Gender and Politics in the media

UK: British MP quits to face sex assault charges. Gender on Labour’s agenda in Holyrood elections.

Holyrood hopefuls to be equal number of men and women. Picture: Kenny Smith

 

Gender on Labour’s agenda in Holyrood elections Edinburgh Evening News Edinburgh Northern & Leith, where long-serving MSP Malcolm Chisholm plans to stand down, will not be involved in the pairing arrangement since it is a Labour-held seat, but it could have an all-women shortlist as part of the same drive to improve …

Liberal Democrat MP accused of sexual assault resigns party whip The Guardian The woman complained to the police in 2010 but the inquiry was dropped. John Lyon, then parliamentary commissioner for standards, said in October 2011 that he did not have a remit to examine Hancock’s behaviour. The Lib Dems were asked to investigate…

Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock quits Liberal Democrat whip to fight sexual … The Independent But the fallout is likely to send shockwaves through the Liberal Democrat party which is still reeling in the aftermath of allegations. The woman’s solicitor, Harriet Wistrich, said she wrote to the party in October 2011 after her client failed to …

British MP quits to face sex assault charges, dealing body blow to Lib Dems Hong Kong Standard “I can assure you that I will continue to vigorously defend my position and that I completely refute the allegations made against me,” Hancock said in a letter to the Liberal Democrats. The woman has filed a civil lawsuit against the … The woman’s …

Women’s Business Council report – Response from Kate Green MP Labour Party It is also encouraging to see the recognition of the contribution that older women workers can make – an issue that Labour has been championing through our Older Women’s Commission. The Government should take note of each of these recommendations.

 

Emily Davidson

FleetStreetFox on Emily Davison 100 years on – and why women need to keep … Mirror.co.uk The Suffragette was fighting for votes for women, but what has really changed since her sacrifice? Getty. A hundred years ago this week a 40-year-old woman breathed her last. It wasn’t all that an unusual thing; in 1913 you weren’t guaranteed to reach …

Emily Davison: What is the suffragette’s legacy today? The Week UK Professor June Purvis from the University of Portsmouth on the BBC: “Many see her as a suicidal fanatic but others emphasise that she was a rational, intelligent woman who risked her life to bring the democratic right of the vote to women in Britain …

Sexism ‘shames us’ Journal Live The incident proved to be a precursor to change for women in Britain. In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the vote, later extended to women over the age of 21 in 1928. But Ceri Goddard, chief executive of the Fawcett Society …

Singing out for women’s rights The Australian IN 1913, London suffragette Emily Wilding Davison threw herself under King George V’s racehorse at the Epsom Derby in the cause of women’s right to vote. Almost 100 years to the day later – more by coincidence than design – southwest London rocked to a …

The moment Emily Davison walks in front of King’s horse ITV News Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary since the infamous protest which hugely contributed to the campaign to give women the right to vote. On June 4th 1913, a campaigner called Emily Davison walked onto the course in front of the King’s horse during the …

The suffragettes’ unlikeliest enemy The Guardian Over the last weeks there has been a slew of books, articles and even a TV sitcom commemorating the victorious fight for women’s votes, leading up to the centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s protest at the Epsom Derby. But one name has been singularly …

Why is Emily Wilding Davison remembered as the first suffragette martyr? OUPblog (blog) The obituary, published in Votes for Women (6 January 1911), was written by Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, one of Mrs Pankhurst’s co-leaders of the Women’sSocial and Political Union (WSPU) and explained that, to bring women freedom, “Mary Clarke laid …

Legacy of tragic Emily Davison ‘betrayed’ Journal Live The incident proved to be a precursor to change for women in Britain. In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the vote, later extended to women over the age of 21 in 1928. But Ceri Goddard, chief executive of the Fawcett Society …

Equality progress ‘still slow’ 100 years after Davison’s Derby death Herald Scotland One hundred years since suffragette Emily Wilding Davison ran in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby in the name of women’s rights, progress towards equality in Britain’s democratic institutions is still painfully slow, campaigners have said.

 

France

French conservatives pick woman for Paris mayor race Chicago Tribune Holding onto the mayorship for the ruling Socialist Party will be a challenge for President Francois Hollande, whose approval ratings have slumped to as low as 24 percent as voters blame him for record unemployment and stalled economic growth. The race …

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