Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Ann Widdecombe: women MPs not discriminated against. Boris Johnson accused of sexism after joke.

Ann Widdecombe was speaking at the Telegraph Ways With Words festival Photo: CHRISTOPHER JONES

Ann Widdecombe: women MPs are not discriminated against Telegraph.co.uk Speaking at the Telegraph Ways With Words festival, she told an audience a female Labour MP who complained men had been “rude” to her was not the victim of misogyny but simply “useless”. Referring to the influx of 101 so-called “Blair’s Babes” elected …

PM’s adviser on women’s issues to cover education and childcare as well The Guardian Downing Street insiders moved to dismiss suggestions that Laura Trott – appointed amid much fanfare 17 months ago to win support for Cameron among female voters – had been sidelined. They insist she is still expected to continue advising the prime …

Boris Johnson accused of sexism after joking that women go to university to … Telegraph.co.uk Mr Johnson then interjected, saying that the female students Mr Razak was referring to “have got to find men to marry”. Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Equality Minister, called on Mr Johnson to apologise for his “outdated opinions”. “Boris Johnson may …

Boris Johnson criticised for suggesting women go to university to find husband The Guardian Labour’s shadow equality minister, Kate Green, called on the mayor to apologise. “Boris Johnson may think his buffoonery allows him to get away with his outdated opinions but this isn’t funny. These comments are insulting to the women across the …

Union ‘stitch-up is forcing out black Labour candidates’: Party suspended … Daily Mail Four highly qualified black women filed official complaints against Labour officials after not being selected for the shortlist to represent the party in Lambeth. In Southwark, where deputy leader Harriet Harman has her parliamentary seat, the former …

Tony Abbott tells female journalist to ‘calm down’ Women’s Agenda Abbott’s not the first male politician to attempt the ‘calm down’ approach when dismissing a line of questioning from female journalists. In April 2011 UK PM David Cameron was accused of sexism after telling a female MP to “calm down dear” during a …

Chauvinism stops women getting top European media jobs Reuters AlertNet Research by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) also showed that almost three-quarters of media organisations in the European Union (EU) have no gender equality plans, diversity policies or codes of conduct whatsoever. “These results were …

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