This lecture takes an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective to highlight the persistence of gender inequalities, the power relations that support these inequalities, and the everyday processes through which such inequalities are reproduced and normalised. By addressing inequality in this way, it is possible to obtain a fuller understanding of contemporary economic inequality and what to do about it.
Dual-member constituencies, and fewer of them, would ensure a fair balance in parliament
We are not going to get more females involved in political life by any other means. Let’s just do it.
We should introduce quotas to limit the number of men in power, ensuring that only the best and brightest of both sexes prevail.
Deputy PM tweets picture of himself and writes: ‘Fingers crossed the Mail approves. Hope I don’t look too 80s cabin attendant’
Tabloid accused of sexism over coverage of ministers as Nick Clegg mockingly tweets an image of himself in a suit
Despite the latest reshuffle, the Cabinet will remain largely white and male – and so will the top post in the civil service
Prime minister expected to promote a number of women, as he moves to project a modern and diverse face of the Tory party.
We’re run by small communities of men who bus in a few women and call it diversity
Today the APPG Women in Parliament will publish its report into the under-representation of women at Westminster .
Osborne, Hague and May set to stay but ‘old lags’ are expected to make way for ‘youthful and modern Tory face’
A petition to include mothers on marriage certificates has gained 70,000 signatures. To some it sounds trivial, but excluding mothers’ names serves to wipe women from historical record, and it’s just one example of sexism that women face every day.
The fourth wave of feminism, from Caitlin Moran to Kimberlé Crenshaw, has energised young people, but now it needs to attack our political establishment
Former deputy leader of Labour claims she was marginalised for being female and gives ‘examples of sexism’ in parliament
Told to conform: Harriet Harman, who will say she was pressured to be “clubbable” or keep quiet
The PM is unlikely to fulfil his promise on the number of women in office but his choice has been too limited
A seemingly minor concession made to a female MP has made headline news-in this report, what this shows about Parliament’s attitude to women is explored.
Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state, joins Phoebe Greenwood to discuss Edward Snowden, drone strikes in Pakistan, whether the US contributed to the current threat from Isis and her inability to tell a joke Hillary Clinton is in the UK promoting Hard Choices, her new memoir, and took questions from Sarah Silverman, Owen Jones, Alan Rusbridger and Arianna …
Young women aged 18-24 are likely less to take part in elections than their male counterparts.
Conservative MPs are worried about the lack of women being selected to stand as candidates in the 2015 election, with some calling for immediate action to ensure that more women make it on to the ballot papers.