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The sexist surcharge: why Boots should lead the way on reviewing pricing

Last week The Times published the results of an investigation into sexist pricing on our high streets, and the results were mind-boggling, even to those of us who have long lamented the ever-increasing cost of being a woman.The investigation found that women and girls are charged 37% more than men and boys for equivalent products on our high streets. Whether ...

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The great quotas debate

Gender quotas are taking off.  From politics to the judiciary via company boards, all around the world, quotas are opening doors that were previously shut to women.  Yet they remain ...

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The campaign for equal civil partnerships

My partner, Jimmy, and I are campaigning to open up civil partnerships, currently only available for same sex couples, to different sex couples. We are expecting our first child together ...

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What do you call a feminist who doesn’t want to be called a feminist?

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: “What do you call a feminist who doesn’t want to be called a feminist?”We all knew that feminism had a bad ...

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Speeding up the pace of change – after 150 years

In 1866 Millicent Fawcett and her fellow petitioners set about persuading an all-male House of Commons to give women the vote.  Her allies included Henry Fawcett, her husband, and the ...

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The Farmer’s in her den…

My colleague, Anna Daly, and I were recently asked to submit a proposal for an activity at our local Festival of Feminist Arts. Anna is a community dance artist and ...

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Australia says ‘Not on Our Watch’ – lessons in preventing violence against women

Around the world, there is an increasing awareness of the scale of violence against women. But how do we tackle the problem at its roots, gender inequality? In Australia, Our ...

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The gender pay gaps effects graduates before they even start work

New data has suggested that pay inequality begins before men and women even enter the workplace.A study run by Totaljobs has revealed that not only is there a significant gap ...

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Diversity and the British female Suffrage movement

‘At this time the Women’s Suffragette movement who were fighting for their votes, was at its height. In those days there were few Indian women in London. Hearing of me ...

Diversity and the British female Suffrage movement
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Howzat! Maasai Warriors challenge FGM through cricket

Cricket seems like an odd place to start a women’s rights movement. Yet recently cricket has been helping to raise awareness about the need for greater gender equality.  This week, ...

Howzat! Maasai Warriors challenge FGM through cricket
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