One Billion Rising & Why the awkward dance is imperative…

My friend and I managed to get the afternoon of 14 February off work and we signed up to one of the many  One Billion Rising  Facebook events organised by local women. Supporting the aim of Eve Ensler’s  V-day event – to raise awareness of the 1 in 3 women worldwide who will be victims of rape or violenceContinue reading “One Billion Rising & Why the awkward dance is imperative…”

Why women are #Shoutingback…

There’s a huge lack of awareness about just how serious street harassment is. The Everyday Sexism Project, set up by English writer and activist Laura Bates, exists to ‘catalogue instances of sexism experienced by women on a day to day basis’. The hope is that soon everyone using Twitter in the UK will have at least heardContinue reading “Why women are #Shoutingback…”

Changes in parental leave: a (baby) step in the right direction?

Flexible parental leave is set to become law in 2015 as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg claims that the current rules “may have made sense in the 1950′s but not today”. The Deputy PM announced the plan on 13 November in a speech in London. Reporting on the announcement, The Telegraph echoed claims that the plan will allow parents to shareContinue reading “Changes in parental leave: a (baby) step in the right direction?”

Why are there so few women in tech?

Just 17 per cent of technology workforces are women – what is keeping them away? Recent figures from the UK Home Office show that despite making up nearly half of the total UK workforce, women account for just 17 per cent of those working in IT and Telecoms. Despite increasing media coverage of high profile women inContinue reading “Why are there so few women in tech?”

Fifty Shades of Grey

When this series first came out it was almost liberating. Women could be seen reading it on the tube, the train or hunched over it at lunch. Now however they have gone into hiding. Critics have completely rinsed E. L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. Their reviews are either hilarious or angry. They rip inContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”