pm GMT If I am elected Scottish Labour leader I will campaign every day and in many ways to make sure hard working families in Scotland get the pay rise they deserve. I wont wait until 2016. I will start immediately by bringing employers, trade unions and councils together to campaign for the Living Wage in every community in Scotland. 1.26pm GMT Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian Society, told the World at One a few minutes ago that there was a...
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Double trouble for Apple, as two software security flaws discovered - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
A Swedish hacker has discovered software vulnerability in Apples desktop operating system, while a separate researcher has discovered iPhone malware Users of Apples Mac OS X are being warned to watch out for not one, but two new weaknesses in the platform which can be used in attacks one of which is already in the wild. The first, known as Rootpipe, affects multiple versions of Mac OS X, including the newest release, Yosemite. It lets an attacker gain root control of a computer, the highest level of access, without having to know a password. Continue reading...
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: 'a new kind of urgency' - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Activision would have us believe that the latest title in the series is a bold re-imagining. Its not, but its still blistering entertainment Activision; PC/PS3/PS4/Xbox360/Xbox One; £45; Pegi rating: 18+ For a while it looked like the future of video games was realism. That is the point towards which the technology (if not the art) naturally curves: more power to better render the world and its physics on screen. Continue reading...
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Top five most scathing book reviews - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
From half-baked nonsense to a stink in the nostrils, Alison Flood rounds up five of the most damning book reviews ever. But whats your favourite hatchet job? I cant really dignify her latest offering with the ascription book, nor the contents therein as writing rather they are sophomoric, hammy effusions, wrongheaded, rancorous and pathetically self-aggrandising. Will Selfs review of Julie Burchills Unchosen brands it a repugnant gallimaufry of insults and half-baked nonsense, which insists her enemies are all pals together an egregious error that Self suggests is wrong, deeply unhelpful and an attitude that, in my view, could lead ultimately to the destruction of Israel. Continue reading...
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Photo highlights of the day - http://www.theguardian.com/news...
The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Guy Fawkes celebrations, the International hair styling festival and Scottish starling murmurations Continue reading...
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Newcastle teenager appears in court charged with planning attack on college - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
Liam Lyburd, 18, is remanded in custody before crown court appearance this month A teenager has appeared in court after allegedly planning an attack on a city college. Liam Lyburd, 18, appeared before North Tyneside magistrates court charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life, and five counts of possessing an explosive substance, namely a pipe bomb, with intent to endanger life. Continue reading...
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The Secret Footballer: it will be love and hate with the fans, so just accept it - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
In an extract from his new book, The Secret Footballer explains why players are damned if they do and damned if they dont For all the books written about football, for all the information available online, and for the closeness that it is still possible to feel to the players in some areas of the country, the fans will never really know how a player feels when he steps on and off the pitch, what its like to score, what its like to win a football match, and how it feels to have 80,000 people watching what youre about to do with the ball. The fans work all the hours that God sends so that they can spend part of their income on an expensive ticket to watch us play for the sum total of 90 minutes, and most of them arent overly bothered about any problems that a player may have outside of those 90 minutes. In fact, most of the fans I talk to, including many of my friends, believe that the right amount of money will remove any problem a footballer may have. While it is true that monetary...
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David Cameron faces backbench revolt over European arrest warrant - http://www.theguardian.com/law...
Up to 90 Tories are set to oppose the UK rejoining the measure, arguing it makes it too easy for Britons to face trial abroad David Cameron will face a backbench rebellion over the European arrest warrant 10 days before the Rochester byelection, after it was confirmed a debate on the controversial measure will happen on Monday. William Hague, the leader of the Commons, said MPs will have a full day to debate whether the UK should rejoin the arrest warrant and 34 other EU crime and security measures just before they break up for an autumn recess. Continue reading...
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Woman murdered and suspect dies after Taser arrest in Welsh valleys - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
Incident occurred after police were called to Sirhowy Arms hotel, where it was reported that a man was attacking a woman A woman has been killed and a man has died after police used a Taser on him during an incident at a hotel in the Welsh valleys. Officers were called to the Sirhowy Arms, which runs as a B&B and provides accommodation for homeless people, to deal with a report of a man attacking a woman. They discharged a stun gun at a suspect and found the woman, who was badly injured. She later died and her death is being treated as murder. Continue reading...
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Debenhams shopper dies after falling from escalator - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
Man pronounced dead at scene after falling three storeys at busy department store in Oxford Street, central London A man has fallen to his death in front of horrified shoppers at the flagship Debenhams store in central London. The man, who has not yet been identified, fell from a third-floor escalator on Wednesday evening. A spokeswoman for the department store said: Debenhams can confirm that police were called to the Oxford Street Debenhams store at 18.15 last night following a serious incident where a man fell from the third floor. At this stage there are thought to be no suspicious circumstances. Continue reading...
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England call up West Brom striker Saido Berahino for Euro 2016 qualifier - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
West Brom striker in line for Slovenia match Theo Walcott in squad for first time this year FA expecting bigger Wembley crowd for qualifier How the England team came to embody Englishness Saido Berahino has been called up to the full England squad for the first time for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia and the following friendly with Scotland in Glasgow. Roy Hodgson has also recalled Theo Walcott, who missed the World Cup after suffering a cruciate ligament injury against Tottenham in January. The Arsenal winger came on for the last 10 minutes of the 3-0 home win over Burnley but has yet to start a game since his injury. Continue reading...
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Tower of London poppies to be removed as planned on 12 November - http://www.theguardian.com/artandd...
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display will close, despite political appeals The 888,246 ceramic poppies that have proved such a huge tourist attraction at the Tower of London will be removed as planned on 12 November, officials at Historic Royal Palaces insisted on Thursday, despite political appeals for them to get a stay of execution. Nick Clegg joined Boris Johnson in calling for an extension of the display created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper. Continue reading...
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Ukraines rebel peoples republics begin work of building new states - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
The coming winter and the threat of renewed fighting hang over Donetsk and Luhansk after rushed elections New metallic letters have already been hung above the entrance of what was once the Ukraine tax service headquarters in Donetsk, spelling out: Taxes and Revenues Ministry of the Donetsk Peoples Republic. A sign on one of the large wooden doors reminds visitors to turn in weapons upon entry. Inside, Svetlana Mikhailishina, a former private tax consultant who now directs the registration department, has already put more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and 1,000 companies on the tax rolls of the self-declared pro-Russian republic in the month since she started. Nine out of 10 applicants already write Donetsk Peoples Republic rather than Ukraine when they fill in their address, she said. Continue reading...
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U-turn over forests in the infrastructure bill is a victory for the environment - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
The 38 degrees campaign, that succeeded in protecting UK forests from being sold-off by the government, is not just a victory for people power but a symbolic victory in our battle to protect the environment Were constantly fed the idea that people feel hopeless about the environment, cant see a way to intervene in a political system that ignores the natural crisis we face, and that the future is looking bleak. Well, the last 24 hours have shown that we can have hope. Until Wednesday night, the government was about to sneak through a part of the infrastructure bill which wouldve cleared the way for forests to be sold off and built over. A hidden part of a sprawling law would have made it legal for the government to hand any public land except that owned by the crown estates to the Homes and Communities Agency, ready for building on. Continue reading...
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Birds in literature quiz - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
Birds in literature  quiz
In the week Helen Macdonald won the Samuel Johnson prize with her memoir, H is for Hawk, we take to the air with this quiz about our feathered friends in literature. But can you tell a hawk from a handsaw? Find out whether you're a turkey or a soaring success Continue reading...
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Remembering England's win over the All Blacks at Twickenham in 1983 - http://www.theguardian.com/sport...
New Zealand had not lost in England since 1936, but Maurice Colcloughs try helped the hosts to an unlikely 15-9 victory When it came to the 1983 Autumn international between England and New Zealand, it was hardly a case of England expects. With only two wins in 12 matches against the All Blacks, history was not exactly on Englands side, and events in the past twelve months were even less encouraging. No wins and a bottom-placed finish in the 1983 Five Nations was a far from ideal start for the new England coach Dick Greenwood, and with New Zealand looming on the horizon in November, it did not look as if things were about to get better. That said, the make-up of the New Zealand team provided tiny seeds of optimism. In the days of amateurism, business commitments stripped the squad of the services of five pack members who had helped to crush the British and Irish Lions 4-0 in the 1983 series John Ashworth, Andy Dalton, Gary Knight, Gary Whetton and Andy Haden along with scrum half...
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Million Mask March: readers' pictures - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
We asked you to share your photos of the Anonymous Million Mask March via GuardianWitness. Here is a selection of our favourites Continue reading...
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Road deaths and serious injuries rise as experts fear safety cuts are to blame - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Casualties are up by 9% as campaigners say increase comes after years of decline in people killed or badly hurt Safety campaigners fear cuts are fuelling a rise in road casualties, with the number of people killed or seriously injured sharply increasing in the first six months of this year. Government figures released on Thursday show 6,280 serious casualties from April to June, a 7% rise, and 48,000 total casualties, up 9% compared to the same time last year. It follows a 17% leap in casualties reported from January to March. Continue reading...
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Dad Dancing review fathers and daughters bond on dance floor - http://www.theguardian.com/stage...
Battersea Arts Centre, London Girls and dads strut their stuff in She She Pops warm-hearted show about family relationships Luke Jennings review: Slaves to the rhythm Earlier this year She She Pops remarkable Testament used King Lear to explore father-and-daughter relationships in a show that was both searing and tender. Now Rosie Heafford, Alexandrina Hemsley and Helena Webb are tempting their dads back on the dance floor in a show subtitled Reclaiming Fatherly Grooves. Its all part of an endeavour to reconnect with their fathers and give their geologist, advertising executive and financial journalist dads a glimmer of understanding about what they actually do as trained contemporary dancers. Seeing dad taking to the dance floor is, of course, one of the most toe-curlingly embarrassing rites of passage of teenage life, and the show plays neatly on that feeling in a warm-hearted evening of gentle send-ups and recollections which celebrates how dancing together brings us closer and...
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ICC rules out investigation into Israeli raid on Gaza-bound flotilla - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
War crimes court says killing of Turkish activists by Israeli commandos in 2010 not of sufficient gravity to warrant inquiry The international criminal court (ICC) will not prosecute over Israels raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed. The chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said there would be no investigation leading to a potential prosecution because the alleged crimes, including the killing of 10 activists by Israeli commandos, were not of sufficient gravity. Continue reading...
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England need mixture of Roundheads and Cavaliers to beat All Blacks - http://www.theguardian.com/sport...
Stuart Lancaster must shape an England team with all-round strengths if they are to prosper in the autumn internationals and at next years World Cup Dave Attwood to face All Blacks It is said that to beat New Zealand a team have to score at least three tries. As the autumn series of internationals in Europe looms the same could be said of South Africa and Australia. When it comes to scoring points in multiples of five and seven, rather than three, the leading southern hemisphere nations have a clear advantage over their Six Nations rivals. There were 46 tries in the 11 Tests between the European six and the Sanzar nations South Africa, New Zealand and Australia last November. The Six Nations claimed 13 of them, little more than one a match, while New Zealand, South Africa and Australia scored 33 between them, an average of exactly three a game. Continue reading...
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Kate's new stylist: the most powerful 27-year-old in fashion? - http://www.theguardian.com/fashion...
The Duchess of Cambridge has a stylist. Who knew? No one, apparently. Here are five things we know about Tash A 27-year-old youve never heard of just became a fashion power player. Here is everything we know so far* about the Duchess of Cambridges new stylist, Natasha Archer. *Spoiler: its not much. Continue reading...
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Chelseas Nemanja Matic reopens Liverpool tensions with defending jibe - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
If you defend, you have to know how to defend Mourinho accused of being ultra-defensive in 2-0 Anfield win Defeat effectively cost Liverpool the title The simmering enmity between Chelsea and Liverpool has resurfaced ahead of the teams meeting at Anfield on Saturday after Nemanja Matic suggested sides must know how to defend to deliver the solidity which so infuriated the Merseysiders in the corresponding fixture back in April. The visitors 2-0 success that day brought to a juddering halt Liverpools 11-match winning streak, and effectively wrested the destiny of the Premier League title from their hands, with Brendan Rodgers subsequently disdainful of José Mourinhos methods in securing the victory. His post-match comments tested the pairs friendship, with the Liverpool manager claiming Chelsea had parked two buses, never mind one and that it was not hard to coach 10 players to be on the edge of the 18-yard box. Continue reading...
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