Category Archives: Gender and Politics in the media

Coverage of gendered topics (men, women or men vs/and women) in the media

‘Desperately seeking an Elderly Gentleman with a Large Majority … to Persuade Parliament to Allow MPs to Job-share’

By Professors Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, Birkbeck, University of London Or a woman MP for that matter. But they must be adored by their parliamentary and local constituency party so that both will be happy for them to stand … Continue reading

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Gender Pay Gap Transparency: Will It Work?

This guest post by Ben Worthy originally appeared on the Open Data Study blog. In July this year the BBC, with a bang and probably a muffled whimper, released details of its highest earners. It predictably provoked outrage at the … Continue reading

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2017 Women & Politics Essay Prize

We are very happy to announce the winners of the 2017 Women & Politics Essay Prize! Undergraduate students from all over the country were nominated by their supervisors, and the quality of entries was so high that judge, Dr Toni … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland and gendered rights: a place apart

The General Election has thrown the spotlight upon Northern Irish politics and, in particular, policies around abortion and the LGBT community which differ substantially from the rest of the UK. Here, Jennifer Thomson explores the situation in Northern Ireland and … Continue reading

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On Corbyn, Book-Eating and the Future of UK Political Science

Jonathan Dean, University of Leeds, reflects on the state of the discipline of political science in the wake of the surprising results of the 2017 General Election. The story is one we have heard before. An election is looming. Pundits, … Continue reading

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Let’s Put the Champagne on Ice: The Commons’ Missing Women

With a record high number of women elected to Parliament, was the 2017 general election something to celebrate? Sarah Childs, Meryl Kenny and Jessica Smith re-assess the recent result and consider what it means for women’s political representation. ‘Record-breaking’, ‘unprecedented’, … Continue reading

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AN UNLIKELY ADMIRER – AND ALLY – OF THE GOOD PARLIAMENT: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN

By Sarah Childs I am the unnamed woman he couldn’t ‘make up’; I am the author of The Good Parliament Report; and my name is Sarah Childs. I am Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol, not ‘gender … Continue reading

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