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7 Days That Rocked My World

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by

It’s been a strange week for women. The Weinstein abuse story breaks and sympathy abounds. Then the backlash. Why didn’t they tell? Let’s get to our comfortable space of blaming the women. And then, amazingly, we begin to listen to the women. Really listen.

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It’s a Long Road for Women in Journalism

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by

I am a huge fan of the campaigning/support group Women in Journalism (let’s face it, I am a fan of women in anything!) Seriously though, WiJ, as it’s members call it, is playing an important part in promoting gender equality in journalism. By which I mean ensuring women get a fair crack of the whip. It’s a long, hard road.

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No More Boys and Girls – In conversation with Graham Andre

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by

The BBC programme No More Boys and Girls sparked a heated debate across the UK. Its subject was creating a more gender neutral environment in schools and the impact this had. Noticeably the girls’ self esteem rose considerably. Meet the teacher featured in the programme, Graham Andre.

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Boys and Girls, Gender Stereotyping, and My Life’s Work!

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 by

If you’re in the UK you may have heard the buzz around a BBC two programme looking at how girls and boys are treated differently. It’s called No More Boys and Girls, a deliberately provocative title. The premise is that boys and girls are not substantially different in abilities or behaviour but the way we treat them makes them so. And that has lasting implications for all of us.

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Is Sexism Alive and Well?

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by

‘I don’t know of one female journalist who hasn’t been discriminated against at work’. Catherine Mayer certainly has and is doing something about it by suing her former employer. More power to her. We have to call out sexism when we can.

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Women, You Are So Powerful!

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by

Women, you are much more powerful than you realise. Small steps can lead to big changes. You can make a difference. Recognise your power. Woman Up!

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