Gender

Gender equality is something that the UK continues to strive towards, but disparity of opportunity for women is still clear, a lack of senior roles for women in UK business and industry undermines our economy.However, gender roles are changing for both men and women in Britain and we must ensure equal opportunities for both sexes.Gender issues are not limited to the study of women but also extend to the prejudices faced by men in society.

We also explore issues around gender identity in the UK recognising that gender is not binary. We aim to tackle all forms of prejudice including gender discrimination. We want to highlight the benefits that diversity can bring.

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An archive of posts about Gender

Newham Family Tree Research: Gender

Newham Family Tree Research: Gender

The gender root has been very interesting, though a little challenging when it comes to procuring ideas for stories. The main pitfall when discussing gender is focussing only on women’s history and ignoring men’s. Continue Reading

Gender equality in sports: It’s not for girls

Gender equality in sports: It’s not for girls

It is twenty four years since Channel 4’s “The Manageress” first aired. For two series, Cherie Lunghi played the boss of a struggling professional football team, trying to convince people that her tactics and methods were valid in the male dominated world of professional football. Has anything changed? Continue Reading

Gender equality in sports: It’s not for girls

by Jonathan Paxton It is twenty four years since Channel 4’s “The Manageress” first aired. For two series, Cherie Lunghi played the boss of a struggling professional football team, trying to convince people that her tactics and methods were valid in the male dominated world of professional football. Two years later the BBC broadcast the drama “Born Kicking”, imagining… Continue Reading

Let’s Talk About Sex Education

Let’s Talk About Sex Education

As Michael Gove redrafts what 12-16 year olds will be taught and how they will be graded in future, there is also a debate about how sexuality should be taught in schools. With high teenage pregnancy rates, there are those who think schoolchildren should be shielded from information about sexuality and those who think that… Continue Reading

How has diversity influenced leadership?

How has diversity influenced leadership?

Diversity in leadership is an infographic by Simon Lowe Continue Reading

Top 10 LGBT Heroes

Top 10 LGBT Heroes

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‘Covering your private parts!’; the debate around sexuality and privacy

What is our obsession with sexuality? Long after homosexuality was legalised and even with equality and anti-discrimination laws in place, there is still a stigma associated with being gay. Continue Reading

Mythbuster 9: Teaching children and nursing – are these the careers of real men?

Mythbuster 9: Teaching children and nursing – are these the careers of real men?

Gender roles are defined by culture, but gender stereotypes are beliefs and attitudes about masculinity and femininity. Teaching and nursing are still considered unsuitable jobs for men. Continue Reading

Mythbuster 8: What’s a Woman’s Job?

Mythbuster 8: What’s a Woman’s Job?

Expectations are imposed on all of us even from childhood. Girls are given Barbie’s, tiny buggies and play kitchen sets whilst boys are given fire engines, action figures and 200 piece Lego sets. Continue Reading

Women In Politics

Women In Politics

Women are still a minority in politics. We make up just 22% of the UK parliament, ranking 65th out of 190 countries worldwide in terms of women’s representation. There are all sorts of reasons why getting more women into politics matters. First, there’s a question of representativeness and legitimacy. Parliament should reflect the people it serves, whether that’s in terms of age, race, disability, sexual orientation or gender. Continue Reading