Archive: Sexism

O'Mara has resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee

All sides need to stop using sexism as a political pawn

With every allegation of sexism is somebody who wants to use it for political gain

Opinion Former Articles

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • The 23% gender pay gap

    Male managers are 40% more likely than female managers to be promoted into senior roles, and the gender pay gap remains largely unchanged at 23%.

  • Major new report: school inspections ‘almost totally neglect’ PSHE and SRE

    The Government has recently resisted making PSHE and SRE compulsory

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