Articles about 'discrimination'

Trade unions are (still) fighting for women at work

Anything but old-fashioned, trade unions are at the forefront of the fight for women to be treated fairly at work, writes Marion Scovell

Guest Blogger // 24 March 2018

Categories: Blog

Thoughts on #metoo

Thoughts on the #metoo campaign

Joanna Whitehead // 16 October 2017

Categories: Blog

The D Word

Jackie Thomas argues that we need to shine a spotlight on dementia as the leading cause of death for women and introduce a gender-specific approach to tackling the disease

Guest Blogger // 15 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Speaking out in the workplace

Rhianna Goozee is shocked that unchallenged harassment is still an issue for many women in their jobs

Rhianna Goozee // 10 March 2017

Categories: Features, Work and Play

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

Joanna Whitehead // 6 March 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Let’s talk about stats, baby

How many people in the UK are LGB? Megan Stodel says that statistics released this week won't tell you

Megan Stodel // 13 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Why a Muslim woman’s refusal to shake a man’s hand is a feminist issue

A Muslim woman refusing to shake a man’s hand is a feminist, cultural, religious and political issue that exposes what it really means to be treated equally, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 5 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Sexual orientation on the syllabus

Although feminism has been retained on the politics A Level syllabus, this writer thinks more needs to be done to educate students about LGBT rights

KS5 PolSoc // 24 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Bad witch, good witch

Despite some promising themes in Wicked, Megan Stodel finds the musical about the witches of Oz defying the gravity necessary to go beyond their superficial exploration

Megan Stodel // 10 March 2015

Categories: Uncategorized

Are fat people disabled?

The European Court of Human Justice has ruled that, in some circumstances, fat people will be able to use disability discrimination law to respond to discrimination. D H Kelly examines whether fat people can be described as disabled

D H Kelly // 19 December 2014

Categories: Blog

The liberty to learn

After seeing Blue Stockings, Sophie Walshe is ready to reclaim the old insult and insist on recognition for the women who campaigned for equal education in 1896

Sophie Walshe // 3 September 2013

Categories: Theatre

A story of hate in three parts

Philippa writes about three incidences in one week where different people advocated for disabled people to be killed

Philippa Willitts // 17 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Government attacks Equality Act

The Government is on the verge of repealing an essential part of equality legislation; Laura has the details and information on what you can do to try and stop it

Laura // 19 April 2013

Categories: Blog


Laura argues that an intersectional approach to activism and respect for other women are essential to solidarity in the face of government attacks on women

Laura // 10 January 2013

Categories: Blog

New EC report: “Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression”

A new EC report examining issues around discriminations faced by trans* and intersex people in Europe has just been published.

Helen G // 11 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex work, trafficking and the Olympics: the case for a moratorium

Stop the Arrests Campaign, a coalition of sex worker rights activists and supporters, is calling for a moratorium on arrests, detention and deportation of sex workers in London with immediate effect until the end of the Olympic Games

Guest Blogger // 23 May 2012

Categories: Blog

No access to the women’s room

Going clothes shopping as a disabled woman is a nightmare, says D H Kelly

D H Kelly // 30 January 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

You’re frightening me

Philippa talks about marginalisation and hate.

Philippa Willitts // 4 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Dear David Walliams

So, you swam the length of the river Thames to raise a million pounds for poor kids in Africa. What better way to be hailed a national hero? Congratulations. Sadly,...

Laura // 12 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Who needs another minority?

Minority rights are under attack as never before – mostly under cover of George Osborne’s grand “let’s save the economy project”. Those with privilege and agenda are looking to roll...

Jane Fae // 8 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Disabled? Work for less!

I expect the headline above would be dismissed by Tory MP Philip Davies as yet more “leftwing hysteria” but it precisely reflects something he has seriously suggested: “The people who...

Holly Combe // 17 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Equal pay and the fight for equality in the workplace

Why don't more women pursue their legal right to equal pay? Michelle Gordon explains

Michelle Gordon // 9 March 2011

Categories: Work and Play

New feature: Equal pay and the fight for equality in the workplace

Why don’t more women pursue their legal right to equal pay? Michelle Gordon explains The Equal Pay Act came into force in this country in 1975. This followed years of...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Breaking the silence around miscarriage

Miscarriage is bad enough, without worrying about losing your job, says Emelyn Thomas A silent miscarriage is when a pregnancy is lost with no symptoms at all and the miscarriage...

Jess McCabe // 17 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Breaking the silence around miscarriage

Miscarriage is bad enough, without worrying about losing your job, says Emelyn Thomas

Emelyn Thomas // 16 February 2011

Categories: Body and Health, Work and Play

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