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Women: lost in the Brexit debate

Women: The unmentioned victims of Brexit

From textiles to social work, Brexit will have a disproportionate impact on women.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Myths of man-hating feminists make feminism unpopular

    Feminism was one of the most influential political movements in 20th century Western Europe. Yet, in the 21st century, the label 'feminist' is often forcefully rejected, particularly by young women. New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) suggests that, in rejecting feminism, women are often seeking to position themselves within conventional norms of femininity and heterosexuality.

  • ERS: Report from 'Counting Women In' campaign on gender equality in politics

    A new report from the Counting Women In campaign has found that representation of women in local government remains stagnant after May elections, that at the current rate of change we face another 150 years before women have an equal say, and that political parties are key to getting more women into town halls.

  • NUT comment on sexism in the classroom

    Commenting after the debate on Motion 48, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “While there has been over 40 years of advancements in equality between the sexes, in recent years there has been something of a step back. The ‘size zero’ phenomenon and gender stereotyping are on the rise. This is not the way to be bringing up half the population."

  • IET: Vince Cable says under-confidence to blame for Britain's lack of female engineers

    Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s World at One, Vince Cable MP, Business Secretary, today said that under-confidence is often to blame for Britain's lack of female engineers.

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