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Inspirational women – Emma Barnett

Posted on November 10th, 2015 by

“Women should not wait to be given power. We have to learn to take it.” Emma Barnett in conversation with Jane C Woods. Inspirational!

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The Women’s Equality Party Launched Today

Posted on October 20th, 2015 by

Trust me, this date, October 20th 2015, will go down in history as the day the tide turned. The fourth wave of feminism made its biggest splash yet.

The Women’s Equality Party launched its policy documents in London, UK.

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Was One of Your Female Relatives Locked Up?

Posted on October 12th, 2015 by

We honour those brave women every time we make use of our right to vote. It’s also one of the reasons I am a life member of the Women’s Equality Party. As Professor Mary Beard said:
We have [still] not learned to hear authority in women’s voices.

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What Has BBC Woman’s Hour Ever Done for Us?

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by

  It’s no secret to anyone who follows me on Twitter (@JaneCWoods) that I have a long standing affair with Woman’s Hour. I think it’s a pearl of a programme and has been genuinely ground breaking over the years. For readers beyond the UK, Woman’s Hour is a programme on BBC radio 4 which began in 1946. The first presenter was a man! Well, it was 1946… (see more here on BBC website). It covers anything which women are interested

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A Rule of Thumb for Wife Beaters?

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by

Have you been watching Amanda Vickery’s series on the Suffragettes on the BBC? It is a brilliant show but watching it made me realise once again just how little distance we’ve travelled and how far we had to go. It’s salutary to be reminded that one half of the population was totally subjugated by the other half. Parliament was totally male and women were not even allowed into the public gallery but forced to listen via ventilator shaft. (You might

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International Women’s Day – What Can I Do?

Posted on March 8th, 2015 by

Happy International Women’s day! Now what? It’s difficult really to know just how to mark IWD in a personal capacity. There are so many wonderful initiatives happening but it’s not always easy to make a choice, especially if you’re not close to city centre. So here’s a suggestion for your own private International Women’s day resolution: Resolve not to automatically judge women for their choices. We’re all trying to make our way in a world steeped in sexism. For some

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