Rude words and ridiculousness

First off, Laurie Penny discusses the power of the “C” word in the New Statesman. Quite funny reading the comments below compared to the usual ones that end up on the forum!

I’ve blogged a few times lately about what Regional Pay could mean for Women in the public sector. This article from Nancy Kelley of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explains it in a far more readable way complete with graphs and everything! Sober reading in terms of employment equality though.

All the news about Women’s right to choose has been pretty crazy lately, so much so that it featured as the editorial in Monday’s Guardian. Hopefully this will add some balance to debate following the Telegraph’s investigation.

Here’s an article about how Google use algorithms to determine what it believes are people’s age and sex. It is a sexist presumption (and ageist for that matter!), but despite the call for people to alter their demographics to highlight this, I’m a bit reluctant to alter mine (65+ Male apparently….) so that Google can sell me stuff that bit easier.

Sara Annwyl sent this to me via Twitter – 5 ways modern men are trained to hate modern women (can I add a “some” to that please?). Interesting points to think about, and Sara’s blog is a good read too.

The National Assembly for Wales are running an event on Inclusion and equality: Why women’s leadership matters on 11 April. It looks interesting, especially as it looks at democracy and empowerment. Could be worth a look!

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