Posts Tagged ‘Sexism’

I’d never been ashamed for how I look or being proud of who I am – until this month

by Frankie Leach.

I am a 19-year-old woman from Manchester, I’m a student at Manchester Metropolitan University and I’ve been active in Labour Party politics since I was 18, and I must admit while it’s been a bumpy ride, I’ve always managed to keep my head above the water and stick at it. Until this month, I could […]

No more Page 3… but don’t be fooled

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

At long last Page 3, The Sun’s long-running big-breasted totem is to be shelved … and replaced with scantily clad young women covering up that little bit more. A victory? I suppose it is one, of sorts. It’s clearly a pay off for the No More Page 3 campaign. I wonder if the rest of […]

The spectrum of misogyny

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Consider three separate, seemingly unconnected incidents that have risen to media prominence recently. The horrifying, systematic attacks on mainly white girls by gangs of Pakistani paedophiles in Rotherham. The abuse meted out to Zoe Quinn, a US video game developer and author of Depression Quest. The theft of naked photos from the social media accounts of prominent Hollywood stars, including A-listers […]

Sexism in the UK

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

There are a few of quick notes about the UN’s Rashida Manjoo’s claim that the UK is endemically sexist and that is is worse here than “other places”. Firstly, it’s a bit of a shock, if I’m honest. I’ve written a fair few things about gender and sexism, and of course I’m aware of and appreciate the […]

In remembrance of Sir Patrick Moore – the good and the daft

by Carl Packman.

Sir Patrick Moore, who Queen guitarist Brian May once described as the “father of astronomy”, died over the weekend, as many will have no doubt already heard. As I wrote something by way of a tribute to his work on Twitter and Facebook I was speedily reminded that he also had very hairy political views. […]

Austin Mitchell: on sin and forgiveness

by Jon Lansman.

Austin Mitchell is as far as I know still a member of the Campaign Group of MPs, and in my recent experience is a nice enough bloke. He’s done stirling work in defence of council housing over the years when it was simply taboo in the Labour Party, and must deserve some of the credit […]

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