Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Self-Confidence, Maternity Leave And Page 3. Women deserve better in a very blokey workforce. How to tell your wife you want to watch online porn.

Cameron Wants to Fast Track Women Bishops Into House of Lords Bloomberg U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants to see women bishops jump the queue for places in the House of Lords as the Church of England’s ruling body backed proposals to create them for the first time.

There are places for 26 bishops in the unelected upper chamber of Parliament. These go to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishops of Durham, London and Winchester. The other 21 places are allocated to the bishops who have held office longest.

 

Women with dependent children are more likely to be out of the labour force than their male counterparts. Photograph: Alamy

 

Women deserve a better deal in a workforce that remains very blokey The Guardian This week women’s workforce participation has taken centre stage as the government requested the productivity commission conduct a review into childcare and early learning and the council of Australian government’s reform council released its report comparing outcomes for girls and women across Australia.The timing could not be more opportune because data released last week from the Australian bureau of statistics shows that for the first time in 30 years, the percentage of women in the labour force is smaller than it was five years ago.Partly this is because younger women are staying in education longer. The participation rate of women aged 15 to 19 is just 56.4% compared to 60.4% five years ago, and a high of 61.4% in 2004.

However if we exclude the youth and those at the typical university age of up to 24, and focus on the women of prime working age of 25 to 54, we see that the percentage of these women in employment has also not grown in five years:

Leader of British Labour Party Calls For Stricter Web Porn Rules Reason Ed Miliband tonight called for stricter web porn rules as he raised fears about his sons being exposed to indecent images.

The Labour leader attacked the way women were portrayed online and on TV – and called for more female role models for children to look up to.

Self-Confidence, Maternity Leave And Page 3: Top Female … Huffington Post UK …Speaking on everything from women’s (lack of) self-confidence and maternity leave to male dominance in comment journalism and prevalence of The Sun’s Page 3, the panel offered thoughts not only on how to get ahead in the media but how women should be represented.

Despite the sterling careers of the women on stage, the reality is that there aren’t equal numbers of men and women in the media. Quoting a recent survey, Carla Buzasi highlighted that last year just 22% of newspaper front pages featured a woman’s byline.

How to tell your wife you want to watch online porn Telegraph.co.uk Every stage of a relationship has its own version of “the Talk”.

For women who are dating, this might be the “how many people have you slept with?” talk. For couples just getting together, it’s the “are we in a committed relationship?” talk.

Now comes the biggie: committed couples are going to start having the “should we unblock the porn?” talk.

David Cameron seems to think that ’embarrassed husbands’ will be the only ones having to have ‘the Talk’ with their disapproving wives. I hate to break it to you, Dave, but women watch porn too.

It’s difficult to get exact numbers but various surveys – including one from Marie Claire last year – suggested that 17 per cent of women will admit to watching porn on their own outside of relationships, and that 25 per cent of the money spent on porn is spent by women (sidenote to porn producers: clearly we’re more willing to pay for it, so take note!) Other studies suggest that 45 per cent of couples have watched porn together at some point.

NI21 AGM: Less grey hair, more women among the elected Belfast Telegraph “You are very good looking and I’m not that old,” Tina McKenzie, chair of NI21, protested as as she insisted on giving Ben Acheson a congratulatory kiss after he was nominated to the NI21 executive.

Earlier Ben (27) had asked her not to do any of that luvvy stuff but he took the joke in good humour.

As it happened, he didn’t make it to the leadership.

European Parliament Member Comes Out as Transgender, Rape … Advocate.com Nikki Sinclaire, who represents a region of the U.K. in the European Parliament, has just come out as transgender and also a rape survivor.

Sinclaire revealed that she had gender-reassignment surgery in 1995, while in her 20s, in her autobiography, Never Give Up, which will be published next Monday. Over the weekend, U.K. tabloid The Sun carried an extensive interview with her, with the less than sensitive headline “Rape After Sex Swap Op Turned Me Lesbian.”

Her own words tell a story more nuanced than the concept of “turning” her. Sinclaire does identify as lesbian and is in a long-term relationship with a woman, and she acknowledged that she “became very anti-men” after the rape, in 1999, but she also said she had same-sex attractions and experimented sexually with women before the attack.

Gender quota directive ‘weakens’ position of female politicians thejournal.ie “We do need to get more women into politics,” she said. “The gender quotas are about putting pressure on the grass roots to go out and actively find and …

FG politician Hussey quits race over gender quotas Irish Examiner “I can’t see why you have to put in a gender balance,” he said. “If women want to join political parties, they will join political parties. I fail to see the logic of it.

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