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Media representation of violence against women: why do the papers give celebrities a pass?

Media representation of violence against women: why do the papers give celebrities a pass?

This blog is the fourth in a series in which Claire Simpson, PhD student at the University of Stirling discusses the results of her media monitoring project.

Posted: May 16, 2017
Blog category: zero tolerance, prevention education, gender
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Dear Jenny

Dear Jenny

In early January, our long-time director, Jenny Kemp moved on to a new post at EIS. Her expertise, experience, passion and good humour will be sorely missed by everyone at Zero Tolerance, though we're delighted she will be bringing her considerable talents to the education sector. Our Board Chair, Margaret Small, reflects on Jenny's contribution to Zero Tolerance.

by Zero Tolerance Acting Chair, Margaret Small

Posted: January 22, 2016
Blog category: zero tolerance
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12 Months of Zero Tolerance

12 Months of Zero Tolerance

As year end approaches, we want to share our first ever storify with our supporters for some holiday reading. If you have trouble reading the embedded story below, you can read it directly from storify here. Skim through our year in review and check out the areas of our work that are of interest to you.

by Zero Tolerance Information and Communications Officer, Clare McKeown
Posted: December 22, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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Remembering Evelyn Gillan: a force for good

Remembering Evelyn Gillan: a force for good

"The value of any legacy is the extent to which people pick up the baton and carry on with it.” We are carrying that baton to this day. Everyone who works and volunteers at Zero Tolerance now is grateful for Evelyn’s amazing work, and mindful of the fact that we are carrying her legacy – we know that it is a privilege.

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: July 27, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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We’re launching this year’s Write to End Violence Against Women Awards!

We’re launching this year’s Write to End Violence Against Women Awards!

We’re delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2015 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards. There are a few changes this year that we are very excited to let you know about. We’re keen to build on the success of the first two years’ awards and reach an even wider audience this year. And we need your help.

by Clare McKeown, Zero Tolerance Information & Communications Officer

Posted: June 18, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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“The dress”, the follow-up advert, and the hidden story

“The dress”, the follow-up advert, and the hidden story

"This research (among many other studies) shows that coercive control is a serious and prevalent form of abuse, which may prevent women from seeking help; yet many campaigns still focus on the physical."

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: March 9, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

"For those of us who work with young people, this presents a challenge and an opportunity to discuss what constitutes a healthy relationship."

by Zero Tolerance Development Officer Liz Ely

Posted: February 16, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance, media
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Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

In recent years, the sexualisation of popular culture, and specifically the impact of this on young people, has been a great source of anxiety, prompting lots of popular media commentary as well as academic research and policy intervention (APA 2007; ASA 2008; Papadopoulos 2010; Gill 2012).

 

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Planning for Equality: Commercial frontages and the exclusion of women from Edinburgh’s public realm

By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin

Posted: February 28, 2014
Blog category: zero tolerance, men, feminism, prevention education, children, early years, gender, media, rape culture
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Want to challenge sexual harassment at work? That’ll be £1200 please.

Sexual harassment is high on the news agenda right now.
Posted: June 19, 2013
Blog category: scottish government, zero tolerance, scotland, united kingdom, feminism, gender
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