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UK: Cameron’s Porn Crackdown: Why Not Page 3 Too? Ask Campaigners. Cameron Indicates He Will Promote From Female ‘Talent Pool’.

Theresa May is currently one of only 4 full cabinet ministers


David Cameron Indicates He Will Promote From Female ‘Talent Pool’ In Tory …
Huffington Post UK
…The prime minister is frequently criticised for not including enough women in his top team. There are currently just four women out of 22 who are full members of the cabinet; home secretary Theresa May, culture secretary Maria Miller, Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villers and development secretary Justine Greening.
Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi also has the right to attend cabinet meetings. And there are 12 other Tory women who hold ministerial posts.

Cameron told BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour on Monday morning that now the Conservative Party had 48 women MPs there was a big enough “talent pool” for him to choose from.

Want a pay rise? You’d better hope your boss has a DAUGHTER: Men with female offspring are ‘more generous’ Daily Mail …Scientists have hypothesised that daughters, compared to sons, bring out a father’s caretaking tendencies – that as a man brushes their daughters’ hair or play dolls with them, they become kinder.

Previous studies have shown that American legislators with daughters vote more liberally. This is also true of British male voters who have daughters, especially in terms of referendum and policy choices about reproductive rights.

For male chief executives, this daughter-driven increase in empathy may account for more generous impulses toward employees that reduce the temptation toward wage cuts.

David Cameron must woo the school-run mums The Times (subscription) David Cameron has a problem with women and he is setting out to woo them. Yesterday the Prime Minister announced plans to clamp down on internet pornography. “I feel profoundly — as a politician, and as a father — that the time for action has come…

Cameron refuses to back ban on Sun’s Page 3 topless images The Guardian David Cameron has said he would never support a ban on topless images on page 3 of the Sun newspaper, as he set out plans for greater regulation of online pornography.

Pressed to explain the distinction between his proactive position on online pornographic images and his laissez-faire stance on topless images in newspapers, he said that it was up to consumers whether or not they wanted to buy the Sun.

“This is an area where we should leave it to consumers to decide, rather than to regulators,” he said in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

David Cameron, Prime Minister Cracks Down on Internet Pornography Guardian Express On the other side of the fence, Holly Dustin, director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition wholly supported the Prime Minister and his decision, “We are delighted that David Cameron has responded to the call by experts and women’s groups to ban …

Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work The Guardian The pornification of the mainstream disturbs many women. And some men once they have kids. Hello Robin Thicke; look at an ad where a woman has an orgasm because of a shampoo; watch reality TV. No it’s not Boden-world but David Cameron is all …

A British Porn Ban Is on the Way The Atlantic Wire In order to (supposedly) protect women and children, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is going to announce a set of measures designed to curb Brits’ appetite for porn. Sometime around the end of this year, those living in the British Isles will have …

 

David Cameron’s Porn Crackdown: Why Not Page 3 Too? Ask Campaigners Huffington Post UK David Cameron has been accused of double standards after announcing a crackdown on web porn – but refusing to condemn Page 3.

The Prime Minister wants all households to have to ‘opt in’ if they want to be able to view pornography on the internet, saying he wanted Britain to be a place “where children are allowed to be children”. He said the internet was free of the controls that exist on ‘top-shelf’ magazines or adult films.

This led to questions about pictures of topless women on Page 3 of The Sun.

Online porn ban: David Cameron’s crusade against ‘violent’ pornography … The Independent Some women’s groups believe that Page 3 in The Sun is pornography – not a view David Cameron shares. Computer algorithms may not be the best means of deciding what is and what is not pornographic. Do we want to live in a nanny state? The basis of …

Why David Cameron’s proposed internet porn shield is full of holes Mirror.co.uk It takes something special to grab a significant share of the national conversation just as an heir to the throne is being born, but David Cameron has well and truly done that today with his ham-fisted porn crusade. A bit like King Canute trying to …

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