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Articles relating to: sexism

Liz Foster cushion

“Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

February 13, 2018 Comments Off on “Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

When I think of the Suffragettes, I think of the women who endured physical and sexual violence as punishment for their perceived crimes, those who carried out hunger strikes and, in some cases, died in the name of gender equality.

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I thought rampant sexism was a thing of the past. I was wrong.

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on I thought rampant sexism was a thing of the past. I was wrong.

When I was a 20-something cub reporter in the late 90s and early noughties, sexism was rife. And I don’t just mean in journalism, although there was plenty to speak of. 

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Cricket, Hayley-Jane Sims

It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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Make Up

Sexism and the supermarket: is it OK for women to wear pyjamas and apply make-up in public?

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Sexism and the supermarket: is it OK for women to wear pyjamas and apply make-up in public?

We’ve all got our own procedure. I do mine in front of Netflix. Housemate lays out her tools in the bathroom sink like she’s preparing for an operation.

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Theresa May: is it sexist to report on the Prime Minister’s choice of footwear?

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Theresa May: is it sexist to report on the Prime Minister’s choice of footwear?

I used to work as a receptionist in the City. It was a tedious job which saw me required to wear a tight, impractical uniform and a mandatory pair of heels. My male colleagues, naturally, were allowed to wear flats.

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Tate Liverpool

Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

February 22, 2016 Comments Off on Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

We have an opportunity to build something new in the North, so can we not rely on a pale, male and stale stereotype?

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