Gender and Politics in the media

Women scientists less likely to receive funding, study finds. Pantene’s ‘Labels Against Women’ Commercial.

Female mutilation action call Herald Scotland A strategy to prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) should be brought forward by the Scottish Government following a lack of prosecutions for the crime, Labour have said.

At least 3000 women are at risk of the illegal practice, yet no prosecutions have been achieved and no police reports have been filed in Scotland, according to Labour’s Jenny Marra.

The revelations were first publicised by The Herald last month.

Yesterday Ms Marra used a debate on human rights at Holyrood to call for action to tackle FGM, arguing that legislation banning it is not enough.

She told MSPs that women and girls are “sewn up like rag dolls, only to be unsewn again for sex or childbirth”.

Women scientists less likely to receive funding, study finds The Independent British women scientists researching cures to the world’s most deadly diseases are less likely to receive funding than their male counterparts, and also receive significantly smaller sums, a study has found.

In a finding that poses uncomfortable questions for the UK scientific establishment, researchers uncovered evidence of women scientists working in the field of infectious diseases being disadvantaged in crucial funding allocations for more than a decade. Out of more than 6,000 funding grants between 1997 and 2010, less than a quarter were awarded to studies led by women. Male scientists received nearly £1.8bn of funding in the time period, compared to just £488m for women.

Pantene’s ‘Labels Against Women’ Commercial Hits Scarily Close … Huffington Post The short video explores the double standards that many women face at work. … Saatchi and Saatchi’s campaign for The Conservative Party ahead of the 1979 …

TV Ads that Add Up: Six Strategies for Women Candidates Huffington Post In the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut last year, Congressman Chris Murphy’s … And because of that, women tend to pay a higher price at the polls for being …

GOP candidate explains how to talk to women MSNBC Less than one week after the National Republican Congressional Committee and Speaker Boehner began holding sessions where Republican aides were …

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs: Women want to be … Salon If Iowa Senate candidate Mark Jacobs is anything to judge by, the Republican Party’s attempt to train its members on how to better communicate with women is …

The Individual and the Legacy: Politics and Gender in South Asia … Asia Society Join us as we explore political landscapes and gender dynamics in South Asia, through the journeys and experiences of accomplished women politicians …

Old gender stereotypes perpetuate an old problem: gender inequality StartupSmart The day after the recent COAG Tracking Equity Report was published there was some talk of experts being baffled about the results. How can it be that girls …

Delhi elects only three women to its assembly Reuters India Women’s rights activists blamed the poor showing on the three main political parties … If they really care about women, they should have better representation,” …

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