Archive: Women In Politics

"They played by the rules largely imposed on women who grew up when they did and wanted to succeed"

Clinton and May: Two sides of the same story

The treatment of May and Clinton reveals a fundamental truth about how women are treated in politics

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Women worldwide know less about politics than men

    Women living in the world’s most advanced democracies and under the most progressive gender equality regimes still know less about politics than men. Indeed, an unmistakable gender gap in political knowledge seems to be a global phenomenon, according to a ten-nation study of media systems and national political knowledge funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • ESRC: Myths of man-hating feminists make feminism unpopular

    Feminism was one of the most influential political movements in 20th century Western Europe. Yet, in the 21st century, the label 'feminist' is often forcefully rejected, particularly by young women. New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) suggests that, in rejecting feminism, women are often seeking to position themselves within conventional norms of femininity and heterosexuality.

  • BHA statement on Bristol University Christian Union banning female speakers

    Yesterday it was reported that Bristol University Christian Union (CU) bans women from speaking at almost all of their events, unless accompanied by their husbands.

  • ERS: Report from 'Counting Women In' campaign on gender equality in politics

    A new report from the Counting Women In campaign has found that representation of women in local government remains stagnant after May elections, that at the current rate of change we face another 150 years before women have an equal say, and that political parties are key to getting more women into town halls.

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