A bad hair day

A bad hair day

A bad hair day should not end like this. I am raging. If the 14 year old boy who insulted my 14 year old girl in school yesterday happened to wander across my path right now, I would scream and shout. But of course, my rage would be out of proportion to the actual incident. […]

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The Everyday Sexism Project

The Everyday Sexism Project

The idea for Laura Bates’ phenomenally successful site, The Everyday Sexism Project, was sparked by a series of sexist incidents spanning a short space of time. “They involved street harassment, being groped on the bus, being followed home by a man who was very aggressive.” Laura explains. “I suddenly thought, if these thing hadn’t all […]

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Same-sex marriage: Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger tell us their story

Same-sex marriage: Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger tell us their story

History of a same-sex marriage in three acts. Act 1:  The Marriage (Canada 2003) On 26 August, 2003, while Sue was living and working in Canada, we were legally married, as a same-sex couple, in Vancouver, British Columbia. In a flower-decked conservatory, we made our vows to take each other “to be my lawful wedded […]

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Eton and women

Eton and women

I was told the other day by an acquaintance that Eton is income blind. Her son has been given a place and she was waxing lyrical about how Eton really does offer the financial support needed for “poorer” families to send their children there. Really? I doubt many children from “poorer” families even sit the […]

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Domestic violence disclosure scheme and protection orders

Domestic violence disclosure scheme and protection orders

The Home Office announces national implementation of measures to protect against domestic violence. The Home Office has announced that the domestic violence disclosure scheme and domestic violence protection orders will be implemented nationally in March 2014. The two pilot schemes are aimed at providing better protection against domestic violence and have been successfully piloted since […]

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