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Carmella De Lucia explores the important and topical issues relating to women in today's world. To suggest an idea for the feature, email

A commitment finally recognised

Women are at last to become bishops - but will it bring the Church into modern times?

Carmella and her mum who died 10 years ago this week

Men, women and grief

Do men and women grieve in different ways?

Should an Action Man be solely marketed at boys?

Pink v Blue - but don't forget global iniquity

Equality is key - despite gender differences

Beyond vanity

The illness that is hardly ever talked about

The test that could save your life

Why cervical cancer screening is so vitally important

Funeral director Belle Pari

Sexism dead and buried? Not here

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman?

Dame Helen Mirren enjoys the odd profanity

In defence of offence

When it comes to profanity, are there different rules for women?

The older mums debate

How old is too old?

Former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro kisses the World Cup which Italy won in 2006.

Beautiful game or absolute pain?

How to make the most of World Cup fever

Anne Pover with her son Richard before his death from testicular cancer age 21

A mother's anguish

How the trauma of losing a child will never heal

Age before fashion?

Should women of a certain age tone down  the skimpy outfits?

The problem that can’t be ignored

How domestic abuse charities vitally need our help

Women are faced with pressure whether they choose to be a working mum or not

The dilemma of the working mum

How mums are faced with constant pressure whether they work or not.

Do you think society puts too much pressure on women to lose weight?

The pressure to be perfect

Why do many women spend a lifetime striving for the perfect body?

Bryan Adams, whom Carmella is a bit of a fan of.

A life of Bryan

Women 2day: Do we ever fall out of love with our girlhood loves?

Girls v girls

Why are women being so mean to each other?

What’s in a name?

Are women these days still under as much pressure to change their names after marriage?

Self-obsessed or ‘selfie’-help?

Carmella De Lucia debates the big Facebook ‘selfie’ issue

Princess Diana is one of the most influential women in history

The women who shaped history

Celebrating International Women’s Day: The women who shaped history

Finding a new lease of life over the age of 50

Are women over 50 less likely to find work?


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