Category: Feminism

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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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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Prince of Wales is Right to be Concerned about Succession Changes, Christian Voice Announces

The Prince of Wales if right to raise concerns about the way the Succession to the Crown Bill is being rushed through Parliament without adequate attention being given to the possible ramifications, Christian Voice announced today. Once passed, the Bill would alter the ancient custom for first-born males to inherit the throne, in addition to …

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Prince Charles Warns of “Unintended Consequences” to Succession Changes

The Prince of Wales has raised concerns with senior Whitehall officials about the Succession to the Crown Bill, which he believes could let off a chain of “unintended consequences.” In a private meeting last month with Richard Heaton, permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office, Prince Charles confided his fear that attempts to overturn the ancient …

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Kate can’t be Queen says MP

The move to bring equality to the laws of succession has taken a strange twist as an MP has proposed legislation that would prevent the Duchess of Cambridge from ever becoming Queen. John Hemming, MP, is attempting to add a clause to the Succession to the Crown Bill that would mean HRH would be called …

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Traviss verdict exposes false accusations

The not guilty verdict in the rape case brought against the late singer Amy Winehouse’s ex-boyfriend illustrates the potential for false accusations in rape cases. Reg Traviss was acquitted last week of two counts of rape.  His accuser claimed he had raped her at his home while she was too drunk even to stand, but …

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Douglas Wilson, Flesh Parades and Lara Pulver’s Nude Scene

Douglas Wilson has some good things to say here about some of the issues upstream of the modesty debate, which echoes some of the concerns we raised in the July 2011 Christian Voice newsletter when we covered the ‘slutwalks.’ Wilson also helpfully reminds us that when a woman reveals too much flesh, it is often …

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Christian Voice Takes Stand For Male Primogeniture

News that David Cameron is supporting changes to the laws regulating the crown’s succession was met with a firestorm of protest by lobby group, Christian Voice. The activist organization claimed that the current laws, which give preference to firstborn males, are rooted in the Bible and cannot be changed without seriously compromising the integrity of …

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The First Woman Dies – And For What?

The death of Cpl Sarah Bryant in Afghanistan has again thrown the Armed Forces’ policy of allowing women to serve in action into stark relief. Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said tonight: ‘It has been rightly said that any country which asks its women to fight for it is not worth fighting for. …

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Succession Rules ‘Sexist’ Says Libdem MP

The law on royal succession which puts any son ahead of his elder sister are under attack again. Jeffrey, Lord Archer was the last parliamentarian to introduce a bill to change the rules before he was sent to prison. Now Vera Baird, the Solicitor General has weighed in with an extraordinarily patronising statement that ‘what …

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