Gender and Politics in the media

We need female ministers not political wives, PM criticised for giving honours to sacked men but not women

We need female ministers not political wives The Independent I like to think she stepped off the podium, nipped round the back and made a gagging motion with her fingers. The alternative – that Michelle Obama was unembarrassed about telling the Democratic National Convention how much more she loves her man since he became President – is simply too awful to contemplate. It’s almost as awful as David Cameron’s reshuffle, in which he sacked or demoted women and – this must be some kind of sick joke – appointed a Health Secretary who has voted for the time limit on legal abortions to be reduced from 24 to 12 weeks.

Maria Miller’s voting record on equality issues raises eyebrows over David … The Independent David Cameron’s decision to hand responsibility for women and gay rights policy to his new Culture Secretary Maria Miller today raised eyebrows among campaigners concerned at her voting record on equality issues.

I broke off reshuffle to help my children with ‘Furry Bear’, David Cameron reveals Telegraph.co.uk I inherited a party with only nine women MPs – there are now around 50. “I hope they will be working their way up, and through it you’ll see more women at the top in the future. I think they are up to it.”

PM criticised for giving honours to sacked men – but not women The Guardian “[David Cameron] needs to explain why he’s giving knighthoods to sacked male ministers while ignoring more senior women – another example of the prime minister’s women problem,” said Bradshaw.

David Cameron fired minister as he drunk wine , Told Spelman She Was Too Old’ Zim Diaspora As well as being accused of drinking wine while wielding the axe and making ministers cry, Cameron is under pressure to explain why he has failed to give honours to the women sacked from Cabinet, while men who’ve lost their jobs have been handed …

Downing Street Criticised For Failing To Honour Women Sacked From Cabinet … Huffington Post UK David Cameron is under pressure to explain why he has failed to give honours to the women sacked from Cabinet in this week’s reshuffle, while men who’ve lost their jobs have been given a slew of gongs.

David Cameron made three ministers cry when he sacked them Telegraph.co.uk The revelations, in this week’s edition of The Spectator magazine, will shine a further spotlight on Mr Cameron’s difficulties with women in his party. The Prime Minister is already under fire after reducing the number of women MPs with full Cabinet…

Business News: Demand for more women in Cabinet Coventry Telegraph GOVERNMENT must practice what it preaches and do more to inspire the next generation of female business leaders by giving more women key roles in the Cabinet, says a group in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Critics hit out at Cameron over reshuffle Financial Times David Cameron has come under fire over his handling of the Cabinet reshuffle amid reports he told Caroline Spelman, sacked as environment secretary, she was “too old” for the job and reduced several female reshuffle victims to tears.

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