Tag : equality

Bye-phobia

6 months ago / 0 comments

Bisexuality is still viewed as taboo by many. All too often, it is patronisingly dismissed as a ‘fad’ or worse, a ‘lifestyle choice’. Men say it when they’re actually just gay, and women say it because they think it makes them more sexy, more exotic, more attractive to the opposite … Read More

EasyJet Boss Takes Pay Cut – but will this Fix the Gender Pay Gap?

7 months ago / 0 comments

It was recently announced that the chief executive of easyJet has taken a pay cut in order to make his salary match that of his predecessor. Johan Lundgren took over as the chief executive last December on a basic salary of £740,000; his predecessor, Carolyn McCall, was on a salary … Read More

Carrie Gracie: A Hero Vilified

8 months ago / 0 comments

"My case is just an example of a bigger problem" - former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie gives evidence to MPs about equal pay https://t.co/kExvCXAsjQ pic.twitter.com/Jd2eGLWQZj— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 31, 2018 She is a greedy, avaricious, money-grabbing opportunist ready to rinse the tax-payer of every penny she can ... Read More

Coming out of Conservatism – Australian Marriage Equality

10 months ago / 0 comments

“Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” – A piece of paper put in my letterbox which determined the course of LGBT+ history in Australia On the 14th of November at 11pm, I was refreshing both a live-updates page on The Guardian, and the Australian Bureau … Read More

Leeds Pride: why the celebration is vital to equality

1 year ago / 0 comments

I had never attended Leeds Pride until last Saturday, after meaning to visit the previous year but unfortunately being away for the weekend. This time, I grasped the opportunity with both hands. I’ll admit that I did not know what to expect. Whilst I had spoken to the organisers prior … Read More

Gender Disparity with the Pension Pay Gap

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a recent study carried out by Zurich Insurance, it has been revealed that women are receiving almost £50,000 less into their pensions compared to men. The survey looked into 250,000 pension plans and is one of the largest workplace studies undertaken. It revealed yet again the disparities between men … Read More

Campus Watch: Cambridge women overtake men in successful applications for the first time

2 years ago / 0 comments

UCAS figures show that despite fewer female students applying this year a higher proportion of women received offers over men. Almost 900 fewer women than men applied to the University of Cambridge compared to the previous year, but female students received just 30 fewer offers. This equates to a 6.5 … Read More

Equality and language choice

2 years ago / 0 comments

Language is power. A catchy phrase can win an election and a sentence, if strung in just the right way, can change the course of understanding. It can hold all the power you can stuff into it and it can strip power from a group with little more than a … Read More

Business woman of the week: Indra Nooyi

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo by : RAN) CEO of PepsiCo and Advocate of gender equality in business After 12 years of working for PepsiCo, in 2006 Indra Nooyi became the first female CEO and was later recognized by both Fortune and Forbes magazine as the 3rd most powerful businesswoman on the planet.  Since … Read More

An unlikely gender pay-gap

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a society where women struggle to get paid equally for the same jobs as men, it seems as though the modelling industry might be the one place where the tables are turned. Last week it was announced by top modelling agency Premier that male models can earn up to … Read More