Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Tackling the ‘crisis of masculinity’ creates a crisis for feminism. Lebanon: feminists lobby for 30% female MP quota.

PMQs: Clegg and Harman on unemployment figures BBC News Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman asked for “today’s excuse” as Wednesday’s unemployment figures showed more people were out of work….

Nadine Dorries has taken a week to prove that David Cameron needs a new … Telegraph.co.uk (blog) At the weekend, she was suggesting that David Cameron’s plans to allow gay marriage will cost the Conservatives more than 50 seats at the next election. Today, she’s talking about a joint Ukip candidacy next time around. It’s worth noting that on both…

How tackling the ‘crisis of masculinity’ creates a crisis for feminism The Guardian It seems that masculinity is in crisis again and this time the Labour party is going to save us. Two leading MPs are putting men’s issues back on the political agenda with speeches about the other half of gender equality. On Monday, Labour’s policy co-ordinator, Jon Cruddas, said the Conservatives have dominated the fatherhood debate using the stereotype of a feckless underclass of absent dads. Labour, he says, “will value the role of fathers”.

‘This struggle between women’s issues and men’s issues is … rooted in the belief that gender equality is a women’s problem often caused by men.’ Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian

Older women ‘disappear from TV’ – Labour survey ITV News Women on television are affected by a “combination of ageism and sexism” that does not apply to men, according to new figures released by Labour. Harriet Harman, shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport, asked the six main UK broadcasters …

Lebanon: feminists lobby for 30% female MP quota ANSAmed Around 50 women and activists gathered Monday in Ajami Square in downtown Beirut to renew the call for a 30% quota for women in the upcoming parliamentary elections and the new cabinet still to be formed by Prime …

14 women elected to NA, PA seats in general election Business Recorder (blog) According to unofficial results announced by Election Commission of Pakistan, 14 women were successful in May 11 general elections 2013 by winning five National and nine provincial assembles seats. Women, who reached in National Assembly, included …

Young Men Break with Machista Stereotypes in Ecuador Inter Press Service “We seek and promote gender equality and equal rights and opportunities for men and women,” said Valencia, one of the founders of the network of young people – originally all men – united against machismo, whose members call themselves Cascos Rosa …

Maoists to maintain 33 pc women representation Himalayan Times During his meeting with women rights activists Wednesday, the UCPN-Maoist Chairman Dahal said,” There should be 33 per cent women participation in every state apparatus”. Discussions about the same matters were going on among the four political …

Women in Politics – YouTube 78 min Many political observers say 2012 was “The Year of the Woman.” Voters sent a record …

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