Sexist pricing in our supermarkets revealed

New research today published by the Fawcett Society reveals that sexist pricing is widespread on our high streets with the UK’s biggest supermarkets - Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons’ charging women more for own brand toiletries and items of clothing. Sexist pricing hit the news earlier this year when campaigner Stevie Wise successfully persuaded Boots to change the prices of some of its products.An analysis of a basket of the supermarkets’ own brand toiletries revealed that products that were gendered (for example with white and pink packaging for women or black and blue for men) are consistently more expensive. Women are paying on average 31% more for an own brand basket of comparable toiletries. These products are also often separated in ...

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Fawcett responds to the burkini ban

During August, French towns have been implementing a 'burkini ban' on beaches. This week, photographs emerged which suggest police enforced the law by asking a woman to take off her burkini. You ...

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Fawcett responds to IFS report on gender pay gap widening for mothers

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) today released the findings of a report into the gender pay gap. The study shows that women earn 18% less per hour than men ...

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Fawcett awards medals for worst offenders in the #SexistOlympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics has seen the media reach new lows, to make what should be a celebration of what humans can achieve into another glaring demonstration that sexism is ...

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Labour leadership contenders commit to gender balanced leadership

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Fawcett responds to NHS board quotas

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Fawcett responds to women’s representation in Parliament inquiry

The Women and Equalities Select Committee are launching an inquiry to insure women are not disadvantaged as the political map of the UK is redrawn, from 650 constituencies to 600. ...

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Fawcett Comments on BlackLivesMatter

Today has seen protests and campaigns from Black Lives Matter in the UK calling attention to racism experienced by black people in their everyday lives.Racism and sexism remain powerful ...

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It’s time to #FaceHerFuture

Today Fawcett, with the support of many other women's organisations, are launching a campaign to come together to present a positive vision for women in the UK, challenging the Government to make ...

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Women in the Cabinet – How Will May Deliver for Women?

35% of the Cabinet (up from 32%) are women and just 26% (19 of 74) of junior ministers are women (it was previously 24%).Commenting on the proportion of women in ...

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