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    Five minutes with Laura Bates: ‘Women bear children’ is not an excuse

Five minutes with Laura Bates: ‘Women bear children’ is not an excuse

Why have we built a society in which that prevents women from progressing in their careers?

Laura Bates rose to prominence in 2012 when she founded the Everyday Sexism Project, a website that collects women’s daily experiences of gender inequality. Since then she has published two books (Everyday Sexism, 2014; and Girl Up, 2016) and given a number of talks about […]

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    “In my head it was a library of women’s history…. So why would that preclude me?”: an interview with Inderbir Bhullar

“In my head it was a library of women’s history…. So why would that preclude me?”: an interview with Inderbir Bhullar

In this lively discussion, Inderbir Bhullar, a staff member of the Women’s Library at LSE Archives and Special Collections, spoke with Paroj Banerjee – an LSE PhD researcher in the Department of Geography and Environment and a member of LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team. Inderbir’s discussion with Paroj centres on battling professional gender stereotyping, the nature of the […]

Reflecting on the unspoken

Akile Ahmet and Caroline Howarth

What cannot be said, or cannot be heard, in organisations like the London School of Economics and Political Science? Are there experiences of inequality, discrimination and the denial of recognition that are felt but not spoken? Initial findings from a research project into experiences of race at the LSE indicate that this is the case. […]

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    Examining feminist and postfeminist sensibilities: SlutWalk, representation and self-representation

Examining feminist and postfeminist sensibilities: SlutWalk, representation and self-representation

In an interview with the EDI blog, Keren Darmon – a PhD researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE – discusses her work on representations of the SlutWalk movement in London, the interpretative role of the concepts of feminist and postfeminist sensibilities, and the influence of Rosalind Gill, Angela McRobbie and Bonnie Dow on her work.

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Five tips for LGBT+ inclusive communications at work

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, Hayley Reed sensitises the readers to the need for appropriate language, avoiding unnecessary divisions and respecting self-identification in the workplace.

 

 

Understanding how being LGBT+ affects an individual’s experience of the workplace will help you improve your skills as a line manager. It is not uncommon for […]

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    Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Founded in March 2015, by October the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) had a manifesto and by April 2016 a membership of over 45,000, including registered supporters. In the upcoming elections Sophie Walker, party leader, is running for London Mayor and WEP candidates are standing for the British assemblies. In an interview with editors, Artemis Photiadou and Luke Temple, Sophie outlines how WEP hopes to set […]

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    Creating a culture of continuous improvement: an interview with Professor Julia Black

Creating a culture of continuous improvement: an interview with Professor Julia Black

As part of Women’s History Month at LSE, Professor Julia Black – LSE’s Pro-Director for Research and Professor of Law – spoke with Isabella Chan of LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team about achieving dramatic improvements in gender equality at the School, engendering cultural change, and the importance of inspiring role models.

Isabella Chan: Right, so, thank you Julia […]

An exhibition displaying women’s role in promoting peace

The Library’s spring exhibition draws on its iconic collections to explore the theme of women, war and peace to coincide with the launch of the new teaching programme at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE writes Dr Gillian Murphy of LSE’s library. 

War has devastating consequences both for men and for women. Historically, armed conflicts highlight underlying […]

It’s ‘Time to Talk’

Mental health issues affect many in this country, yet people often prefer not to talk about them. This culture of silence exacerbates mental health conditions instead of making things better. As part of the Time to Change campaign, the ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 4 February 2016 is meant to initiate these often unspoken conversations, writes Stef Hackney. 

Mental health issues inflict […]

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    To fight the slow pace of gender equality in the workplace, attack the root cause

To fight the slow pace of gender equality in the workplace, attack the root cause

Culturally the masculine way of doing things have often been the accepted norm and the feminine counterpart has been consistently neglected. This imbalance is deep rooted and addressing this is crucial, particularly in workplaces writes Caroline Turner.

McKinsey reveals in its annual Women Matter reports that even companies doing all the “right things” to achieve gender diversity get disappointing results. […]

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