Category Archives: Gender and Politics in the media

Coverage of gendered topics (men, women or men vs/and women) in the media

Best-ever election for women gives Britain a more balanced cabinet

Rainbow Murray, Queen Mary University of London After all the speculation, we now know how all the parties fared in the general election. But what about women? Was this a good outcome for them? The answer is a qualified yes. … Continue reading

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How the major UK parties are trying to court women’s votes

Rainbow Murray, Queen Mary University of London Women comprise 52% of the British electorate, so it’s fair to say our votes will decide this election. This is a fact that none of the parties has ignored. All three main parties … Continue reading

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A ‘Gender Friendly’ Parliament after GE 2015? The Case for a Women and Equality Committee

Originally posted on Parliaments and Legislatures:
Please note that this blog piece was originally published on PolicyBristol Hub on 27 April, and is available here. By Sarah Childs The 2015 general election portends an era of  ‘dangerous’ women having undue…

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What Germany’s Gender Quotas for Candidates Can Teach Us about Its Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards

Originally posted on IASGP:
What Germany’s Gender Quotas for Candidates Can Teach Us about Its Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards   By Louise Davidson- Schmich, University of Miami In December the New York Times International Edition published an op-ed piece,…

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UK: Lib Dems, parental leave and flexible working. Old Etonians, Red Princes: Tories, Labour revert to dynastic politics.

Old Etonians and Red Princes: Tories and Labour are reverting to dynastic politics Telegraph.co.uk (blog) …Cameron’s trouble is that his chumocracy is overlaid with more than a whiff of class privilege that most of us thought had disappeared from politics 40 years … Continue reading

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Retirement not a matter for gender equality. Progress on UN gender goals marred by ‘honor’ system.

Are Capability And Commitment Enough To Bring More Women To The Table? Forbes As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s very disappointing that the business world still suffers from lack of female representation on boards … Retirement not a matter for gender equality, say most Global Times A recent survey … Continue reading

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GOP Needs a Better Story for Women. Huckabee Thinks Female Candidates Require ‘a Sense of Pedestal’.

‘Boss Bill’ prevents employer’s religious beliefs from infringing on women’s health care decisions Legislative Gazette With the Women’s Equality Act stalled in the Senate Labor Committee, advocates want to ensure that the reproductive health rights secured by the … Mike Huckabee Thinks Female Candidates Require ‘a Sense of Pedestal’ National Journal There’s good … Continue reading

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