The ‘WouldItBeSaidToAMan?’ Test (WIBSTAM)

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by

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One of my ‘tests’ when I’m thinking something is sexist or just plain rude, is “Would anyone ever say this to a man?” Do you do that too?

Well, there is a great parody account on Twitter which does just that and most days it makes me laugh out loud at the absurdity. It also makes you realise just how patronised we are by magazines and the media. Do check out @Manwhohasitall. It’s brilliant!

Here’s some examples:

@manwhohasitall
Being ignored, mistaken for the tea gentleman or branded a ‘paternity risk’. Are men overreacting when it comes to issues they face at work?
@manwhohasitall
TODAY’S FACT: Being a father needn’t be a disadvantage to your career.
@manwhohasitall
“Anyone I work with knows that I am a dad. I don’t try to hide it and pretend to be focused only on my work”. Dean, age 39. Inspirational.
@manwhohasitall
All men! NEVER doubt your ability to lead. Men can ACTUALLY be great leaders IF they can harness their inner passion.

Speak Up, for women.

Spotlight on RenewYou Specialists – Tracey McEachran

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by

Don’t you just love working with lovely people? I am so lucky. I run a business for women where I get to choose who works with me! I’m very pleased to be able to share some of those lovely people with you and find out how they came to be on the team. This month I’m spotlighting Tracey McEachran

Bella Vuillermoz – Inspirational woman!

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by

I ‘met’ Bella first through a chance twitter encounter. She has the brilliantly titled role of Director of Women in Leadership which sounds pretty cool. A couple of calls later and I’m even more impressed. Sky is certainly taking on gender equality on a big way.

Meet The Ruby Darlings! W.E.P. Darlings too!

Posted on November 25th, 2015 by

Last month I attended the launch party for the Women’s Equality Party. As you can imagine it was a great event. There was a really good band on stage, too. The lyrics to their songs were amazing and laugh out loud funny. After their set I got talking with Darling, one half of the dynamic female duo fronting the band.

No Feminism in A level Politics? Are They Mad?

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by

The Department for Education recently published proposals to remove the current teaching on feminism from the syllabus of the Politics A-level, along with the topics of sex/gender, gender equality, and patriarchy. Instead, it proposes to include feminism, one of the most important and ongoing political movements in modern history, under the generic title of ‘pressure groups’ – along with the suffragettes. It’s not called HIStory by accident. Like thousands of others, I am incensed. In the year we finally get

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What Do You Do When a Fire Engine Interrupts You? Take a pic!

Posted on November 17th, 2015 by

I wanted it to be a special day and it was, in more ways than one.
First of all I woke up with half a voice….
There is something about the arrival of a fire engine that seems to reduce sane women (and some men) to a laughing heap. We were no exception.

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