Young women, give up the vocal fry and reclaim your strong female voice

But Amy Giddon, director of corporate leadership at Barnard College’s Athena centre for leadership studies in New York, found in original research that “there is a disconnect between women’s confidence in their skills and abilities – which is often high – and their confidence in their ability to navigate the system to achieve the recognition […]

Why vocal fry is a feminist issue

It seems extraordinary that, having fought hard for the right to be heard, women risk not being listened to, or taken seriously, by adopting a speech impediment – one that is at best laughable, at worst vocally damaging. The STSD wholeheartedly endorses Naomi Wolf’s message (Young women, give up the guttural grrrowl and reclaim your […]

Hannah Gadsby brings her shrewd discomfort comedy to new show

There are also dry-witted digressions on Where’s Waldo?, 18th–century male Scottish midwives, and the challenges of choosing an appropriate pet name (Douglas is one of her beloved dogs). If the moments of breezy, Seinfeld-ian observation don’t rest entirely easily alongside smash-the-state takedowns of casual misogyny and American exceptionalism, her acknowledgment of those disconnects goes a […]

Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court’s order

“We know that there are limitations but it’s very important for the Rohingya community in Bangladesh and in Myanmar to know that the world has heard them, the highest court in the land has made this decision,” said human rights lawyer Antonia Mulvey.

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) bomb was found Monday evening during construction near the Rhine River in the center of the city. A TV station and the opera house had to be evacuated during the defusing operation. Shipping on the river and air traffic overhead were also interrupted before the defusing operation got underway.

Glen Hannah remembered as a ‘genius who made an art of making others sound amazing’

Musician of the YearDespite producing and playing on innumerable Golden-Guitar-winning albums, Mr Hannah did not win one in his own right until 2017 when he was named Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) Musician of the Year.

20 world-changing inventions from under 20s

(CNN)There’s a reason the United States has no minimum age to file a patent. A good idea can come from anyone, no matter how young. (Just ask Robert Patch, a Marylander whose toy truck design was patented in 1963 at the tender age of 6.)

Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I Remembrances

Then comes the actual trip, with the usual affronts; during his trip to France this past weekend to attend ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, President Trump skipped a planned visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, citing rainy weather, and then traffic concerns — though Chief of Staff John […]