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‘I was constantly informed I was uncommon’: why so couple of...

There’s a stereotype that women don’t play video games, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. The numbers don’t lie: 52% of gamers were female in the UK’s last major study in 2014. But if we look at the proportion of female workers in the games industry, it’s just 28% in the UK, and…

Totally free duration items to be offered in schools and colleges...

Tampons, sanitary pads and other period products will be made freely available to all state schools and colleges in England starting next week, with the launch of a scheme funded by the Department for Education. The DfE scheme follows the government’s commitment last year to pay for sanitary products for primary and secondary schools, in…

Sacked or silenced: lecturers say they’re blocked from exploring trans points

On the December morning that Jo Phoenix, professor of criminology at the Open University, was to give a lecture at Essex University on trans rights in prisons, Twitter roared into action, with several Essex staff and students tweeting allegations that a “transphobe” would be on campus. By 10am Phoenix was warned by a member of…

Les Margaret 2020 Awards for Females in Tech business owners and...

Application Deadline: February 2nd 2020 Launched in 2014 by the JFD and supported by Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist from NASA who allowed Man to walk on the Moon, the Margaret Prize highlights the leaders of digital projects responding to the major challenges of our society: sustainable development , demographic explosion, information processing, transformation of…

‘People request more cash’: why female-led start-ups underperform

The first time Olivia Champion pitched a business idea based on her academic research was so disheartening she nearly gave up. The 10-strong panel she faced were all men, bar a few women responsible for administration and taking minutes. Their first question was: “Why are you here?” “It took the wind out of my sails…

‘Ladies have been woefully ignored’: does medical science have a gender...

When Lynn Enright had a hysteroscopy to examine the inside of the womb, her searing pain was dismissed by medical professionals. She only understood why when she started working on her book on female anatomy, Vagina: A Re-education. She was looking for research on pain and women’s health, only to be shocked by how little…

Why females are such great phonies!

By Bunmi Sofola Most of us will probably admit to the occasional little white lie. But in fact, more than one in three people tell at least one lie every day. We ‘re ready to give account of our stewardship ― Bayelsa Govt(Opens in a new browser tab) And it turns out that the fairer…

Could task sharing resolve universities’ huge gender pay space issue?|Emma Watton...

This year’s Equal Pay Day falls on 14 November. It’s the day women in the UK effectively start working the remainder of the year for free because of the gender pay gap. There are differences between sectors and industries but education is among the worst, with a pay gap of 25.9% as opposed to the…

Cambridge isn’t the only university to stop working at managing sexual...

Last weekend saw calls for a reform of the University of Cambridge’s collegiate system after one college, Trinity Hall, readmitted an (emeritus) fellow accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment, only two years after stating that he “will not be present in college at any time in the future”. It must have felt like a…

U.S. Consulate introduces academy for females business owners

By Providence Emmanuel The United States Consulate General in Lagos has launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. In a statement, U.S. Consul General, Ms Claire Pierangelo, said that the goal of the AWE is to teach women around the world to become successful…

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