UK: Women are urged to make votes count, Just how do we get more women into politics?

Kerry McCarthy

Where are the women in universities? The Guardian (blog) Women’s under-representation in almost all spheres of public life was the prompt for a British Academy debate last week at The Culture Capital Exchange’s Inside Out festival: “Where are all the women?” Speakers included women working in film, business, …

Just how do we get more women into politics? Bristol24-7 With only one woman standing for Bristol Mayor and one for Avon & Somerset PCC – Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy looks at how we might encourage more women to step forward.

Campaign group calls for women to ‘use their vote’ in mayoral and PCC elections This is Bristol A GENDER equality group is calling for women to “use their vote” in the up-coming mayoral and police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections.

Bristol Mayor and Avon & Somerset Police Crime Commissioner elections … Bristol24-7 With more than half the population of Bristol being female and three of the city’s MPs being women, you might think this would be reflected in the candidates for Bristol Mayor and Avon & Somerset Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) – but you’d be wrong.

The end of feminism? There are more of us than you think The Independent Last week there was much ado about Netmums, the website which produced a poll pronouncing the end of feminism, on the basis that only one in seven of a group of women they surveyed self-defined as a feminist

Women are urged to make votes count This is Bristol WOMEN are being encouraged to use their vote in the up-coming mayoral and police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections. Given that there are so few female candidates, Bristol Fawcett Society wants to see voters find out what each candidate can do for …

Where are all the women? DAWN.com WHEN I was a young lecturer a knock came at my office door. “Oh”, said the young man as I opened it, “So sorry — I was looking for Dr Reynolds.” This is a story from the ‘olden days’ but things have not changed that much. I think of one eminent woman friend whose writing was criticised for “a streak of vulgarity”. Or the colleague serving on a selection committee where a man expressed surprise at her support for another woman because she was “so much better looking”. Women’s under-representation in all spheres of public life (in the UK) was the prompt for last week’s British Academy debate at the Culture Capital Exchange’s Inside Out Festival: ‘Where are all the women?’

Why is Louise Mensch playing her relationship out on Twitter? Telegraph.co.uk Nobody can deny that Labour MP, Austin Mitchell, has got a rubbish sense of humour, after he told former Tory MP Louise Mensch that ‘a good wife doesn’t disagree with her master in public’ yesterday on Twitter.

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