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The power in fashion

Final preparations are in place for Sexism in the City, an innovative event aimed at helping graduates move into the world of work.We are a group of seven, young, ambitious females studying BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University. We want to empower young professionals, helping them find the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed in ...

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Project guardian – how the police are putting an end to sexial harassment on public transport

‘It isn’t serious enough’. ‘The police haven’t got time to deal with it’. ‘I don’t know how to report it’. ‘How could they catch them’? ‘I’m so embarrassed’.The reasons people ...

Project guardian – how the police are putting an end to sexial harassment on public transport
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Feminist Friday: 50 Shades of nonsense

Image shared under a creative commons license by Cory DoctorowWell it wouldn’t be a feminist round up if we didn’t mention the launch of the film adaptation of the E. ...

Feminist Friday: 50 Shades of nonsense
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Time for a feminist perspective on the constitution?

As election fever takes hold, the question of women’s participation in parliament arises yet again. We are approaching the centenary of the election of the first woman to the Westminster ...

Time for a feminist perspective on the constitution?
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Stories fit for feminists: 3

You may treat girls as well as you like … and play fair just as if they were boys, but there is something unmanly about the best of girls. They ...

Stories fit for feminists: 3
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Where’s the Benefit? An Independent Inquiry into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance

“I don’t want to go to the Job Centre anymore. I’ve got bad blood pressure, and I don’t want to accept this pressure from them. These people are pushing you, ...

Where’s the Benefit? An Independent Inquiry into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance
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This Girl Can

I can’t imagine a sports commentator asking Andy Murray or Jack Wilshere to give “us a twirl” in a post-match interview, or indeed in any interview. Yet Australian reporter Ian ...

This Girl Can
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Feminist Friday – Bodily Autonomy

 Each week the Fawcett team will be scouring the media and blogosphere to bring you our top essential feminist posts from the past 7 days – the good, the bad ...

Feminist Friday – Bodily Autonomy
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Living History – 40th Anniversary of the Crossroads Women’s Centre

The multi-racial Crossroads Women’s Centre, which began life as a Wages for Housework Campaign (WFH) squat near Euston station in 1975, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. A much-used drop-in and community ...

Living History – 40th Anniversary of the Crossroads Women’s Centre
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The Graduate Career Gender Gap – Oxford University research

We’ve been analysing what might indicate if a student gets a graduate level job; we hypothesized that it might be subject studied, degree class, gender, socio-economic background, ethnicity, disability or ...

The Graduate Career Gender Gap – Oxford University research
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