Old Etonians and Red Princes: Tories and Labour are reverting to dynastic politics Telegraph.co.uk (blog) ...Cameron's trouble is that his chumocracy is overlaid with more than a whiff of class privilege that most of us thought had disappeared from politics 40 years ago. Since the 1970s the composition of prime ministers' kitchen cabinets has been remarkably diverse.… Continue reading UK: Lib Dems, parental leave and flexible working. Old Etonians, Red Princes: Tories, Labour revert to dynastic politics.
Record View: Gender gap gives No camp some independence polling power Scottish Daily Record TODAY'S exclusive Daily Record poll on independence makes fascinating reading. It shows Alex Salmond faces a formidable challenge to secure a Yes vote in September’s referendum. With just six months to go, the First Minister needs to convince almost every remaining undecided voter to back his plan to break… Continue reading UK: Feminism has wreaked havoc – time for women to hit back. Gender gap gives No camp some independence polling power.
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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.
Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Gender Equality and Economics Diplomatic Courier We all know that Europe faces a looming demographic crisis of existential proportions—not a single country on the European continent claims a fertility rate at or above replacement rate (2.1). As a result, aging populations and shrinking workforces will contribute to unsustainable social spending and stunted economic growth. Now more than… Continue reading Women pay high price for unpaid care work. Gender Equality and Economics.
Black Women Are an Electoral Voting Force. Recognize. RH Reality Check The 2014 midterm elections are fast approaching, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund has just rolled out its campaign to help educate voters about candidates’ positions on women’s health. “We know that women’s health is a winning issue and that no candidate will be able to win without a plurality… Continue reading US: GOP’s Project Grow withers. Madison, WI among ‘Best cities for feminists’. Do Male or Female Physicians Do More Housework?