28. 10. 2014
UK's gender inequality (source - world economic forum)

UK no longer in top 20 country for gender equality

The UK is not among the top 20 most gender equal countries in the world for the first time. Infographic on: i100.independent. More detail on: independent.

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24. 09. 2014
politics - austerity is class war

Women, employment and the economy

The Fawcett Society has a posted a series of blogs this week about the current state of women’s employment in the UK. The findings from recent research confirm what we’ve known for a...

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10. 09. 2014
feminism - equality, women, power and politics

Missing Women: It’s Time for Legislative Quotas in British Politics

Below is a detailed analysis (from the UK PSA Women and Politcs blog) on the merits of gender quotas to ensure a gender balance in government. Gender quotas are unpopular but, if properly implemented, they...

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29. 08. 2014
feminism - equality, women, power and politics

Women underrepresented at all levels in British politics

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that Cameron’s government has worsened women’s representation. From the Independent: Britain is lagging behind Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar and Kyrgyzstan in its efforts to increase the number of...

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01. 08. 2014
feminism, suffrage - equality, the time is now

While men are in charge, gender quotas are the only way to increase the number of women in boardrooms

I remain torn about the issue of quotas. They’re a false (forced, token) equality at best, yet they are still one of the best ways to ensure that more women are given positions...

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31. 07. 2014
feminism - equality, 50,50

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Really interesting insight into China’s problems with gender inequality, particularly for older women. Interview with Leta Hong Fincher by Sarah Graham. (Related post here.) Leta Hong Fincher is the author of ‘Leftover Women:...

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28. 07. 2014
feminism - patriarchy and marriage

The sexism of China’s love and dating scene – “leftover women”

For many of today’s Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they...

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27. 07. 2014
Whiteguymageddon? Calm down, dears

Whiteguymageddon? Calm down, dears

This is actually beautifully funny. Quite rightly, the appearance of the rampaging hordes of women whom David Cameron has promoted has been criticised. They do not look like men. They are not in...

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03. 07. 2014
Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

British children are sifting through bins left outside houses in search of scraps of food because they are starving, it has been revealed. But Tories and their supporters in rich London won’t have...

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22. 06. 2014
Parliament is sexist, masculine and out of date, say British women

Parliament is sexist, masculine and out of date, say British women

Follow-up poll about who is surprised reveals less striking results. On the Observer: Outdated, ruthless, rich and male: that is women’s overwhelming and damning view of Westminster, according to a survey by the...

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15. 06. 2014
We need more women in politics

We need more women in politics

Feminist Times: Following the West Midlands Feminist Times panel and Q&A event “Do we need more women in politics“, we are publishing the speeches of some of the panelists. First we hear from...

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14. 06. 2014
End Sexual Violence in Conflict: An interview with Women for Women International

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: An interview with Women for Women International

The recent sexual violence in conflict summit has brought about a welcome and renewed discussion of this issue. Below, Jude Wanga speaks to Carron Mann, Women for Women International UK‘s Policy Director, for Feminist Times....

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28. 05. 2014
One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’ So the percentage of people who admit to being “somewhat” racist hasn’t changed hugely in 30 years (but that’s a fascinating finding in itself –...

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23. 04. 2014
“That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome…

“That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome…

That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome, but that it’s happening right in our nation’s capital makes that even harder to stomach. According to Erin Gloria Ryan’s...

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22. 04. 2014
What is the prison industrial complex?

What is the prison industrial complex?

The Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is a term used to describe the overlapping interests of government and industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic, social and political problems. The...

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13. 04. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (13th April 2014)

And here’s what else I’ve been reading this week. – The Government has a women problem – and its down to the feminist men to fix it (the guardian) – Fox News Hails...

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12. 04. 2014
feminism - teaching gender

A lack of mothers in the cabinet is bad for everyone – not just lefty feminists

In the tumultuous few days after Maria Miller had delivered her grudging apology to the House of Commons and before she realised she had no option but to resign as culture secretary, a...

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12. 04. 2014
sociology - holiday pay rights

The working classes don’t want to be ‘hard-working families’

Do any of us really identify ourselves as members of “hard-working families”? As a rhetorical label used by Labour politicians, it is not winning votes, as critics have pointed out. In a country...

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06. 04. 2014
politics - old woman votes in Afghan election (democracy)

Habiba Sarabi: ‘To be in Afghan politics as a woman is a risky task’

Picture from twitter: pajhwok As the only woman on a credible ticket in Afghanistan’s presidential elections next month, Habiba Sarabi is courting the ire of the world’s most dangerous extremists. But she has...

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05. 04. 2014
An old women in Ghazni province after casts her vote in the Afghan election

An old women in Ghazni province after casts her vote in the Afghan election

#Afghan election: An old women in Ghazni province after casts her vote. via Twitter/ pajhwok.

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