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Opinion
Ask Esther featured
26
Oct

Ask Esther…I’m being overlooked in this toxic atmosphere

Esther Stanhope is an international confidence speaker and communications expert. A former BBC producer she’s rubbed shoulders with the likes of Madonna, George Clooney, and many global leaders. She now helps talented women in business, like you, to speak up in meetings and conferences, get their voice heard and radiate charisma, confidence & gravitas. If...
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30
Oct

Anne Robinson: “Fragile modern women unable to deal with workplace harassment”

Anne Robinson has sparked outrage on social media after claiming that modern day women are too “fragile” to deal with sexual harassment at work. The former Weakest Link host said she was ‘in despair’ that women have been quiet about sexual harassment. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, Robinson made reference to Theresa May ordering...
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sexual violence
23
Aug

Women-only train carriages could combat sexual violence, says Labour MP

Women-only carriages on public transport could combat sexual violence, a Labour politician has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said having separate compartments for women could offer a ‘safe space’ as sexual offences on public transport have doubled in the last five years. British Transport Police figures have shown that over 1,400 offences were reported...
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22
Aug

Zadie Smith: “Girls are wasting time on beauty and make-up”

Author Zadie Smith has spoken out about the amount of time girls spend in front of the mirror, saying  “girls are fools to waste time on beauty”. Speaking about her seven-year-old daughter Kit at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Smith compared Kit’s behaviour with that of her brother. “I explained it to her in these...
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dress codes
22
Jun

Workplace dress codes and sex discrimination

A leaked BBC email, which revealed strict requirements about the appearance of its newsreaders, has yet again highlighted the topic of potentially discriminatory dress codes in the workplace. The email set out criteria for men and women and amongst other things, advised against long hair for women and that women wear knee length skirts. Many...
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male priviledge
22
Jun

Why “Male Privilege” workshops are a bad idea

It was recently reported that Melbourne University was offering a workshop in white male privilege which encouraged its male participants to “learn to speak more like women”. Apparently, despite progressive laws towards gender equality existing in Australia, the irony of telling a man he should “act more like a woman” (i.e take a back seat...
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07
Mar

What does International Womens Day mean to me

So what does International Women’s Day mean to me?? Well it is a celebration of the range of women’s roles in the world: mother, daughter, sister, lover, and friend. But also the opportunity for the world to focus on the challenges women still face in the world. In this country, women regularly voice their opinion...
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02
Apr

This is why I believe it will work for Tiger this time

Reflecting slightly this week, and taking a break from my private match makers, who by the way are yet to refund my signing up fee back to my account!!! I promised myself not to name names, but they’re really pushing me… Amidst all the chaos with these  folks, I must say that I am superbly...
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