World View

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    People who have abortions have been silenced in a way that impoverishes our abortion debate, says Katie Watson.

    • Katie Watson
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    New research shows that historical notions of scientific inferiority still underlie contemporary beliefs about scientific talent, or lack of it, in women and minority groups. If we do not address these biases, we are upholding an unhealthy system, argues Heather Metcalf.

    • Heather Metcalf
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    Revelations of sexual harassment, sexism and unequal pay in film and broadcasting have called ‘time’s up’ on the myths of egalitarianism that circulate about the creative sector, argues Rosalind Gill.

    • Rosalind Gill
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    Immigrant employment is not the cause but rather the consequence of growing inequality and deterioration in workers’ pay and working conditions. In fact, immigrants have revitalized labour-organizing efforts in recent decades, argues Ruth Milkman.

    • Ruth Milkman
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    National elections are an essential component of a democratic society. But, cautions Mareike Kleine, elections can divert attention away from ongoing international negotiations, so their timing should be carefully considered.

    • Mareike Kleine
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    Public mistrust of vaccines is heightening, fuelled by new communication environments such as social media. Using the recent case of the Dengvaxia vaccine, Heidi Larson explores public and political reactions to vaccine risks.

    • Heidi J. Larson
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    Obesity prevention has emphasized the individual person and created a narrative of blame. But by treating obesity as a socially transmitted disease, we can start to turn the tide of the obesity epidemic, says Tim Lobstein.

    • Tim Lobstein
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    Attempts to persuade people to be healthier often have limited success. Public health should focus more on marginal gains that require little or no effort, says Michael Hallsworth.

    • Michael Hallsworth
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    Challenging Heights — an organization that rescues and reintegrates child slaves in Ghana — aims to end child trafficking in the country by 2022, says James Kofi Annan

    • James Kofi Annan
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    The way in which data on conflict violence is collected can not only lead to severe underestimation of the human toll of conflict, but also to misinterpretation of trends in conflict violence, says Megan Price.

    • Megan Price