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28 June 2022

Gina Neff, professor of technology and society at University of Oxford, tweeted the day after the ruling: "Right now, and I mean this instant, delete every digital trace of any menstrual tracking."

Her message has so far received more than 200,000 likes and been retweeted 54,000 times.

Period trackers are used to help women predict when their next period is likely to be, and are often used to either try to prevent pregnancy or to try to conceive.

There are fears that the apps could be used to punish those seeking a termination, if law enforcement got hold of the data.

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29 April 2022

 

Dove Self-Esteem Project research found that 1 in 2 girls say toxic beauty advice on social media causes low self-esteem.
In Toxic Influence, Dove's new short film, mothers and their daughters confront toxic beauty advice on social media and how it’s become normalized for many girls around the world.

 

 

 

22 April 2022

"I've got most of my information about periods from TikTok," said 18-year-old Efa Angharad.

The sixth-former from Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, said her period education had been "pretty shocking".

It comes as a Swansea University study found menstrual cycle education needed to be addressed in schools.

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27 March 2022

She likes beer and sports and hanging with the guys. She might flirt with someone’s boyfriend and she definitely wore Converses to her prom. She’s simply not like other girls. She’s what’s known as a Pick-Me, and the internet loves to hate her.

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14 March 2022

Each International Women’s Day, photos of smiling women appear in a steady stream on social media alongside testimonials from brands eager to show their support for gender equality.

This week, however, the stream was disrupted by a Twitter account that spat back pay gap data of companies, schools and nonprofits.

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