A blog from Zero Tolerance.
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.View
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
By Liz Ely, Development Officer (Capacity Building), Zero Tolerance Christmas is coming! Whether you celebrate it or not it is hard to avoid as advertising for the latest toys, perfumes and calorific treats fill our television screens. As the recession bites, Christmas is becoming more and more difficult for families struggling to make ends meet. It’s a time when a variety of different oppressions and inequalities are brought to the fore, including gender inequality.
Guest blog from Talat Yaqoob, White Ribbon Scotland The issue of men engaging in feminism has, and continues to be, controversial. Whether it’s men attending Reclaim the Night Marches or men being quoted about their thoughts on rape culture, feminists often double take and worry about what that involvement means.
Having never frequented a prostitute or brothel personally, I was naively unaware that much like that PS3 game you bought on Amazon or that second hand tea dress purchased on eBay, customers or ‘punters’ are encouraged to give feedback on their ‘purchases’, or in this case the women they have bought for 45 minutes, an hour or two etc.