Category Archives: human rights

Morbid Obesity – a barrier to successful employment

On reading the news about obesity in yesterday’s Guardian, I was struck at the scale of the problem facing the UK. In a BBC item a leading bariatric surgeon said “severe obesity threatens to bankrupt the NHS”. Clearly the problem … Continue reading

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Political Leaders and Feminism – an uneasy relationship

Wearing a t-shirt that says “This is what a true feminist looks like” is relatively easy, but being a true feminist is more demanding. Perhaps there ought to be a test to determine whether you are or not, before wearing … Continue reading

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Using Gender Neutral Language – a path to equality

In recent months I have been asked, in a variety of environments, why using non-gender neutral language is sexist. I thought it would be it worthwhile exploring this issue. There are many major gender based inequality issues in our societies … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream – fifty years and counting

This is an unusual blog for me – I hope you find it interesting. On August 28 1963 Martin Luther King addressed nearly quarter of a million people at a rally in Washington. The message of this great speech and … Continue reading

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Sexism in the Media – the spotlight falls on an MP’s clothing

It is probably no wonder that the dress code for members of parliament really only applies to men; the limited rules that do exist about dress are set out in Erskine May, the official parliamentary rule book. It states that … Continue reading

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Are you the next Mandela – finding the change leader in you.

Last week I was asked in an email, “where have you been, I’ve been missing your writing”. This simple question was enough to give myself the proverbial kick start I needed to get these pages moving again. For those who have missed … Continue reading

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The Royal Family – established gender equality

  This short article has a surprising subject for me; the Royal Family, but I could not let this piece of news pass without comment. Today the countries of the Commonwealth agreed that a bill ending discrimination against women in the … Continue reading

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