#vivelafeminism: Feminism isn’t a bad

Feminism isn’t a badge. It’s a political movement and one which recognises that the oppression of women as a class rests in large part on the exploitation of female bodies and labour. Anyone whose politics favours individualism, vilifies dependency, denies the importance of shared social responsibilities and regards only paid work as activity of any value cannot be a feminist. […]

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#womenslives: Women and childcare first: where Osborne’s axe has fallen

Way back in deepest darkest 2010 when austerity was a mere twinkle in George Osborne’s eye, something was already abundantly clear: women, including those working in the public sector, would be disproportionately and devastatingly affected. Whether they are low-paid single parents, carers, public sector employees or all of the above, women were, and continue to be, throttled by a combination […]

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#research: Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year (research)

On cpag.org: The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research released today by Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University (updating his 2008 study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation). The estimate includes the costs of policy interventions required in childhood […]

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