Prior to his election, David Cameron pledged to give a third of his first government's jobs to women. Following the election, his Cabinet of 23 had five women, a total of 22%. Now, following his reshuffle, there are four women in a larger cabinet of 29, producing a total of just under 14%. This is a pale shadow of what was promised.
On the final day of protests against government contracted ATOS Healthcare and the Department of Work and Pensions, many people have come together to declare their unhappiness at the current proposals around benefits for the disabled.
I cannot think of any of the Olympic sports that GB excelled in this summer, nor for that matter any other sport, which can rival football in terms of social inclusiveness.
We need concerted government action to tear down these barriers and help to build a fairer society." They are right. They should follow their own advice. It's time to cast out caste.
Next summer we won't have an Olympics. It's down to all of us to make sure that an August without sport or troops on the streets of London won't result in the kind of disturbance we saw last year.
To its credit, the opening night of the Olympics honoured those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Britain in a moving video tribute to those killed in the bombings of the London Tube and buses in 2005.
I was delighted to have been asked to join London Titans FC, a gay friendly football team based in South West London for the annual London Gay Pride parade, which was host to this year's World Pride.
In years gone by it was somewhat accepted that women would earn less prize money than their male counterparts.
Establishing judicial studies as a respectable and rigorous academic field could not only increase public understanding and interest in the judiciary, but it could also serve to improve the quality and openness of our legal system.
Last week Julie Bindel told bisexual women that if they had an ounce of sexual politics, they would stop sleeping with men. Immediately a Facebook group sprung up, entitled "400 Women Called Sarah".
Are you a man or a woman? I ask because your sex will determine your likelihood of pursuing certain routes in life, and these likelihoods are different for each sex. If you're female, you're more likely to spend time with your kids. If you're male, you're more likely to end up in prison.
The gay marriage question was back from holiday yesterday as a flock of bishops, blind to the embarrassing irony of their Church's birth in divorce, hurried to the market for a controlling share in the sanctity of marriage.
Walk into a company boardroom in the UK and you will find members likely to be ageing, white, straight, middle class and, most notably for my arguments here, overwhelmingly male.
Boris Johnson provoked both glee and outrage when he wrote, in his regular Telegraph column, that the next Director General of the BBC should be a Tory. "Imagine", opined Alastair Campbell "if we had said what Boris said". The difference, of course, is that a Labour politician would never say it. They just did it.
Hollande has marketed himself as the candidate of 'change', the central concept in his slogan and the recurrent leitmotif of his speeches, banking on Sarkozy's unpopularity and on the feeling that France needs a new, alternative vision.
On a recent trip to Jamaica I was struck by the strong presence of the women there. Mothers and grandmothers in particular appear to be the backbone of society and are held up with great respect. This got me thinking about matriarchy, and the role it has to play within feminism and gender equality.