A police chief has warned women about the dangers of binge drinking and potential sex attacks. Paddy Tomkins linked Edinburgh’s 14% rise in sexual assaults to women’s excessive drinking. He stressed that while he was not blaming victims, women needed to keep themselves safe. One woman who had been raped called his statement ‘ludicrous’, saying: “A couple of years ago it was the belief that women were dressing too provocatively and were asking for it. Now it seems to be binge drinking, if you get drunk and you’re vulnerable then you’re asking for it.”
Women sprinters will one day run faster than their male counterparts, an Oxford University study has predicted. Winning times are coming down in the 100m for both sexes, but are coming down faster for women. If this continues, women will outpace men in as little as 60 years time, but will most likely be beating them at the 2156 Olympics. Some male sprinters found this hard to believe, but researchers are certain that women could be in contention to post faster finishing times.
Doctors do not have to cut women to rescue ‘stuck’ babies during labour, a US university has discovered. The study found that physically manipulating the baby
was better than cutting the mother, a technique known as an episiotomy. Researchers said this would prevent possible side-effects such as infections, incontinence and long-term discomfort during sex. The Royal College of Midwives welcomed the news but a British obstetrician argued that for some women, episiotomy might be the best option, preventing uncontrolled tearing.
Female TV execs blamed for “dumb, dumb, dumb” programmes