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A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

In India, many consider them “monsters.” Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. Activists hold lighted candles during a protest in Mumbai in 2015 over the release of a juvenile convicted in the 2012 fatal gang rape of a young woman aboard a moving bus. Photo: RAFIQ MAQBOOL…

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Woman who chose baby instead of chemotherapy has died

A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child died early Saturday, her husband said. Nick DeKlyen told The Associated Press that his wife, Carrie DeKlyen, died surrounded by family at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He said among his last words to her were, “I’ll see you in Heaven.” “We stayed by her until she took her last breath,” Nick DeKlyen said. “It’s in God’s hands now.” Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen’s feeding and breathing tubes on…

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Woman in Australia first in the world to buy Rihanna's Fenty Beauty

To much ado, Rihanna has dropped her highly-anticipated debut makeup line, Fenty Beauty, with a woman in Australia being the first in the world to purchase the products. Although the range launched simultaneously globally across 1600 stores in 17 countries, due to a time difference, Sephora Chadstone in Melbourne was the first to open its doors and Vera Cheffers, a 20-year-old university student, was at the top of the line. Rihanna at the launch of Fenty Beauty in New York City on Thursday. Photo: Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP “I usually don’t go to huge makeup launches but as a Pacific Islander growing…

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Wonder Woman Gal Gadot backs mocked Sri Lankan cosplayers

Hollywood actress Gal Gadot has thrown her support behind two young women in Sri Lanka after they were cyber-bullied for cosplaying as Wonder Woman. The two had become the target of a wave of online memes, body-shaming and harassment. Both Gadot, who played the character in the recent blockbuster movie, and its director Patty Jenkins tweeted support and encouragement. The case triggered a fresh debate about online bullying. When Amaya Suriyapperuma and fellow cosplayer Seshani Cooray decided to dress up as Wonder Woman at the Comic Con 2017 event in…

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Sarah Lian: Independent woman in Anak Merdeka

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Sarah Lian is acting in her very first Malaysian production in the mini-series Anak Merdeka. Since moving to Kuala Lumpur about 10 years ago (Lian grew up mostly in Vancouver, Canada), she has been taking on predominantly English-speaking acting and hosting jobs in North America, Singapore and Hong Kong. Anak Merdeka is a six-episode series […] Entertainment –

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