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Equally Protected? Powerful new evidence on child physical punishment highlights need for law reform

Equally Protected? Powerful new evidence on child physical punishment highlights need for law reform

Zero Tolerance is proud to be a member of Children Are Unbeatable, the alliance to end child physical punishment. We welcome important new research which confirms that physical punishment damages children’s wellbeing and carries the risk of escalation into physical abuse.

by outgoing Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: January 18, 2016
Blog category: children
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Time for a ‘Plan F’

Time for a ‘Plan F’

"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

Posted: March 18, 2015
Blog category: children
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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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Different tune, same old sexism: what kids are learning from pop music

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.

Posted: May 2, 2013
Blog category: feminism, children, early years, gender, media
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