Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Scotland Yard to investigate Lord Rennard allegations. Women miss out in labour market as new jobs go to men.

David Cameron gave me ‘soft, girly’ job, says public health minister The Guardian Anna Soubry, the outspoken public health minister, has said David Cameron appointed her to the post because it is wrongly seen as the “soft bloody girly option”. In another of her trademark interviews, in which she attacked the “twattery” of Tory …

Women miss out in labour market as new jobs go to men The Independent Ceri Goddard, the society’s chief executive, said: “If the Government doesn’t address this growing problem, we risk returning to a much more male dominated labour market, with record numbers of women unemployed, those in work typically earning less …

Labour report: Women earn less, Caymanians earn more Caymanian Compass Female employees in the Cayman Islands are still earning considerably less than their male counterparts, according to a recently completed jobs survey by the government’s Economics and Statistics Office. The review also showed that non-Caymanian …

Lord Rennard, who denies claims that he sexually harassed women. Photograph: Cathal Mcnaughton/PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Police investigate sexual harassment claims against Lib Dem peer The Guardian The Women Liberal Democrats group wrote to Nick Clegg in February with concerns about the vigour of the party’s own investigations, saying its members had been “shocked and saddened” by the allegations against Rennard. In previous statements …

Scotland Yard to investigate Lord Rennard allegations The Independent A former Liberal Democrat activist was one of “several women” understood to have called the police hotline. Alison Smith, now an Oxford University lecturer claimed to have suffered an incident “more serious than having a hand placed on her knee” in 2007.

Video: David Cameron defends plans for nurses Belfast Telegraph The Prime Minister says the coalition’s NHS reforms had put power into the hands of doctors rather than bureaucrats. As well as insisting that the Government’s economic policies were on the right track, Mr Cameron said progress was being made to ensure…

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