Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Miliband plans 4th reshuffle to shake up shadow cabinet. Carney Bemoans All-Male Panel, Seeks More Women at BOE

Afghanistan’s pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for … Not only are conservatives agitating to close women’s shelters, which they describe as whore houses, the country’s parliament is considering a change in the …

Ed Miliband has plans for a fourth reshuffle of his front bench in September amid concerns over a lack of dynamism in the shadow cabinet. Photograph: Felix Clay

Miliband plans fourth reshuffle to shake up shadow cabinet The Guardian Rachel Reeves, the shadow chief secretary to the treasury, who has been on maternity leave, is also being tipped for a more prominent role as the opposition prepares for the general election.

In April, Meg Hillier, a Labour MP, complained that Miliband was not doing enough to promote Labour women to prominent positions. Labour women tipped for promotion include Emma Reynolds, the shadow Europe minister, Liz Kendall, a health spokesman, and Stella Creasy, the shadow crime prevention minister.

Lisa Nandy, a shadow education minister, who is from the left of the party, is understood to fear for her job.

Miliband’s party has dropped three points in the last two weeks leaving them with a lead of just 7% over the Conservatives, according to a new Opinium/Observer poll.

Why on earth would a woman ever vote for Ukip – the ultimate ‘old … All the hoo-ha over Ukip in the last few days has shone a light on what the party’s stars, aspiring candidates and ordinary members think about what Neville 

Carney Bemoans All-Male Panel as He Seeks More Women at BOE …Businessweek Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said today the lack of women on the  Labour Party lawmaker Stella Creasy also reported abusive comments posted 

Striking right note over the ‘female’ banknotes Blackpool Gazette After a row over lack of female representation on paper money, The Bank of England has announced Jane Austen is to feature on the £10 note. Jane Austen is …

Cameron’s Unhappy Families The Times (subscription) The Conservative Party wins elections when it gets more votes from women than from men. Over recent weeks David Cameron and George Osborne have both …

Up for a fight: Stella Creasy Guardian News & Media

Twitter trolls: Stella Creasy takes a pop at David Cameron as she … The last thing Stella Creasy wants to hear as she takes the ­battle to vile internet trolls is someone like David Cameron telling women to “calm down, dear”.

The Labour MP has joined feminist writer Caroline Criado-Perez on a crusade against the online bullying of women after both were threatened with rape by deluded saddoes on Twitter.

And she is also taking aim at the PM, saying his famously patronising ­comment to MP Angela Eagle in Parliament makes him part of the problem, not the solution, the Sunday People can reveal.

She said: “His saying ‘calm down dear’ is symptomatic of a culture in which the contribution women isn’t valued but dismissed. We’ll all be better for it when women don’t ‘calm down’ but get stuck in to helping change the world.”

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