Leave the website
 

Blog

A blog from Zero Tolerance. 

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
View
“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
View
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
View
Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men's violence against women

Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men's violence against women

In January Women in Scotland's Economy (WISE) hosted a conference on feminist economics to celebrate and continue the life work of much missed 'feminist legend' Ailsa McKay. The event covered a wide range of feminist economic issues, from childcare to gender budgeting – all of which have massive implications for gender equality and violence against women (VAW) prevention.

by Zero Tolerance Capacity Building Officer, Liz Ely

Posted: February 3, 2015
View
Ched Evans and Workplace Cultures

Ched Evans and Workplace Cultures

Over the past few weeks, Zero Tolerance has been contacted several times by journalists and broadcasters seeking comment on the Ched Evans case. It is generally our policy not to comment on individual cases. However, following the decision taken at the end of last week by another football club, Oldham Athletic, to not sign Evans, we felt that the conclusion of this particular case has highlighted some of the wider tensions for employers (and prospective employers) who want to take steps towards preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG), and need concrete advice for dealing with employees who choose to commit violence.

 

Posted: January 13, 2015
View
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).

 

View

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
View

Write to End Violence Against Women Awards - Letter to The Sun

I am writing to you as a member of the judging panel of the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, a new awards scheme recognising and rewarding high quality journalism that makes a positive contribution to changing attitudes to violence against women.

Posted: December 4, 2013
Blog category: feminism, prevention education, gender, media
View

Bill Walker Coverage Wins Top Award and The Sun Walks Away with a Wooden Spoon

Victim blaming, gratuitous images, myths and stereotypes: the media doesn’t always have the best reputation for reporting violence against women.
Posted: November 27, 2013
View

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
View
 
 

Twitter


Facebook

Latest News

Repeal the 8th - Ireland votes on right to abortion

MoreMay 2, 2018

Good practice of promoting gender equality in the early years needed

MoreApril 10, 2018

Latest Blog

Spotlight on the media: why are we still blaming the victim?

MoreMay 4, 2018

Spotlight on Scottish Media: who makes the news?

MoreMay 1, 2018