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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Corporate Social Responsibility – and the occasional lack of

Today, I think I will start with a one question quiz that you won’t be able to answer. What do these people have in common? Ari Mervis, Mike Walsh, Anton Van Heerden, Dan Last, Grant Peck, Tanya Southey, Peter Filipovic, … Continue reading

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Overweight – an issue affecting us all.

On 3 May this year I posted an article about the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act, asking why stop at nine. Today I read an article on an NHS Choices website about doctors who discriminate against overweight people, … Continue reading

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Women on the Board – as proposed by Richard Branson

Having recently been involved in many discussions about women in senior management positions and on the boards of companies, I intended writing an article on the subject. However, when I was sent the article below via my Twitter feed, I … Continue reading

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