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August 14, 2017
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Aug

Study shows female characters in movies usually “make no difference to the plot”

A study into the language, characters and plots of modern cinema has revealed a huge gender imbalance between how men and women are portrayed. According to the report, which scrutinised almost 1,000 different movie scripts, if the female roles are removed from a plot, it often makes no difference to the story. It also found...
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14
Aug

Jess Phillips: “Left-wing men are the worst sexists”

Labour MP Jess Phillips has spoken out about left-wing men, calling them “the actual worst” when it comes to sexism. Speaking during a “Telling The Truth” talk at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Phillips discussed issues with the left, explaining that men “don’t think of [women] on the same level” as them. According to The...
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Womenatthetop
14
Aug

27/09/2017: The Financial Times and WATC invite you to join us for the next Women at the Top Summit | Transforming Leadership

WeAreTheCity is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with the FT Women at the Top summit which returns in September to tackle one of the most complex challenges we face today: how to fix the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain and beyond. The composition of top UK management...
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14
Aug

Clarks in sexism row over “Dolly Babe” school shoe range

Clarks is under fire from parents on social media for ‘everyday sexism’ over their line of girls school shoes The UK retailer faced criticism after stocking a line of girls’ school shoes called “Dolly Babe”, while the boys’ equivalent is called “Leader”. Whilst the boys’ insoles are decorated with footballs, the girls’ feature a heart...
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gaming
14
Aug

Gaming company Blizzard to launch ‘global diversity and inclusion initiative’

The gaming giant behind World of Warcraft will launch an initiative in order to better represent women and minority groups in their company. Blizzard’s new plans will launch a “global diversity and inclusion initiative” that will establish internal councils and help “enhance inclusiveness”. The news was leaked in an internal email from Blizzard’s CEO, seen...
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A phone with popular social media apps, such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram
14
Aug

Almost half of girls aged 11 to 18 have experienced abuse on social media, study shows

Nearly half of girls between 11 and 18 have suffered harassment or abuse online, according to new findings. Plan International UK conducted the study in association with its #girlsbelonghere campaign, which it plans to release into schools in the future. The study polled over a thousand girls and boys in that age bracket to determine...
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Catherine Spencer
14
Aug

Inspirational Woman: Catherine Spencer | Former England Women’s Rugby Captain

I am a former England women’s Rugby captain with 63 international caps to my name, now retired I am taking on new challenges one of which has been to set up my own company Inspiring Women. What is your sporting background? I first started playing rugby aged 8 at my local club Folkestone. 28 years...
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tech
14
Aug

Women in tech celebrate their achievements: Our favourite #WITBragDay tweets

This weekend saw an uprising from the women in technology community, who sent out an avalanche of tweets under the hashtag #WITBragDay. This hashtag is designed to celebrate and highlight the incredible work of women working in the sector. Ladies from all over the world tweeted about their contributions to technology and how their work...
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