Trigger warning – this article contains content describing sexual assault. There have been a few instances in my life where I should have said no. I’m interested to know if by reading the statement above you assumed I said yes? Because then I think we’ve got to the crux of the problem. At the moment … Continue reading
Tag Archives: women’s rights
It’s not bloody over. Why the tampon tax debate won’t be brushed off
What on earth is the “tampon tax”? The phrase actually refers to luxury taxation the government puts on items they don’t see as essential. Items that are considered essential (therefore exempt from additional tax) are things like; incontinence pads, medical products, razors and children’s nappies. I’m nodding at these and thinking good. Perhaps razors aren’t … Continue reading
Is Tesco the ultimate feminist invention?
I was talking to a historical economist at Cambridge University the other day. Yeah sure as you do. And she told me that supermarkets have set women free. That if we’re to talk about feminism and women’s rights then the invention of the supermarket is as important as suffrage. I was taken aback, really Tesco? … Continue reading
100 Years is Too Long for Pay Equality
Last week whilst a vote was taking place inside the Parliament for pay equality, Gemma Arterton and the cast of the West End musical Made in Dagenham stood outside with banners held high in support of this bill. No this wasn’t method acting, this was real. They stood alongside the women they portray on stage … Continue reading