Women and Politics

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

Nigel Farage Couldn't Be More Wrong - Supporting Working Mums Is Good for Business

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

Nobody should ever judge mothers on the choices they make when it comes to balancing work and family life; it should always be a personal choice. But this choice needs to be a meaningful one, not simply picking the least worst option. Unfortunately, this still isn't the case for far too many women. We can and we must do better.

Female Quotas Are Nasty But Necessary

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

We all know business and politics are dominated by men. In a rather pathetic indictment of the situation, there are more Eton graduates than women in the Cabinet. But why are we resorting to quotas to address the problem? What happened to skills and talent?

Top Ten Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

Joanne Nye | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Nye

This year marks the centenary of famous Suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison's tragic death at the Epsom races. This event and the work of the Suffragette movement have made me stop to think about how far we women have come in the last 100 years and how much more there is to be done to help the next generation achieve success.

Poor Women's Representation - 'Shocking But Not Surprising' - Don't Blame the Women

Dr Rosie Campbell | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Rosie Campbell

We acknowledge that most people are hostile to quotas, but if we want real change they are the only mechanism proven to deliver. Quotas are not the electoral risk that some activists suggest.

Mexico: Where is the Justice for Regina Martínez?

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

Journalist Regina Martínez was murdered in Mexico's most corrupt state in April 2012; there is widespread suspicion that the official investigation ...

Boobs and Husbands: Our Careers Are in Their Hands Girls

Prue Watson | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Prue Watson

From the moment we pop out of the womb the pressure of success is upon us. And when you do succeed it is swarmed with criticism and flaws that you are barely allowed five minutes to congratulate yourself.

'Bearing The Brunt': Female Unemployment Hits 25-Year High

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK

The number of women out of work in the UK has reached its highest level in 25 years despite overall figures dropping, risking sending gender equality ...

Why Women in the Media Get a Raw Deal

Ruth Whippman | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Ruth Whippman

When Samantha Brick paraded through the Daily Mail wearing a sandwich board saying "SAVAGE ME "this week, she put the issue of women's role in the media squarely back on the agenda.

Dina Rickman

Abortion Pre-Signing Claims 'Another Attack Against Clinics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

The government has been accused of political manoeuvering over the issue of abortion after details of alleged illegal activity at clinics were given t...

Equality Is Going Backwards: Women Blast Osborne Over Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

As the dust settles on George Osborne's budget, with controversy over the so called "granny tax", he might be in trouble with more than just the elder...

PM Backs Female Quotas In The Boardroom

Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics

Enforcing quotas for the number of women in the boardroom could be a last resort to boost female numbers in executive jobs, David Cameron said on Thur...

What Happens If You Compare Louise Mensch With Jordan?

Huffington Post UK | The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

What woman would object if a national newspaper columnist said they looked 15 years younger than their age and possessed a "smooth face", "clear compl...

Will The Number Of Women Unemployed Rise Again?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Politics

Female unemployment is set to rise once again in Wednesday's mornings official figures, according to predictions from the IPPR. The warnings comes ...

A Million Women Out Of Work - And Experts Say It's Going To Get Worse

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics

The million young people out of work isn't the only worrying statistic in Wednesday morning's joblessness figures. Female unemployment has risen by 43...

David Cameron Calls In A Woman To Assess His Policies As He Bids To Rescue The Female Vote

www.dailymail.co.uk | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to appoint a senior female adviser to assess the impact of every Coalition policy on women, it has emerged. ...

Livingstone And Paddick Address 1,000 Feminists

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Politics

What do you get when you mix over 1,000 feminists with London mayoral candidates? Two men fighting for the limelight, and Ken Livingstone proclaiming ...

Iain Duncan Smith: Benefits System Is Morally Wrong

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has branded the current benefits system "morally wrong" and claimed family breakdown has "damaged Britai...

Legal Aid Cuts - Why Everyone Should Be Worried About Therm

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Politics

As MPs prepare to consider the coalition's plans to cut £350m a year from the legal aid budget next week, Lib Dem MPs Tom Brake and Mike Crockart hav...

U-Turn On State Pension Age Changes After Fears It Will Hit Women

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

The government has U-turned on plans to raise the state pension age in 2020 in a £1.1bn concession after the move was criticised for being unfair to ...

Women's Work

Colleen Becker | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Politics
Colleen Becker

How inclusive is the Obama administration? Published just last month, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ron Suskind's new book Confidence Men depicts ...

Charlotte Vere - A Tory Woman Who's Not 'Some Harriet Harman Figure'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Politics

Charlotte Vere is not a feminist, thank you very much. The former Conservative candidate and mother-of-two last shaved her armpits “this morning” ...

Tory MPs Rally Against Legal Aid Cuts

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Politics

Senior backbench Conservative MPs are concerned about the government’s changes to legal aid, Huffington Post UK can reveal. As the government pre...

Women Must be Given a Leading Role in Reconciliation

Michael Gibb | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

Libyan women's groups recently staked their claim to a more meaningful role in the reconciliation and reconstruction of their country.

Girls Strip Off In Support Of Putin's Presidential Bid

The Independent | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

Young women across Russia have been called on to show their support for Vladimir Putin in an unusual way: by ripping off their clothes. ...