Why are posts by Rohingya activists getting deleted?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Shah Hossain Image caption Shah Hossain’s social media channels were curtailed in the wake of the conflict in Myanmar A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar, leading many to question whether they have been targeted by a co-ordinated campaign. Shah Hossain is [...]

7 days quiz: Where was Elisabeth Moss’s secret message hidden?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images, iStock Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41339514

‘It’s OK to make mayonnaise while on your period’

Warren Fyfe

In some countries myths have developed about what women can and can’t do when they have their period – for example, in Madagascar some have grown up believing they can’t make mayonnaise while they are menstruating. One scoutmaster and science teacher, Lahatra, is on a mission to teach Madagascan scouts the truth to make sure [...]

Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack

Warren Fyfe

On average in 2016, there were two acid attacks a day. 2017 is now projected to be the year with the highest number of attacks ever recorded in the UK. Over the past few years there has been a change in the way acid has been used. No longer just associated with shame or honour [...]

The women who fed the UK in World War Two

Warren Fyfe

During World War Two, tens of thousands of British women and girls volunteered for farm work to produce vital food supplies. Even with rationing, Britain was in danger of running out of food because of blockades and bombardment. Mona K McLeod was just 17 years old when she joined the Women’s Land Army. Witness: The [...]

My dad jokes about my first period

Warren Fyfe

Gary Meikle is a single dad and when his daughter got her first period he’s the person she turned to. Now he’s a comedian and uses the story in his routine. Watch more Life Stories. Filmed by Sharon Meighan; produced and edited by Clare Spencer. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41324799

The island people with a climate change escape plan

Warren Fyfe

The low-lying Caribbean islands inhabited by Panama’s indigenous Guna people are threatened by rising sea levels and increasingly unpredictable weather. But unlike many island communities facing such problems, the Guna have an escape plan. The tiny port of Carti on the mainland of Panama is the jumping-off place for day trippers who come to swim, [...]

Ukraine women’s football clip prompts online sexism row

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Futbol-1/2 TV Image caption Ukraine women’s football squad prepare to face Croatia A video clip promoting a women’s football international fixture has kicked off a row on Ukrainian social media over its sexualised content. The clip shows a close-up of the face of a gently moaning woman, with glossy lips parted in apparent [...]

Harassed women are Facebook tagging this man for help

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Mina Samir Image caption Fitness guru and police officer Mina Samir advises women who message him about sexual harassment Mina Samir is a 25-year-old Egyptian police officer well-known for loving the gym – but that’s not why thousands of women are messaging him every week. The fitness guru runs several Facebook pages promoting [...]

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer mocked the death of protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in August Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has reappeared on the publicly available internet after registering a domain in Iceland. The site was shut down at the end of August after it elicited widespread condemnation for a [...]