Betty Friedan: ‘It is, perhaps, beside the point to remark that bowling alleys and supermarkets have nursery facilities, while schools and colleges and scientific laboratories and government offices do not, ’ she wrote in The Feminine Mystique. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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Scottish independence supporters attending the “Hope over Fear” rally in George Square, Glasgow, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

In the days leading up to last month’s Scottish referendum, George Square in Glasgow was the unofficial headquarters of the vivacious grassroots indep(...)

Shock has been expressed that rates of rape in Sweden are the highest in Europe, yet Sweden’s high rates of rape have been known about for 10 y(...)