If as a society we wish to improve attitudes towards sexual consent – and more importantly reduce the number of women who are sexually assaulted by men – we need to end to the sexual double standard.
Tag Archives: gender
There is a widening gender gap in A Level students’ subject choices which is arguably a result of socially conditioned gender norms. Subjects like Physics, Maths, ICT and Economics are dominated by boys whilst girls are the majority in Drama, Law and languages.
The latest Census 2011 data shows, once more, the very clear gender bias in employment – in the types of work men and women have and the number of hours worked.
Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day recognises and applauds women’s achievements and highlights gender inequalities, writes Tasmia Akkas.
New data from the OECD reveals just how far the UK lags behind other leading nations when it comes to equal gender representation in the boardroom.
Vera Baird QC presents the state of politics for women today.
Many have been outraged by BBC attitudes towards women from sports personality to nominating a panda as a female face of 2011 but Hollywood does little better.
The name of Rosa Parks is known wherever the American civil rights struggles of the sixties is retold. But who has heard of Claudette Colvin? Nine months before Rosa Park, Claudette Colvin also refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Daily Mail has used a report showing sexism is widespread in UK society to argue sexism is dead; the article is headed “sexism is dead, say most British women”.