Women and economy

I'm Sorry I Missed You - free new Ken Loach film showings

Free showings of Ken Loach's new film @I'm Sorry I Missed You' - focus on in-work poverty, a must see....

Unite the Union are promoting it around the country and the dates/venues in the North East are:

Monday 21st October:

Cineworld (Gate) Newcastle - 6 for 6:30

Showcase Teesside - 6:30 for 7

Cineworld Middlesbrough - 6 for 6:30

Tuesday 22nd October:

Odeon Metrocentre 6 for 6:30

Investigating the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations

Equally Ours is looking at the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations, particularly the Rights Equality and Citizenship fund which has targeted VAWG.

Equally Ours want to make the case for replacement funds to ensure that vital support for the sector is sustained post-Brexit, but to do this they need your help. If you have had REC or other European funding, or thoughts on what a UK replacement fund should look like, they want to hear from you.

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.

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