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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15. 04. 2014
sociology - Weekly Wipe (class)

“Class distinctions do not die; they merely learn new ways of expressing themselves.” This is as true now as it was 25 years ago, and 25 years before that. “Each decade,” he continued,...

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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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31. 03. 2014
Britain is going backwards on violence against women

Britain is going backwards on violence against women

On the Guardian: […] Women who have been abused, who have lived in a refuge, often have to leave with nothing,” says the charity’s chief executive Naomi Ridley. They are already demoralised and...

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10. 02. 2014
“Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society

“Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society

Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society as ‘Triple Jeopardy’. That is: cuts to vital frontline services, job cuts in the public sector where two-thirds...

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10. 02. 2014
No wonder women MPs are leaving the Tory benches

No wonder women MPs are leaving the Tory benches

Ed Miliband certainly won prime minister’s questions today by focusing on the Tories’ ‘women problem’. It is the political equivalent of kicking the Tories in the crotch – much worse for men than...

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28. 11. 2013
Older women rally to save the NHS in the northwest

Older women rally to save the NHS in the northwest

On the feministtimes: “The NHS is one of the best things about this country and this government is going to ruin it,” says Sue Richardson, one of a growing number of women who have...

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26. 11. 2013
MPs who voted for bedroom tax claim up to £25,000/ year accommodation

MPs who voted for bedroom tax claim up to £25,000/ year accommodation

Here, imagine that (guardian): It turns out that the same MPs who voted for the bedroom tax quite like claiming up to £25,000 a year for their accommodation expenses. Hypocrisy? In politics? Knock...

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23. 11. 2013
“Porn is only damaging when it’s not Murdoch’s porn…

“Porn is only damaging when it’s not Murdoch’s porn…

Caroline on the money (pun intended) as always (weekwoman): But Cameron, what about the corroded childhood of the girl who walked down the corridor at school while boys rated her and her friends...

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23. 11. 2013
Dpt. Business, Innovation and Skills blew its budget, and now the entire higher education sector will have to pay

Dpt. Business, Innovation and Skills blew its budget, and now the entire higher education sector will have to pay

Wonderful to wake up to this on a Saturday morning when you have a full weekend of higher-education related work ahead of you. If this wasn’t so potentially catastrophic, it would be hilarious,...

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14. 11. 2013
Households with lone breadwinner are biggest group living in poverty in UK

Households with lone breadwinner are biggest group living in poverty in UK

Oh, the tories. What have you done. Households with a lone breadwinner, traditionally consisting of a working man and a stay-at-home mother, are the biggest group living in povertyin Britain – according to new...

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02. 11. 2013
How to make recidivism and costs rise? Privatise probation

How to make recidivism and costs rise? Privatise probation

This is yet another example of the haemorrhaging of public money into private hands, and the first step in opposing it is to notice – resolutely notice – that it is happening. –...

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16. 08. 2013
Today in stating the bleeding obvious: the government risks making university education the preserve of a rich elite

Today in stating the bleeding obvious: the government risks making university education the preserve of a rich elite

Yes, absolutely no one saw this coming. At no point did anyone ever say that it was clearly the intention of the tories to make higher education the preserve of the elite again....

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29. 07. 2013
On Cameron’s plans to ban rape porn

On Cameron’s plans to ban rape porn

Below is some worthwhile commentary on Cameron’s proposal on banning rape porn (excerpts are posted and there is more on all of the links). Headlines: the proposals are naive, potentially very cynical, and...

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10. 07. 2013
Boris @MayorofLondon thinks women go to University to find a husband. The reality…

Boris @MayorofLondon thinks women go to University to find a husband. The reality…

Click image/ link for large: @EverydaySexism.

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29. 06. 2013
What does the Spending Review mean for women?

What does the Spending Review mean for women?

Chancellor George Osborne this week announced government spending plans for 2015-16. Plans included: – A 10 per cent cut to the Department for Communities and Local Government budget; this means councils – already...

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26. 06. 2013
Half a million Britons using food banks

Half a million Britons using food banks

Never here, they said. On commentisfree: Let no one say we didn’t see it coming. Half a million people are now accustomed to using food banks, and according to a report by Oxfam...

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18. 06. 2013
UK: Cameron’s reshuffle will be a reshuffle for women. Pensions minister attacks Labour plans for women’s pension plan.

UK: Cameron’s reshuffle will be a reshuffle for women. Pensions minister attacks Labour plans for women’s pension plan.

Good links, as always, from the UK Women and Politics Specialist Group. Related: Criminalise possession of ‘rape porn’, campaigners urge David Cameron (guardian.co.uk) Rape porn: a ban is not the answer (stavvers.wordpress.com) Call...

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05. 06. 2013
Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year (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...

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