UK: How can the Liberal Democrats cure its ‘woman problem’? IRE: Divorce brought more women into workforce.

How can the Liberal Democrats cure its ‘woman problem’? Telegraph.co.uk The Liberal Democrats have a woman problem. That only seven of the party’s 57 MPs are women makes that painfully obvious, and no equivocation about an unfair electoral system making it harder to get female candidates elected can disguise that fact.

Criminalise possession of ‘rape porn’, campaigners urge David Cameron The Guardian More than a hundred anti-rape groups and campaigners have written to the prime minister urging him to make it a criminal offence to possess internet pornography depicting rape. They argue that such material “glorifies, trivialises and normalises” the abuse of women and girls, and note that both Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell – recently convicted of murdering April Jones and Tia Sharpe respectively – were users of “violent and misogynistic pornography”.

US research demonstrates a significant link between ‘arousal to rape material and a propensity to rape’. Photograph: Michael Dunlea/Alamy

 

Tory MP’s comments on women doctors dismissed by Downing Street BBC News The government has distanced itself from the remarks of a Conservative MP who described female doctors as a “tremendous burden” on the NHS. During a debate in Westminster Hall, Conservative MP Anne McIntosh spoke about the percentage of medical …

Arrival of divorce brought more women into workforce Irish Independent MARRIED women entered the workforce in greater numbers after divorce was legalised as they sought “self-insurance” against the risk of their marriages falling apart, according to a leading think tank. The Economic Social and Research Institute (ESRI), which examined the impact of the legalisation of divorce on the labour supply of women in Ireland between 1994 to 2001 – including the participation rates of religious and non-religious wives – says …

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