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Theatre in UK could face exodus of women after pandemic, study finds
Leading women in British theatre expressed concern that cash-strapped theatres could prioritise staging “safe” work by men and face an exodus of female talent if urgent action is not taken to support women after the pandemic.
Abyar: Cinema in dire need of feminine perspective
Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar, who made such films as ‘When the Moon Was Full’ (2019), ‘Breath’ (2016), and ‘Track 143’ (2014) has no doubt that the world needs more talented female filmmakers. Actually, there is a ‘dire need’ for them, she says. Her latest film, ‘Pinto,’ which is specifically about women and their problems in a complex, traditional society, will soon be released, distributed by Outsider Pictures. She is also making a series based on the well-known Iranian novel, ‘Savušun,’ written by Simin Daneshvar, the reputed Iranian female author, as well as currently working in China on a joint project on the Silk Road.
Women's interest in Olympics on the rise: Research
Interest in the Olympic Games among women is rising, with nearly as many women as men now keen on the sports extravaganza due to begin in the Japanese capital at the end of next week, according to research released on Wednesday.
Iran's national women rifle team snatches gold medal
National women’s rifle team of Iran bagged the gold medal at the Croatia ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation - World Cup competitions on Friday.
Motion Picture Academy chooses 2021-22 governors; women dominate newly elected class
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its newly elected 2021–2022 Board of Governors. Among the first-timers is Rita Wilson for the Actors Branch, while Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Susanne Bier returns for a new term in the Directors Branch, as does two-time Oscar show producer Jennifer Todd for the Producers Branch. Seven out of 12 governors elected for the first time are women, as are three out of four returning governors.
Leader hails Iranian women for sacrifices made at forefronts
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praised the sacrifices of Iranian women including the female veterans of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the ensuing eight-year Iraqi war as well as the female medial workers currently at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Low-income middle-aged African-American women with hypertension likely to suffer from depression
Low-income middle-aged African-American women with high blood pressure very commonly suffer from depression and should be better screened for this serious mental health condition, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Women better at reading minds than men, new study finds
Psychologists at the University of Bath, Cardiff, and London have developed the first ever 'mind-reading questionnaire' to assess how well people understand what others are really thinking.
Ayatollah Khamenei decries Western outlook on women
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei denounced the Western lifestyle and viewpoint on women, highlighting Islam’s respect for women’s dignity and their key role in families.
Women undergo less aggressive open heart surgery, experience worse outcomes than men
Women are significantly less likely than men to undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using guideline-recommended approaches, which may result in worse outcomes after surgery, according to a scientific presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Diet and lifestyle changes lower risk for GERD symptoms in women
Although clinicians commonly recommend diet and lifestyle modifications to prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, few prospective data inform these recommendations.
Moscow Metro hires first women train drivers
The Moscow Metro said it had hired female drivers for the first time in its recent history, following recent changes in controversial Russian legislation prohibiting women from many professions.

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