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Women in the Armed Forces (?) and Why Men Need Tampons

Posted on December 13th, 2018 by

Check out this gloriously ironic picture tweeted by Stella Creasy. And find out what are next book club choice is and share your thoughts. Plus, an early bird booking offer for Speak Up next year! Come and join us in Bristol.

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Shocking News! Men Far Too Emotional When it Comes to ….

Posted on November 27th, 2018 by

Women are frequently described as risk averse when it comes to money. It’s not usually intended as a compliment. Women are not deemed as good as men when it comes to finance, which must be true, mustn’t it, as most senior figures in finance are men. Well, like so many things when it comes to debunking old sexist tropes, the evidence does not support this claim. One gender makes much more money, guess which one…?

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Women’s Voices – We’re Mad But Not Insane!

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by

Women’s voices are not heard. And if we speak up so much that we cannot be ignored we are often subject to abuse, often by doubting our sanity. Because women that question the patriarchy, the established order, must be mad, mustn’t they? Just ask Carole Cadwalladr.

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Do You Care Who is on Your Banknotes? Plus, WWBC!

Posted on November 12th, 2018 by

Have you heard of Ada Lovelace? Most people when they think of scientists fall back on images of men. The Bank of England is looking for suggestions for its new £50 note. Its website features an illustration of a man but wouldn’t it to be good to have a female? You can participate by a quick visit to their website and add your suggestions. Up the Women! Th link to the bank is in the post. Hurry! We don’t have long.

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A *Paean of Praise to Caitlin Moran – How to Be Famous

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by

Has Caitlin Moran written a book that will go down as a great piece of feminist literature? Who knows? I think so. I think it’s a witty, laugh out loud, tear inducing novel of our time and that it should be compulsory reading in all schools. It is an explanation and a rebuttal for #MeToo. It is simply glorious. How to Be Famous, read it.

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No More Boys and Girls – video link to first episode

Posted on August 22nd, 2018 by

Last year the BBC aired a fascinating documentary looking at the impact of treating boys and girls differently in school. The gender gap is very evident at just age 7. At 7 girls think boys are better, and boys think boys are better. But a few relatively simple changes can change this. Plus, how to add a new string to your training bow with RenewYou, personal development for women.

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