Diversity and difference

There’s no room at the top for women scientists

Women make up half of students in the life sciences, but only one in four professors, according to data from 500 scientific institutions worldwide. 

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Jessica Wade of Imperial College London, who champions women in physics but wasn’t connected with this particular study, said: “There is no point in encouraging more girls into science if the system is set up to exclude them,”

The misplaced feminism of Hasbro’s Ms Monopoly

It’s all fun and games until Hasbro replaces the Monopoly man with ‘Ms Monopoly’, touts it as a ‘celebration of women entrepreneurs and inventors’, and forgets to mention that Monopoly was actually created by a woman. In 1904, feminist and progressive Elizabeth Magie received a patent for The Landlord’s Game, in which players roll a dice to advance along a path composed of 40 spaces around a board – just like modern Monopoly.

The Future of Gender Equality in the UK

Last year Rosa, the UK Fund for women and girls, spent time pondering the question: what could the UK look like in 10 years' time, if greater attention is paid to tackling gender inequality? It's a huge topic, so they zoomed in on the theme of work, looking at the part-time economy, pregnancy discrimination, the gender pay gap, and sexual harassment. The result has now been produced in a report, The Future of Gender Equality in the UK.

Poverty and Inequality - Join the APLE Collective

Join the APLE Collective in trying to light the UK map up on October 17th - the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The APLE Collective are asking organisations and individuals to stand up together and have a visible show of solidarity on this date. They want to promote the fantastic work going on and talk about proposed solutions - raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty on a local and national level.
 

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