Category: Feminism

Dec 12

Gender Neutral Pronouns at Oxford

A Student body is urging the use of ‘gender neutral pronouns’ at Oxford University, reports the Oxford Mail. The National Union of Students is apparently behind the move, which will see ‘he’ and ‘she’ replaced with the silly gender-neutral ‘ze’. But the ‘ze’ pronoun will only be used if the person requests it.  It is …

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Dec 14

Men ‘have better sense of direction’

Men have a better sense of direction than women, a Norwegian study has found. Men consistently performed better than women during way-finding tasks in a virtual environment which they had just learned. Using fMRI brain-scanning, the researchers saw that men in the study took several shortcuts, oriented themselves more using cardinal directions and used a …

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Nov 04

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

The UK Government is going to force firms to reveal the bonuses they pay to men and to women. Apparently, in the UK, a woman on average earns around 80p for every £1 earned by a man. The Government will also make it a legal requirement for every company with more than 250 employees to …

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Nov 15

Surname Controversy and the Future of the Family

In an article for BBC’s news magazine, Dr Sophie Coulombeau, raised the question of why a woman would want to share her husband’s last name. In a well-researched historical survey of female name-changing, Coulombeau suggested that a woman’s very identity as a person hinges on not adopting the surname of her husband, as if changing …

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Feb 06

Leicester Raises LGBT Rainbow Flag

A rainbow flag has been raised in Leicester to mark the beginning of February as ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month’. The flag was raised on Monday by Labour Councillor Manjula Sood, a previous Lord Mayor of Leicester, and currently assistant Mayor and Vice Chair of Equal Opportunities, Education and Social Services for Leicester City …

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Dec 03

Men’s and Women’s brains ‘wired differently’

US researchers at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences, reports the BBC. The “connectome maps” reveal the differences between the male brain (seen in blue) and the female brain (orange) Male brains are wired front to back, with few connections bridging the …

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Jun 13

Being a Gentleman ‘Sexist’, say Feminists

By Robin Phillips No Longer Politically Correct to be a Gentleman Chivalry is demeaning towards women and a sign of ‘sexism’ in men, feminist psychologists now claim. The controversial claims follow a report for the Psychology of Women Quarterly which asserts that there is a cluster of behaviours called ‘benevolent sexism’ which manifests itself in …

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May 27

Privacy and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom

By Robin Phillips In Hadley Arkes’ book Natural Rights and the Right to Choose, he makes some penetrating observations about American society which apply with equal force to some of the issues Britain is now facing. He writes, In the name of ‘privacy’ and ‘autonomy’, [Americans] have unfolded, since 1965, vast new claims of liberty, …

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May 24

Boys & girls swop guns & dolls in Scotland

Nursery children in Scotland are the target of a new campaign that aims to end sexism in pre-schools and prevent future domestic violence by encouraging boys to swap their cars for dolls and little girls to dress up as pirates, says The Times. The ‘Just Like a Child’ initiative being launched this week by ‘Zero …

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Mar 20

UK Facing Demographic Crisis

A Lords committee has warned that the UK is “woefully underprepared” for the social and economic challenges of an ageing society, according to a BBC news report last week. Drawing on figures from the Office for National Statistics, the committee predicted “a series of crises” in public service provisions. If current trends continue, then between …

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