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PSA Women and Politics blog: 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading PSA Women and Politics blog: 2013 in review

Gender and Politics in the media

‘No action’ over Lord Rennard sexual touching claims. Cameron won’t label himself a feminist. The UK’s gender pay gap.

More women are in work - but what about the gender pay gap? The Independent A report by the Office of National Statistics this week showed that the proportion of women in work has increased dramatically since 1971. Men are only 9 per cent more likely than women to be in work now, compared to 39 per cent more likely in… Continue reading ‘No action’ over Lord Rennard sexual touching claims. Cameron won’t label himself a feminist. The UK’s gender pay gap.

Gender and Politics in the media

AU: Tony Abbott’s woman problem migrates to his ministry. UK: Sr. Lab figures call for a female candidate despite refusal of all-womenshortlist.

Harman attacks TV 'forcing women out' Herald Scotland LABOUR'S deputy leader Harriet Harman has added her voice to criticisms about the lack of older women on TV and taken a swipe at the broadcasting industry for the increasingly privileged background of staff. The shadow culture secretary complained that as women age they are "pushed out of the door" as… Continue reading AU: Tony Abbott’s woman problem migrates to his ministry. UK: Sr. Lab figures call for a female candidate despite refusal of all-womenshortlist.

Gender and Politics in the media

Why do I feel uncomfortable about women selling arms for war? More UK Con MPs back better sex education. Tony Abbott’s daughters: are women just ornaments?

https://twitter.com/KWintie/status/375562358145310721 Children 'should be taught about porn on the net' Telegraph.co.uk Claire Perry, the Conservative MP, said that sex education in secondary schools should be updated to reflect the digital age. She made her comments in a blog post for Telegraph Wonder Women, which has launched a campaign for better sex education,as the NSPCC called on the Government to… Continue reading Why do I feel uncomfortable about women selling arms for war? More UK Con MPs back better sex education. Tony Abbott’s daughters: are women just ornaments?

Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Opposition to fracking strong among women. Sexism? The other parties are worse, says top UKIP woman.

For Female Scientists, There's No Good Time to Have Children ... The Atlantic American women are leaving academic science, including the social sciences, in alarming numbers. Many will turn away from science while still in graduate school. Although women obtain more than half of the baccalaureate degrees in the sciences, they receive only 46 percent of the doctorates. Others will… Continue reading UK: Opposition to fracking strong among women. Sexism? The other parties are worse, says top UKIP woman.

Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Karen Bradley, Nicky Morgan: Two whips who will help define Cameron’s next reshuffle. AU: Women wooed by return of Rudd.

Karen Bradley and Nicky Morgan: Two whips who will help define Conservative Home (blog) ...Reshuffle speculation is almost always wrong. But one can already see with some clarity two of the tests by which David Cameron’s next rearrangement of his team will be judged. Oceans of ink will be devoted to the essentially tiresome question… Continue reading UK: Karen Bradley, Nicky Morgan: Two whips who will help define Cameron’s next reshuffle. AU: Women wooed by return of Rudd.