More than 90% of female doctors have faced sexism at work, finds BMA | Doctors

[ad_1] Nine in 10 female doctors have experienced sexism at work in the UK, including unwanted physical contact, denial of opportunities and being asked to massage male colleagues in meetings. The findings have emerged from a survey of medics by the British Medical Association, which said the results were appalling and the incidents made for … Read more

Watch out white, liberal ladies – Reductress has got you in its sights | Women

[ad_1] A little over a decade ago, the writer Christopher Hitchens wrote a column for Vanity Fair entitled Why Women Aren’t Funny. It caused a bit of a stir. To imagine it being published today, however, is to blanch at the thought of Hitchens being dragged all the way across cyberspace by feminist Twitter. Among … Read more

In praise of loud women – the joy and power of being noisy and female | Women

[ad_1] No one wants to sit next to a loud woman. I know this because someone recently moved the placement card on a dinner table to get away from me. That label – “loud woman” – has never been a compliment, even though some of us may wear it as a badge of honour. Picture … Read more

Tulip Siddiq: ‘I needed a caesarean – instead I was at parliament’ | Women

[ad_1] When the Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq found out she was pregnant with her second child, which must have been roughly nine months and three weeks ago, “I said to Chris, my husband: ‘Thank God it’s [due at] the end of January – that means I can vote.’” She is sitting in the … Read more

A leaked S&M video won’t keep Zack Weiner out of politics – and nor should it | Arwa Mahdawi

[ad_1] You have to be something of a masochist to want to get into politics – and Zack Weiner is an unapologetic masochist. Last week, the 26-year-old, who is running for a place on the city council in New York, was something of a nonentity: he had zero name recognition and his campaign had raised … Read more

How can women get equality? Strike! | Women

[ad_1] On 24 October 1975, 75,000 women in Iceland left their jobs, children and homes and took to the streets for a general strike that was billed “Women’s Day Off”. In Reykjavik, 30,000 women marched up the Laugavegur (wash road), as a women’s brass band played the marching tune from Shoulder to Shoulder, a British … Read more

Victims of femicide are shamefully ignored in strategy on violence against women | Karen Ingala Smith and Clarrie O’Callaghan

[ad_1] Femicide – the killing of women and girls by men – is once again hidden in plain sight by the government. A new Violence Against Women and Girls strategy announced last month fails to address the worst form of men’s violence against women and girls: their killing. The same omission was made in the … Read more

The strange appeal of an old boys’ club | Women

[ad_1] I fail to understand how anyone – Stephen Fry, Nigel Havers et al – can maintain their membership of the Garrick Club and claim to object to its antediluvian policy of refusing to admit women (Report, 16 August). Surely the only ethical stance to take is to own up to it being a mistake … Read more

Why do so few men read books by women? | Books

[ad_1] The byline at the top of this piece reads MA Sieghart, not Mary Ann. Why? Because I really want men to read it too. Female authors through the centuries, from the Brontë sisters to George Eliot to JK Rowling, have felt obliged to disguise their gender to persuade boys and men to read their … Read more

We should blame men for the climate crisis | Letters

[ad_1] Arwa Mahdawi claims that men are not responsible for climate change (Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations, 27 July). This lets men off the hook a little too lightly. Not only are they the instigators of the ruinous Industrial Revolution, which led to the vast … Read more