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    Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

The gender divide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics study is more complicated than most researchers, policy makers, and practitioners previously thought, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster. She explains that young women’s social circumstances play a key role in whether they choose to study STEM at university.

There is a vast amount of research showing that women are less likely to study […]

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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since being formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges […]

Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man

Quotas aren’t anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne
A common criticism against gender quotas is that they are anathema to meritocratic principles. This research on Sweden shows that the opposite can be true: Quotas actually increased the competence of politicians by leading to the displacement […]

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

Gay men earn less than straight ones and heterosexual women earn less than lesbians, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter and Jefferson Frank

Finding the right data

Since the mid-1990s, labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation has been investigated by a number of researchers (Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani et al. 2005 and others). These studies frequently find sizeable earnings […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

A piece of LGBT history at LSE

As we step into the LGBT History Month, James Deeley (Spectrum Chair, LSE), Gillian Urquhart and Gillian Murphy walk us through the history of Spectrum, the LSE LGBT+ staff network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans(gender) people, and the LGBT archives in the LSE library. 

On 13 October 1970 the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) met for the first time in the UK – in a […]

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