Gender and Politics in the media

Anglesey worst in Wales for women’s rep. Cameron’s charm offensive on women. Study: female gender stereotypes have little impact on voting behavior.

David Cameron’s charm offensive on women Evening Standard The Prime Minister is attempting to tackle his “problem” with female voters by arranging a series of meetings with high-achieving women at No 10. He is holding gatherings of influential people from different professions to find out “what women want” as …

Electoral Reform Society warns of ‘snail’s pace’ of change in boosting number of women councillors in Wales. Walesonline

Action urged on council election ‘glass ceiling’ for women after dismal … WalesOnline A report by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) in Wales obtained by WalesOnline, analysing the results of the poll, revealed how continuing barriers to women standing meant the island’s female representation remained the worst in Wales, with only three …

Michael Portillo visits Ewell for women’s rights exhibition This is Local London Irene Cockroft is the guest curator of Dying for the Vote, an exhibition examining women’s. An exhibition examining women’s struggle for the vote has attracted national media attention from the likes of politician-turned-journalist Michael Portillo …

Will shared parental leave turn negative stereotypes around? The Guardian “Antiquated and out of step” – that’s how Nick Clegg described the current system of maternity leave in November last year. … In that case, these changes will do little to directly address underlying negative stereotypes about women’s commitment to work.

Why do powerful men like David Cameron have to cling on to their wives? Telegraph.co.uk It’s not just his stance on Europe that has got David Cameron into trouble over the past few days, it’s his attitude towards hand-holding. Leading the … Strangely enough, the question of manual control is not asked when it’s the woman who’s the more …

Three Labour candidates vie to take on Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion Brighton and Hove News Three Labour candidates vie to take on Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion. Three women are in the running to be the Labour Party candidate in Brighton Pavilion at the next general election. One of the three women will take on Green MP Caroline Lucas …

Female gender stereotypes have little impact on voting behavior: study Raw Story Good news for women in politics: Most Americans are unlikely to discount your expertise regarding national security simply because you’re female. Abstract gender stereotypes do not impact people’s decision to vote for female candidates “in any …

The Rising Surge of Female Insolvency FemaleFirst.co.uk New Government figures show that for the first time, more women in England and Wales are set to be declared insolvent* than men. The analysis of Insolvency Service data by national charity Debt Advice Foundation revealed that in 20000 women made up …

CEDAW Report Suggests Equality Gains for Women Have Been Curbed by Coalition Cuts DiversityLink A recent report suggests that coalition government cuts in the past five years have disproportionately affected women so much that they are in danger of actually undoing some of the progress that has been made in gender equality in Britain . The report …

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It’s tough being a woman TD in a Dail chamber run by the boys Irish Independent When I entered the Dail in 1992 there was a high of 22 women elected. In the 20 years since, the pace of progress has been glacial. So much so that the body politic has eventually come round to the need for positive action to increase the numbers of …

The six things women can personally do for workplace gender equality Women’s Agenda Helen Conway doesn’t want to be accused of telling women how they can “fix the workplace gender equality” issue. But the head of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency does believe we all have a role to individually play in addressing the lack of women …

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