Politics

House of Lords Seminar: Update

Seminar 2 – June

Wednesday 14 June – Cttee Rm 1 House of Lords, 5.30pm for 6pm-8pm

‘A Mystery, A Mindshift, A Reckoning – Women Overcoming the Odds’

 

Women are skilled at making and uncovering mysteries. As Freud said, ‘What do women want?’ Albeit famed as a leading psychiatrist indeed ‘the’ leading psychiatrist of his day and his profession – one he almost invented himself – Freud was nonplussed by and about women. Seriously misinterpreting and dangerously misrepresenting, his view fits with a world at war with itself, a world where nothing is stable, nothing apparently real. In this …

House of Lords Seminar : WWAFE 2017 Seminar Series

House of Lords
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WWAFE 2017 SEMINAR SERIES

ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE – WOMEN, TRUMP & BREXIT

A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

Baroness Margaret Prosser chairs our June seminar in the 2017 series: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute – Women, Trump & Brexit. WWAFE – Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Dinner Event Organiser, Ian Beckerton, Treasurer & Administrator, continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work with fundraising dinners, participation in UN CSW, and our House of Lords annual seminar series.

Enormous

OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND – THE WOMEN OF THE VENTILATOR

Amy Galvin’s  post first appeared in March. However, with the House of Lords seminar to be advertised in the next post it seems relevant to remind readers of women’s past in the UK Houses of Parliament. The women about whom Amy Galvin writes were indeed ‘out of site, out of mind’. Not so the women who will be speaking at the seminar and overwhelmingly forming the audience, on June 14th, 2017. Thank you again, Amy, for  this contribution that demonstrates the importance of women’s presence, not only as participants in the parliamentary process but as audiences, seminar participants and speakers. …

LIVING IN A POOR AREA INCREASES THE RISK OF ANXIETY IN WOMEN, BUT NOT MEN

Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not men

First published in The Conversation : May 5, 2017 2.47pm AEST. This article is republished under Creative Commons licence.

Author :   Olivia Rimes

Olivia Rimes is a PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

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Olivia Remes received a PhD studentship from the National Institute for Health Research.

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University of Cambridge provides funding as a member of The Conversation UK.

 

 

 

 

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Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as …

Shadow of a Century

Jean Grainger

Jean Grainger
Source: Jean Grainger website

Shadow of a Century (2015)

 

Scarlett O’Hara, named by her romantic mother, after the Gone With The Wind character, is a journalist. Through her own romantic involvement that leads to her downfall (and the novel’s exposure of present day discrimination against women with some asides to current American politics) Scarlett’s story interacts with that of Irish women’s historical activism.  During her reporting on a robbery she finds an elderly woman concerned about her losses, most poignantly, a:

 

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