Are girls victims of their own sexual agency? Sexualisation, sexual violence and schooling

On the 15th October the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) organisation called upon the Coalition Government to urgently address the “alarming levels” of sexual harassment and violence against young women in schools. Their YouGov 2010 online survey of 788 16-18 year olds found that a third (29%) of young women reported unwanted sexual touching at […]


‘Rage of the Girl Rioters’?

Everyday there seems to be yet more depressing news for education in the UK. Yesterday saw more rushed ideological notions of bringing soldiers into the classrooms, destroying teacher education within  Higher Education,  and reconfiguring the national curriculum yet again.
Schoolchildren and students were also active in walking out of lessons, taking to the streets and occupying […]


Boys, Boys, Boys!

This month the UK newspapers have been awash with stories about the (supposedly) ever-decreasing ‘gender gap’. Indeed, several key reports relating to equalities issues have been released in the past month, all of which have been discussed at great length in the British media. Of greatest international significance, perhaps, have been the reports surrounding the […]

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Grandma was a Suffragette: one woman’s part in the Votes for Women campaign

[ November 25, 2010; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] A presentation by Barbara Andrew, feminist, socialist, trade unionist, community activist and proud grand-daughter of Thirza Cove, militant London Suffragette

Hear the story of the Votes for Women campaign from 1850 to 1928, handle Suffragette artefacts, learn and sing the March of the Women, see slides and pictures of the Suffragettes in action with The London […]