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Gender Equality and Rumpelstiltskin

Posted on December 7th, 2014 by - 0 comments

I love a good evening at the theatre, and I am passionate about gender equality. It’s not often the two get combined in one delightful package! My local theatre, The Theatre Royal Bath, has a dedicated children’s space, The Egg. This Christmas season they are showing Rumpelstiltskin (they don’t go in for traditional ‘sacchariney’ shows). I went to see it last week and as we left my (grown up) son nudged me and said ‘Bet you get a blog post

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If You Looked Up Would You Find a Fan?

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by - 0 comments

I have a ceiling fan in my office but you’d be amazed at how often I start working, the room gets hotter, and I suddenly look up and see my fan. It’s there all the time so why do I forget about it? That’s a question I often wryly ask myself: why do I let myself get all hot and bothered before remembering it? I guess it’s because I get so caught up and involved in what I’m doing that

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The Honeycombs – Early Pioneers of Female Equality?

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by - 0 comments

I have no idea why this suddenly popped into my head. I think it may have been because I had BBC Radio 2 gently playing in the background as I was working and one of their records must have taken me back 50 years. For whatever reason, I suddenly had this vision of the sixties group, The Honeycombs. I wasn’t an avid fan, in fact I was about 8 or 9 when they first appeared on the screen. They have

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Woman Need Role Models Who Are Women? Of Course!

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by - 0 comments

It seems a self evident truth that requires no explanation: It helps to have role models in your chosen field, and it helps if those role models are a bit like you. We’ve known that about ethnicity for ages yet somehow the gender question has not received so much attention, until relatively recently. There are several inspiring women and men out there trying hard to combat the very negative, demeaning images of womanhood promoted in the media, as well as

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The Misrepresentation of Women

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by - 0 comments

Later this month I’m introducing the film Miss Representation to a group of women in finance in Edinburgh. Afterwards there’ll be a panel with some notable women, including Scottish MPs and advocates. I’m really looking forward to it…but… At age 58 I never in my wildest dream imagined I’d be doing this. Not giving the talk, but there still being a need for the talk and the film. I really thought the world would be much more equal for women

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Three Women -Three Amazing Stories: Politician, Businesswoman, Academic

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by - 0 comments

Role models are very important and it’s not always easy to find some great female role models (In case you hadn’t spotted it, the media tends to give more prominence to men…) so here’s three stories from three amazing women from three different backgrounds. If you’ve missed their stories in the past, sit back now and enjoy. The POLITICIAN. Siobhan Benita stood as an independent London mayoral candidate in the May 2012 elections. She wasn’t bankrolled by any of the

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