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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
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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
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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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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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The BBC, CNN and Rape Culture

Well what have the past few weeks taught me? Unfortunately that rape culture is alive and kicking; and no, this is not a swipe at horrific ‘UniLad’ and disgusting online rape ‘jokes’ that have exploded onto our timelines and tumblrs.
Posted: March 21, 2013
Blog category: zero tolerance, gender, media
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Don’t walk past saunas and look the other way

Guest blog from Lauren Fox Lauren is a sculptor who lives in Edinburgh. Her blog is www.laurenffox.blogspot.com and she tweets as @WeldedRockets Let me start by introducing myself. I am a woman. A feminist (gasp!).
Posted: January 21, 2013
Blog category: scottish government, scotland, prostitution
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