Articles about 'work'

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

Catfights and crying: let’s end harmful stereotypes of all-female teams

We've come a long way in avoiding assumptions about women as individuals, but myths about female groups are still pervasive in the workplace, argues our guest blogger

Guest Blogger // 6 November 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

No more bro talk

Bro talk isn’t just a bit of fun – our guest blogger Nicola writes about how sexist and demunizing it can be

Nicola // 14 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Workplace bullying is a feminist issue

Our guest blogger for July, Nicola, writes about her experiences of workplace bullying and why it is a feminist issue

Nicola // 3 July 2016

Categories: Blog

The next steps

The UK is going to leave the EU; Megan Stodel thinks we need to start acting now to ensure rights and individuals are protected

Megan Stodel // 25 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Working at Sports Direct

A sixth form student who works at Sports Direct reflects on her concerns about gendered tasks where she works in light of the news around its troubling working conditions for some employees

KS5 PolSoc // 9 June 2016

Categories: Blog

How unconscious bias is a barrier to mothers

For International Women's Day, our March guest blogger Jane Chelliah writes about the ways in which unconscious bias affects mothers, with assumptions made about them limiting their opportunities

Jane Chelliah // 8 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Science, stereotypes and society

Pamela Jacobsen explores stereotype threat - a phenomenon where people underperform in certain subjects when they're reminded of their gender

Pamela Jacobsen // 24 February 2016

Categories: Education, Features, Work and Play

Respond to the consultation on reporting gender pay gaps

You have until 6 September to complete the government's consultation on their commitment to bringing in regulations that will lead to large businesses publishing information on pay and gender; Megan Stodel outlines the background and benefits

Megan Stodel // 16 July 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Spiral

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral‘s “feminist anti-hero” who isn’t afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character’s personal choices. WARNING: Spoilers...

Holly Combe // 11 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Bold Berthaud

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral's "feminist anti-hero" who isn't afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character's personal choices

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New interview: Ste McCabe

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of...

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

Holly Combe //

Categories: Interviews, Music

To freeze or not to freeze

Guest blogger Izzy Woods is concerned about businesses offering to freeze employees' eggs

Guest Blogger // 21 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Beyond bullying: what happens next?

Workplace bullying can be challenged, but guest blogger Mag the Blag explains that we need to continue supporting people who have been bullied after the perpetrator has left

Mag the Blag // 23 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Putting pressure on pays off

The days of the gender pay gap are numbered...or they would be if we could actually get some numbers. Megan Stodel calls on companies to follow through with their commitments to publicise data on pay

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 11 November 2013

Categories: Blog

£1 million to investigate pregnancy discrimination: a welcome move for women’s rights, but urgent action needed

The charity Maternity Action outlines some of the challenges facing pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace, in light of the government's announcement that it will fund research into pregnancy discrimination

Guest Blogger // 8 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Why this class-conscious feminist probably won’t be calling herself a socialist much more

The male Left's tendency to focus on a unifying working class struggle ignores the differing experiences of men and women, argues Elisa, particularly when it comes to sex work

Elise Haf // 28 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 17 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Happiness is a feminist issue

Caroline Pearce reflects on how the shopgirl is the "perfect modern avatar for frustrated feminist ideals of happiness"

Guest Blogger // 18 April 2013

Categories: Blog

“Choose Your Midwife” Protest – 25th March

Independent midwifery will essentially become illegal in October of this year, impacting on women's reproductive freedom. Amity Reed explains what you can do to stop this happening

Amity Reed // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Paid work and gender equality

There is a lot in the American press right now about women, men, paid work and gender equality in the workplace, most of which has come to my attention through...

Kendra Strauss // 1 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Science: it’s always been a girl thing

Luzia Troebinger discusses her experiences of sexism as an engineer and argues that we need to create a better working environment in the fields of science and engineering to encourage more women to enter these professions

Guest Blogger // 8 November 2012

Categories: Blog

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