A blog from Zero Tolerance.
"One of the clearest manifestations of inequality between women and men is the way in which our economy operates primarily in the interests of men and hugely disadvantages women."
by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp
By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin
Recently I attended a fantastic fundraiser for the Women’s Support Project, at which comedian and national treasure Elaine C Smith explored the role of pop music in shaping our culture’s attitude to gendered violence and abuse, and to women’s role in society. She sang us a few examples of truly sexist songs, such as the Burt Bacharach classic ‘Wives and Lovers’, which warns women to stay attentive and beautiful to prevent their men from straying: “Hey, little girl, comb your hair, fix your make-up, soon he will open the door,Don't think because there's a ring on your finger, you needn't try any more.View