Natalie Gyte
Head of Communications at Women’s Resource Centre, the UK umbrella body for women’s charities

Entries by Natalie Gyte

What Emma Watson Should Have Said...

(26) Comments | Posted 25 September 2014 | (00:00)

Emma Watson is the new poster woman for feminism. She has garnered much support and credibility on the subject, and as a celebrity role model for many young women it is good to see the topic taking up so much social media space and gaining so much traction. Enough traction,...

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The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2014 | (17:21)

The independent inquiry into the Rotherham abuse case has found that approximately 1400 children (predominantly girls) were sexually exploited over a sixteen year period, from 1997 to 2013. These children experienced horrific abuse; raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England,...

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Why Is Justice for Survivors of Violence Trivialised?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2013 | (12:10)

It seems that not a day passes where stories of domestic violence, rape, abuse, and grooming do not hit our headlines. Last week was no exception. The BBC ran with the story of 'Liz', the 16-year old who was gang raped in Kenya, her unconscious body thrown into...

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'Masculinity Defines Men, Rather Than the Reverse' - Why the 'Masculinity' Debate Is So Important

(3) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (14:49)

Diane Abbott MP spoke earlier this month of a 'crisis of masculinity', prompting a sudden flurry of media interviews with men from across the board claiming the opposite. However, many commentators have agreed that men do have issues, that the modern world creates certain pressures that affect their...

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The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle the Masters House: Thatcher's Legacy on Power, Leadership and Feminism

(2) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (00:00)

In response to Margret Thatcher's death, much has been written, usually introduced by the words 'Britain's first female Prime Minister'. She has been described by some on the right as the ultimate feminist icon, and across the spectrum as important as the first female leader in Whitehall, a woman 'gaining...

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Why I Won't Support One Billion Rising

(194) Comments | Posted 14 February 2013 | (10:36)

The premise of One Billion Rising is to 'rise' above forms of violence; to dance, to celebrate and in doing so to 'DEMAND an end to this violence'. It was created by Eve Ensler, the creator of The Vagina Monologues, whose exposure has risen along with the success of the...

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Government Cuts to the Women's Sector are Tantamount to State Discrimination

(11) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (23:00)

Many people in the UK have little or no understanding of the women's sector; they have not needed to use our services. However, there is a massive and ever growing number of women whose lives, and often the lives of their children, depend on these crucial organisations. This is no...

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Netmums Should Take Take Responsibility for Their Role in Their Perpetuation of 'Patriarchy 2.0'

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2012 | (16:35)

A recent survey conducted by Netmums has done the rounds on the internet this week, as a resounding rejection of feminism and its values. A collective sigh went around the Women's Resource Centre offices as we read that the conclusions of the survey cited feminism as being 'divisive' and 'aggressive'.

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