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Meet New Old Friends – Making People Laugh Since 2008

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by

Now generally speaking I am not in favour of nepotism, obviously. However, when it is my family I am in favour, obviously. Do check out this interview with the madcap duo behind New Old Friendss about to embark on a nationwide tour with CrimesUnder the Sun. Really funny and with a feminist twist…obviously!

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February 6th 2018 – Full Gender Equality Next?

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by

It’s 100 years since some women got the right to vote. Well, 8.5 million actually. It’s been something of a slow burn but we’re getting there…albeit slowly. Still, 8.5 million women, that’s a cause for celebration! Full gender equality, how long?

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When Women Thrive… and when they don’t.

Posted on January 24th, 2018 by

Two events happened this week, one very encouraging, one very discouraging. I heard about a company which is committed to gender equality, hosting a breakfast meeting at Davos. It was so encouraging. The second was a Financial Times expose of a ball for misoygnists. Which made me weep.

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Confession Time (or Career Advice for the Modest Woman)

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by

‘Don’t get above yourself’, or “That is SO unladylike, Jane.” Sound familiar? I wonder why it is that survey after survey tells us that women are not good at self promotion (by which they mean not as good as the chaps.) Sadly, on a bad day, I too suffer from the ‘don’t get above yourself’ syndrome. But together we can overcome!

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No Equal Pay (because you are a girl!)

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by

When I was 16 years old I made my first complaint about unequal pay in my Saturday job after discovering the boys got more. The year was 1970. The same year that the Equal Pay act was introduced. In 2018 Carrie Gracie resigns from the BBC because the boys get more pay. How much has changed?

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Let’s All Move to Iceland!

Posted on January 10th, 2018 by

Well done to tiny Iceland for doing what we in the UK have yet to achieve. They have made the gender pay gap illegal and companies who disobey will get fined. Can we do it here? Of course we could if vested interests in maintaining the status quo would move out of the way.

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