Politics

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY

 

Jennifer Heskey

Looking For Inspiration? Here Are Three Top British Women In Industry

Women’s rights in the UK have come on leaps and bounds over the years. As the BBC reports, just a century or two ago women’s work was almost always low-paid and menial, with many women unable to rise above the level of domestic servant when it came to their professional life. Things have moved on substantially since then: legal provisions like the Equality Act 2010 mean that discrimination is now mostly outlawed, for example, while the 20th century saw some women enjoy a meteoric rise

BRITISH WOMEN FIGHT FOR THE VOTE IN ‘STAND WE AT LAST’ AND ‘THINGS A BRIGHT GIRL CAN DO’

Abstract of paper to be given at the Annual WHN Conference 2018. Unfortunately I was prevented  approaching all the marvellous presenters of papers to be given at the WHN Annual Conference (Privacy Considerations). I appealed to presenters through the blog for abstracts but have received none. If anyone reading this post is encouraged to send an abstract, it would be very welcome.For the past few years this has been a great source of material for the WHN Blog, and an important introduction to the papers to be given at the conference. I’d like to thank once more the people who …

Women’s Unpaid Work

This article first appeared in Conversation and is republished under their generous Creative Commons Licence.

Women’s unpaid work must be included in GDP calculations: lessons from history

June 20, 2018 10.45pm AEST

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  1. Luke Messac, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

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Luke Messac, MD, PhD does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

 

 

 

It’s been nearly 80 years since British economists James Meade and Richard Stone devised a method of …

HOUSE OF COMMONS WWAFE SEMINAR SERIES

 

WWAFE 2018 House of Commons seminar series – 100 years of (some) women’s suffrage

 

How did we get there, what have we done since & what does it mean today – A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment

Fiona Onasanya, MP, WWAFE Patron, chairs our 2018 series: 100 Years of (Some) Women’s Suffrage. Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Kim Bacchus, Anita Maxatazo and Dr Robin Joyce continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work and thank Baroness Joyce Gould for her magnificent patronage and chairing of WWAFE House of Lords seminars from

WOMEN AND PUBLISHING: FACTUAL ACOUNT AND A FICTIONAL REPRESENTATION

A recent novel I read, ‘The Wife’, by Meg Wolitzer, reminded me of this 2015 article. This post will be published in two parts. Part 1 is the excellent article by Marion Wynne-Davies which appears below. Part 2 will comprise a review of the novel. Robin Joyce

 Part 1

Women still need to fight for publishing deals and book prizes

 

June 5, 2015 3.12pm AEST

 

 

 

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1. Marion Wynne-Davies
Professor of English Literature, University of Surrey
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