6 Liberal Democrat Leadership Contenders Who Could Replace Nick Clegg Huffington Post Jo Swinson - Business Minister UK With only seven female MPs the Lib Dems have a 'women problem' that arguably runs deeper than the Conservative Party's troubles - Swinson could be the answer to that. If Clegg steps down the 34-year-old business minister will be able to point… Continue reading Why you should talk politics on your first date. Gender inequality crucial to winning battle against poverty.
https://twitter.com/guardiannews/status/443308790700863488 Meet the Tory who thinks feminists 'deserve a good slap' Metro It turns out Ukip don’t have a monopoly on embarrassingly unprofessional loudmouths. A Conservative MP’s aide has been forced to quit his job after saying feminists ‘deserve a good slap’. Stewart Green, the election agent for David Burrowes MP, has stepped aside after a… Continue reading UK: Meet the Tory aide who thinks feminists ‘deserve a good slap’. Ire: Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections
How Labour will strengthen family life and relationships New Statesman Today, Labour’s Policy Review is running a symposium on family life and relationships. In this period of austerity, we need to support families, and use the power of their relationships and the networks they create to help strengthen people’s capacity for resilience, care, and good neighbourliness. We are building… Continue reading UK: Cameron to host summit on FGM and forced marriage. How Labour will strengthen family life and relationships.
The crucial role of men in gender equality MSNBC ...This isn’t a gender war. Gender equality is not about women fighting men, about women taking from men, or men losing parts of themselves. When men speak out against gender inequality brought on by disadvantageous economic, cultural or legal contexts, it’s a declaration that equality must be the… Continue reading Hormones and Women Voters: A Very Modern Scientific Controversy. Crucial role of men in gender equality. Gender bias in political coverage
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Yes or No, the female vote is vital to outcome Herald Scotland Well it's just very nice to feel wanted. Wooed, even. How flattering to be the target of so many ardent suitors. This is a good moment to be a woman elector, because your country needs you. And bits of it are gearing up to make sure you… Continue reading UK: Yes or No, female vote vital to outcome. UK party suspends member for insulting Muslim women .
Poll paints unflattering portrait of party leaders The Times (subscription) Female voters see Ed Miliband as slimy and boring, Nick Clegg is spineless and wet, while David Cameron is posh, out of touch and rich, according to a survey. The poll by Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative peer, asked voters to describe the party leaders. The results do… Continue reading UK: Six bidding to be Labour MP for Blackburn. World: Gender equality is progress for all.