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Q: Girls Can’t Do Science Because? A: We Tell Them So

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by - 7 comments

Science is losing out on the input of women because of the mistaken belief that “men are from Mars and women from Venus” Professor Gina Rippon is a leading neuroscientist based at Aston University and recently announced that it was time to debunk the myth that gender differences are hard-wired into our brains. Hear hear! Such a lot of tosh has been written about that topic. (see Men/Women, Nature/Nurture? Who Cares) In reality, Says Prof Rippon, there is no significant

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Women Are Doing The Wrong Jobs so Therefore No ‘Equal’ Pay Issue?

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by - 1 comment

I wonder what you make of this below. It’s a riposte to the CMI who estimate that women will have to work longer than men by 14 years to achieve same pay levels. This entire article appeared in the HR Grapevine in August 2014 In response to the figures from the Chartered Management Institute – which revealed that female managers would have to work 14 years longer than their male counterparts to achieve the same career earnings – the CEO

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Young Jobless Women Given Less Help Than Young Men.

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by - 1 comment

Because of stereotypical, gendered ideas about careers it seems that young women are more likely to be out of a job than young men. So says a report from the Young Women’s Trust: Totally Wasted? How Worklessness is Affecting Young Women? The found that young women are more likely to be out of work than men because of the very narrow career choices they are being funnelled into. Their options consisted of  care working, hairdressing, or nursing. The lads, on

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Do We Need A Feminist Party in the UK? Mary Beard for PM?

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by - 4 comments

Do we need a Feminist Party in the UK? As you might expect my answer is yes. What could be more of an inducement to form one than the inadequate political representation for half the population in our seat of *government? Sweden, however, actually does have a Feminist Party. Here’s some information on **them: The success of the Feminist Initiative (FI) in gaining one seat in the European Parliament – or 5.49 percent of the Swedish votes – is credited

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Every Time A Woman Defies the Odds And Makes It To The Top, We All Gain

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by - 2 comments

I’ve had some exciting news and I’m bursting to share it; one of my favourite women, (an ex coaching client), has been appointed CEO of her company! I’m so thrilled. I will be interviewing her soon for inclusion in the Speak Up journal as an inspirational woman, but I wanted to shout out her success (with permission, although I’m not naming her at the moment), because when we first started working together she was on the verge of giving it

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Are You a Big Knicker Feminist? (with all due credit to Caitlin Moran & Bridgette Jones)

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by - 1 comment

If you haven’t yet had the good fortune to come across anything written by Caitlin Moran I urge you to remedy that right now. She is outrageously funny and speaks loud and often on the topic of feminism. It’s rare for me to read something on feminism that makes me think again, and laugh out loud but she has done it. She has a new novel out, How to Build a Girl. Buy it. I laughed until I cried. I

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