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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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What Does ‘Political Correctness’ Mean to You?

Posted on September 12th, 2017 by

There has been much media noise about gender neutrality, or fluidity, especially in relation to children uncomfortable with their assigned gender. This is proving challenging for a lot of people. Yet who gains most when we challenge our assumptions? Or rather, do we lose anything?

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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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Some Days You Just Can’t Win, Can You?

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by

Last week I got accused of using a ‘pretty woman’ to promote my post in a sexist way. The post was about sexism and the picture? Well, judge for yourself. The subject of the photo was very amused.

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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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