Category Archives: inequality

Gender Equality – when will it be enough?

  Of course there is a simple answer to the question of how long will gender issues be the mainstay of the daily news – until real parity between women and men is achieved. The power imbalance between the sexes must be … Continue reading

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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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A Question of Language – foreign or not? (guest blog)

It is my pleasure to reproduce a blog written by a friend and colleague of mine, Chris Markiewicz. He writes weekly, always producing something of interest. This week his title is Inwazja Angielskiego – not a phrase I readily understand, as it is … Continue reading

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Everyday Sexism – university campus misogyny

Having read the article in this week’s Guardian by Sally Williams entitled “Campus nightmare: female students on the rise of sexual harassment” I began to look at other article about gender inequality in the UK university system. I found another … Continue reading

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A small step for Lego – or a new management style

I was reading an article today entitled “Lego addresses gender gap with female scientist range”. Lego is introducing a new set, to include a chemist, an astronomer and a palaeontologist, all women. WOW! The Danish toymaker has launched the female … Continue reading

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Your Family Name – following the mother or the father?

One of my new LinkedIn contacts Stephen Morley, Sports Development Officer at Cambridge City Council posted this question on the Beyond Diversity group on LinkedIn. He stated. “For a long time I have felt that a major inequalities is how woman … Continue reading

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Just Sharing a Video – what do you think?

As I watched this short animation, I found myself predicting what the real figures would be, before they were presented and was somewhat shocked at how far out I was from the actual statistics. I’d be really interested to hear … 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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Rights of Disabled People – the wrongs of very few others.

In 1990, the United States enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was one of the first such pieces of legislation in the world. It defined disability discrimination and has been a blueprint for many other similar laws across the … Continue reading

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