Gender and Politics in the media

Women will be winners of Cameron’s reshuffle. Cameron’s internet porn war won’t put women off watching it.

Gender balance: David Cameron (centre) said he now has the pool of talent to promote more women to the frontbench, in addition to International Development Secretary Justine Greening, seated to his left.

Women will be winners of Cameron’s reshuffle: Prime Minister says he now has … Daily Mail Women are to be the big winners of the government reshuffle, David Cameron signalled today. The Prime Minister gave his strongest hint yet that his shake-up of ministers expected in around six weeks dramatically increase the number of women at the top table.

Three years into the coalition, he insisted he now has a ‘much bigger talent pool’ to draw on to fulfil his promise that a third of jobs would go to women. Mr Cameron has faced criticism for his failure to promote women in the past, amid claims he left two female Cabinet ministers in tears when he sacked them in last September’s reshuffle. In 2009 he promised that at the end of his first term as Premier he wanted a third of all of his ministers to be female.

David Cameron’s internet porn war won’t put women off watching it Telegraph.co.uk The announcement from David Cameron today about ‘opt-in’ porn restrictions and bans on particular material, such as rape scenes, is being heralded by some as a success for families. The hard campaigning on the subject, which kicked off in earnest …

Feature: Israel’s Arab women magazine challenges conventional values Xinhua In traditional societies accustomed to veils, displaying one’s beauty requires no small amount of courage. However, the Arab community is “accepting changes,” Yara pointed out, saying these photos are meant to challenge the engrained misconception and stereotyping of Arab society in general.

“The Arab world’s very dynamic. We went through many eras of changes,” Mashour said. “Look at the magazine that we had in the 1970s, you see a lot more freedom… Then you went through another era of conservatism. Now what we’re doing is trying first to go back to that time of freedom. This is art.”

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